Every closet has its favorites…proven essentials that emerge from a mixture of necessity and opportunity. We should know. For 23 years, OOBE has been designing and delivering foundational clothing to outfit people for work and adventure. Our new label OOBE BRAND 161 King. St, draws on our deep South Carolina heritage and crown seaport’s inimitable style to reinterpret traditional menswear. We approach classics with thoughtful simplicity to deliver dress shirts, sport shirts, polos and tees, pants, shorts, blazers, and other American touchstones that combine precise craftsmanship with effortless elegance and wearability. Ours is a timeless aesthetic that is at once well-formed and constantly evolving—the ultimate reflection of a life fully lived.SHOP OOBE BRAND
Why Charleston? Simply put, because it is a standard-bearer—refined yet relaxed; considered, with a rebellious streak; and as steeped in culture as it is in pluff mud, with the unpretentious elegance of a broken-in leather club chair. From the beach to the Battery, the creeks to the cobblestone streets, Charleston’s landscape-laden color palette, rugged coastal beauty, and authentic spirit will continue to be an endless source of inspiration for OOBE BRAND. In return, we promise that 161 King Street will be an experience and a neighborhood destination as much as a retail shop.GET DIRECTIONS
In addition to OOBE BRAND, we also are priveleged to provide full-scale branded apparel programs for leading companies in various industries. With an in-house design team and established relationships with sought-after supply chain partners, we design comfortable, functional, style-conscious clothing that employees enjoy putting on and take pride in wearing. By loving and serving each of our partners and their employees, we help reinforce an excellent image for their brands.
LOVE & SERVE
Our purpose can be boiled down to the simple yet challenging phrase "Love and Serve.” In all our work, we try to consider others and their needs before ourselves. This purpose applies to how we conduct ourselves with each other, with our clients, with our communities, and beyond. Finding new ways to love and serve the people around us excites us and drives our work each day.
Our 2017 Love and Serve company initiative was partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County. To learn more about their organization, click below.VISIT HABITAT GREENVILLE
The roots of OOBE BRAND 161 King. St reach well beyond 1994 and Easley, South Carolina, where Tom Merritt and Mike Pereyo decided to build upon their friendship born at Clemson University…that year just happens to be when they cemented the idea of creating an outdoor lifestyle apparel company. As with other values-based heritage brands and outfitters that came of age during that era, OOBE sought to regard people over profits while developing a company culture and manufacturing network to mirror their convictions. Fortunately, doing good in business turned out to be good for business, as well. Circa 2000, OOBE bolstered through strategic partnerships where we offered our design expertise to other quality conscious and brand-centric companies. These enduring relationships are the foundation for our business today, a day in which we proudly present OOBE BRAND 161 King. St to you. We humbly ask you to continue meeting with us, and always welcome a face to face at our Charleston flagship or select Bloomingdale’s locations. Regardless of where we cross paths, we are grateful for your relationship, and we look forward to logging more and more time with the earnest goal of becoming your favorite.
CAREERS AT OOBE
Our company is made up of people who choose to believe and live by a set of values and practices – ones that allow us to do what we say we will do and connect with other people in a positive way. We don’t just look for someone to do a job, but rather someone who will be a faithful steward of what is entrusted to them.
We’re always looking for individuals who offer something new to our company and the people that we love and serve each day. If you’re interested in joining the OOBE family, just click the link below to say hello and tell us a little more about yourself.