Klein Epstein & Parker (KEP) is not, in fact, a law firm. You won’t find any books on law there, but you will find bespoke suits, jackets, shirts, and more. There’s no Klein, Epstein, or Parker tending shop, either; the name honors Brian Epstein, the original manager of the Beatles; Allen Klein, who managed the business affairs of the Rolling Stones and, briefly, the Beatles; and Colonel Tom Parker, the impresario who turned Elvis into a brand. “Those three managers changed the world and how you look at the world. Not just music, but also fashion and marketing,” says Jeroen Bik, a Dutch expatriate and cofounder of Klein Epstein & Parker. “The musicians were superior, but without the concept, the marketing, putting the talent in a new environment, those musicians [wouldn’t have risen] to the level they did.”
Bik, 57, met his wife, Miray Kafardian Bik, 38, while they were working for Dutch fashion house Oilily. In 2010 they left the East Coast, settled in Malibu, and decided their next life chapter would involve menswear. Miray had also worked at Ralph Lauren and Banana Republic, and Jeroen, at We and Society Shop. As they were brainstorming their company, they incorporated many of the things they love, Miray explains, such as 1960s music and the artistic inspiration they found at The Getty or walking around on Abbot Kinney.
In 2011 they opened KEP on Robertson Boulevard with a modest goal: “We wanted to change the world!” says Jeroen. “In fashion, it’s all precooked. We wanted to set men free and give them what they want.”
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Our Story:Welcome to our Liberation movement!
Klein Epstein & Parker is a modern men’s fashion retail business built on the foundation of liberating all men to follow their hearts to be their most authentic selves. The founders of the brand and company have a deep passion for not just another retail concept, but to build a community with like-minded individuals to spread the K.E.P. word and to help build confident men who in turn can be their best in all they do.
Klein Epstein & Parker is a recognized regional innovator in the men’s fashion apparel and suiting market place throughout the Western United States. The company has established locations in key markets throughout California to initiate this movement within the men’s fashion segment. The brand’s reputation has been built on a truly revolutionary process for all men to shop through an unrivaled customer experience, superior product quality, innovative thinking and most importantly the opportunity for a consumer to be liberated and have freedom in deciding how they want to look, dress and ultimately feel.
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