Are you a Dirty Local? If so, grab a t-shirt from the Mercantile and wear your Dirty Local label loud and proud!
What is a Dirty Local anyway? Well, they are a Bayfield-based small apparel business and we are pleased to carry their t-shirts at the Mercantile not only because the t-shirts have pretty cool design, but also because the company has a pretty cool story.
It all started last summer when the cousin of Dirty Local founder Keenan Coombs was skateboarding a local park. As a mother walked by with her children, one of the kids commented that his cousin Nigel had cool (blue) hair. The mother quickly grabbed her child's hand and said, "Don't talk to him, he is a dirty local". Of course the cousins laughed at the story. And Keenan thought, that if Nigel, who is a vegetarian, a photographer, active in local theatre, and lives in this beautiful area, could be labelled a "Dirty Local" who wouldn't want to be a Dirty Local? And thus, Dirty Local Clothing was born.
Keenan and Nigel are proud Dirty Locals, and so are we!