Trinidad3 Jeans: A Marine with some uncommon motivation...

Already an accomplished entrepreneur by the time he joined the US Marine Corps at age 31, Trinidad had set himself a high goal: to keep up with the 18-20 year olds! He did that and more. Serving around the world (twice!) aboard Marine Expeditionary Units in the Pacific he was unanimously promoted passed his peers, received awards, and became an accomplished Infantryman. Though, as his enlistment passed, and a series of vehicle crashes weighing heavily on his mind, he dreamt of reaching out and achieving his goal of becoming a denim designer. No small feat for someone who would never have been thought of as a candidate for fashion school, but it was there he decided to take his chance. 

While enduring the rigors of active duty at his final assignment at a reserve unit in the Los Angeles area, he secretly applied online for acceptance to the prestigious Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Upon a tough pathway to acceptance he worked out how he would be able to maintain his schedule day-to-day and not miss any of the exercises required as well as not miss the classes at night. Breaking through the inherent obstacles that face any new student he settled in and as final his enlistment drew to a close he joined forces with the local VA administrator for FIDM and founded the FIDM-SVA (Student Veterans of America) Chapter; to give those who followed him a better chance at navigating the rigors of student life having come from federal service. 

Nearing graduation, and already completing three degree courses of study in Apparel Industry Management, Advanced study in Menswear design, and Advanced study Business of Denim (a first for FIDM), he founded his namesake brand. Beginning at first with advanced designs in heavyweight fabrics and transitioning through to a full sportswear collection, his range was surely expansive. Even given his relative success locally in the Southern California area he wanted to push outward with his mission to support veterans with every pair, and eventually coming upon the term "Powering Vets With Every Pair!"