National Scene: Philadelphia

February 13, 2009

By Kristine McGlinchey

Recognized by most for its delicious cheesesteaks and landmarks, the city of brotherly love offers a generation of designers putting Philly on the map for more than its historical significance.

Check out the trends Philly conjures up.

LastDays Wear

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Shedding light to social injustices, one organic t-shirt at a time, LastDays Wear combines urban flair with eco-friendly chic. As seen on their web site, “When you wear the LastDays brand, you are in fact embracing the movement and communicating the message to others: People Positive, Earth Positive,” these tees not only look good but they make you feel even better.

Get your good vibes on at

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Think Dancing with Wolves meets The Mummy. This unique collection offers vintage tees with Egyptian designs and a desert feel. Featured on Nylon Magazine and Daily Candy these hand-drawn tees are sure to get you a howl or two.

Are you a horse or wolf? Find out at

Art In The Age of Mechanical Reproduction
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Take innovative artists, combine their infinite design possibilities, give them the tools to create hand painted and silk screened shirts and what do you get? A line of tees focusing on the intellectual part of design and intricate patterns that shine in each of their pieces. The designs are created by a slew of breakthrough artists each delivering a message of awareness or irony.

Fight the movement at

Magick Outlaw

Pete Whitney and Joel Peterson are the founders of Outlaw Print Co., specializing in screen-printing, and Magick Outlaw, a rebel clothing line. While other lines aim to be bad, contrasting tees and neon designs make these tees a force to be reckoned with. Don’t be timid, take a walk on the wild side!

Resist the ordinary at