At Calculated Clothing, we are self-taught craftsman, designers”, business majors, graphic designers and artist. We believe we are called to the task to provide quality, durable and evolutionary clothing, not by accident but by a calculated purpose. Using our personalized skills and workmanship under the direction of Cal, we build by hand everything that makes a company special. We have attracted a Calculated Team of supporters from Oakland and across the United States. Calculated Team members are innovators in their own specialties and gravitate towards like minded passionate people. With the upmost “can do” attitude the Calculated Team is ever growing in expertise and possibilities. Get to know our founding core members, the ones that keep Calculated Clothing moving in the direction of greatness.
Cal - Leather
Founder Cal Quinn has worn many different hats. As serial entrepreneur, Cal has been successful in starting new businesses. Having a diverse business sense. Ranging from a tanning salon and personal training facility. To artist development and management of some of today’s most successful hip hop artist. Cal has always had his own unique approach to fashion. Before it all, Cal started out making his own custom clothes and shoes in 2007. Enjoying the process most of all. He created his own unique clothes, with zero history in the fashion industry. Finding his passion, Cal dove head first into what would become Calculated Clothing in 2008.
Sloane - Store
I am Sloane Gross, an artist of varied medians. For calculated clothing, I manage the storefront, do personal styling and over see daily functions, sales and productions. A product of Oakland Ca, I grew up in out of art class and basketball practice. Always balancing my athletics with my arts, I learned early the value of hard work and practice. I’m not afraid to fail, and everyday I strive to be the best, promising myself to leave each day, more studied, more calculated, more inspired—more me. "Always hungry never thirsty."
Sam - Patterns
Sam's enthusiasm for the fashion industry is the motivation behind developing top-quality, detailed refined garments. As a result, it is his commitment and zeal for the fashion industry which creates amazing collections. His personal philosophy is a testament to his design process. Samuel Parkinson states, "I never feel as if I'm working because I truly enjoy my craft. I'm constantly practicing it--hours will go by and I only experience a deeper appreciation for producing my garments." Sam, the designer is influenced by multiple cultures, visual art, and perspectives on lifestyle. He has a genuine appreciation for tailor-made garments --a process which eschews mass production. The secret to his craft comes from sewing on old machines such as the Pfaff. Ultimately, Parkinson's clothing upholds a standard of excellence that supports a premium and intricate aesthetic.
Ayo - Content
My name is Alejandra Avila-Yos better known as Ayo. Born in Guatemala, raised in Oakland California. I'm a Graphic designer/ photographer, overall creative. I came across the Calculated Clothing team around 2014 and fell in love with the people and aesthetic of the brand. At the time I was working on building my own brand and just wanted to be around like minded individuals. Sloane invited me to the office and I guess you can say my journey at Calculated started then. From being in a creative space, working on my own things and to just wanting to help around the office. I naturally became part of the team by showing up, providing content and showing my dedication to helping the brand grow. My goal now is to continue to be a creative team member at Calculated Clothing and to provide my content design services to many more companies.