10 lo­cal T-shirts that are cooler than the Wi­chita flag shirts

The Wichita Eagle (Sunday) - - Arts & Culture - BY MATT RIEDL

This year, give the gift of the T-shirt. The hum­ble cot­ton T-shirt, when prop­erly se­lected and cu­rated, can worn year-round. It’s no se­cret there’s no short­age of Wi­chita flagth­emed T-shirts avail­able in town.

In­stead of buy­ing that flag shirt, let ev­ery­one know your truly hip Wi­chita ties by get­ting some of these Tshirts — fea­tur­ing deeper cuts from lo­cal cul­ture.

Here’s a list of 10 lo­cal T-shirts we’ve deemed the cream of the crop for this hol­i­day sea­son:

10. LUCKY NEKO SHIRTS AT YOKO­HAMA

Sure, we have a lot of chain restau­rants in Wi­chita — that’s why it’s es­pe­cially nice to find a good, lo­cal shop. Take, for ex­am­ple, Yoko­hama Ra­men Joint, which has been get­ting rave re­views both here in town and na­tion­ally. In ad­di­tion to sell­ing ra­men, the De­lano restau­rant also sells two va­ri­eties of Tshirts — my fa­vorite of which is the Lucky Neko shirt, fea­tur­ing a tra­di­tional Ja­panese “for­tune cat,” as well as a lit­tle Wi­chita flag on the sleeve for good mea­sure.

$15.99. Yoko­hama Ra­men Joint, 613 W. Dou­glas, Ste. A. www.wi­chi­tara­men.com, 316-260-7031 9. HOP­PING GNOME BREWING COM­PANY SHIRTS

Hop­ping Gnome, in the Dou­glas De­sign Dis­trict, of­ten cre­ates a ro­tat­ing se­lec­tion of punny T-shirts star­ring — you guessed it — gnomes. In the past, they’ve re­leased shirts fea­tur­ing phrases like “There’s No Place Like Gnome,” “Take Me Gnome Tonight” and “I’m Sexy and I Gnome It.” Right now, the brew­ery has its uni­sex base­ball-sleeve “Gnome for the Hol­i­days” shirt in stock, as well as plenty of straight­for­ward ap­parel fea­tur­ing the brew­ery’s

8. LAWRENCE-DU­MONT STA­DIUM COM­MEM­O­RA­TIVE SHIRTS

These aren’t nec­es­sar­ily the coolest-look­ing shirts I’ve ever seen, but for fans of the re­cently de­mol­ished Lawrence-Du­mont Sta­dium, or Wi­chita his­tory buffs, it could make for a timely gift. The shirts are only avail­able on­line, and they’re be­ing sold by the Na­tional Base­ball Congress World Se­ries. Long-sleeve shirts and base­ball-sleeve tees (ap­pro­pri­ately) are avail­able. The dead­line to or­der shirts and have them de­liv­ered be­fore Christ­mas is Dec. 10.

$24-$25. www.com­pa­ny­ca­su­als.com/ nbc­shop

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