Cardinal Cotton + Old Try

Happy New Year everyone! I hope your holidays were restful and rejuvenating. I was quite content to spend it near the beach and take a nice break from it all. To start things back up for 2013, I thought I'd begin with two wonderful companies that care deeply about the great American South, Cardinal Cotton and Old Try. 

Cardinal Cotton was created by brothers John and Dave Peele. Their cotton t-shirts are super cozy with that broken-in feel and effortless style. All images are drawn by hand and printed in North Carolina, where they both were born and raised.

Old Try was created by Southerners, Micah and Marianna Whitson. You may know them from their amazing letterpress prints, but what they also do are t-shirts. The designs are made from inked up letterpress type that is hand set and scanned. Please do peruse, there's a t-shirt for every Southerner...

Including this graphically cool Alabama tee, which would be a good shirt to wear today to support Alabama in tonight's BCS Championship game against Notre Dame. 

Micah and Marianna connect people to places. They help us remember and celebrate locales from the South that we love. I'm grateful for their efforts, as well as to John and David for their deep appreciation of North Carolina. Through their eyes, through their efforts, we can better appreciate the South too. (Go 'Bama! ...) 


Photos: Cardinal Cotton & Old Try    Content: Sweet Peach