Manhattan Knights doesn’t care about your stupid brand sentence. Manhattan Knights does care about flipping the world on its head, and maybe a few logos along the way. Established in the mid 2000’s as an affront to the growing self-seriousness of streetwear, the brand has since gained notoriety on the internet and in certain legal circles.
Their marque line — Just, Don’t — has given rise to an entire collection of snark-soaked tees and hoodies riffing on otherwise honorable megabrands. Many of these brave designs have now been neutralized by some of America’s greatest copyright lawyers (read that as a brag). Not one to rest on his laurels, founder and lead shit-stirer Samuel Murkofsy has launched successive seasons of high-design collections celebrated in boutiques from his native New York to bummy LA. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Manhattan Knights really couldn’t care less.