Known for its durability, canvas is one of the most rugged materials, ideal for use on boats, hiking gear and military equipment. Yet when applied not only for its sturdiness but also its versatile style, it can become something of an heirloom. Parrott Canvas Company in Greenville, NC, has set out to deliver that balance – making canvas bags that look good and are intended to last.
One step into Rhett Boyd’s surf shop in Charleston, South Carolina, and you might feel confused. His surf shop doesn’t carry Billabong, Roxy or Quiksilver. And forget beach music; Rhett prefers rock and roll. He’s an owner who meets customers at the door, and rather than offering a lackadaisical “s’up,” Rhett offers a glass of bourbon or a cigar. Or both. It’s clear that in the world of surf retailers, Rhett’s gone rogue.