Southern Trend Clothing Shirts Commemorate Bikes, Blues, & BBQ
The company that is making all of the t-shirts for Bikes, Blues, & BBQ is called Southern Trend Clothing.
The Fayetteville-based business has been working overtime for months by printing thousands of shirts to get ready for the rally.
Tom Pagnozzi knows a little about rallies. The former Cardinals catcher is the co-owner of the business.
“We got involved several years ago. Trent Brandon, a former U of A baseball player, drew a design for Bikes, Blues, & BBQ and sold them out on a bar on Dickson. He does incredible designs every year and we just have a blast with it.”
In the print shop you can see designs from years past, and get a look at the 2012 version.
“Each year we have a different design. This year it’s based on the Pig Trail by an old gas station with an old biker looking at it,” said Pagnozzi.
Tom says 80 percent of their business will be black t-shirts.
There are a few variations based on taste and the weather.
“It gets crazy. We start in June and July and get some of the designs out. Really what we’re doing now is to check the weather and see how many long sleeve and tank tops you’re gonna do.”
Southern Trend Clothing also offers a huge selection of Razorbacks merchandise, and they sell a lot of vintage shirts to the sorority crowd at the U of A.
You can buy your Bikes, Blues, & BBQ rally shirts at the rally or just stop by the store which is located near the corner of Sycamore and Gregg in Fayetteville.