Jon Stevenson’s inspiration for Trumpette was found when, as a single parent, he adopted his son Nicky. Having worked over 10 years in the San Francisco men’s fashion industry, it was clear to Jon that high fashion was not tailored toward little boys. Quick to change this, he began designing onesies for Nicky to wear. After receiving many compliments about “What a cute little girl” he had, Jon then created a onesie with the word “BOY” boldly silkscreened across the front, just to avoid any further confusion. In doing this, Jon brought to life the visual style that began Trumpette.