In 2003 the idea for a new American lifestyle brand began. The line's concepts are an embodiment of Chris' creative influences. From the drip of jazz notes that simmered in his grandfather’s ears to the soul-soaked sounds of rhythm & blues of his father’s hay-day, to the hype of 90’s era hip-hop, music has always run parallel to Chris’ sense of style. The culmination of his experiences led to a line whose foundation is built on retro sportswear staples injected with a modern streetwear aesthetic. 

Utilizing his education in apparel design from Florida State University, and real world experience working the frontline of fashion retail, Chris decided to share his ideas about fashion with the world. Striving to create a brand known for pieces that are malleable to people’s unique style, the challenge became designing clothing that accomplished that while distinctively being Chris Cardi. 

Today the brand’s notoriety can be attributed to its commitment to thoughtful attention to details, functional design, quality construction, and great fit all redefining what classic American style can be.

“Live Fresh...Die Spoiled.” - C. Cardi