Jon Stevenson's inspiration for Trumpette was found when, as a single parent, he adopted his son Nicky. Having worked over 10 years in the San Francisco men's fashion industry, it was clear to Jon that high fashion was not tailored toward little boys. Quick to change this, he began designing onesies for Nicky to wear. After receiving many compliments about “What a cute little girl” he had, Jon then created a onesie with the word “BOY” boldly silkscreened across the front, just to avoid any further confusion. In doing this, Jon brought to life the visual style that began Trumpette.
After closing one of his store locations and selling another, Jon and Nicky moved to Petaluma, where life for both of them was less hectic. Again inspired by change in his life, Jon created the “Perfect Little Dozen”, twelve socks packaged in an egg carton (it was only fitting that Petaluma happened to be the chicken capital of the world). With the success of the “Perfect Little Dozen”, Jon continued designing socks that did not fit the everyday “cute” mold.
Moving to Sacramento allowed Trumpette to expand even further, working with contemporary and traditional ideas alike. Jon's combination of classic and modern visual vocabulary has allowed Trumpette to grow and develop into what it is today.
We're now celebrating twenty years of baby fashion, and what better way to do it than with a re-release of the look we made famous – the Original Maryjanes. A testament to Trumpette's unrivaled quality and originality, there's no confusing these socks with competitors' versions.