Friday, October 30, 2015

Get to Know Rothco's Soft Shell Jacket Collection


Zip-up this fall with one of Rothco's comfortable soft shell jackets! Made with a 100% Polyester waterproof outer shell these jackets each offer their own form of comfort, functionality and protection. Rothco's Soft Shell Jackets feature a breathable 100% Fleece lining, which offers breathable comfort while retaining body heat and providing moisture wicking capabilities. These jackets feature zipper closures, hook & loop wrist cuffs and patch attachments, and a concealed hood.

With 6 different styles; including Special Ops Tactical, M-65 and Concealed Carry, and offering over 15 different options there's a Rothco Soft Shell Jacket for any need.

Each jacket comes with its own individual features catering to the unique needs of the user. Which one is your favorite?



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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

5 Last Minute Halloween Costumes Using Rothco Flannel Shirts

Maybe it’s because I procrastinate, maybe it’s because I think this’ll be the year none of my friends have a party and I won’t need one, maybe it’s because in my heart I know I want that movie quality Darth Vader suit that’ll I’ll never actually purchase, but whatever the case I find myself without a Halloween costume with little to no time to put something together nearly every year. Fortunately for me, I’ve become pretty good at the last minute costume and the Rothco Flannel is the perfect start for all of them:
  1. Lumberjack – This look is easy because you probably already have all the things you’ll need to put this together (except maybe a beard). Grab your Red Rothco Flannel, a pair of jeans, boots (I go with something black like Rothco’s Cold Weather Hiking Boots), a beanie, a pair of suspenders, and maybe an axe. Depending on the type of party it is, maybe you don’t bring a real axe; plastic should suffice, or go without one, they’ll get the idea.
  2. Brawny Man – Even easier than the lumberjack, just grab that Rothco Flannel, a pair of black or dark blue pants, a white undershirt, and a roll of paper towels.
  3. Scarecrow – This one will take slightly more effort than the previous two but is also relatively simple to put together. The easiest things to get are the Flannel Shirt (this time it doesn’t have to be red; try any of our over half dozen colors), straw hat and jeans. The last two things you’ll need are some makeup and straw. For the makeup, you’ll likely need an assist from your girlfriend, wife, mom, sister, or another individual with a makeup kit who can quickly draw some sort of makeshift stitches on your face. Straw is actually pretty easy to find as nearly everyone has hay decorating their homes this time of year; just ask to borrow some and stuff it in the wrists, in-between buttons or wherever.
  4. Farmer – Just thought of another one; use the scarecrow costume above but ditch the makeup, grab one piece of straw to stick in your mouth, grab the nearest farming tool and tadda; farmer.
  5. Movie/TV Star – There are a number of famous movie and television characters that you could be last minute with one or two alterations. Here are just a few:
    1. Bender from The Breakfast Club: Sunglasses, Denim Jacket, Flannel, Boots, Fingerless Gloves
    2. Al Borland from Home Improvement: Flannel, Jeans, Tool Belt
    3.  Larry the Cable Guy: Trucker Hat, Jeans, Flannel (cut the sleeves off)
-Matthew J Leone

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Rothco Charity Spotlight: Lighthouse Mission

For over a decade, Rothco and its employees have come together during the holiday season to raise money for local charities from Long Island, NY (Rothco's Hometown Area). Here at Rothco we realize how fortunate we are and are always looking for ways to give back to the community. Not only do we want to help financially, we also want people to be aware of these great causes. That is why we have asked several of the charities to highlight who they are and what they do. 

This month we wanted to highlight Lighthouse Mission, located in Bellport, NY. 

Lighthouse Mission: “Food for Today; Hope for Tomorrow”:


For more than two decades, Lighthouse Mission has been serving the poor on the streets of Suffolk County. A committed south shore institution, Lighthouse Mission was founded in 1992 by Elaine Bohrer, a Sayville widow who felt the call to feed the hungry and set out with just 10 bologna & cheese sandwiches.

From this small start, Lighthouse Mission has grown to become Long Island’s LARGEST “Mobile Food Pantry”, bringing food and hope to 2,000+ Long Islanders in need across 9 local communities each week.




At each Mobile Food Outreach location, volunteers from the community join Lighthouse Mission staff members to distribute fresh produce, canned fruits and vegetables, dry goods, and more to their neighbors in need. All of these items are received through donations and brought from Lighthouse Mission’s Bellport warehouse to the outreach location. 

Lighthouse Mission also works with dozens of troubled teens and underprivileged children from our area through its after-school mentoring programs and Saturday “Kids Club”, teaching them how to live with purpose rather than turn to drugs or gangs.


Combatting poverty on Long Island is a team effort, and Lighthouse Mission can use your help. They are looking for committed volunteers to serve at their Mobile Food Outreaches through the winter, people willing to hold a Food Drive at work or school, and also financial contributions to help cover the cost of running their programs. 


