Making the Band
**Mark McNairy: **
"I always liked what Pharrell did with Billionaire Boys Club—it’s like preppy streetwear. We started by collaborating on one shoe. We talked about doing clothes, and eventually it evolved into a full made-in-the-U.S.A. collection."
The Line Between Streetwear and Menswear
McNairy: "In my head, there is no line."
Pharrell: "I don’t know lines. I understand the concept, but it’s just not fun to work inside a box."
Working with Pharrell
McNairy: "I came in confident. Then I started hearing how picky Pharrell is, so I got a little nervous. We had our initial meetings and decided what the direction should be. When I took all the prototypes to Miami, he loved everything."
Working with McNasty
Pharrell: "He’s very quirky and a quiet guy, but also funny as hell. Within all that quirkiness, he’s very confident. The man just clicks."
Pharrell: "Mark has learned a lot along the way, but his mentality is still North Carolina. I like the way he just crashes shit together."
McNairy: "Pharrell’s basically a southern gentleman. I bet Virginia Beach isn’t that different from Greensboro."
The One Piece That Says It All
McNairy: "It’s definitely the gold- and silver-sleeve varsity jackets. I was in the factory and saw a metallic scrap on the floor. I ran to 35th Street, bought the leather, and bam."