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6 Clothing Co. – The Shirt that Tells Chicago’s Story


There are not many times I get to sit down and talk to the owners or founders or creators of the businesses I promote here on the blog. That’s why this blog post is one that I have been really looking forward to writing. Something you should know about Chicagoans. We look unfriendly on the street, walking from location to location… but if you get one to sit down and talk we are totally down.

I met with Aris for coffee. He and six guys started 6 Clothing Co. As they like to put it, “Fate brought brothers, boyhood best friends and college roommates together and an unbreakable bond was formed”. They wanted to do something more than their 9-5 jobs. This is when Artists for Harmony was born. Through AFH they helped those with mental and physical disabilities, poured into local art programs in schools and reached out to families with health crises. Basically, they rolled up their sleeves and started helping their city.

Why 6?

This is where 6 Clothing Co. comes in. The six friends decided to use their creativity and create a clothing line. Each tee has a story related to Chicago. You can find the shirt’s story on the back of the top. All T-shirts are unisex (I want to get the guys at 6 to make a donut t-shirt…) and come in a variety of styles. I will break it down for you.

  1. Each tee has a unique story in the back of the shirt.
  2. A percentage of their proceeds goes back to the community.
  3. The guys who started 6 Clothing truly has a heart to give back.

“6 Clothing Co. is a collective thread of the lives of 6 friends from Chicago, woven together to bring you a personal clothing line. We believe that one’s sense of fashion and style are a direct extension of one’s character. We at 6 Clothing Co. are literally wearing our hearts on our sleeves, weaving memories of our lives into the everyday fabrics that we wear.”

The reason the line is called 6 Clothing actually comes from a military term. I love this!

“Got your 6” is a military term that literally means “I’ve got your back” in reference to the 6 o’clock position. If you buy 6 Clothing, we’ve got your back (and your front, and your sleeves…).

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**Giveaway ends on Saturday, March 4th

*** size medium

Ok, so there you have it. Your go- to-Chicago-made-t-shirt-company! Always think about your fashion purchases and ask, “am I giving back?”. If you are looking to sport your favorite city and give back, check out 6 Clothing Company.

Shout out to our Guest model: Dexter Peterson

Photos by me (Hannah Lynn) and my awesome photographer Hannah Kavanagh

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Hey thanks for stopping by and as always have a Full Color Day!

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