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