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Our company is a small collective of individuals striving to build high quality products.

In true samurai spirit, Once We Were Warriors started with a man and his pulsating heart. A passionate streetwear designer based in Amsterdam, fantasizing about creating a story driven concept brand, far away from the fast fashion industry. Gear that can last a lifetime, gear one can update and personalize.

ABOUT ONCE WE WERE WARRIORS LIVE WITH HONOUR

Born into a world of chaos, where values and honour have been skewed, Once We Were Warriors was created to remind men and women what it means to be a warrior: to live a courageous life, to be just, and to live with honour.

We take our inspiration from the ancient world of the Samurai who held bravery, honour and personal loyalty above life itself. Their code, the Bushido, taught people the value of honesty, justice and clear judgement in distinguishing right from wrong.

We believe that the samurai soul lives on. Once We Were Warriors is the embodiment of the Samurai’s quiet respect, combined with a strong mind. Our collections have been created for modern warriors around the world who share the Samurai’s ideals.

Our clothes armour your body to equip you for modern life. Full of bold mantras to remind us of what we stand for, intricate and surprising details to uncover and unfold and a refined, qualitative sports-luxe aesthetic that the Samurai would be proud of today.

Welcome to the world of the modern warrior. Welcome to Once We Were Warriors.

“LIVE WITH HONOUR”

THE BADGE OF HONOUR

The luxurious velcro badge, can be found in every collection. You can modify and personalize your Once We Were Warriors gear with this iconic badge.

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We take our inspiration from the ancient world of the Samurai who held bravery, honour and personal loyalty above life itself. Their code, the Bushido, taught people the value of honesty, justice and clear judgement in distinguishing right from wrong.