“We took hours turning cars into perfection, we do the same with clothing.”
8Js was created by Sacha Prost, the son of 4-time Formula One world champion Alain Prost along with his brother Nicolas and sister in law Delphine.
"One night the idea sparked amongst us. We thought to ourselves that we weren't really moved by automobile inspired brands. So why not us? Five minutes later, 8Js was born but the name is another story"
PLEDGE OF QUALITY
The brand commits itself to the highest quality standards, manufacturing in Italy and Portugal, seeking only the best partners for each of their products.
The 8Js man needs the type of garment he can just throw on to go for a drive. That is why, comfort, ease of movement and durability are key.
ENGINEERED FOR DRIVING
Noble traditional fabrics are associated with technical materials to create a comfortable, practical and durable items.
Our active lifestyle look is combined with details directly taken from the racetrack to create garments that are truly functional and trendsetting.
THE NAME SEEKS TO PAY HOMAGE TO EIGHT DRIVERS THAT MARKED THE HISTORY OF MOTORSPORT IN THE 1970’s WITH CHARISMA AND STYLE.
8Js' inspiration is anchored into the most glamorous era of motor-racing.
THE ORIGINAL RACING SNEAKERS
The Original Racing Sneakers® is the brand’s most iconic item. Entirely made in Italy, the Racing Sneakers® respect the stringent codes of motor racing.
The ankle strap, or the heel cut are directly influenced from formula one racing apparel. These small details define what makes the Racing Sneakers® compete in a class of there own. Offering the gentlemen driver the perfect shoe for his stylish rides.
The brand strives to bring these performance features from the track to the streets with flair.
Ideal for driving, they deliver a unique look and feel, the perfect intersection between sport and chic.
THE RACING STRIPE
The racing stripe is the most symbolic design of the 8Js collection.
The racing stripe first appeared in 1965 on Jim Clark, and then on all racing overalls from the 70’s. The sleek red stripe on an off-white base subtly recalled the track while creating a highly distinct and emblematic look. Its elegance forms the base of the 8Js style.
Throughout the collection it appears in various fabrics and colours, jersey fabric on polos and sweatshirt, washed on the distressed denim shirt.
Dedicated lines of t-shirts and scarves, named as Icons, Literature, Onboard or Grid girls, feature the most emblematic scenes of racing history, showing legendary pilots or timeless tracks, or even the quintessential Grid Girls.
Pictures are carefully handpicked from negative board archives of photographers from the 60s, 70s and 80s, then reworked by graphic designers, drawers or typography artists in order to obtain truly unique visuals.
THE RACING CHINOS
The 8Js chinos feature the characteristics of racing overalls. Made from quality sketch cotton, the pants are built a particular way to feel more comfortable while driving. The bottom ends are cuffed, making you focus all the more on driving.
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It's not about fashion, it's about passion for racing.
The world of formula one has so much to offer in terms of inspiration. I try to pin down what makes sens for me as a designer.