Time & Silence

Alan Chan was born in Hong Kong. Having studied Fine Arts and Graphic Design at Otis College of Art and Design, he somehow ended up turning wrenches for a living.

However, inspired by his day job as a bus mechanic, his affinity for classic American vintage denim and a good, old-fashioned blue-collar work ethic, he decided to combine his interests, vision and expertise to establish Time & Silence in 2009.

Time & Silence is an independently run and owned clothing company that stands for quality and integrity, born out of the need for sustainable and responsibly made garments.

With the conscious consumer in mind, Time & Silence ensure that their fabric, fit, and construction are meticulously researched and executed. Their fabric is sourced from the highest grades of Japanese selvedge denim, cottons and linens.

Alan believes in doing things the right way. That means no shortcuts. He is obsessively particular when it comes to patternmaking, fabric selection, and construction methods

Each garment is prepared and handcrafted with precision to be a tailor fit so that it is ready to be sewn in their Downtown Los Angeles factory, which employs highly sought after local craftsmen that specialize in time-honored sewing techniques - which, in turn, ensures durability and quality control of Time & Silence’s garments.

When you buy a Time & Silence piece, you’re not simply picking up another shirt to add to your wardrobe, you’re making a lifetime investment in an item that will go the distance with you.