Dirty Coast T-Shirts: In looking among the thousands of T-shirts for sale that could document our visit to New Orleans, the 15-year-old and I discovered that most seem to be created by the intoxicated to be purchased by the intoxicated. (Admittedly, while we were thoroughly sober, we were looking in shops along a street synonymous with intoxication.)
One positive exception: shirts from the company Dirty Coast Press. Locally designed and screened, the shirts are biting, witty and not tourist-trap bait. The company sells their shirts online and if you are in New Orleans, you can purchase them at several stores, including: Style Lab for Men, Maple Street Book Store, Winky’s, Oliveaux, Still Perkin, Turncoats, Mojo Coffee Shop, and Theo’s Pizza.