The first wave of ginger-spawned goodness includes belts, printed tees and socks – soft goods intended for people who are anything but soft. Flagrant Beard products are meant to be outdoors, on the edge and at risk. Though they will likely fit timid people with cold souls they will never suit them.
This company has been, since its very inception, dedicated to the principle that you should wring every drop of joy from life; to the men and women who step into the arena, who know what it is to court failure by daring greatly; to those who would rather sweat and bleed and strive than sit comfortably at home protected by the toil and vigilance of others.
Flagrant Beard was never meant for those who are content to rest, to play it safe or to stand quietly by while great things are done elsewhere….in short, Flagrant Beard is about doing what needs to be done. It’s living life, “Balls out.”
Though our initial offering was a very well received shirt emblazoned with that very phrase, the most popular in our lineup thus far has been our belts. Handsome enough for church or formal dinner but rugged enough for a fight, they’re hand-made by Amish artisans near Nashville to exacting standards. The belts come in 2 styles, FB DuraBelt and FB Articulated Leather. Articulated Leather versions are available in black, burgundy or tan (sorry, no MultiCam or Gucciflage, and there’s no MOLLE or Velcro either). They’re 3/16 in. thick so they won’t “taco” under a gun or magazines and offer contrast stitching.
The DuraBelts look and feel like leather but are actually a polyester webbing with a TPU coating that makes them more durable, waterproof and easy to clean. They offer 2 ½ tons of tensile strength; enough to STABO some guys, though so far we haven’t actually tried it. DuraBelts are anti-microbial and offer extreme resistance to abrasion and moisture. Both belt styles feature threaded rivets to allow for interchangeable buckles, both are 1.5 in. wide and both are sturdy enough to beat someone to death but remain sufficiently comfortable for all-day wear.
Flagrant Beard offers gear for women too, of course, particularly those who’d rather be training for a gunfight than baking cakes. Take a look at the Annie shirt if you’re a lady who likes the smell of cordite or engine oil. After all, caliber knows no gender.
You can find the complete line of women’s shirts online here.
About Flagrant Beard, LLC:
We are listeners that are passionate about making the gear you want and need. Drawing on a lifetime of experiences in the industry, our approach to development is through an immersive discovery process. We’ll come to you and peel back the onion, often revealing opportunities for improvement that have been overlooked due to training scars, tradition, or institutional habits. We support our veteran and first responder communities, and every style offered has come from their direct input and feedback. And then we do something novel – we pay them (or the charity of their choosing) a royalty on their designs. We put them in the spotlight and have them explain, “the why.” No ego. All functionality.