We Chicagoans are a stylish bunch. Whether brunchin’ or club hoppin’ we love to keep it fashionable. Even our casual looks are all about making a statement. Thankfully, Chicago’s apparel brands are answering the call with message wear that let’s us “speak” our mind while matching our fly. Here are 7 Chicago-Based Tee and Sweatshirt Brands You Should Know:
Chic Shirt Shop
Check your Instagram and you’re bound to find a proud Chicagoan rockin’ a Chic Shirt Shop fit in your timeline. From its “She From Chicago” and “Chicago Girl” hoodies, to its Brown Skinned Girl” tees, the Chic Shirt Shop wears are all the rage. The Chic Shirt Shop definitely keeps message wear very cute. Get your Chic Shirt Shop piece at chicshirtshop.com.
To find a brand that has truly set itself apart, look no further than Fashion Geek. With its minimalist design and bold colors, the line of clothing, shoes and accessories has become one of the most popular and discernable brands in Chicago Street wear. “Geek” is so hot that earlier this year, the brand dropped its highly anticipated collaboration with Puma. This past Sunday, Owner/CEO Alonzo Jackson received the 2019 Trendsetter Award from Surround Sound of Fashion. Find out more about Fashion Geek at http://www.alonzojackson.com.
Merch by B Davis Designs
Colorful, fun and motivational statement wear that stands out…. That’s what you’ll find with Merch by B Davis Designs. Inspired by her journey back from a devastating injury, Graphic and web designer B. Davis created an apparel line
that inspires through life’s many challenges and celebrates us. The wide-ranging brand features collections “Unstoppable” “Confidence” and “For the Culture.” And there are plenty of cool designs to choose from.
Get your merch from designer B Davis at www.merchbybdavisdesigns.com
A veteran in the T-shirt game, N’Genious features a wide array of tees and sweatshirts to choose from. Get into the “Chicago By Nature” sweatshirt, or the Black Icon Series tees that make a statement without saying a word. N’Genious Creations also specializes in custom t-shirts. Find out more at www.ngeniouscreations.com.
So many cool tees, so little time. Whether you’re looking to rep the culture, show your creative side, or display your Chicago pride, Philosofher has a tee for you. This Philosofher philosophy: celebrating the life of, the love of creatives and women.” And Philosofher is more than just tees. The brand also features baby apparel, stationery and other novelties. Find our more about Philosofher at http://www.philosofher.com.
The Creative Collection
The folks at The Creative Collection pride themselves on creating “Conscious dope apparel.” For every purchase from The Creative Collection, a portion of sales sponsor funding and expansion of performing arts programs in undeserved communities.
The Creative Collection offers T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and accessories for men, women and kids. Babies can even rock their “Dope Kid” bodysuits and bibs. Grab your Creative Collection gear at http://www.shopcreativecollection .com
Urban Soul Apparel and Lifestyle Co.
Urban Soul is one brand that is definitively for the culture. Specializing in “soulful uplifting” apparel, Urban Soul’s “Melanin” tees and “Black Don’t Crack” jackets send a clear and powerful message. Show your Black pride with a piece from Urban Soul at http://www.urbanziel.com.