Two Old Friends. One Crazy Idea.
SmokeSmith Gear & Supply Co. was founded by two youthful but middle-aged guys who have been friends since first grade. We both grew up in the Detroit area, so we have a deep appreciation for craftsmanship, underdogs and do-it-yourself grit. We also recall the glory days of the local head shop (ours happened to be located in the blue collar lake hamlet of Keego Harbor and, later, Ann Arbor), and the colorful characters who were always present. Our older siblings passed on their psych rock albums and dog-eared copies Creem, National Lampoon and the works of Charles Bukowski, exposing us further to this hidden, freaky world.