K&B Purple Adult Tee
K&B (Katz and Besthoff) was a drug store chain headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded in 1905, it expanded to throughout the Gulf Coast and into the hearts of New Orleanians. In 1997, K&B was bought out by Rite-Aid. Ever since, New Orleanians have secretly held a grudge against Rite-Aid.
One of the most distinctive features of K&B was its use of a particular shade of purple, which commonly became known as "K&B Purple." And with a little help from American Apparel, Storyville now proudly revives "K&B Purple" in tee shirt form.
"K&B Purple" is printed on an ultraviolet (K&B Purple colored), 100% organic cotton, sweatshop-free American Apparel tee shirt. "K&B Purple" is available in both the unisex and female-specific cut. "K&B Purple" is modeled by Meghan Montgomery and TahJah Krauss. The tee shirt was also modeled by Felipe Lopez during the fifth annual Fashion in the Park fashion show, which took place in New Orleans on May 9, 2009 (photo by Lawles Bourque).
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Most Storyville tees are printed on 100% cotton, American Apparel brand tee shirts. These shirts are not pre-shrunk, so they will shrink if they are placed in the dryer. The unisex-cut American Apparel tee shirt is cut like a traditional men's tee shirt, although it runs about a half size smaller than Hane's, Fruit of the Loom or Gildan brand t-shirts. The female cut American Apparel tee shirt is significantly smaller than the unisex cut (a female XL tee is about the same size as a unisex medium tee). Compared to the unisex cut, the female cut tee also has smaller sleeves, is more narrow in the torso and is shorter in length.
If a product is printed on something other than a 100% cotton American Apparel t-shirt, it will be noted on the product page. Below are the sizing charts for the unisex cut and female-specific cut American Apparel crew t-shirts.
American Apparel 100% Cotton Crew Tee Shirts (2001 Style)