We had the good fortune of connecting with Sincerely Your Neighbor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sincerely, we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
Right now, I am focusing on expanding in Arizona and making a buzz with the brand, to our community here. It won’t be overnight, and I understand that. However, l’ll always remind myself to stick to the plan. We want to build a beautiful and popular community that is in total alignment with SYN’s mission and values. It has been on a mission to connect individuals through clean and unique clothing designs – redefining street wear with expert artistry and downtown sensitivity. I want the brand to be built on transparency and sustainability, with an emphasis on inclusivity. To dive a little deeper, I hope to open an SYN storefront in Phoenix Arizona, in hopes of it being a staple of the state. Perhaps, in the coming years. Sincerely Your Neighbor’s end goal is to expand globally. I know it may sounds very impractical considering SYN has just started out, but that is the mission.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Always remember your ‘WHY’.
On any complex project it’s easy to get trapped down into feeling the grind. Busy-work and conflict can make you feel uninspired. Feeling uninspired can happen when you are disconnected with your “why?” So take the time to reflect on what attracted you to the work in the first place and figure out how to reactivate that. It could be something in your brand, mission, the longer-term goals you set for yourself, or your core values.
Always bet on yourself.
The biggest mistakes I’ve made weren’t because I made a creative decision that didn’t work out. They happened when I didn’t trust my own instincts—or kept quiet about them.
Believe in your convictions. Be willing to gamble, put yourself out there to experiment, push boundaries, and even fail. Betting on yourself isn’t a risk-free path, but trusting your instincts — and being ready to deal with their outcomes — is an important way to grow and do better creative work.
You are constantly creating your reality.
This one is important.
Your reality is built out of your thoughts, so remember how much power you have. What you think you become, what you feel you attract, what you imagine you create. You’re the master of your own destiny. You may not always be able to control your circumstances and environment, but how you respond is always within your control.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Honestly, my favorite spot to be here in Arizona, is up North. That’s where I usually spend a lot of time, especially during the summer. Either I take the short drive of 1.5 hours alone or I’ll bring a few select friends with me. Sedona is the place where I’m able to connect with myself and nature. It’s a place for me to get away if I’m ever in a weird head space. Hiking is typically why I head to Sedona or Flagstaff because of their beautiful and scenic trails. One hidden gem, or at least I think it’s a hidden hem, is Huckaby Trail – and it’s the most calming trail in Sedona, IMO. You can’t beat it.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
BREMA, owner of Unfinished Legacy, and Jacob Castaldi, founder of CHNGE.
A major thank you to these two individuals.
When starting out in the clothing business, it can be extremely tough, especially when you do not have any experience or don’t know where to start. Thankfully, we have the internet with tons of resources. It’s quite incredible how easily accessible it is to learn new hobbies/passions/interests.
I appreciate Brema for sharing his knowledge on clothing brands + the process to build your brand.
I’ve watched almost every video he’s created on his channel and it has truly helped me in great ways. Jacob Castaldi, who is the founder of an incredible brand “CHNGE” is an inspiration.
What both their brands represent hit very close to home and are very similar with SYN’s representation. Down to the personnel, CHNGE & Unfinished Legacy are committed to their mission. Even everyone they are working with– models to photographers — have been chosen equally for the skill, talent, or look as much as their own personal ethics and morals. With an emphasis on inclusivity, their launch video lays the foundation the level of diversity CHNGE & Legacy represent. In the future, I hope to meet these two, just for a conversation and to be able to check out their facility/processes – it would be an honor.
Roberto Cordero Jr.