In 2008 the prep work began for an idea I had for an apparel line that paid homage to classic martial arts films. August 2, 2011, was when 36 Styles made its official public launch with its original 4 designs; Invincible Armour, Snake in the Monkey’s Shadow, Dance of the Drunk Mantis & The Hot, The Cool and The Vicious.
Many more designs came soon after the initial first 4, and in the way the shirts were made in the beginning, this led to many designs selling out. At one time we had roughly 100 unique designs available for sale. Since the launch of this site at the end of 2019, we began to focus on limiting the number of designs and offer some in limited quantities.