Tee shirts are a wardrobe staple for most equestrians. A good tee shirt is comfortable, wash n' wear, and looks as good with jeans off the horse as it does with breeches on the horse. Yet when we went looking for equestrian label tees to stock, we were a tad disappointed by what was available . It seemed to us that unless you wanted to go around with a giant unicorn on your chest (fine if you are 5 years old) or pay $70 for a tee shirt, there was nothing specifically for equestrians out there. It became apparent that most riders were wearing athletic or surf brand tee shirts. We thought to ourselves: this will never do!!! We are equestrians! We have our own unique culture and style! We deserve our own tee shirts that reflect this, dammit!
We set off on a mission and found some exceptional quality, well fitting, lightweight (150gsm) combed cotton tees. Importantly for us, these tees are made in an offshore factory that is audited and assures that its working conditions are safe, fair, legal and humane. No sweatshops on our watch, thank you! Then we tracked down a designer in Melbourne who could capture our out-of-the-box ideas and a local printer who could digitally print them to a quality that would last a gazillion washes! Bingo! The Arch & Alex tee shirt collection was born!