Our Roots

How and why Puddle Pirate Co. came to be.

The journey of Puddle Pirate Co. began shortly after my 4 year enlistment in the U.S. Coast Guard. I still had a ton of respect for the service and my shipmates, so I had a desire to rep the branch of the military to which I was a veteran to. Unfortunately, I kept finding flaming eagles, or flaming skulls, or eagle skulls. None of which described my time as a Boatswain's Mate aboard a 378' (CGC GALLATIN–Now property of the Nigerian Navy). Thus Puddle Pirate Co. was formed.

A small token to those who risk a lot more than most of the landlubbers their age. Puddle Pirate is inspired by the Guardians of the Sea.

So whether you're underway, stuck on duty, a veteran, someone who aspires to join or just someone who enjoys military apparel, welcome aboard. When the seas get rough, remember...

"... revere that long line of expert seamen who by their devotion to duty and sacrifice of self have made it possible for me to be a member of a service honored and respected, in peace and in war, throughout the world."

Semper P,

Chris