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Meet Dandrell Scott of Bad Clothes Company in Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dandrell Scott.

Dandrell, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
As a comedian, I wanted to wear apparel that showcased my sense of comedy. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a brand that made t-shirts for the black community. The nostalgic memories and inside jokes that my friends and I shared were not sold in stores. So, I decided to create my own brand! Consequently, I designed several graphics, then partnered with Amazon and Sears for production and distribution.

Has it been a smooth road?
It wasn’t a smooth road, because starting an apparel line can be complicated. You have to come up with ideas and graphics that aren’t sold anywhere else; just so your brand can stand out. You also have to find ways to print and distribute your clothing. In the beginning, I handled the graphics, production, inventory, returns, and shipping. That in itself can be chaotic! Not to mention, the copyright and trademark of your brand! There will be lots of bumps along the way, but it’s well worth it!

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Bad Clothes Company story. Tell us more about the business.
Bad Clothes Company is a t-shirt brand that caters to the culture and humor of American black people. We create apparel that is nostalgic of black sitcoms and films in the 1990s. We also release graphic tees that reflect what’s trending in modern times! As a company, we’re proud of our partnerships with Amazon and Sears, which helps us reach a wider audience! Our tees are even sold online and in-store at several Sears locations.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
In the next 5-10 years, we see Bad Clothes growing, as we increase our reach with pop-up shops! We plan to secure these shops in every major city across the USA. We’ll also offer brand deals to celebrities and influencers, as our social media grows bigger. Even a brick and mortar establishment looks promising!

Pricing:

  • Most t-shirts start at $14
  • We have hoodies, v-necks, raglan tees, and long sleeves that start at $20

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Image Credit:
Photos by Dandrell Scott and Ron Bardwell

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