13 Fifty Apparel, a Law Enforcement Family Owned and Operated business, was created and designed in 2016 by Chris, a South Florida LEO, who set out to create a Brand that far exceeds just manufacturing products but supporting and backing all First Responders in the line of duty.
The name, 13 Fifty Apparel, derives from the Thirteen Stripes and the Fifty Stars honoring our Country’s ultimate icon, the American Flag. Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our Nation’s Founders and Heroes.
The functionality and success of our products is what drives us to keep on keeping on. Our determination to create apparel, both comfortable and functional, to wear on-duty remains our highest priority. Our customers, their satisfaction, and the safety of all First Responders on duty is what fuels the fire in all of us day in and day out.
Today, Thirteen Fifty Apparel is run by Chris and his wife Lauren, who left Corporate America to oversee operations and the growth of the brand. Together, they proudly put together a team of First Responder Family Members who believe in the brand and the mission they are on.
Our mission, goal, and passion behind this brand is to give back to Law Enforcement, and our First Responder community. #OperationResponder is our initiative to give back to charitable organizations, disaster relief efforts, and our community. Our devotion to our brothers and sisters in uniform is the driving force for our 13 Fifty Apparel Family. Today, tomorrow and always, our thoughts and prayers are with those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those who to continue to fight every day.
“Behind my badge is a heart like yours. I bleed, think, love & yes, I “can” be killed. And although I am but one man, I have thousands of Brothers & Sisters who are the same as me. They will lay down their lives for me, and I them. We stand watch together. The thin blue line, protecting the prey from the predators, the good from the bad” – End of Watch