New Summer Fashions from Dixie Outfitters

Dixie OutifittersUpdate: Brooks Simpson provides additional analysis.

Check out the new summer t-shirt line from Dixie Outfitters. The company has already created custom t-shirts in response to the popularity of H.K. Edgerton and the Virginia Flaggers. Now it is coming out with a new shirt for the members of the Southern Heritage Preservation Group or as Brooks Simpson calls it: “the gift that keeps on giving.” The only thing missing from this shirt is some of the group’s greatest hits from their comment threads.

I love that the shirt seems to include the states of Kentucky and Missouri in the Confederacy as well as what became the state of West Virginia. Remember, it’s about heritage, not history.

This has me thinking. Perhaps I should come up with a t-shirt design for the Civil War Memory community. Hmmm…I wonder what it would look like.

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6 comments… add one

  • Bryan Cheeseboro Aug 3, 2013

    Wow, what a stupid looking t-shirt. Even sadder is that things like this show that Lost Cause, Neo-Confederate logic has really become a cult and no amount of factual evidence will change the mind of someone who would wear a shirt like this.

  • Grayson Jennings Aug 3, 2013

    Go ahead and come up with your own shirt……Sales should top out at 4!

    • Andy Hall Aug 4, 2013

      Mr. Jennings, SHPG has long described Dixie Outfitters as a “sponsor” of that group. In what ways, specifically, does Dixie Outfitters sponsor SHPG?

  • Grayson Jennings Aug 4, 2013

    We claim Stonewall Jackson as one of our own,as we should sine he came from what was then western Virginia. All y’all have from out that way is Sen. Robert Byrd and the KKK.You should be beaming with pride.

    • Kevin Levin Aug 4, 2013

      Thanks for the input.

  • I really cannot blame Dixie as they are a money making
    enterprise. Remember the quote attributed to P.T. Barnum about a
    sucker? They sell a lot of stuff on that site. I cannot really
    blame them for hitting this niche. I would bet they might even sell
    some designed by the readers and author of this site if there was a
    niche market profitable for them. However, I do see a surprising
    amount of t-shirts etc that would definitely fall into the Lost
    Cause genre. There is the heritage to think about, but let’s not
    get too carried away with it. There are many heritage festivals and
    many see this as just another. A lot of fact does have some fable
    mixed in all of them in my experience. Especially the medieval
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