Steven Mazur and Eric Huang pitch Ash & Anvil (re-named to Ash & Erie) , their clothing designed for short guys, in Shark Tank episode 825. Both men are short and they had problems finding off the rack clothing that fit, so they created a line of clothing that fits men 5’8" and shorter. While there are many “big & tall” clothing lines, the short guy market was underserved.
Steven and Eric saw an opportunity and decided to create prototype clothes. They got seed money to make small runs of their first designs with a successful IndieGoGo campaign that raised $26,461. That was in 2015. Since episode 825 is a season 8 episode that isn't airing until season 9, they probably taped their episode in 2015 as well.
For shorter guys, finding clothes that aren't too baggy or too long is tough. When they started, they just sold shirts. Since funding, they've added jeans too. Their products are made in the USA , too. At $79 for a shirt and $159 for jeans, they're on the pricey side, but short guys everywhere have rave reviews. They likely need a Shark to help them manage growth.
Will a Shark go long on this short investment?
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Ash and Anvil Shark Tank Recap
Steven and Eric will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on Ash and Anvil will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Ash and Anvil Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on Ash and Anvil & Steven Mazur and Eric Huang as more details become available.