Many former soldiers draw on the experience in civilian life, like Elvis taking to heart the Army's never-say-die attitude -- seriously, his "death" was just so he could go party with aliens! For tactical gear from a former grunt: Triple Aught Design. Manufacturing everything from outerwear to survival equipment now used by Special Ops and average dudes alike, TAD "combines rigorous functionality with sophisticated design", all dreamed up by a former US soldier and built-to-last in a West Coast factory district called Dogpatch, not to be confused with Dogtown, where the only daily grind's a 50-50 by Emile Hirsch's stunt double. Their freshest drops include the lightweight FAST Pack Litespeed ruck capable of holding a snowboard, the Special Service Sweater w/ a mock-neck collar and front zipper (inspired by "elite British forces from WWII"), and the Spectre Hardshell jacket, boasting upper-arm pockets in a "known for its breathability" fabric called "eVent", unlike The Event, which'll actually leave viewers breathless! They're also e-hawking standbys like the Stealth Hoodie with a "3-layer softshell and a warm inner fleece", 100% cotton herringbone Legionnaire cargo pants in cody brown/ green/ gray (based on those worn by the French Foreign Legion), and the French twill long-sleeve Overland with a hidden interior pocket to "stash travel cash" -- also the only currency accepted on international mustache rides
On the accessory front, they've got everything from a Vietnam-inspired glowing "Survival Spark" light, to a wicked-looking bayonet knife -- useful for dealing with absurd conspiracy theorists with whom you'd like A Little Less Conversation.