L.A. fashion designer Daniel Sheehan seamlessly blends Original Grain with his uniquely authentic men's apparel and lifestyle brand to achieve next-level authenticity. “Clothing should be an extension of who you are inside,” says Daniel. It’s a simple philosophy, but it’s what fuels the desire to create clothing and watches that make you feel good about being a man.
Stay true to yourself. We’ll take care of the rest.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
What got you into the fashion industry?
I fell into the fashion industry completely by accident! I had to work full time to pay for my tuition at New York University and I took a temp job answering phones at Perry Ellis. I caught the bug! I walked into a thriving fashion brand in the heart of New York City where everyone lived and breathed fashion! I wanted to be a part of it. The creative director of the corporation caught wind of my obsession and hired me full time and I worked my way through the ranks. A designer was born.
They say that clothes make you. What about
your apparel and lifestyle line sets you
apart from the rest?
I could not disagree with that statement more! My philosophy is that clothing should be an extension of who you are inside. We are not doing our job as designers unless we work to enhance what is already in you. We merely create product to help showcase a better version of yourself.
What are your thoughts on how Original Grain
watches are styled with Sheehan & Co.?
I came across original grain and I fell in love immediately. Fashion is lifestyle. I love the idea of incorporating my lifestyle in the very core nature of the products I create, and Original Grain is the PERFECT compliment to my products. Perhaps my favorite was discovering a line of watches made from reclaimed whiskey barrel wood. I mean come on! My life is about, “Coffee and Whiskey in my Veins!"
As a creative individual, what's
your mission with Sheehan & Co.?
Simple! The Sheehan & Co mission is to enhance the lives of the men by helping them feel great about themselves in clothing no matter age, shape, or size!