Popular Toronto clothing store The Legends League shut down during the pandemic, and today on social media founder Bryan Espiritu announced that it won’t reopen.
The streetwear brand was created by Espiritu in 2007 and he followed it up with a brick and mortar with partner Bobby McGruk on Camden St. in 2015. The Legends League was a pivotal brand in Toronto’s Y2K-era fashion explosion that helped put the city on the map.
“I need to take care of me at my own pace, and not be pushed to create for the sake of seasonal commerce,” he explained in an Instagram post, thanking his fans for their support over the years.
Espiritu has always been upfront about his mental health, growing up in an abusive home and attempting suicide.
The accomplished painter also found success beyond streetwear. In 2015, he won a Juno Award as producer on Rap Recording of the Year for The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers.
It doesn’t mean Espiritu is leaving clothing altogether. He said the online shop will be open when he feels like it, and pop-ups could happen in the future.
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