Left Field was founded in 1998, a time when American-made clothing was practically unheard of. Back then, the word "vintage" was only used to describe pieces that were actually old, and the brands that dominated menswear were as inspiring as the local Walmart.
Growing up, founder Christian McCann used to go to antique flea markets with his family, and became obsessed with the craftsmanship and detail of things from the past. As McCann got older, he felt there was a need to bridge the gap between what used to be handcrafted, but was now being mass produced.
Left Field grew out of small shotgun apartments and lofts throughout Brooklyn. McCann was personally a part of every step of its growth, from carrying rolls of fabrics in the back of his truck, and then up and down elevators in the Garment District, to climbing over bags of clothing to get out of bed.
Although the brand has been through many phases over the years, making quality, American clothing that our grandfathers would be proud of has always been McCann's number one concern.