Clothing Line: Kent Denim
Designer: Noah Landis
Kent Denim: More Than a Name Brand
Noah Landis broke away from the corporate pack of mainstream clothing brand to pursue his own designs. After working for Gap Inc., he steered toward a new direction of his own; urban-cool-clothing. Inspired by the streets of San Francisco, Kent Denim delivers personalized and organic menswear. Tailored fits make for unique and effortless fashion for everyday-wear. Noah Landis’ collection not only embodies the lifestyle of casual urban fashion, but proves that quality clothing lies beyond the big name brands.
Helium Magazine: What does Fashion mean to you?
Noah Landis: Fashion means using quality design and materials; using unique materials. Personalizing style on a subtle scale.
HM: How did Kent Denim get started? How long has Kent Denim been establish?
NL: I have been trained in patterns and tailoring so after a while, I started making jeans for friends. Then, I realized this is something I wanted to do and create my own designs. And now it has been about a year since it has been established.
HM: Who do you imagine wearing Kent Denim?
NL: Any guy who enjoys quality. Someone who doesn’t want to hid behind a name brand, and enjoys quality clothing.
HM: How does Kent Denim represent San Jose and the Bay Area?
NL: Historically, this is where denim was born; in San Francisco! It shows the absolutely unique style of the people here in the Bay Area.
HM: What was your inspiration for this line?
NL: In addition to the streets of San Francisco, I was inspired by nautical characteristics. I used over-dyed and oceanic colors like light blues. Bold graphics also inspired this line.
HM: What led to the name Kent Denim?
NL: I attended Kent County Music Festival. It was all about Indie-rock and it was such a fun and stylish scene. So, when I think of “Kent” I think of a really cool, authentic guy.
HM: Where can people purchase your clothing?
NL: You can check the website kentdenim.com to find out which retailers carry the line
HM: What is your ultimate goal for Kent Denim?
NL: The ultimate goal is to keep my designs authentic and to inspire other designers to keep designing if it is something they want to do.
It’s not often that you find unique, quality menswear, let alone denim. Lover of the city, Landis is in touch with his surroundings and reveals geometric graphics and unique denim within feasible grasp. Kent Denim proves that personal style is not just what you wear, but who you are.