We’re William & Shane.

We started Pistol Lake to create well-made shirts in Los Angeles.

We think a great shirt is a story about where you’ve been and what you’ve done. Go to a thrift store and you might find a vintage L.L. Bean shirt from 30 years ago - when clothes were made to last. When shirts were an extension of you - tailored to your body from time and wear. We're bringing this quality back to shirts.

William & Shane

Making Our Clothes

To make the perfect versions of the shirts we want to wear, we draw & design, source fabrics, transport patterns, check dye results, fit test and ship everything ourselves.

Fabric for a full production run of t-shirts

Our Stockroom

When you place an order, we pick your shirts from the shelves in our workshop, wrap them up and send them your way. We believe that the packaging should reflect the same amount of work & care that goes into making the garments themselves.

Shane creating the Pistol Lake packaging design

Pistol Lake, Maine

When we were kids, the trip to Pistol Lake in Maine was what my twin brother and I looked forward to the most. It was just our grandparents, boats, fishing rods and us for the entire summer. Hours away from civilization and with no other residents, Pistol Lake represented the kind of simplicity that life is all about and what our company is for us today - it gives us the ability to focus on what really matters in life. -William

Summers at Pistol Lake as kids

Our clothes are a reflection of who we are and what we believe.

Good companies make money. Great companies have souls.

We revere the mind & body and pursue excellence through hard work.

We respect freedom; the ability to allocate your time however you see fit. We don’t believe in breaking ‘rules’. Rules are, by definition, a fabrication of man.

We believe in kinship; in loyalty, brotherhood and friendship.

We believe in happiness; in experiencing the world around us, having a natural curiosity and constantly changing ourselves.