Shop Local: 5 Must-Have #KC Shirts

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made in kansas city t shirtWhen you love a city, there’s nothing better than (literally) wearing your pride. And if you’re as big a fan of Kansas City as I am, it’s only fitting (see what I did there?) to make sure your wardrobe echoes your KC love. That’s where these 5 must-have #KC shirts come in!

Whether you’re shopping for a special gift or treating yourself, you can’t go wrong with one of these 5 comfy yet stylish T-shirts. Sure, the designs and colors vary, but they all share one important trait: a passion for our beloved city. Ready? Let’s talk T’s!

charlie hustle t shirtsKC Heart | Charlie Hustle

You know that T-shirt that you’ve lovingly washed a million times so it’s perfectly soft and worn? It’s kind of magic, isn’t it? That’s just one of the things that makes Charlie Hustle shirts so awesome. The KC Heart is described by the company as “a staple tee of the Charlie Hustle brand, representing our roots of our hometown of Kansas City.” Plus, the KC Heart design is available in multiple color combinations: red letters/blue heart on a gray T-shirt, white letters/blue heart on a blue T-shirt and white letters/red heart on a blue T-shirt. While you’re at it, don’t forget to pick up a matching pair of Zubaz pants!

Made In Kansas City | LocalStart.org

There’s no denying that a lot of cool things are made in Kansas City—so why not add yourself to the list? The Made In Kansas City initiative T-shirt (pictured at the top of the post) helps support LocalStart.org, the mission of which is “to strengthen the local economy by creating an environment where Kansas City products are at the forefront of people’s minds and they are displayed with pride in our establishments.” T’s are available in a blue unisex V-neck, gray unisex V-neck, dark grey youth crew neck and black baby onesie. Outfit the whole family in #KC awesomeness! Oh, and pro tip? You can buy the shirts online, but a few are also available at The KC Annex inside the Garment District Boutique in downtown Kansas City.

missouri is awesome t shirtsKC Boulevards and Fountains | Missouri Is Awesome

Pay tribute to two of Kansas City’s long-admired features, boulevards and fountains, with this eye-catching KC Boulevards and Fountains design from Missouri Is Awesome. If the shirt itself doesn’t immediately sell you, the description will: “Kansas City has more boulevards than Paris, more fountains than Rome and more awesome people than both cities combined.” Isn’t that the truth?! And while you’re at it, be sure to check out the rest of the merch, too, including Missouri-centric designs available in apparel, hats, jewelry and more.

raygun t shirtsKC Cool | RAYGUN

You know the hippest hot spot before it’s even on the radar. Your wardrobe is what inspires the fashion magazines. When friends need recommendations, they come to you. Your must-have T-shirt? The KC Cool design from RAYGUN, which proudly proclaims you’ve always been dedicated to Kansas City, even when our metropolitan spotlight was, well, a bit dim. The blue on blue shirt is available in men’s and women’s sizes.

boulevard smokestack t shirtBoulevard Smokestack Tee | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Beer drinkers, this one’s for you! Show your Kansas City and your Boulevard pride with the Smokestack Tee, a wearable homage to the brewery’s renowned Smokestack series. Of course, the shirt looks even better if you’re drinking your favorite Smokestack brew while you wear it, so make sure your fridge is stocked! Boulevard’s got a ton of other T-shirts and merch, too, in case you’re in the mood for a shopping spree. Although it’s not a shirt, I’ve got to give an honorable mention to the Baldwin KC Blvd cap, a collaboration between Boulevard and Baldwin featuring Baldwin’s signature wool design in Boulevard’s logo colors.

The only problem? Picking just one! Of course, I’d recommend buying all of them. After all, there’s no such thing as too much KC love, right? Be sure to drop me a comment and let me know which one’s your favorite!