Alex Mill launched back in 2012 with the goal of making the perfect shirt. From there they quickly developed a following of individuals who valued good design and quality. A few years later the co-founder Alex Drexler was introduced to Somsack, previous design director at J.Crew (and before that, Madewell). Millard “Mickey” Drexler—former CEO of Gap and J.Crew, and founder of Old Navy and Madewell (not to mention Alex’s dad)—brought these two minds together, with a suspicion something (really) good would come from it. One afternoon, in a small office off Canal Street in New York City, the three got together to discuss something they’d been hearing over and over. Quite simply, a lot of people were looking for something they couldn’t find: Straightforward design that was still unique. Not more clothes, but the right clothes. Alex and Somsack were up for the challenge and the Alex Mill of today was born.