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Wear Your South Arlington Pride

by ARLnow.com June 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm 5,630 33 Comments

There’s a new “fashion label” in Arlington devoted exclusively to the bottom half of the county.

‘South Arlington Apparel’ is marketing its custom-designed t-shirts, trucker hats and gifts on Facebook while selling the wares via the web site Zazzle.com.

The designs feature stencil-style illustrations of recognizable South Arlington landmarks and intersections, as well as the stylized “s.A” company logo.

Photos via Facebook

  • FrenchyB

    “Just Say No” to trucker hats.

  • Eazy-E

    Thug life…

  • South Arlington

    Lame – no Penrose shirts.

  • …Great idea medicore execution.

  • Ballstonia

    So all the South Arlington landmarks are street signs and brick walls?

    Sounds about right.

    • 5555624

      Nah, we’ve got the sewage treatment plant, too.

  • NOVApologist

    Will these be available at the Goodwill store?

    • Z

      Give it time…

  • G Clifford Prout

    There should be yellow police tape between the streetsign posts.

  • PhilL

    I bet these are made in those south Arlington sweatshops by child labor.

  • TGEoA

    Why isn’t the sewage plant represented?

  • Captain Krunchy

    Why are the shirts in english?

    • ArlForester

      Nice.

    • 5555624

      They were an ESOL class project.

  • Jane

    So cute! Proudly lived in S. Arl for 5 years. I miss it very much.

  • BlueSkies

    Was the dog abandoned at the light post so the kids could play in the dog park?

  • UrsusMajeure

    Missed commercial opportunity: a store that allows one to wear their North Arlington pride, with “N.A.” logos on polo shirts with permanently popped collars and brown flip-flops.

    • Gman

      Don’t forger to put a Starbucks on the N.A. Shirts!

  • SmartAss

    I want the day laborer hiring center and weenie beenie made into a shirt! You can even have an El Salvador flag as the bagdrop…. tight!

  • Cyrus

    Who’s got two thumbs and lives on the corner of Walter Reed and 16th Street? THIS guy.

  • SouthArlJD

    I’ma get me some South Arlington truck nuts. Classy, that’s me.

  • Brendan

    I kind of feel sorry for South Arlington.

  • Asheryuki

    Don’t feel sorry for us – We have Shirlington and a 10 minute commute to DC. Awe, think of that when you are on 66 . . .at a standstill.

    Used to live in Falls Church City (and loved it) – much classier than North Arlington, and now I love living in S. Arlington.

    • Andrea

      I love South Arlington.

      I’ve had the opportunity to move into North Arlington for school but stayed in the Columbia Pike, Bailey’s Crossroads area instead. I don’t know about you guys, but I actually feel safer in my area. I mean, it’s well lit. Also, I’m from Chicago and the idea that South Arlington is the “ghetto” cracks me up. Lol, some of these people haven’t seen what “ghetto” or what a bad neighborhood really looks like. I think South Arlington is like any other neighborhood. You should look out for yourself after hours, which is what I do even in North Arlington. Arlington is pretty safe wherever you go as long as you’re alert. I’ll miss all the great ethnic places to eat like the hooka bar up the street that serves spicy Ethiopian food! YUMMY! I think I’m going to buy a South Arlington bag. 🙂

      • UrsusMajeure

        Exactly. But then, some of the Arlnow commenters have described blocks of northern Rosslyn as “wretched tenements” – i.e., the two blocks of rundown garden apartments surrounded by luxury condos and office buildings. Some perspective, people.

        • southsidepride

          I agree with the comments above – and could not believe the hatered towards south Arlington. I grew up in South Arlington, went to school there and lived there until 2006. My kids still live there and South Arlington is a great place! The neighborhoods are diverse in culture and are hard working individuals. The neighborhood that I lived in Douglas Park is very civic minded and there are tons of kids and families that are warm and friendly individuals. Thugs? Ghetto? I think not!! We love our “northern” neighbors – but get real!

  • SArl

    I think they should make a t-shirt with the controversial dog mural.

  • JJDRP

    No Wife Beater shirts? How disappointing!

    Anyhow, you will catch me in the similar colored Chick-fil-A cow costume before you see me sporting one of these shirts.

  • Newtdog

    These are funny…I have some ideas for the “North Arlington” line, I am sure it’s coming soon. Have a couple T’s with pictures of popped collars, brown flip-flops, and the same restaurant with different names on every corner…..you can add a bunch of lame-ass rooftop bars to the mix but Im not sure how much start-up they can pull from daddy’s trust?

    • 22207

      That’s an accurate depiction of people living in apartments or condos and in the R-B corridor part of N. Arl. only.

      For the rest of NARL, the symbol would be a huge baby stroller, attached to a riding lawn mower with an Obama sticker on it–attached by leash to a Labrador.

  • ArlForester

    I love that the shirts pretty much point you to every intersection you should avoid after dark. Nice work, L.A. (they know what this means).

  • The Perfect ARL T-Shirt

    This one would actually unify the whole county:

    A Mt. Rushmore of the County Board members–but fire-hydrant sized, with a dog urinating on it. If a motivated entrepreneur is out there, I would pay good money for this and hereby relinquish all intellectual property rights. Go forth and silkscreen.

  • southsidepride

    I grew up in South Arlington, went to school there and lived there until 2006. My kids still live there and South Arlington is a great place! The neighborhoods are diverse in culture and are hard working individuals. The neighborhood that I lived in Douglas Park is very civic minded and there are tons of kids and families that are warm and friendly individuals. Thugs? Ghetto? I think not!! We love our “northern” neighbors – but get real!

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