We had the good fortune of connecting with John Wallace Jr and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi John, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
For me starting a business was a complete risk because where I come from I didn’t see anyone my age doing it. I knew I was creative from a young age and I’ve always believed that I can do anything I put my mind to, so why not bet on myself. Through the process you’re going to have ideas that hit and some that don’t, but the moral of the story is to NOT QUIT! This journey is long and rocky filled with highs and lows, however taking risk can lead to the thing that takes you to the next level. There has been times where I’ve designed something and it sells out quickly, and there’s times when I don’t have one sale, but without risk there’s no reward. Pace Yourself Accordingly!!!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My clothing brand Prestigace was founded in 2011, it was my first business so needless to say I didn’t know where to start but google, YouTube, free courses and networking helped me on my way. My first collection named the “Chevon Collection” was released in 2013 and I had something to prove so I continued to push myself to learn how to design and create garments from scratch as a self taught designer. Prestigace is inspired by classic style, street, and high fashion. Prestigace is a brand created for the well-rounded man who appreciates his individuality, exudes Prestige and bridges the gap between street and gentlemen style. Prestigace is more of a high end streetwear brand, and I’ve adopted the ‘Pace Yourself’ motto around 2019. PACE is the abbreviation for Prestigace so it was cool to morph that into its own entity. The goal is to create an more affordable brand under the umbrella of Prestigace, which will be Pace Yourself Apparel. Pace Yourself Apparel is the latest venture and most of the garments will extremely affordable while Prestigace will be high end streetwear garments. The goal is to start a movement that people can connect with while being stylish. Expect for the launch to happen at their top of 2022. Prestigace is inspired by classic style, street, and high fashion.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would recommend E.P & L.P for a nice Los Angeles rooftop vibe with good food and drinks.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Steven Sandoval has a sneaker selling business and deserves some credit. His business is called 818 On Deck and his email is email@example.com
Facebook: Prestigace Clothing
Other: Instagram- @jon_b3 @prestigace @jb3_studios @paceyrslf