Han Cholo out of Echo Park, CA, and BijulesNYC out of Manhattan represent the latest West Coast/East Coast high-end streetwear accessory brands pushing various themes from the dark side. From Han Cholo, created by partners Guillaume Pajolec from France, a gemologist and expert in gold, diamonds, and silver, and Brandon Schoolhouse, a designer and DJ (and former DJ with the Beastie Boys), the Han Cholo line of heavy jewelry indicates humor as well as core street lifestyle. The name comes from Schoolhouse’s DJ name Han Cholo, which of course is inspired from the Star War character Han Solo, but with a Latino flair.
Now into their 3rd collection, Han Cholo features bolder pirate ship designs with intricate links representing the running rigging for sails, plus storm trooper head rings, blasters, toy soldier necklaces, breakdancin’ bracelets, and a mix of animals ranging from seahorses to linking moneys. Han Cholo is also known for their hefty belt buckle series including ghetto blasters, the LA fingers logo, spokes and wheels, and jackknives.