Defiance USA

Christopher Wicks, owner and designer of English Laundry, was born a child of the sixties in Manchester, England. His childhood pastime of sketching shirts, shoes, and guitars became a life-long career in designing mens and womens apparel. At 22 years old, Chris designed mens formal shirts for one of Englands largest gentlemens shirt manufacturers. He went on to design for such sportswear brands as LA Gear, Ocean Pacific and Hang Ten.

Now under his company banner Defiance USA and his online e-commerce company Global Rebels Inc., Wicks designs and manufactures all the clothing for: Fender, Jimi Hendrix The Experience: A Clothing Collection, Davinci Shirts, and English Laundry, the jewel in the Defiance Crown.

The English Laundry and English Rose designs reflect his upbringing in the UK. You will see references to his home town of Manchester as well as English influences Mods, Rockers, and of course Soccer.


Womens, Mens




Shirts & Tops



3930 Broadway Place

Los Angeles, CA US

Main 323.235.7030