Men In Kilts was started in Vancouver, Canada in 2002 by Nicholas Brand with just $500, a rusty old Honda, and one hand-sewn kilt.
In 2006, Brent Hohlweg (Chief Brand Architect & Co-Founder) and Nicholas Brand (Founder) partnered to rebrand, with the intent of franchising across North America. By the fall of 2009, Tressa Wood (CEO) joined Men In Kilts as CEO and Partner, and now leads Men In Kilts. In April 2011 Men In Kilts began their US expansion, with their first location opening in Seattle, Washington.
Men In Kilts has seen extensive growth every year, and has been featured and mentioned in many prominent media stories, including Entrepreneur Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, National Post, Montreal Gazette, The Vancouver Sun, The Province Newspapers, City TV, Global TV, SHAW TV, Bob Rivers Show 95.7, Rock 101, Talk 1040, The Peak and more. And in recognition of their success, Nicholas and Brent were awarded Young Entrepreneurs of the Year by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.