About ULA Mens

About ULA Mens

ULA MENS was established in 2005 by Eric Cooper-Founder and Chief Designer. The urban luxury active wear line is based in Los Angeles, and produces luxury active wear that is functional for both active and casual lifestyles. 

The retro-influenced line consists of a unique mix of 70's and 80's inspired activewear, streetwear and accessories. 

Each garment and accessory in the line is highly crafted and uses the most advance construction and technical fabrics effective at wicking moisture, resisting wind, blocking UV rays, and enhancing mobility.

Eric comes from an extensive background in design, fashion retail, and fitness, and acquired the idea to start the ULA line after noticing a shortage of fashionable men’s active wear. Accordingly to Eric,"Stylish active wear has become a staple in men's wardrobe's due to their increased involvement in fitness. Busy lifestyles often limits the time necessary to change after exercise before moving on to other daily tasks. This was the motivating factor that encouraged me to introduce the line and expand on the availability of fashionable men's active wear."

Eric married his skills and knowledge from fashion retail and fitness training to create a collection that would bridge the fashion gap between active and social lifestyles.

The debut collection,'Iconic,' was released in 2012, and the retro inspired silhouettes paid homage to the fashion sensibility of two American icons—legendary daredevil-devil, Evel Knievel, and edgy and pioneering hip-hop artist, LL Cool J, as the style of both icons had a great influenced on Eric when designing the collection. 

ULA's current collection, 'Billboard', celebrates the 'Forces of Fitness,' an ideology created by Eric, which describes focus, energy, and power as the three key elements essential for achieving total fitness. These words are featured throughout the collection's cohesive and colorful array of garments highlighting overlays of graphic stripes and word bands. The eye-catching worded garments creates a strong visual appeal that is intended to evoke the idea of walking billboards. The collection recaptures the color palette from the previous 'Iconic’ collection, with tones of red, black, and white, and introduces a new shade of metallic aluminum.

The collection consist of a plethora of racy and retro silhouettes from the 1980's activewear scene, and includes mix of colorful graphic tees, chic hoodies, stylish contoured track suits, asymmetric detailed sweats suits, soft and luxurious slim-sit pants and shorts, and cool accessories. The suggested retail ranges between $40 to $195, and the sizes available are small to extra large.   

Eric is a proud inductee of the Marquis Who's Who in America 2022-2023 for his contributions to both the fashion and fitness industries. He strives for his ULA brand to continue to received high praise from customers and the press, while maintaining its high quality standards and commitment to manufacturing premium mens activewear.