Buy The Ticket, Take The RideSmokeSmith Gear 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 was 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.
The seeds of rebellion were sown.
But life interceded and our paths took us on separate journeys. Decades later we have reunited to forge a new foundation. Armed with a Midwestern ethic and enough weird, worldly experiences to give us a gonzo outlook we offer SmokeSmith Gear as an agent of change and a return to the head shop as hub of community and camaraderie.