Alum Tommy Bogo's Clothing Line Captures Attention of Famous Musicians

Thursday, April 01, 2021
Tommy Bogo carries a rack of Tombogo jackets outdoors
Photo by Anthony Campusano

COMPLEX -- Bogo first started Tombogo in 2013 while still living in Oakland. His parents are both fine artists, and initially tried to steer him away from a career in the arts because of the various challenges it can present. But for Bogo, who studied visual communications and product design at San Francisco State University from 2014 to 2018, fashion eventually became his creative outlet.

“Fashion kind of came as this medium middle ground of balancing that creativity of the arts, but then also trying to find what is more of a legitimate career path which is this direction they always pushed me in,” Bogo tells Complex.