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Philosopher and poet George Santayana coined the phrase, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This reminds us of the importance of studying history, and more importantly, applying its lessons to our everyday lives. There are undeniable parallels between the conflicts of the past and those of today. The Art of War was written nearly 2,500 years ago, yet many of its proverbs remain relevant in the 21st century.
This link between ancient history and present-day warfare served as inspiration for Oklahoma-based clothing company Anachrobellum. Each of the company's apparel designs combines an classic warrior archetype with modern weapons and equipment. These include a viking, a colonial scout, and a member of the Roman legion.
Anachrobellum's most popular design, Modern Budō, depicts a samurai warrior with a suppressed SCAR, flashbang grenades, and a breacher shotgun alongside his traditional wakizashi blade. This artwork has been available on T-shirts and patches, but has now made its way onto a hooded sweatshirt.
The first production run of these tactical samurai hoodies launched on Teespring for $40 each. There's still time to catch one of these early sweatshirts for a few more hours today, but if you missed the campaign, they'll be available on the Anachrobellum web store once more are produced. For more updates, follow Anachrobellum on Facebook or on Instagram.