At Grady + James, we're not just a brand; we're a homage to a legacy, a testament to a way of life that's marked by authenticity, hard work, and a love for the open road. Our journey begins with two remarkable men, Grady Lariscy and James Hutchinson, whose indomitable spirit and blue-collar ethos are at the heart of everything we do.


Grady and James, affectionately known as Alexis' papas, were more than just grandfathers. They were the embodiment of grit, determination, and unwavering love. Hailing from a small farm town in Florida, these southern gentlemen led lives that left an indelible mark on those around them. Welders by trade and builders by passion, they wielded torches by day and transformed mechanical dreams into roaring realities by night.

But their story isn't just about the work they did – it's about who they were. Grady and James were more than their trades; they were football coaches, American muscle car aficionados, and motorcycle enthusiasts. They shared a deep-rooted love for the simple pleasures in life, a love that extended beyond machinery and embraced the very essence of family, community, and the freedom of the open road.


Their legacy wasn't built on grandeur; rather, it was rooted in humility. Grady and James were living examples of the southern adage that "less is more." They cherished the value of hard-earned accomplishments, of taking something broken and turning it into something beautiful. It's this very philosophy that lies at the core of the Grady + James brand. We honor their memory by crafting apparel and accessories that echo their values – honest, rugged, and unpretentious.

In a world that often celebrates the flashy and the superficial, Grady + James stands as a beacon of authenticity. We've taken inspiration from these two remarkable men and distilled it into a collection that pays homage to their spirit. Our brand is a tribute to a time when things were built to last, when sweat and determination were the foundations of progress.


Our first offering, the Grady + James the Waylon Gloves embody the essence of this philosophy. Crafted for everyday use, these gloves transition seamlessly from the workshop to the road, from chores to adventures. They're a nod to the blue-collar individuals who don't just wear gloves for show, but because their hands are the tools that shape their world. These gloves, meticulously made in small batches by skilled artisans, carry a piece of history with them. Each pair is unique, with leather that's been sourced and aged, giving them a character that only time can bestow.

We understand that our gloves aren't just accessories; they're a statement of a lifestyle, a nod to a heritage, and a connection to a community. Grady + James gloves pay tribute to the spirit of chopper culture – a world of old bikes, unpredictable journeys, and the thrill of embracing life's uncertainties. While they may not boast elaborate safety features, they encapsulate the warmth and protection required for those who live on the edge, much like the motorcycles these men loved.


As we share our story, we invite you to be part of our journey. Grady + James isn't just for motorcycle enthusiasts or blue-collar workers – it's for anyone who resonates with the spirit of authenticity, who values craftsmanship over trends, and who seeks connection with a simpler, more genuine way of living.

Our brand is a bridge between generations, a bridge between the past and the present, the southern farmlands and the bustling city streets. Whether you're cruising the open highways on a vintage chopper, tending to your yard in the heart of a metropolis, or simply appreciating the finer details of life, Grady + James is here to accompany you on your journey.

Join us as we pay homage to the legacy of Grady and James, two men who embodied the timeless ideals of hard work, love for family, and an unyielding passion for the road less traveled. Let's keep their spirit alive, one glove at a time. Welcome to Grady + James – where the road is open and the adventure never ends.