Founded in 2005 by Jockum Hallin and Cristopher Nying, Our Legacy started out with a line of graphic print T-shirts, and in 2007 the first full collection was released. In the same year, mutual friend Richardos Klarén joined the brand, becoming a third co-owner. Thanks to its original character, its European manufacturing and the creative direction of young 30-years-old professionals, the Swedish brand has turned into a successful model. With a full collection, came the need for a retail space of the brand’s own, and in 2008 the first Our Legacy store was opened on Krukmakargatan in Stockholm’s Södermalm district.
Renouncing fast-paced consumerism, the first collections were characterised by pieces stripped of conspicuous detailing, with the emphasis placed instead on quality. Pieces developed within the first collections had a timeless approach and an effortless appeal. Our Legacy was originally, and in many aspects still is, more of a product-focused company than a fashion brand focusing on seasonal collections with transitory themes.
After a five-year period of building a more basic and classic line for men, the Spring/Summer 2012 collection marked the beginning of a new, more conceptual and experimental Our Legacy, as the brand began creating collections around defined themes with a more progressive approach to design.
The starting point for the collections is the classic garment taken from the male wardrobe, remodelled in order to marry the taste of the modern gentleman, who understands the importance of good quality wardrobe basics such as a great sweatshirt or a single-breasted overcoat.
The focus on product remained however, with signature designs returning each season in new guises. Since then, Our Legacy has grown internationally, garnering a strong following outside Scandinavia.