Mckillop & Co. started in Vancouver Canada in 2009 by fashion designer Ryan Mckillop. Ryan noticed that the fit of men’s undergarments was lacking the space to accommodate men’s needs, so he left womenswear to start what was called at the time, Mckillop UW.
Mckillop UW started with jocks and pouches then rapidly grew into a wide variety of ergonomic and enhancement underwear. In 2013 Ryan decided to expand into swimwear for men. To achieve this goal, Ryan packed up the company and moved to the city of Merida in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and removed the UW part of the name to allow more than just underwear into the brand.