By  on July 11, 2012


When it comes to fashion, John O’Donnell is just a regular guy.He grew up in suburban Illinois, went to college at UCLA where he was atop-ranked amateur golfer, and sold radio advertising after graduationbefore he decided to dip his toe into the apparel industry. O’Donnell,whose brother is the actor Chris O’Donnell of “NCIS: Los Angeles” fame,came up with the idea of a line of men’s wear with a West Coast preppieair. He created a logo of a guy standing on a beach holding a surfboardand stuck it on a polo shirt. He named the line after his nickname,Johnnie-O.

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