100 Years of Protest

Photography: Ian Reid
Words: Martin Luther King Jr. 

"But one hundred years later, man is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of man is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, man lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, man is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition".

— Martin Luther King Jr. 

Style is informed by a moment in time, and context is captured by presentation.

The Brooklyn Circus/BKc is a menswear brand that finds inspiration in the pages of history books. Everything we make has a story, from the construction of our varsity jackets to the looms where our denim is woven, and we take these elements into consideration when we cultivate our brand. We are here to tell the story of style throughout American history and to emphasize the power of presentation. We want to change the way Americans dress, one iconic silhouette at a time through the 100-Year Plan. Welcome to the circus.