In college, like most, my typical attire was flip-flops and a t-shirt. But on the rare occasion of my low-budget attempt to be fashionable (Charlotte Russe anyone?), my roommate who was a whole YEAR older than me would ask, “Is that what the kids are wearing these days?” For some reason, the joke never really gets old. I’m pretty sure we’ll be asking each other that when we’re 80 and one of us dares to wear shorts above the knee. So, last week when “the kids” arrived to our on-campus shoot with the fine folks at Volunteer Traditions clothing company, I had a good laugh inside my own head.
Volunteer Traditions was born when a couple UT grad students noticed in-between football seasons that their wardrobe was lacking a way to display their state pride. So, they got right to it being the fashionistas (or law students) that they were and just a few years later their fashion line has grown into selling tasteful, timeless t-shirts, hats, bow-ties, and belts in states all over the South. Have a look at their quality apparel below, and then head on over and get yourself some good, southern, state-lovin’ gear.