Do you feel good about your clothes? NO, not do you feel good in your clothes, but do you really feel good about them? Do you feel good about what they say about you and what the brand stands for?
Triple Aught Design is a clothing company based out of San Francisco that was started by Patrick Ma in 1997 that I can honestly feel good about. Born out of a love for adventure, life, nature and a need for reliable gear, Ma's inspiration came from the outdoors, both urban and natural and marching through rough terrain with the United States Army.
There's no doubt that TAD, as it's referred to by its' loyal fans, is military inspired with their use of subdued greens, browns and greys, however they swear thant their gear is for use by everyone everywhere. Their mission statement is as follows: "To create legendary apparel and equipment by blending innovation, classic design and modern technology."
I can't say enough good things about this brand and the people that produce it. From their outstanding customer service, to their uber-loyal fanbase, who furiously follow their every post on Facebook, myself included, it's quite obvious that this company is doing something right.
TAD sponsors Team Rubicon- a group of veterans and first responders who travel to disaster areas as a strike team providing relief efforts immediately following disaster events so you know their heart is in the right place.
On Fridays when they typically release new products and restock the old faithful ones, collectors of these fine garments are hovering over their keyboards waiting to spend hundreds of dollars on fleeces, pants, technical jackets and other accessories.
Most of their garments are made in the USA, of cotton, nylon, and merino wool and are some of the highest quality articles of clothing that I have owned. If you are reluctant to buy a fleece for over $200, fear not, because you won't be sorry and you won't be cold either.
Find them here: www.TripleAughtDesign.com
All Photos are from Triple Aught Design