Frank Muytjens gewed up in a small village in Holland and moved in 1994 to New York.
In 2008 he followed Todd Snyder up as head of design for J.Crew and continued to
popularize the urban-outdoorsman look that helped define the early aughts—dark jeans, plaid shirt, heavy boots—a look that was popular with hipsters in big cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Portland. The company also brought on third-party collaborations to round out its in-house products, aligning itself more with popular boutique shopping, now an industry standard. Additionally, J.Crew helped introduce suiting to a new generation of dapper guys who wanted tailoring that was slim, not bulky, and its Ludlow suit is, in many ways, the suit of the 2000s so far.
Frank is know for his keen eye of combining workwear with preppy staples and formal wear. You can't leave the house with something blue.
After working for almost 10 years as head of design for J.Crew, Frank Muytjens left the company. Closing one door makes sure another one will open. We look forward what will be next Frank!