Our story began in 1994 with the friendship of Tom Merritt and Mike Pereyo, a pair of Clemson University students who dreamed up an outdoor lifestyle clothing company designed to express "the outside inside us all". Soon after graduating together, Tom and Mike started OOBE from humble beginnings out of a former auto body shop.
Growth was hard-won but rapid as we garnered regional popularity and high demand in specialty outfitter shops. In time, we expanded into strategic business partnerships, offering design expertise for other companies building their own branded apparel programs.
Today, we offer a menswear retail line created to outfit people for life, which we carry in our flagship store on King Street in Charleston, SC. We also execute Design/Build programs for a range of leading companies in various industries. No matter the avenue, our company continues to evolve as we look for new and better ways of serving people through well-crafted clothing.
After outfitting people for adventure and work for over two decades, we’ve designed a retail line to outfit people for life. It’s a celebration of adventure, well-made products, shared experiences, and relationships. With a wide range of innovative designs that combine form and function, our new line can be found at our flagship store and coming soon at www.oobe.com.
THE OOBE STORE
Our flagship store is now open on Charleston’s historic King Street. It’s the best place to shop and experience our retail line in its entirety. It’s also a tangible extension of our purpose as a company – a place where we can serve guests by delivering exceptional service and adding an enriching experience to their lives.
We are privileged to design and execute bespoke apparel programs for leading companies across various industries. Our in-house design team and supply chain management process yield best of class results. We design comfortable, functional, style-conscious clothing that employees enjoy wearing for work. Through uniquely serving each of our partners and their team members, we help reinforce an excellent image for their respective brands and cultures. Just another way that we outfit people for life.
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 2016 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
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.