Charlotte, NC 1 of 3: ENEMY2FASHION
Caleb Clark, owner of ENEMY2FASHION, adding Japanese Borro accents to a vintage Levi’s BigE vest with chain stitching by Junk Yard Jeans
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I spent the past week in Charlotte, a place that has become very dear to my heart over the last couple of months. This is the first of three posts that will explore the world of Charlotte; from fashion, to NASCAR, to moonshining. The people in Charlotte are the most down to earth, real people, that I have come across in a long while. The food, while mostly fried, is absolutely amazing (who doesnt love fried pickles??). The city is beautiful, and rich in American history. Within an hours drive, you can be in whats referred to as “the sticks”, which will be explored in my next blog post.
I would have never gone to Charlotte, if it werent for my friend Dr. Romanelli introducing me to Caleb Clark, who has become one of my best friends in just a few months. Caleb is one of the best people I have ever met, and owns a fashion line called Enemy2Fashion. There is nothing I like more than watching a persons passion become their work, which is what happened to Caleb. For the last 3 years, Caleb served as creative director of MMI (Motorsports Management International), and on the side started making bags out of WWII and Vietnam Era material. Caleb posted his first bag on his website and somehow the head buyer for SHIPS, Ltd., in Japan, came across his site and placed a substantial order. This was the start of something big. Since that day Caleb has been literally hand making thousands of bags, in Charlotte, using only American made components (even down to the thread and buttons). Enemy2Fashion’s offices are located in an underground 3,500 sq ft 90 year old brick warehouse in the NODA district of Charlotte.
Enemy2Fashion bags and jackets are currently exclusive to SHIPS, Ltd. in Japan, and Niche Market in Charlotte, but can also be purchased on his website – ENEMY2FASHION