Turns out I have quite a collection of Michigan shirts. I was cleaning out my closet last weekend and found my old Great Lakes Shirts (I have two and my wife has one to match). We gave these inkblot shirts as gifts to our wedding party and we mailed a set to family in California as Christmas gifts – a huge hit if you are strapped for ideas this year.
Also buried in a pile of old clothes, I found the “Smitten with the Mitten” t-shirt that I bought at Ypsilanti’s Shadow Art Fair. And I couldn’t have been more excited when I saw my wife’s new Google Ann Arbor shirt. Add my Yooper Steez hoodie and I’m starting to think I’ve developed a habit. Next on my list, either a Michigan Awesome shirt or Lake Michigan: Unsalted.
I’m always complimenting someone’s Michigan t-shirt, high-fiving passersby, or sending my wife links to online stores as subtle hints. I’d be a complete addict if it weren’t for the fact that standard shirts only last one wash until I’m too tall to wear them again. So until I find a vintage “Say Ya To Da U.P., Eh?” shirt in size large-tall, I’ll send gifts and spread the good word.
*I was tempted to write this post on all my Michigan stuff: photos, clocks, paintings, walking sticks, etc., but it got a bit unruly. Saved for another day.