The thing I always wanted growing up was to belong. To be from someplace. Someplace folks knew and folks were jealous of and someplace that would make me proud.
And the thing is, as I've moved from place to place, looking for where it is that I will feel at home, I realize that it is one place and it is many places and it is all over that makes me who I am.
There's nothing wrong with being born and raised and still living in and eventually going to die at the same place. There's nothing wrong with getting out there and seeing how the rest of the world lives and just rolling and gathering no moss.
As a way of coming to terms with that, we've launched a pretty comprehensive collection of shirts called Everybody's From Somewhere.
The shirts are made in LA, designed with scans of Massachusetts letterpress type, and printed in Atlanta by the hands of Southerners. They fit a little slim, as do most all American Apparel shirts. They are a blend of cotton and rayon and polyester. They feel soft and they are heather and they are emblazoned with the place you're from. Or the place were you live. And if we are missing your home, let us know. We'll start offering it.
Cause we're all from somewhere. And there's no shame in that.
If you'd like to see if we've got one for where your from, go here.