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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

10 years ago, when we first started brainstorming on what would become State Traditions, John and I hoped  this entrepreneurial creative pursuit would make enough money to treat ourselves to lunch. We thought it could be a business but you just never know.

The rest, as they say, is history. 2 more partners, 5 different offices, 30+ employees, 200+ campus reps, 500+ different retail partners, the initial 4 states to 50, only polos and shirts to a diverse catalog…it's been a wild run. We see a fair amount of state-inspired product out there these days, and believe it or not, it's exciting and a compliment to know that we were a primary player, if not the prominent group, that launched this concept into popularity years ago. Today we're proud that our customers support us so well and that we reach new people every day that are fired up to show where they're from, and what it means to them.


With next summer marking our official 10 year anniversary, we're planning a few fun things this fall to gear up for that. One is Throwback Thursday's. In these we'll share photos of some retired products - and some personal favorites. Maybe we'll bring some out of retirement? Another is State of the Day. We plan to sporadically feature different states and when we do, we'll encourage you to share a pic about it, with opportunities for rewards with your responses.

 
To kick off our first throwback Thursday check these out:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We made these to take to our first Charlotte apparel market in 2010. They were supposed to be light blue and white. They came back teal! In honor of the at-the-time defunct Charlotte Hornets, we called them Charlotte Throwbacks. We sold the only 50 ever run in about a week. I don't know of another anywhere besides mine.



I traveled to the Baltimore-DC area for work for a few years and always liked Maryland's state shape and flag (and people, baseball and food, but that's another story). I used to wear this visor around town, but at some point it turned into an office only visor. I wear it on days I need to dial in. I eventually put my initials on it when we bought the embroidery machine.


One of the first items ever produced. Original cut polo. Original TN fish design. I'm a big fan of the state. My wife's family is from a small town near Knoxville and we go up there all the time. I wore this shirt on one of our first photo shoots. During a Christmas package push in 2013 I tore a hole in the shoulder on a rack in the warehouse.

 

Our belts are still one of my favorite products. Just enough color. Well made. I've had this in my rotation for I'm not sure how long. Has it been Saban bringing Bama luck all these years or the belt? I'm just saying. Well, probably Saban.


We once coined the phrase the places we come from and things we choose to remember make us who we are. I think that holds up. These items to me have a story and also take me back to all the things happening around them that are part of my story. Whether you've known us the whole time, or just last week, thanks! Thanks for being a part of the story. If you're feeling it, share yours with us, and stay tuned for more throwbacks and state shout outs. It's gonna be a fun fall!

Co-Founder, Keith Brown 

September 22, 2016 by Keith Brown

Gameday Starts Here

It's gameday season. College football every weekend, tailgates every Saturday, winners and losers every Saturday night.

September 28, 2015 by Angie Brown

Outdoor Style

Invest in serious style this fall with one of our new Soft Shell Vests. Available with or without state embroidery, these vests are perfect for those cold tailgates and late afternoon games. Made to withstand the weather, our vests are both water-resistant and windproof, not to mention they come equipped with a fleece backer. Sport your state pride in style while staying warm this fall and winter.

November 12, 2014 by Angie Brown

Sweater Weather

Crisp fall air makes the days ideal for throwing on a warm sweater. Our new cotton-cashmere 1/4-zip pullovers feature the luxury of fine cashmere with the durability of soft cotton. Available with state imagery or without, the sweater comes in rich autumn colors such as hunter green, camel, red, royal, and more. Pair with one of our button-down shirts for a versatile look perfect for gameday or the office. This cold weather attire is a must-have staple for your closet, carrying you throughout the fall and winter.

November 03, 2014 by Angie Brown

Celebrate Fall

October 11, 2014 by Angie Brown

Football Fans

True football fans know how to create an outstanding tailgating scene. From delicious food, such as chips and dip or an apple cobbler served up in a state-shaped cast iron skillet (found on our ST Market page) to chic fashion, like gameday bracelets and scarves (also found at ST Market), dedicated fans know that details matter. Here are a few more must-haves to get you started on your perfect tailgate.

 

 

Pictured above: Arkansas Traditional Hat Red, Arkansas Fayetteville Gameday Polo White, Arkansas Traditional Belt, State Traditions Croakies, Texas College Station Gameday Golf Visor, and Texas College Station Gameday T-Shirt White

 

Pictured above: Georgia Traditional Hat Red, Gameday Flyover T-Shirt, Georgia Athens Gameday Koozie, Tennessee Knoxville Gameday Golf Visor, and Tennessee Knoxville Gameday Tattersall Shirt

 

 

Pictured above: California Palo Alto Gameday Hat, State Traditions Croakies, States & Tailgates T-Shirt, Washington Seattle Gameday Hat Purple, Washington Seattle Gameday Koozie, and State Traditions Croakies Purple

September 26, 2014 by Angie Brown