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Topic: History

A Fond Farewell to a Goode Friend

You wouldn’t have necessarily known it driving by, but on the side of Kirby Dr. back in 1977, a small smokehouse was set to irrevocably change Houston’s food culture. In many ways, Goode Co. BBQ began in the same manner than it operates: all in. Having grown tired of the daily deadlines and drudgery that […]

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Houston Roots Run Deep: The Houstorian Dictionary

Houston gets a bad rap, but it’s an incredible hub for culture, industry, and opportunity—and according to some, it always has been. In fact, we just picked up The Houstorian Dictionary, which seeks to catalogue and celebrate “the innovators, artists, heroes, hucksters, scientists, philanthropists, performers, politicians, and tinkerers” who have made Houston what it is […]

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In 1883: Buffalo Bill Launches His First “Wild West Show”

Of course we are a bit biased, but 1883 was a pretty big year. Yes—it is the year that Edward and J. Brooke Hamilton launched Hamilton Shirt Co., but it is also the year in which a number of incredible events took place, from the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge to the unveiling of Thomas […]

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Press: Bearing’s Guide (Edition No. 144)

As longtime fans and readers of Bearing’s Guide, we were absolutely thrilled when they reached out to us for a feature on Hamilton Shirts. The article itself (which just debuted in their most recent edition) takes a close look at our unique place and perspective in the industry—following from our humble origins in 1883 through […]

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Julep: A Celebration of Southern Cocktails & Cuisine

It’s hard to imagine now, but ice was once an incredibly sought-after commodity in the South. In fact, it was an emblem of extreme wealth during most of the 19th century. Ice was not only an ingredient in Southern cocktails, but was also a means by which the upper classes could enjoy fresh shellfish and other seafood […]

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Shirt Company Going Strong At Age 131 – Houston Chron

The Houston Chronicle’s ‘Ultimate Memorial‘ (2/18/14) makes a visit to Hamilton Shirts HQ – reporting on our family, our history, our business, store & workshop. Lots of great details highlighted including the fact that we are the oldest continually run business in Houston since 1883. Check out the fantastic article here.

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