Avirex is best known for its classic, authentic, American clothing. Founded in 1975 by airshow fighter pilot and aviation-history aficionado, Jeff Clyman, and his wife and partner, Jacky Clyman. Avirex jackets, long at the forefront of the outerwear market, have been featured in movies such as Top Gun, Star Wars, and Terminator. Featured in the line are fashion denim, tees, knits, and outerwear targeted toward a diverse market that seeks quality, authentic American-inspired fashion. In Spring 2005, Marc Ecko Enterprises enters the highly lucrative apparel market with the debut of its Avirex sportswear and textile outerwear. The young men’s and juniors' collection is the result of an exclusive licensing agreement with Avirex Ltd., a leader in the leather outerwear industry for nearly three decades.
Marc Ecko Enterprises has also recently signed renowned entertainer Method Man to a one-year endorsement contract for its Avirex Sportswear Collection. As part of the agreement, Method Man will star in the line's ad campaigns and will make various public appearances on behalf of the brand.