State Forty Eight

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I have seen these shirts around the Valley. A few guys created this apparel line to represent their passion for Arizona. State Forty Eight represents a lifestyle, a sense of community and is an expression of pride. I love the logo and picked up a shirt while I was visiting Chandler Public Library. They are pretty stylish and comfortable and make me proud of the state I grew up in. The have shirts, stickers, wallets and hats.

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Vans

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Vans have been a big part of my life for years. I still remember having the old 80’s urban street skate hat with the split back tail on the back. Then Tony Hawk made skateboarding a big thing in the late 80’s with his crazy stunts. We would hang around Sidewalk Surfer in Scottsdale and buy boards and the latest Vans shoes. Now here I am today still riding a longboard, watching the X-Games and wearing my Vans. It helps that I raised two boys that have kept me feeling young. Today marks 50 years since the first Vans store opened up in Cali. In addition to their clothing line, they have sponsored many extreme sports like BMX, skateboarding and motocross. They also sponsor the Warped Tour that features many of the top music artists today. I’ll always be a big fan and look forward to many more years of buying a new pair of Vans.

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