Inspired by the music and fashion that defined the 1970s, Paige Mycoskie purchased a sewing machine in 2006 and spent her nights after working in a surf shop teaching herself how to sew. Determined to create garments with the same look and feel of the vintage pieces she loved, she began selling her collections at a local Venice street fair in 2007. After rapidly selling out and being peppered with compliments, she gained the confidence and skills to found Aviator Nation. Today, the brand has numerous retail outlets across the country and is also sold around the world. With Made in America being one of their core values, each Aviator Nation piece is handmade in California where it's distressed to a degree of perfect imperfection, creating a one of a kind piece.