Our Story


David and Mike Appel are two brothers who grew up with a pretty normal childhood. Meaning like most brothers, they argued over...well, pretty much everything. As kids, every few months their mother would go clothing shopping for the duo and bring home a big pack of underwear and socks for the two to split up. Even this became an argument over who got to have what (Mom had great taste). As they got older and began to do their own shopping that experience of choosing the "better" underwear always stuck in their minds. They realized most men don't' care about what they're wearing under their jeans. BUT WHY NOT?
Even though they aren't arguing over whose wearing whose underwear anymore (at least we hope not), they are on a mission to bring luxury into men's undergarments because every man should know: A successful look starts with a solid foundation.


Who are David and Mike Appel you ask? They’re tastemakers, trendsetters, LA natives, and all around pretty stylish down-to-earth brothers who are making waves in the men’s fashion scene.


David (the oldest) is the design guru of Related Garments, who began his career over a decade ago disrupting the fashion industry. Whether it’s launching or building another successful brand, making a cameo on a reality TV episode, or simply grabbing a Blue Bottle coffee with the girl-from- that-one thing, he’s got a real penchant for design and deal making. David is a rare breed, he can talk the talk and walk the walk when it comes to collaborations and design. He’s worked with some of the industry’s biggest names like Jessica Simpson, Mark McNairy, and Robert Geller, and has become a go-to designer for Hollywood’s elite A-listers. You can see his designs being worn by celebrities, athletes, and fashion-industry icons.


Mike (the little bro) handles the business side of things at Related, and has made a name for himself as one of LA’s most influential tastemakers. You know how there’s always that one guy who knows pretty much everyone and can connect you with just about anybody? That’s Mike. He is always collaborating with celebrities, executives, and influential brands like Playboy, Moët Hennessy, and Maxim. When he’s not cementing his reputation as the gatekeeper to Hollywood’s iconic nightlife scene, he can be found jetting away to exotic destinations keeping his finger on the pulse of the hottest new trends.


RLTD spent years sourcing the best fabrics and most responsible manufactures in order to get a quality and affordable product to our customers. Our production partner is certified by the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing.


Related Garments was built on the principle that every detail counts, even if it goes (mostly) unseen. Men deserve better when it comes to the basics. No longer should we be subjected to dingy, hole-ridden, stretched-out waistband underwear and socks. Considering the fact that your underwear is hugging your most precious package we think your goods deserve what is good. Related has a dual meaning and message, besides the obvious about the founders being brothers, it only seemed logical that socks and underwear should be sold in pairs. Stylish and luxurious sets of socks and underwear make prep work in the morning simple--and leave a lasting impression.



Interested in joining the team? You can send your resume to info@relatedgarments.com!

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