TID was at first called Ski Till I Die and was founded in 2010 by veteran fashion exec. Ryan Orabone. Ryan has always felt like skiing was more than just a recreational activity. He set out to create something that reflected an attitude and a way to live. The first logo was written on a cocktail napkin, and the first “company meeting” happened at a bar in the Murray Hill neighborhood of NYC.
As he started to get serious about it, he began to realize that people had the same passion for their sports that he had about skiing. So in 2016 the company was officially rebranded Till I Die, not as a lifestyle brand but as an all encompassing enthusiast brand.
At Till I Die, our whole mantra revolved around the idea of “do what you love, do it forever.” For people who’d rather climb a mountain than sit behind a desk. For those who’ve skipped school to hit a pow day. Or for someone who loves remembering “the good old days,” the VCR era, or road trips in the woody station wagon - it's that nostalgia we try to feature on as many of our super colorful designs as possible. The current look of TID still maintains that retro look and vintage feel, though just a bit more updated and elevated than acid wash jeans and 8 track tapes, but we’ll never lose sight of where we started. Understanding how we got here is one of the main reasons why we still see our friends and patrons rocking gear from 10 years ago with absolute pride. It continuously brings a smile to our faces.
Our method for building Till I Die has always been about a design centric approach applied to high quality, functional apparel in a way that people can immediately identify with. We’ve worked incredibly hard to build a brand that is inclusive and helps people feel like they are a part of something special. We accomplished that goal and now with our team expanding, we’re finally able to scale in a very thoughtful, deliberate, and meaningful way.
TID will always stay true to our socially conscious roots and all apparel is designed and finished in the United States.
It’s been one hell of a ride in the decade plus since the concept originated and we are so stoked to see what comes next. Thank you for being a part of it.
Do what you love & do it forever, Till I Die!