About Us

BRANDT-SORENSON made-to-measure offers boutique technical clothing from our atelier in downtown Los Angeles, California. The focus is on quality and functionality over ease of production or cost. Our garments are about precision ergonomic fit. The contrast block designs are created for visibility. Our color palette communicates the class and prestige of the modern athlete. Most athletic gear is brightly printed for visibility yet muddles into disruptive camouflage to the motorist’s and pedestrian’s eyes. Our clothing is purposed to enhance the athlete's experience and performance. Our patterns and textiles are the results of years of refinement. Once you pedal in a pair of our Bib Shorts, there is no turning back. Our Run Shorts have a smooth liner, perfectly balanced pockets and a style unmatched by bulk production. We offer made-to-measure garments to the athlete’s unique dimensions. Athletes can also find their exact match on our chart or submit measurements. During endurance activities, the fit is everything.

Cecilia Sasso is the co-owner of BRANDT-SORENSON. With her focus on fashion since childhood, she became an F.I.D.M (the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles) alumna and has since attained extensive knowledge in the business of fashion. She is an avid runner, dancer, and fitness enthusiast. Raised transcontinentally, as a multicultural 1st generation American, she communicates the BRANDT-SORENSON brand identity to a global market. Cecilia manages an incredible group of clients who place a high value on their time and invest in quality contemporary MTM sportswear. Since 2011 she has challenged off-the-rack industry and bootstrapped an MTM apparel model into an authentic sportswear brand that is recognized around the world. 

Nicholas Brandt-Sorenson  designs, cuts, and sews the BRANDT-SORENSON clothing. Raised in the rural Pacific Northwest, he began competing athletically and sewing at the age of 10 through the 4-H program (beginning with a pair of fluorescent green skateboarding shorts). He was awarded a Ford Family Foundation Scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Nicholas started racing road bicycles in Oregon, winning his first category 5 races and collegiate road races by landslides. He stopped racing 14 years later after competing against some of the world's top professional cyclists. He is a multi-time California State Criterium Champion, was briefly ranked as a top cyclist in the USA and won the first unsanctioned street criterium series in downtown Los Angeles. Since 2007, Nicholas has been handcrafting boutique made-to-measure sportswear for a client list that spans the world.

Press Inquiries:  please contact us at info@brandt-sorenson.com 




HYPEBEAST MAGAZINE Issue 30: The Frontier Issue, USADADA Medicine Ball Bag + Heat Acclimation Puff Vest. Photo: Bennet Perez, Stylist: Shaojun Chen, Editor: Joshua Glass  

"Of course, the most impressive feature the USADADA Puff Money Bag possess is the ability to carry 1 million dollars cash." -KOLOR MAGAZINE 

"Among the peloton of new cycling clothing brands that has followed, perhaps only one has true luxury credentials, Brandt-Sorenson, the brainchild of Cecilia Brandt and her husband Nicholas Brandt-Sorenson" -SPEAR'S MAGAZINE 

"For cyclists in Los Angeles, someone using the name Thorfinn Sassquatch has been a leading peddler of anguish."  -LOS ANGELES TIMES

"California based Brandt-Sorenson calls out creative theft" -HAIRPINS NOT HAIRSHORTS

"Brandt-Sorenson ultra-lightweight yet toasty USADADA puff scarf proved to be a winner." -FINANCIAL TIMES

"If the 4th of July has you feeling especially patriotic, here's the token American brand in the lineup. Brandt-Sorenson was founded on the West Coast in 2007 and specializes in made-to-measure." -GQ MAGAZINE

"The MultiCam fabric used to handcraft the Brandt-Sorenson Sassquatch Combat jacket is the same material used by elite military forces in the US and other countries ( a first in the cycling industry )."  -BICYCLING MAGAZINE

"Brandt-Sorenson’s third doping offense resulted from his attempt to cover up his violations and other complicity as outlined in the Code by failing to fully cooperate with USADA’s investigation" -TRAVIS TYGART, CEO USADA

"Former pro cyclist, Brandt-Sorenson, who is now retired from competition, currently designs cycling apparel for his namesake fashion line." -CBS NEWS

"A Los Angeles-based former professional cyclist. Brandt-Sorenson [Chainsaw Jersey] ( Photo by Alex De La Hidalga )" -LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS

"Best size-inclusive shirt. This brand makes custom jerseys of quality material for guys with a bigger build. They're a little more expensive, but worth it."  -NEW YORK MAGAZINE

"LA-based brand Brandt-Sorenson creates coveted made-to-measure clothing, playing into its tagline "slow-fashion for fast athletes". Performance is paramount with graded storage details, concealed pockets and UV-protecting thermoregulating fabrics. The focus on function and quality over speed of production and low costs is an ethos explored by many niche brands that are looking to push performance boundaries without environmentally damaging overheads. #NaturesTextures "  -WGSN FASHION