4 years ago my younger brother stepped foot onto the University of Maryland as a wide-eyed freshmen. I was jealous--as he was about to embark on a new set of experiences that would define his future. He was prepared--with a suitcase full of Crooked Monkey t-shirts. Day one--he chose an original classic, our "My Roommate is gay" t-shirt. That's the shirt that clothed him as he stepped into his dorm for the first time, and met his unsuspecting roommate. They had a good laugh and became close friends. Throughout the years my brother sported countless other tees, and became known as the dude with the greatest wardrobe on campus. People would come up to him to see what shirt he was wearing on any given day.
As you can imagine, he's got loads of funny episodes with Crooked Monkey t-shirts. One night out at the bars, the girl he was hanging out with made him turn his "No one's ugly after 2 am" shirt inside out as the clock struck 2 am.
Last week was somewhat of a sad and nostalgic day for him. He graduated. So he pulled out the t-shirt that he was holding onto for exactly this occasion. Our "Never Leave College" John Belushi tribute shirt. That slogan was our company's original rallying cry. Having just left, we created this company to "Never Leave College."
What a way to bookend college. Way to live the dream.