Condition One Apparel

Condition One Apparel

Patrick James ·

Condition One Apparel was created for all those who keep themselves ready at all times. It's a term likely promulgated by the late great Colonel Jeff Cooper to represent the condition of readiness of his highly favored Colt M1911 handgun.

Condition One is the very last condition a weapon can be in before it is ready to fire. A round chambered, full magazine in place, hammer cocked and safety on, but ready to start throwing lead down range. It is commonly referred to as: Cocked and Locked.

The Condition One Apparel team decided to create designs around this condition as a total state of mind and body. It is the state of perpetual readiness to answer the call of liberty. The willingness to protect and defend the right of all people to live and pursue their individual happiness. It is a state of being. Ready to face the challenges of whatever is thrown your way.

Products are printed and shipped within the United States and Made in the USA materials are used where available. Condition One, at its very core is about self-sufficiency and preparedness, so their mission in that vein is to seek out and source as much as they can within the US and help create those sources if possible through patriotic American entrepreneurship.

If you’re willing to wear it, then you might want to make sure you are truly READY... for whatever life throws at you.

"Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem."

Used by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to James Madison, January, 30 1787 

It translates to: "I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery" or "I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude."

You can live on your knees and depend upon a master to care for your needs, or you can stand and be counted as a free man or woman. The latter takes determination and desire... and it takes a mindset and worldview to live your life in Condition One. "If you don't have one in the pipe, you're wrong."

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