The T-shirt is having a major fashion moment right now and Milwaukee pride is always en vogue. A fashion staple for every season, I can’t stop filling my closet with the latest Milwaukee tees.
No more is the T-shirt made of crunchy cotton with a high neck and boxy fit. Designs of late are soft, slim, and ladies’ lines have a collar-bone-baring neckline and shorter sleeves. Milwaukee Home (seen in the homepage photo on the Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson) has blown up like Kardashian fame. The designs are simple, but the motto is spot-on and the fit is fabulous. Now you can get hoodies, tanks and accessories in every color of the rainbow, including your favorite Wisconsin sports teams’ color combos. They will be selling a special-edition Summerfest tee at the Summerfest Store, or visit their retail location close to the festival grounds at 159 N. Jackson St.
Orchard Street Press does custom screen-printing and has their own line of clothing and accessories, found locally at Sparrow Collective in Bay View, on Etsy.com and at a handful of other shops around town. All of their original and badass Midwestern-proud designs are printed using eco-friendly inks on garments made in the USA.
There is another T-shirt veteran in town that deserves a nod – Fred Gillich of Too Much Metal for One Hand/Smac Designs. He is actually celebrating 10 years of vending at Summerfest this summer. You’ve surely seen him around town at one of the many festivals or driving around in his signature van. Score a commemorative 10th anniversary tee shown below at Summerfest or at his showroom in the Marshall Building (207 E. Buffalo St.).
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