No Pistols Permitted At The Beach : BrainBandits sit down with Kevin O’Brien, Creator of Streetwear Brand Pistols in Paradise
Arizona is the state that McCain built. It is also the state that racial tension divided. Arizona boasts some of the nation’s hottest weather and most lenient gun laws. It truly is the wild wild west. But out of all this chaos and uncertainty, something beautiful emerged. An idea. An idea that no matter your surroundings you can always make it to paradise. Hard work and determination will always beat the odds. Today we bring you a 22 year old visionary that hasn’t yet made it to paradise but he’s well on his way.
Name: Kevin (Crook) Age: 22 Location: Tucson , Arizona
BB : First off, what does Pistols In Paradise mean?
PP : Pistols In Paradise is a gritty and witty underground street-wear brand out of Arizona. We exist to bridge a gap that no one really has before, between the streets and the beach. It’s a quest for a better life and at the same time staying true to the inner city elements that you rose from. In a bio I wrote about the brand before I said it’s a mixture of feung shui and gun play, I think that’s a great way to look at it.
BB : I definitely get that vibe . When did Pistols and Paradise come into fruition? and what was the reason you started a clothing line?
PP : Maybe a year and a half ago….I don’t keep records like that. There wasn’t a grandiose opening party I’ll tell you that…It’s been a super underground movement from the jump…I would meet people up in parking lots late at night to sell shirts..and still do….My reasoning for doing all this though is because I have a vision, it’s certainly not a get rich quick scheme…there’s a huge vacancy in REAL streetwear…so I’m just a chef trying to keep the streets fed.
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