Bates is entering the world of graphic tees! Our consumers have been asking us to create t-shirts as another way to represent the brand. We have created 2 unique designs in three color ways that will be available August 22nd exclusively on!

Director of Product Development Eric Fracassi explains the inspiration behind each of the two designs.

We Got Your 6!
“This design was based on a photo of a SWAT team engaged in maneuvers – set against the back drop of the US Flag with a “Blue Line” reference to law enforcement community. The term “We Got Your 6” is commonly used to communicate between officers. It simply means “We got your back”, or “We’ve got you covered”.”


Estd. 1885 w/ Skull Icon
“This design was developed as an iconic symbol of the brand, referencing our history and commitment to all those in uniform. The five stars represent the five branches of our military. The idea was to create something emblematic. The skull is a reference to the sacrifice made by men and women in uniform. This graphic also includes a call-out to the military & law enforcement communities with the blue and green stripes.”


Bates t-shirts will be available August 22nd on

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