Waraire Boswell Streetsnaps and Interview

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Waraire Boswell Streetsnaps and Interview

I first saw Waraire Boswell at a fashion related party as he’s 6′ 7″ and loomed tall over the crowd. I noticed how well his clothes fit for his height and I had to pay him a compliment. He told me that he made the clothes he was wearing and I immediately was impressed his work. Boswell has gained notoriety for making custom clothing for the NBA’s biggest stars (like one Lebron James). Since we met I’ve followed up with Boswell to do a streetsnaps as well as an interview for HYPEBEAST. To this day I remain friends with him and support his endeavors as his style and craftsmanship continues to inspire me. Check out an excerpt from my interview with Boswell below:

“My whole career in making clothes started because I grew from 5’ 8” to 6’ 4” in the summer between 10th and 11th grade. There’s so many blessings we take for granted, like opening our eyes everyday, my heart beating every second of the day; you being able to shop at any store is a blessing you probably take for granted. My family was very rich in love and not necessarily in finances throughout my entire life, so when you grow at a certain trajectory, mom and pop’s pocketbook might not be able to accommodate that, so you have to figure it out. When I was working at UTA and William Morris, all of my contemporaries had wardrobes that were way better than mine, because they could go into a store like Banana Republic, while I was going to Ross and T.J.Maxx because nothing fit me. To make a long story short, instead of complaining about having nothing I liked in my size, I thought that I would be the change I wish to see and start making my own stuff. And that was how it was born.”