JackThreads was founded in 2008 by Ohio State University alumnus Jason Ross. With an eye for top-tier streetwear and sneaker brands, Ross created this online website to sell men’s contemporary fashion at a discounted price to their members. Ross named the business JackThreads because Jack is his grandfather’s name, and a male name to signify all guys. Threads is slang for clothing and that term fit with the edgier streetwear that the business sells. In 2010 the company was acquired by Thrillist, a men’s lifestyle brand that sends updates to over 3 million subscribers on what is new and unappreciated in local entertainment categories. As of 2011, JackThreads has seen growth by approximately 20% month-to-month. Since being acquired by Thrillist, JackThreads membership rose from 150,000 to 1.6 million from June 2010 to February 2012. Founder Jason Ross still leads the company’s daily operation based in Columbus, Ohio. With a target on the young, male urban demographic, JackThreads continues to bring discounts to exclusive high-end men’s fashion and lifestyle deals.