In 2012, Yannick Bashizi, a 30-year-old pool enthusiast, turned an idea born in a Marietta, GA billiard club into a fashionable clothing brand with a focus on comfort while competing. Connected with Hall of Fame legends like Johnny Archer, Shawn Putnam, Rodney Morris and more, Yannick realized pro players hated competing over and over again while being uncomfortable due to tournament dress codes.

In 2013, Yannick introduced Universe to the world of pool. The company quickly gained the attention of large tournaments across the US before landing the Mosconi Cup in 2014.

In 2017, Universe introduced “The Executive” for all professional men whom are required to wear dress clothes while keeping them warm in the winter, dry in the summer, and in-style all year long.