Our reverent reproduction of one of the most iconic pieces of Southern Rock history.
During pre-production of Layla in Miami, Eric Clapton learned that the Allman Brothers were coming to town to play a benefit concert. Clapton attended the show, and later that night, he and Duane Allman became fast friends, reportedly jamming all night, trading guitars and teaching each other licks. That serendipitous meeting led to Duane's incredible slide work on Layla.
Somewhere along the way, most likely during those famous recording sessions, Clapton and Duane decided to trade shirts. Eric gave Duane an admittedly pretty ugly long sleeve shirt with large peacock embroidery, and Duane gave Eric a simple orange-ish T-shirt with "City Slickers" printed in austere white font. Duane wore the peacock shirt for the rest of his life (which ended about a year after the trade), and Eric took the City Slickers shirt back to the UK for Derek & the Dominoes' press photos and subsequent tour.
Our own version starts life in a small knitwear factory in Tazewell, Tennessee, and is then garment dyed with pomegranate, madder, and Tennessee osage root. Finally, it's screen printed in Music City, USA, with a vintage style raised puff print.
Dyed in the USA with natural pomegranate, madder, and osage