To learn more about how you can get involved and where you can donate to help struggling Long Islanders, please visit www.LighthouseMission.com 




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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

How To Build The Perfect Halloween Costume With Rothco

With only 11 days left till Halloween time is a ticking to get your costume together! But fear not, Rothco's got the gear to get you in gear.

Below we have highlighted some of the cool Halloween costumes you can put together with Rothco's clothing and accessories. From soldiers & special agents to zombie hunters & lumberjacks. Everything you see below can be found at Rothco.com









For more great ideas and Halloween costume accessories be sure to check out our Costume Catalog.


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Friday, October 16, 2015

Hook Onto Rothco’s New Morale Patches


Express your unique individualism with Rothco’s Morale Patches and join the ranks of Military, Law enforcement and super heroes alike! Originally used by the British Army to identify ally and enemy units, Morale patches became an iconic symbol of wartime. Created to boost the morale of the troops, each division created and wore a patch that was unique to their division. During the Vietnam War era it became a widespread practice for soldiers to make sarcastic, rude or critical statements on these Morale Patches. Since the 1920’s Morale Patches have become an item for trade and collecting; and have come to be worn by civilians as much as Military & Law Enforcement personnel.

This Fall Rothco has expanded their collection of over 100 morale, insignia and rank patches. Releasing over 10 new Patches, from Zombie themed to American flags, Rothco has the perfect patch for any unique need.



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Monday, October 12, 2015

3 Perfect Halloween Costume Ideas

With Halloween right around the corner, Rothco wanted to highlight some of our most popular costume ideas created from #RothcoGear. This week it's all about the ladies; from Army Babes to Zombie Hunters, Rothco's got you covered. 

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Friday, October 09, 2015

Fear The Walking Dead: Practical Preparedness Points

Our favorite zombie survival show, AMC’s "The Walking Dead", returns for its 6th season a week after "Fear the Walking Dead", a spin-off series, wrapped up its first season. The latter fills us in on a portion of the former we missed; as "The Walking Dead" picks up months after the apocalypse begins when Rick emerges from a coma. While part of the same universe, the shows focus on two different stages of the zombie apocalypse life cycle; while TWD focuses on rebuilding and surviving after the catastrophe, FTWD gives us a look at the collapse.

With "Fear the Walking Dead", a new level of chaos and fear is introduced to the zombie filled world. Besides one nervous teenager, no one seems to have any idea of the scope of what’s about to happen and very few people are even remotely prepared. With little to no understanding of the truth of what’s happening, the government and public safety officials are slow to communicate what’s happening to the populous. Citizens see this lack of communication as a sign of conspiracy and cover-up for all the unexplained police violence and retaliate with violence of their own leading to looting and riots. It’s an incredibly relevant depiction of the civilian mistrust for the government and police force considering the recent protests and riots in Baltimore and Ferguson. It is all a very real reminder that being prepared is often a key to survival, and in this extreme, fictional case will prove a fatal mistake for many.

Speaking of Zombies...
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We left off "The Walking Dead" in Alexandria where people have already survived the catastrophe and are now beginning to rebuild their lives. They're now of the other side of the fallout and survived due to being prepared, having survival skills, getting lucky or a combination of the three. Preparedness is the first step toward survival and while no one should be holding their breath for the dead to start rising, between natural disasters and civil unrest there is plenty to plan for. Being prepared for such a scenario doesn't have to be as elaborate as building a fallout shelter but being prepared is important because when SHTF it happens fast and then it's too late to make a plan.

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Take Flight This Fall



One of this season's hottest trends is the Flight Jacket. This iconic military bomber jacket has been a staple of military inspired fashion since its inception in the 1950's. The jacket which was developed as a way to keep US Air Force and Navy pilots warm in the cold, cramped cockpits has seen an evolution from function to fashion over the past 60+ years. 


Rothco's MA-1 Flight Jacket is offered in 4 colors including Sage, Black, Blue and New for 2015 Gun Metal Grey. The jacket features a fully reversible orange lining, ribbed knit collar, cuffs and waistband, 100% nylon water-repellent outer shell, poly fiberfill lining, and 4 front slash pockets. MA-1 Jackets design which includes the warm poly fiber lining and water-repellent shell, not only makes it perfect for a cockpit but also ideal for those cold, rainy fall days ahead. 



Rothco's MA-1 Flight Jackets have been designed with an extra full cut for added comfort and are available in sizes from Small through 8XL in select colors and can be found at Rothco.com


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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Get Ready for Halloween With Rothco's Digital Costume Catalog



Rothco's Costume Catalog is 20+ pages of awesome costume ideas for men, women and children featuring Rothco Gear! From classic Military and Police costumes to Zombie Hunters and Ghost Killers Rothco has the gear to make the perfect Halloween Costume! 

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