We are honored to carry the Dirty Coast brand on Bourbon & Boots. With kudos from The New York Times, National Geographic, CNN, and others, Dirty Coast represents all that is good, honest, and dirty about New Orleans.
Working with local printers and creatives, Dirty Coast creates a series of designs that folks proudly wear while poking fun, proclaiming local identity, and always leaving non-locals a bit perplexed at what the shirts might mean.
For those who love mud bugs, math riddles and visual puns, we give you Crawfish Pi.
Like Pi does, so should crawfish season. If only it would go on forever. Alas, it does not. But Crawfish Pi lives on.
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Who: Dirty Coast
Where: New Orleans
Why: If there is anything New Orleanians hate, it is posers and those who try to “manufacture” what Dirty Coast produces naturally just by being who they are. If they were not from NOLA, they could never create designs that struck the right chord. There is little reason to wear Dirty Coast shirts other than to be proud of what New Orleans means to all us.
You Should Know: In 2005, a Category 3 storm made its way through New Orleans without causing too much damage. The federally funded and constructed infrastructure meant to protect the city failed and filled it with water. In his PJs, Blake designed a bumper sticker that read “Be a New Orleanian, Wherever You Are,” printed 5,000 stickers, and placed them all over the city. The reaction to the sticker was amazing and soon afterward, the Dirty Coast brand was born.
Small Stuff: Shipping, $6. These shirts are unisex. Ladies, you may want to order down one size. Check out our size chart.