A life well-designed.

Porter James Sports was founded by Joshua James Heares of Auckland, New Zealand in December 2020.  A personal project, underpinned by a decade-long career in advertising, and the desire for a new outlet of considered self-expression.

A window into Josh’s world and his perspective on design, PJS celebrates the idea of a life well-designed; one lived simply, of intent, with fewer but better things. 

Notions of curation and refinement continue to shape the brand's evolution which he describes as 'an explorative journey through modern menswear.'

Intrinsically drawn to shape and fabrication, Josh’s eye guides Porter’s products and their intended use. Resulting in garments that are relaxed, easy to wear, long-lasting and of timeless style.

Outside of PJS, Josh’s personal life mirrors the brand’s ethos of explorative curation. He draws inspiration from his Kiwi upbringing, observing street style, journaling his thoughts, typography and interior design. On weekends, you’ll find him recharging in the far North of New Zealand or running a nearby trail.


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A new vehicle of expression to share a candid but considered light on all that is PJS. Entries by our Founder, Joshua Heares.