Better than West Monroe


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The original Harvey kids grew up in Monroe, Louisiana. Right across the Ouachita River from Monroe lies West Monroe, a city culturally and politically distinct from its neighbor to the east. Anyone from Monroe knows that an intense rivalry exists between the so-called "Twin Cities." Since we grew up in Monroe, we decided to stoke the fire a bit and create a shirt for all of our friends in Monroe or with Monroe roots. And as Monroe native and St. Frederick graduate Hillary Norris often says, "everyone can relate everything back to Monroe."

The shirt is all in fun, and we Harveys still have lots of love for West Monroe. West Monroe is home to Mojo Ware, one the nation's best and most unique apparel designers. West Monroe is the city where the original Harvey kids went to elementary school (St. Paschal in the house!). And we also many a happy summer afternoon exploring the trails of Kiroli Park.

"Monroe" is printed on a heather lake blue 50% cotton, 50% polyester American Apparel tee shirt with orange and yellow inks. "Monroe" was created by Josh Harvey and is modeled by Louisiana State University students Paul Hewitt, James Knobloch and Nicole Staudenmaier. There is also a photo of Paul modeling the t-shirt during the 2009 Storyville Fashion Show in Baton Rouge (Paul is an actual Monroe native). This photo was taken by Liz Condo of The Advocate. Last but not least, there is a photo of Southern University of New Orleans student Shaun Grant modeling "Monroe" during the 2009 Fashion in the Park fashion show in New Orleans. This photo was taken by Lawles Bourque.

The tee shirt is only available in the unisex cut.


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