Brumal was born between two brothers, one from the West Coast, the other from the East. The Leba brothers attended design school together in NYC. After graduation Frank moved to the West Coast and spent 20 years honing his skills in the outdoor industry designing ski-wear for North Face, Spyder & Couloir.

Chris remained in NYC, working for various American sportswear companies, finally settling at Ralph Lauren where he worked for 19 years. In 2009 Chris founded R13, a luxury denim collection that today can be found at the best retailers worldwide.

In 2018 Chris & Frank collaborate to launch Brumal. A hybrid brand of high quality down outerwear, infused with the functionality of true technical outerwear, that stays true to the utilitarian qualities & relevance of street fashion.