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Q&A With Acropolis’ Michael Pino: Talks Brand’s Inception, Obstacles & Future

We first became familiar with Los Angeles-based streetwear brand, Acropolis Apparel, earlier this year ... but it's been in operation for just over three years. In just a short period, and a lot of hard work, founder/owner Michael Pino has built a brand with a unique look and message behind it. The name itself is "a metaphor for greatness," as described by Pino. But by "greatness", he doesn't mean bling and Bentleys, he means by promoting the glory of human achievement, evolution, and progress, among others things...
Acropolis Apparel x Fashion Has Heart
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Acropolis Apparel, Fashion Has Heart Drop Tee Benefiting Injured Soldiers

To coincide with last weekend's 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America, Los Angeles-based brand Acropolis has teamed up with non-profit organization, Fashion Has Heart, for a special collaborative tee with proceeds going to a good cause. The tee boasts an adapted version of the "Great Seal of the United States," which is normally used to authenticate documents. Instead, it says "Never Retreat, Never Surrender" and is tagged with both Acropolis and Fashion Has a Heart. It is available in either white and black, both with a gold/green design...
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Acropolis Unveils 2011 Fall Collection: Death Before Dishonor

Los Angeles-based brand, Acropolis Apparel, is gearing up for the release of their 2011 Fall Collection ... this one dubbed "Death Before Dishonor." As with all the brand's collection, there's a message and theme, this one honors the "tradition of holding oneself to a higher moral standard," the company says on their website. "Death Before Dishonor defines the concept of chivalry and stresses frugality, loyalty, self-truth, and honor unto death," a description for the line reads. "Cultures throughout history have had great leaders and warriors who would accept death before dishonoring their family name...
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Acropolis Apparel Readies Summer MMXI Collection, ‘Knife & Death’

Los Angeles-based brand, Acropolis Apparel, readies its new Summer MMXI Collection, dubbed "Knife & Death," consisting of new standard and pocket tees, v-necks, and tanks ... all of which, boasting unique designs. Founder, Michael Pino's favorite pieces include the Elite tee (in heather and teal), their new Signature V-neck, and the Knives Pocket Tee (one of our faves as well). The Summer collection drops next week. Descriptions of four the new collection's pieces, followed by photos inside...
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Introducing Acropolis Apparel, Check Out The Spring MMXI Tee Release

We recently became familiar with a new brand based out of Los Angeles, and wanted to share it with you. It's called Acropolis Apparel. It hasn't been around long, dropping its first seasonal collection during the 2010 holidays, but are definitely one to watch out for. Acropolis' most recent collection is their Spring MMXI line, which includes at least 10 new tees in multiple colorways. Some of our faves are the Inception tee; the Assassination featuring...