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Grow Big Red Tee



Did you know that one of the earliest nicknames for UNL sports teams was the Mankilling Mastodons? It's true. (Source: Wikipedia.) In fact, Iowa called themselves the Cornhuskers in those days, until about 1900 when UNL literally just started using the name. It was a different time.

In any case, just in time for the 2017-18 year, here's a shirt in celebration of Nebraska's more agricultural (but less awesome) nickname. Whether you're an actual farmer or just a corn aficionado, this one's for you.

The type on this shirt is a slightly modified version of Plat, a typeface by an Omaha designer/hand-letterer named Nic Fredrickson, whose work I really admire. Plat is inspired by the history of the Benson neighborhood in Omaha, where I am sitting right now to type this description. #keepitlocal


The tee is a Bella + Canvas 3413 Triblend shirt. "Triblend" means it's made of 50/25/25 polyester/cotton/rayon — in English, it's going to be the softest, comfiest shirt in your dresser by far. It holds up great in the wash and shouldn't shrink. These shirts have a modern, slightly fitted cut.

The long-sleeved shirt is a LA Apparel 2007 Unisex Fine Jersey LS shirt. It's 100% ringspun cotton (except in the Heather Grey color, which has 10% polyester for that hip, heathered look). It's breathtakingly soft — even though this brand is available in fewer colors than others, we chose it specifically for not feeling like one of those stiff, cheap shirts you get for free at a football game. It has a slightly looser cut.

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