Alex Drexler of Alex Mill on the Bounty of Los Angeles

by Ashley Baker
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Alex Drexler of Alex Mill

Los Angeles’ fashion capital status grows more assured by the season. Now, Alex Mill founder Alex Drexler is moving parts of his production to Los Angeles, starting with a collection of Made in LA Tees, which retail for $55 each. Naturally, we took the occasion to grill him for some tourist info.

Alex, what inspired the move?
I love L.A., and we have great retail accounts there, including Mohawk General Store and Unionmade. I can easily visit the factories in person and develop new product with a hands on approach. That motivated me to explore producing more product in Los Angeles. I’m now spending between three and four weeks a year there.

What’s unique about your Made in LA tees?
I discovered am amazing pigment dye technique at a great factory. The pigment dye produces this perfect washed color that fades over time, which I love.

What are your favorite haunts in the city these days?

I love the Sunset Marquis, because it’s tucked away in a residential neighborhood and provides a total escape from the city. Pace Restaurant, located in the heart of Laurel Canyon amidst the curvy roads, serves the best Italian food. I really like the rustic atmosphere. Intelligentsia in Silver Lake is one of my favorite coffee shops. Besides having ridiculously good iced tea, which is my favorite beverage, it has cool indoor/outdoor vibe in a very industrial space. Brentwood Restaurant & Lounge has this cool speakeasy vibe to it, making it one of my favorites to grab a late-night drink. It’s dimly lit, and it feels very old-school.

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