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Topic: History

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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Our Inspiration: Jacquard Fabrics

Of the many new prints and patterns we’ve introduced for Fall ’13, we are particularly pleased with our offering of unique jacquard fabrics. Hailing from a weaving tradition that dates back to 1801, these fabrics are incredibly customizable and thus are made with the utmost control and precision. For those of you who aren’t familiar […]

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History of the Western Shirt

Photo Credit: Susan Einstein In terms of wardrobe staples, the western shirt is about as iconic as it gets. It is one of the few pieces rugged enough to withstand both harsh frontier conditions and changing fashion trends throughout the last two centuries. So to share this unique heritage, we took a look back to […]

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The Making of the Lyle Lovett Shirt

To celebrate our collaboration with musician and sartorial savant Lyle Lovett, we go behind the scenes to follow one of his custom designed western shirts as it’s made from scratch in our Houston workshop. If you haven’t seen it yet, the Lyle Lovett collection is rather understated; capitalizing on subtle details like the accentuated pointed […]

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James Turrell Retrospective – MFAH

If you haven’t visited the James Turrell retrospective currently showing at the MFAH, it’s well worth adding it to your calendar. The artist is best known for his atmospheric light installations the most famous of which is currently in progress in a desert crater outside Flagstaff, AZ. James Turrell in front the Roden Crater – […]

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