First-generation Americans, life-long friends, businessmen, entrepreneurs, creatives and proud Angelenos through and through. We’d like to introduce Jamie and Julio, who are both ACFC Members and a part of one of our official supporter groups, Mosaic 1781.
The duo met in high school at I-Poly in Pomona and started their very first clothing line during their senior year. As young men, Julio and Jamie scraped together their savings and bought 100 blank, black AAA t-shirts in Downtown Los Angeles, as well as a Brown one-color press. Not knowing at the time, that this small venture would eventually grow to become One Two Threads.
Julio and Jamie epitomize what it means to be an Angeleno. They understand the sacrifice their parents made to come to America in search of better lives for their families. They use that motivation to pursue their own dreams with relentless and steadfast energy. Julio and Jamie are hardworking and passionate, but most importantly, inspired by the teams they follow and support in their city - Los Angeles.
Q: What has been the biggest challenge in starting your own business?
A: “Just like any other small business, it’s a grind. You have to continually work hard if you want to succeed. We are first-generation Americans so both of our parents came to this country in search of better lives for our families. We use that as motivation in everything that we do and strive to be the best people that we can be.”
On the perspective behind creating their own apparel brand…
“We wanted to combine our love of streetwear and LA sports culture by releasing apparel that is affordable and different from the typical cookie-cutter stuff.”
Q: How do you come up with all the different designs?
A: “All of our ideas come from the love and passion we have for LA culture and teams. Our goal is to give fans like us a way to represent LA culture and the teams we love. We usually throw around ideas about LA streetwear and culture, then combine them with the teams we love.”
Q: What is your favorite piece of merchandise you’ve created?
A: “I would have to say the baseball jersey that is launching this week. It is based on the jersey the LA Galaxy wore back in 1997, so we wanted to pay homage to it as well as release something a little different than we normally do.”
Q: What’s the best way to support small, local businesses like One Two Threads?
A: “Word of mouth. We know that times are tough for a lot of people out there, so we don’t expect people to spend their hard-earned cash on us. But a retweet/sharing our stuff with friends and like-minded people goes a long way.“
Q: We know you two love LA sports, so how excited are you for Angel City FC?
A: “It’s great to have another team to root for here in LA, especially a women’s soccer team after the LA Sol went away back in 2010.”
“[Angel City FC] will definitely bring a lot more attention to the City of Angels. We are already the sports and entertainment capital of the world, so bringing a women’s team to Los Angeles will elevate our game (pun intended) even further.”
Q: What are you looking forward to about the inaugural 2022 season?
A: “Taking my daughters to their first game! My dad took me to the World Cup games at the Rose Bowl in 1994 and then to the LA Galaxy games there in 1996. I remember being excited for game days and having the chance to spend time with him and I would love to do the same for my own daughters.” - Julio
Lastly, we saved the two most important questions - their ideal Angel City FC player, and when a One Two Threads x Angel City FC collaboration can be expected.
Jamie had an easy answer for both, “Christen Press and very soon.” He also added that they want to work with the supporter’s group to create something everyone can call their own.You can support Jamie and Julio by visiting and purchasing merch on their website www.onetwothreads.com or following them on social media @onetwothreads.