E&J X Kani
LEVEL UP YOUR HUSTLE
PUT YOURSELF ON THE MAP
E&J Brandy is celebrating the global legacy of the Godfather of Urban Streetwear, Karl Kani with an exclusive swag collaboration just for E&J fans, plus the chance for hustlers and entrepreneurs of all kinds to win a mentorship with the legend himself—including traveling to Los Angeles to meet him.
E&J x KANI:
E&J X KANI
Make your mark on the world in the signature smooth Kani x E&J Vegan Leather Letterman Jacket.
E&J X KANI
Travel never looked so good. Rep your style with the Vegan Leather E&J x Kani Duffle Bag.
Level up your dreams with the chance to win a $5K grant, mentorship from Karl Kani, and a trip to meet him in LA.
2023 Mentorship Program
Curious what the winner receives? Here's how we can level up your hustle.
Kani in LA
Karl Kani has left his signature on the world. Now, leave yours.
Small business owner. Would-be inventor. Fashion designer. No matter what your dreams look like, E&J wants to help make them happen. You could win a $5K grant, one-on-one mentorship with the Godfather of Urban Streetwear and business tycoon Karl Kani, and chance to meet him in LA. Are you ready to build your legacy?
READY TO GET
ON THE MAP?
Karl Kani has been making his mark on the world over four decades of hard work and hustle—but he’s never forgotten where he came from. Discover his worldwide legacy, and kickstart your own when you enter our sweepstakes or apply for the E&J x Kani 2023 Mentorship Program.
Karl Kani is born in Limon in 1968 and migrates to New York with his parents.
Karl Kani starts to make clothes in Brooklyn in 1984, and in 1995 is distributed by Macy’s in its iconic Herald Square flagship. In 2023, the Museum at FIT hosts the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop & Fashion exhibit.
Kani is the first fashion designer invited to the White House to preview a line for President Bill Clinton.
In 1933, brothers Ernest & Julio Gallo found their winery in Modesto, CA, and E&J Brandy is born there in 1975. In Los Angeles, Kani launches his first retail store on Crenshaw Blvd in 1989, and his high-end denim line in 2006.
In 2023, Kani is presented with Lifetime Icon Award at MAGIC Convention in Las Vegas.
Europe and Japan.
Kani fever sweeps the world with international distribution starting in 1995. Global collaborations between Kani x Pretty Little Things x ASOS are launched in 2018 and 2019 across the UK. Kani launches a collaboration with Etudes in 2018 in Paris.
The Kani 75
Official E&J x Karl Kani Cocktail
- 1½ oz E&J XO Brandy
- ¾ oz simple syrup
- ¾ oz ruby red grapefruit juice
- 2 oz La Marca Prosecco
- Combine E&J XO, simple syrup, and juice in a Collins glass. Stir to combine, add ice, and top with Prosecco.