Res Ipsa is a lifestyle brand that exists to help people look better through timely updates to timeless styles. With subtle nods to what’s classic and what’s modern, we craft apparel of the highest caliber to inspire all that wear Res Ipsa to be authentically confident no matter where life takes them.
We are uniquely constructing what’s not already there through better design and smart perspectives. Products we personally use and believe in. We travel far and wide to source quality fabrics from around the world (Italy, Scotland, and Turkey, to name a few). Each of our products is made by hand, exclusively for us, according to our precise specifications. We will continue to design responsibly-sourced, carefully-manufactured products that are timeless, unexpectedly fun, and will stand the test of time.
Founded by two Georgia lawyers, the Res Ipsa name comes from the Latin phrase res ipsa loquitur meaning, “the thing speaks for itself.” The doctrine of res ipsa loquitur was first applied in the English tort law case Byrne v Boadle (1863). In that case, the court ruled for the injured plaintiff when a barrel of flour fell from a second-story loft and hit him on his head. The court ruled negligence was res ipsa loquitur. Because the facts were so obvious, there was no need to provide further explanation—the thing spoke for itself.