5 Fly Philly T-Shirt Brands

Philadelphia, best known as the city of brotherly love, is a hot spot for emerging artists and designers. Great talents like Patti Labelle, Bradley Cooper and Will Smith hailed from the streets of Philly. We searched for budding t-shirt brands based in Philadelphia and created a list of our favorites. Some of these brands have come a long way from their humble beginnings, taking their business from the basement to flagship stores. Here are our top picks for Philly based t-shirt brands.

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Aphillyated

Two brothers Nicholas and Vincent Sannuti had a vision for creating an apparel line to capture the essence of the city they knew so well. The Sannuti’s founded Aphillyated Apparel in May 2010 and today it has grown into Philly’s most popular and beloved streetwear clothing brands. Celebrities who are Philly natives have been spotted rocking Aphillyated Apparel, including Questlove, Meek Mills and Travie McCoy. Aphillyated Apparel is the go to spot for a variety of Philly inspired pieces.

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Aphillyated.com

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Duke & Winston

Duke & Winston is Philadelphia’s own go-to casual prep store for gentlemen and dog lovers. Duke & Winston launched in 2009 by Seun Olubodun and his English Bulldog, The Duke serving as the mascot for the brand. Seun Olubodun left his IT job to embark on his t-shirt business full time, with dreams to become the next Ralph Lauren. Today the brand has transitioned from a small t-shirt business into a huge retail shop carrying everything from hats, ties, belts and more!

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Duke-Winston
1822 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA

PANYC STATE

Socially and politically conscious brand PANYC State (pronounced “Panic State”) was founded by four friends devoted to designing clothing with a deeper meaning. PANYC State draws influence from Philadelphia and New York urban styles. Through colorful and quirky graphic tees, PANYC State addresses important issues of status, self-esteem and evolution.

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PANYCState.com

Abstract Thoughts

Abstract Thoughts is a lifestyle brand created by fine artist, photographer and designer Billy Abstract in 2007. After successful pop-up shops, Abstract Thoughts finally opened its first retail and internet cafe shop in Philly. Customer’s are greeted to a sky inspired painted shop of Billy’s signature cloud pattern. Abstract Thoughts is a great spot to channel creative energy, snack and shop.

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ThaClouds.com
3950 Lancaster ave Philadelphia PA

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Jawn

Building upon one of Philly’s most used slang terms, is Jawn Clothing Co., a lifestyle brand that embodies the city’s attitude through fresh and timeless design. The word “Jawn” is used as a filler for person, place, or thing. Much like the popular usage of the word, the brand incorporates “Jawn” in every product to represent Philly culture and coined the acronym “Just Another Word Needed.” Celebrate football season with Jawn Clothing’s latest Eagles Jawn!

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JawnClothing.com

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