What is Marimacho?

Marimacho is classic fashion for the unconventionally masculine. Based out of Brooklyn, we transform timeless motifs into modern style geared toward folx underserved or ill-fitted by mainstream menswear. Our primary focus is fit. We construct masculine garments with narrower armholes and necklines, shorter sleeve lengths, more bust room, etc. Marimacho is dedicated to designing for and fitting diverse bodies.

Because social responsibility is at the heart of our business, we produce at a women-owned factory in New York City’s Garment District. We source only the highest quality fabrics primarily from domestic and European mills. A Marimacho garment is an investment piece whose value reflects the quality of our inputs, the craftsmanship of our producers and the integrity of our design.

The Marimacho aesthetic incorporates elements of dandyism, urban subculture and vintage sophistication. Long gone are the fashion stereotypes of the tragically unstylish masculine women; the modern queer aesthetic is dapper, edgy and unapologetically sexy. This is Marimacho’s inspiration.

Who is Marimacho?

Marimacho is the vision and creation of Brooklyn-based duo Crystal González-Alé and Ivette González-Alé.

As a masculine-identified cis woman, Crystal knows the challenges of finding well-fitting, gender-appropriate clothing. These frustrations inspired the idea of a masculine clothing line during her college years. Crystal is drawn to classic looks mixed with an urban aesthetic; she likes fitted button-downs, bow ties, and blazers as well as brightly colored sneakers and bold graphics.

Fashion has been Ivette González-Alé’s artistic outlet from a young age. Having grown up in Los Angeles’ rockabilly scene, she continues to draw inspiration from music subculture and throwback fashion. As creative director, Ivette’s love of vintage clothing bleeds through every piece. She has years of experience working in the apparel industry managing finance and operations, but designing is what she loves.

Crystal and Ivette believe clothing is an extension of performance and delight in creating fashion that is both classic and bold. They understand that part of feeling comfortable in your own skin is feeling comfortable in your clothes. Marimacho aims to empower queer people through gender and body responsive fashion.