After previously posting about Our Legacy’s newest retail location in Jacobsbergsgatan 11, Stockholm, we had the opportunity to catch up with one half of the Our Legacy duo, Jockum Hallin. In charge of one of the more well executed and wearable contemporary menswear brands on the market today that boasts progressive yet classic collections of great depth, Jockum found time to chat with us a bit about what he has been up to as of late. Check out more from Jockum below, from his thoughts on the industry to his current music selection, in this segment of “5 Min With…”
SLAMXHYPE / Name?
Jockum Hallin / Bror Jockum Hallin
SLAMXHYPE / Location?
JH / Stockholm, Sweden
SLAMXHYPE / What’s your favorite thing about where you live?
JH / The restaurants. So many good classic ones, and so many fantastic new ones opening all the time. We help one of them out a little bit with clothing etc, it´s called Frantzén Lindeberg. Just received it´s second Guide Michelin star. Good level.
SLAMXHYPE / Your favorite store in your city?
JH / Grocery – Hötorgshallen
Stuff – Bukowskis
SLAMXHYPE / What are three items you don’t leave home without?
JH / Watch, iPhone w headset, pen & notepad
SLAMXHYPE / What’s your favorite holiday location?
JH / California
SLAMXHYPE / One place you really desire to visit?
JH / The mountains in Japan
SLAMXHYPE / What is the worst trend around today?
JH / The Greek economy
SLAMXHYPE / What’s the best thing to come out this Spring 2012?
JH / Landon Metz´s abstracts, Instagram and our Constellation suit…
SLAMXHYPE / What’s the must have item for you for S/S 2012?
JH / Jordan IV´s or Alden shell cordo´s with our Suede Messenger-shirts.
SLAMXHYPE / What are you reading?
JH / Henrik Berggrens “Wonderful days to come”, the story of murdered Swedish minister Olof Palme. Andres Lokko´s collected works “Andres” and “Lokko”
SLAMXHYPE / What are you listening to?
JH / Usual suspects like Pusha, Ross, Yeezy, Hov. Swedish duo Tiedye. Kurt Vile. Early Dag Nasty and Bad Brains when out running like a thief.
SLAMXHYPE / What’s the best film you have seen in the last year?
JH / Melancholia & Drive
SLAMXHYPE / Your favorite website?
JH / the Très Bien-boys site, eBay is always interesting, chrono24 perhaps… I´m not very good at “browsing”
SLAMXHYPE / Do your parents understand your job?
JH / They get the picture. My dad is always concerned about the economy-side of what I do, and my mom just want´s to know that “I feel well”.
SLAMXHYPE / What is something people might not know about you?
JH / I was really into playing music when I was younger, did different bands for like 10 years. Touring, sleeping on floors and recording a lot. I actually had to choose between my band and Our Legacy back in 2005, just when we launched the brand. I choose threads, not strings. It seems to have been working out so far, not sleeping on floors anymore…
SLAMXHYPE / What influences you on a daily basis?
JH / People I meet. Associates, customers, suppliers, friends, they all bring something to the table. And music, always. Spotify is good.
SLAMXHYPE / What will you do after this interview?
JH / Plan our new store-opening in Gothenburg. Then hopefully jump in some tights and catch the last sunlight of the day running. Spring just arrived here after 5 months of darkness!
Much thanks to Jockum Hallin for Our Legacy and be sure to check out their latest Spring/Summer 2012 Collection.