The Story of 617 Apparel
The Red Sox broke the Curse of the Bambino and became World Series Champions for the first time in 86 years. Because of that Tommy the T-Shirt Guy started printing shirts and running a business out his garage. It all starts in someones garage right?
Tommy started selling his Boston Themed shirts is different clothing outlets, gas stations, liquor stores and sports memorabilia stores in malls all across New England. The first t-shirt home run was our Bruschi Design.
We premiered this design after the Patriots won the 2004 Super Bowl. Words can't describe how it took off and sold thousands for the next` few years. We still sell this design now and have had the chance to have Tedy himself even sign one for us.
As business grew as most do Tommy rented a shop space and expanded operations. Including the web on Ebay at first. Having an online Ebay store proved to be fruitful. Sales were now all across the country and international countries.
In addition to printing custom orders we have developed a line of designs focused on Boston Sports that we wholesale to different stores throughout New England. Such stores include Olympia Sports, Fan Cave, Sports Centers, Bobs Stores, and Diamond Legends. We also partake in different Fair events and sell in parking lots at Patriot Games.
My company has grown thru the years including a web site named 617apparel.com which was launched in November 2014; however the roots of site go much further. The site was established due to the acquisition of GameDayBoston.com, a site that became well known by Bostonians as a result of the goodwill that was generated following the unfortunate events that took place during the 2013 Boston Marathon. The company proudly rose over $80,000 for the One Fund by selling Boston Strong themed t-shirts. The efforts were led by three individuals including Tommy the T-Shirt Guy.
Here at 617apparel.com we pride ourselves on creating fun, quality apparel and designs that not only speak to Boston Sports Fans, but can be appreciated by anyone that enjoys quality art. We hope that you like what we have as it is truly a labor of love.