Jul 20, 2017 | By Samuel Trotman
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This week we were shocked to read the news of the death of Teddy Grasset, co-founder of the Los Angeles-based vintage denim and workwear brand Dr. Collectors. According to local newspaper the Tennessean, Teddy, aged 30, was killed early Monday morning after trying to escape what police believe is an attempted robbery in downtown Nashville.
Any readers who work in the denim community and knew Teddy will know what a charming and gentle young man he was. Teddy together with his father Olivier, founded the brand Dr. Collectors in Los Angeles along with their store/showroom LA Trading Post on Los Angeles’s La Brea Avenue. The brands small batch, handcrafted designs draw on the duos native French roots, mixing French workwear style with American blue jeans culture.
The denim world is a tight-knit group, and its always a pleasure to meet like minded denim folks on our travels around the globe. When a member of the community is lost, especially someone so young and unexpected, it is especially tragic. Teddy was always welcoming and warm whenever we’d travel to his hometown of Los Angeles where we’d see him at Rin Tanaka Inspiration show each season. He will be greatly missed.
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