With a strong desire to stand out amongst our peers, four young people with a common interest in fashion chose to go out on the “skinny branches” in the mid-late 90’s by establishing our own line of apparel.
Clothing for people that live at their own pace
We're out to make clothing remarkable again. Something uncommon. Something you seek out, not settle for.
We would make it a point to find different styles or trends that weren’t the norm in our high school or city. Keeping it simple and plain was the name of the game, as the focus of our wardrobe was on color schemes, specifically matching our fashionable t-shirts with exclusive sneakers.
We would make it a point to find different styles or trends that weren’t the norm in our high school or city.
People really want to stand out, people really want to be different. If you really want to be different, you should exercise your passion and find a way to bring it to life. We know and can confidently say there is something inside of you. We’re here to not only sell clothes but enforce our ethos. Don't let stubbornness stop you from greatness.
I just always saw opportunity in certain things, so when I saw it I would try to push it and take it to that next level to see if the risk was worth the reward.
Founder, Layop Clothing
In 2002, Simple & Plain Clothing became an official business in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our mission statement focused on making clothing that appealed to those who lived at their own pace. The look was defined as clean, comfortable, and confident.
Our mission statement focused on making clothing that appealed to those who lived at their own pace.
In 2006, we formally launched a new marketing campaign & line of apparel entitled LAYOP. The goal was to encourage people to live at their own pace. Since its inception, LAYOP has become a global brand that strives to define a universal lifestyle that everyone can relate to. Branded by our signature turtle and our original motto “Live At Your Own Pace,” LAYOP truly believes in being true to yourself and your individual style instead of the style and persona of others.
LAYOP is one of those things that’s meant for everybody. It has no barriers, it has no limits. It’s not necessarily about the clothes, but more so that message. The message that truly says you’re winning at life if you do the things that you want to do.
Co-owner, Layop Clothing
We’re looking ahead and spreading the lifestyle. We want to make an impact and help cultivate a community that lives life at their own pace. LAYOP supports the individual and everyone on our team is working hard to ensure we can keep doing just that. We’re living our motto and the brand is evolving along with us. Each collection is sewn with new inspiration, new experiences and new ideas to keep the LAYOP style unique. Follow us and keep up with our collections as well as our journey within our seasonal lookbooks.