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Our "533" shirt and its namesake.

My partner, Johnny, and I spent the better part of our teenage years and twenties immersed in a rich local music scene here in Winston-Salem, NC.  My fondest memories are from venues long past like 533 or “Uprisings”.  Many of us old timers cut our teeth at this fabled venue in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem.  I remember how it was both gritty and beautiful, violent and empowering.  Most of all it bonded a group of disenfranchised kids and gave us purpose.  We were given a positive reason to get together, a chance to accomplish goals, and the opportunity to learn about all aspects of life.  We learned about issues ranging from social to religious and these lessons helped shape...

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Centennial Watches?? Yeah!

One day we had an idea..  We thought "Hey, it would be cool to make a watch!" ..  A nice watch that was arguably composed of all of the "must haves" for any causal but high quality timepiece. First off, a swiss movement- secondly the watch would need to be durable enough to perform all of the functions we know a lot of our customers partake in... That mainly being LIFE in general. Lets be honest, it can be tough and things happen/break.. In order for that to be avoided we decided our watches must have a sapphire scratch resistant crystal. Beyond that, we also acknowledged if we were to make a watch we would have to go above and beyond...

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MADE IN NORTH CAROLINA

Recently we were lucky enough to work with our buddy Kinsey, of Campfire Hooligans to create a collaboration T-shirt for our brands. Asheville, NC based Campfire Hooligans is an "out doorsy" label which focuses on casual apparel for those who live (or aspire to live) a rugged lifestyle spending time outside and enjoying all the true beauty nature has to offer. We back this 100% // For this project we used our own Centennial heavy weight 7oz NC cut & sewn tees which are made only 45 minutes from our brick and mortar. The art work is simple and equally reminiscent of both brands. Designed here in house, cut & sewn here in state using local labor and all domestic materials.   

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Back on it!

Shhheww, It has already been a very busy summer!We have traveled to California and spent countless hours on motorcycles, being with friends and toying around beautiful desert landscapes. It was a wonderful trip but It wasn't ALL play. We were able to stop in and visit with a few of our retailers. I must say I am happy to work with everyone that we do, all are great people doing great things! Born Free 6 was amazing as always and we appreciate everyone who stopped by each day and chatted with us, we look forward to seeing you all next year!We arrived home a few weeks ago to a slammed packed schedule of playing catch up and attending more events,...

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