ROPA VIEJA ©
Ropa Vieja was founded in 2005 in Nueva Jersey. The company was started because we felt there was a void of creative, fashion-forward clothing aimed at the Hispanic and Latino communities. We wanted to fulfill the call for “sabor” in the streetwear industry, and have created a trend-setting, progressive line for the fashion-savvy urbanite. Ropa Vieja aims to celebrate our culture through fashion with a fresh, new perspective.
Ropa Vieja is owned and operated by long-time Cuban-American friends, Alejandro Medina and Adrian Perez. Growing up in heavily Cuban environment, we were both exposed to the culture, and culture change of people from Cuba living in America. This world has always been a breeding ground of visual and cultural inspiration. From the food to the music to the “slanguage”, the ideal behind Ropa Vieja was born. That ideal has inspired our collection.
Our line of Cuban and Latino themed t-shirts are designed to share the Latin-American experience with all those who wish to partake and celebrate it.
We speak spanglish. We combine culture, and we know what it’s like to get hit by a chancleta!
Thank you for visiting our blog,
Alejandro + Adrian