Monday, September 30, 2013

Breaking Bad & Military Clothing

For anyone who is a fan of Breaking Bad (and who isn't?), its hard not to see the influences of military fashion & surplus in the show. From Military Jackets, BDU's and trunks full of ammo cans, the subtle influences can be found throughout the 5 seasons of this groundbreaking show. I could totally see Walter White (aka Heisenberg) making a stop at his local army/navy store. 

When Walt and Jesse are not rocking the yellow hazmat suits, they can both be seen wearing Field Jackets not unlike our M-65 Jacket

Keeping in line with the military jackets, no matter what side of the law the characters may be on, the jacket of choice for a good old fashion shoot out in the desert is an MA-1 Flight Jacket. While the jacket may of not helped Hank out, at least he went down in style.

Outerwear wasn't the only clothing influenced by the military theme. 
In the final scenes between Walt and Walt Jr., Walt Jr. aka Flynn can even be seen wearing camo pants, in fact those camo pants he happens to be wearing are Rothco's Urban Tiger Stripe Camo BDU Pants. What better way to prove to your drug king pin father, that you are the man of the house by wearing camo pants! 

A lot has been said about about the the calculated outfits and color schemes 
the characters wear on the show, so the heavy influence of military clothing in Breaking Bad can't be a coincidence. What it all mean, who knows? If you have got any idea - sound off here... 

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By Kristy Dineen @ Rothco 

Friday, September 27, 2013

250 + New Military & Tactical Items Ready for Your Viewing!

Rothco's Fall 2013 New Product Collection is here and at 28 pages it is Rothco's biggest selection ever! The best part is that  all 250 new items can be viewed in our latest interactive digital catalog

This year's collection includes:

  • 22 New Paracord & Paracord Accessories Items
  • 18 New Morale Patches
  • 16 New Canvas Shoulder Bags & Travel Gear Bags
  • 11 New Tee's Including 6 New Vintage Military T-Shirts
  • 11 Operator & Low Profile Caps 
  • 9 Tactical Holsters
  • 8 New Boonie Hats
  • 7 New Styles & Colors of Military & Tactical Jackets
  • 3 New Tactical Vests 
  • Our New Base Jump Helmets in Black & Coyote  
  • Our Exclusive Military MMA Fight Shorts
  • And  Over 20 Knives & Survival Tools

Stay tuned because soon we will be announcing the complete 2014 Catalog - full of classic and new military & tactical gear. 

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Rothco's New Website: Multiple User Accounts

Did you know on the new site you can create multiple online user log-in's under one Rothco Dealer Account ID

If you are already an Authorized Rothco Dealer and have multiple people ordering for your business or you have never had an online account before, you can easily create an online account today by visiting our Existing Rothco Dealer form. This link can be found in the dealer log-in tab, located at the top of your screen. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Coming Soon to a Mail Box Near You!

Here is a Sneak Preview of Rothco's 2014 Catalog Cover. 
Rothco's 2014 Catalog will be arriving in a few short weeks. Are you ready for 300 + pages of great military, tactical, outdoor & survival gear! Can't wait for the catalog to arrive then you can always preview the items in our "New Arrivals" & "Sneak Previews" Section of the website. 

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Rothco's New Website: Express Ordering Feature

Did you know you could bypass the product information and images by clicking the "Express Box" in the search menu with Rothco's New Website

We understand that some visitors to the site are already quite familiar with our product and are just looking to full-fill an order - that is why we added this express feature. Once you click the "Express" box all your item entries will be brought directly to the express grid, you only have to check the box once during your visit and all the items will only appear in the grid. And at anytime you would like to view the details of the product, just un-tic the box. 

For more information on the site checkout our intro video. 

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Luke Trahan -- Rothco's T-shirt Design Contest Winner

Rothco’s 1st Annual ‘Draw Your Weapons’ T-shirt Design Contest has come to end, and what a success it was!  The contest ran from June to the beginning of September and we had constant engagement with all of the fans.  This was the biggest prize package Rothco has ever given away.  With a trip to NYC and $500 worth of Rothco product at stake, we received hundreds of amazing designs from all of our fans across the nation. 

It was a close race right down to the finish but Luke Trahan from Sulfur, Louisiana came away the victor.  Luke has been a fan of Rothco for several years now.  He had a great idea sketching out a skull with a boonie hat, and “Bad to the Boonie” phrase right below it.  With boonie hats trending high this year, it was no wonder the fans liked Luke’s design so much!

We asked Luke how he came up with the design and he said, "I came up with the idea because my friends and I play airsoft for fun, and some of us wear camo boonie hats when we play.  I have never seen any skull art with a boonie cap, so I thought it would be a neat idea.  Bad to the Boonie is also a creative phrase I have never heard."

This will be Luke’s first trip to NY.  We had asked him what his plans are for New York and he said as of now he doesn't have any set plans yet.  This was also not the first t-shirt Luke has design, he said he has designed a few t-shirts in the past.

To top things off, Luke will also be joining us for Rothco's 60th Anniversary celebration here in NY.  We wanted to thank everyone who participated in this successful contest.  We look forward to seeing your designs next year!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

And the Winner Is....

This past summer Rothco ran its first ever T-Shirt design contest, over the course of two months Rothco received hundreds of entries and eventually Rothco narrowed down the selection to 5 finalist, with the winning design being voted on by our Facebook Fans
Rothco is excited to announce the winning design of our first ever T-shirt design contest! Congrats to Luke Trahan and his design of 
"Bad to the Boonie" T-Shirt.

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