7/31/15

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5 o'clock thiswhere. #LetterboardFridays

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Sit here, child, and I will tell you about you about that man in the picture on the mantle. We lived together in Mississippi and in Georgia. I was with him at three in the morning when we found out that Diana died. I've taken him to the hospital to get patched up 3 times. I've fought with hime and the got in the car and gone on road-trips to Charleston and to Mentone and to San Francisco and Nashville. I got a tattoo with him. I've watched him blow off tests and seen him with a goatee that looked like he should have been in Pantera. I watched him get grounded. I got pissed when he showed up late, drunk, on my 21st birthday. I saw him fall in love a number of times and the last time was it, the time, he committed and was going hard out and it was going to be something. I can't tell all the stories of Lee and how much I loved him and how I miss him or how I weep, openly, when I stop my life for just a minute and remember that I had a friend, who was closer than anyone I've ever been to, who encouraged me and cheered me on and was there and was there and was there until he just wasn't. He's never met your mother. That's what really breaks my heart. The fact that the one person who I am closest to in my life will never know the other person who I was closest to. I was at her apartment when I got the call. They were driving home from his bachelor weekend in New Orleans, a weekend I would have been at had I not just started a job in NC a month before, and the sky opened up. It opened up and Lee was asleep in the back seat and he was dreaming of his wedding and then he was gone. That was ten years ago this day. Had I not ever known Lee I would not have gotten the call I feared most, and Marianna would not have taken me to the airport to bury my best friend and a bit of me, too, and then I wouldn't have been so alone and she would not have been there for me and then it would all be different. Lee was my best friend. And he saw to it that when he left, I'd have another one.

7/29/15

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We decided to try something new: We're going to start launching some prints as pre-sales. If you order one of the first 20, not only will you get a low-digit first pressing, but you'll also get it for $10 off. The first print we're launching this way is our take on the Louisiana flag. One that has been a long time coming. So grab you one quick and score it for $32 instead of $42. And we'll print them up and send them home in a few weeks.

7/28/15

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Pretty excited about this @atlantamagazine mention of our Wisdom, Justice & Moderation print. Thanks @jessnellgraves and Co.

7/27/15

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We've got those big (22"x36") Tennessee flags up in the shop. They were printed on a 1907 Miehle in Montgomery.

7/23/15

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Wedding season is going full steam and our @luckyluxecouture collab is hitting some lucky mailboxes.

7/22/15

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Always humbled when folks hang our art with their little ones. Here's a piece to remind a Virginia-born baby of home while she's away.

7/20/15

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A big ole Alabama state flag is gonna be on the site in the next couple of days. Save up your spending cash.

7/15/15

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Rad dads everywhere wear Old Try. And a happy birthday to our favorite Wilmington two-year old.

7/13/15

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I call team captain! You gotta score one of these @kentuckyforkentucky jerseys like quick.

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I call team captain. You gotta score one of these @kyforky raglan jerseys like quick.

7/12/15

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Sunday coffee shop vibes and a couple of our prints freshly roasted from @highbrowbrew in Franklin, TN. #printsgoinghome

7/9/15

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That time @tracery_interiors used our prints in the Southern Living Idea House in Senioa, GA. 👍🏻 #tbt

7/7/15

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"You all can go to hell. I will go to Texas." - David Crockett #comingsoon

7/6/15

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Oh my gosh you guys.

Invest in Victory!



Over this past weekend, you might’ve seen that we launched a new branch of Old Try, called Victory Brothers. July 4th seemed like just the right time. Here's why (conveniently from our About Us page):

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Pops was a Navy Sailor. Granddaddy was, too. Another one flew combat missions. Two of my three brothers are Navy Chiefs. My sister is engaged to a Sailor. And I live less than ten miles from Old Ironsides. The waves are in the family blood.

Blood that runs for America. For this great land to which we were born. A land that is free because of the brave men and women who are out there bleeding and sweating and crying and dying and fighting for this. For home. For democracy. For freedom. For victory.

I wanted to start Victory Brothers to connect to my family heritage of service. To make goods for the free and the brave. For those who are serving, who have served, who are related to someone who has served, or for those who want to honor those who have. 


This is for them. This is for y’all. This is for Victory.

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And, in the case that you need to feel good about supporting an American company, we’re giving 10% of profits to the USO through a program we call The Victory Tithe.

Check it out here.




7/4/15

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Today a new Branch of Old Try launched. Check out Victorybrothers.us

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The Declaration of Independence was read from this balcony 239 years ago. Happy Independence Day, y'all.

7/2/15

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We got some beautiful huge (24x36) prints in the works down in Montgomery. Check @cottonandpine to get some more looks.