Kentuckians. We might not be able to reach an agreement when it comes to our favorite colors, but we can sure agree on one thing: Kentucky kicks ass, indeed! These new Kentucky Kicks Ass baseball tees express the one thing we all have in common. We know Kentucky Kicks Ass, and we want the world to know! Find your red or blue Kentucky Kicks Ass raglan baseball t-shirt on our website this Friday, July 24th and 10AM! Designed by Rachael Sinclair.
As Kentuckians, we all grasp the importance of catching a good buzz. When we aren't pounding that Kentucky bourbon, we like to sit back and enjoy a nice cold brew. Enjoy your beer like every Kentuckian should, with that kick-ass Kentuckian pride! These "Kentucky Kicks Ass" beer glasses will have you lookin' classy as hell and make the perfect match with a Kentucky brewed beer. These kick-ass beer glasses will be up on our website this Friday, July 24th at 10AM! Drink your beer, but never swallow your Kentucky pride.
Words and photos by Savanna Barnett
Who's down to dress like your favorite Kentuckian and run a 5k with us during the Breeder's Cup Festival Week? Best costume wins $1000! Details and sign up info below.
This Friday, July 17th we’ve got not one, but four great products dropping on our website. Can I get a ‘Hell Yeah!’? First up, we’ve got these amazing Kentucky ‘drunk.’ shot glasses. It makes sense, right? Drink Kentucky bourbon from these shot glasses and get drunk! Second up, we’ve got these new Y’ALL tanks coming in hot in indigo blue. You asked and we listened. Third up, the official socks of Kentucky in blue and white are back in action. Everyone loves these damn blue and white Kentucky socks. You can actually buy 'em right now (click here). Lastly, we’ll have these incredible ‘George Clooney Is A Beautiful Man’ t-shirts available. Designed and illustrated by Ben Wade, let everyone know that ‘George Clooney Is A Beautiful Man’. The world’s most beautiful man by way of Kentucky. Purchase all of this awesomeness on Friday, July 17th at 10am on our website.
Hey Louisville! We will have all of these products available for purchase on Thursday at our ‘Fresh Festival Gear For Proud Kentuckians Pop-Up Shop’ at Hound Dog Press! Details here.
A small batch of these kick-ass Kentucky ‘drunk.’ shot glasses will be available on Friday, July 17th at 10am on our website.
Blue Y’ALL tanks will be available on Friday, July 17th at 10am on our website.
The ‘Official Socks Of Kentucky’ are back in stock and now available. Buy em here.
'George Clooney Is A Beautiful Man' shirts will be available on Friday, July 17th at 10am on our website.
Photos by Savanna Barnett
Who's excited for Forecastle? We are! Who needs some fresh Kentucky for Kentucky gear for Forecastle? You do! In celebration of Forecastle, we're excited to announce that we'll setting up an epic Kentucky for Kentucky pop-up shop in Louisville at Hound Dog Press on Thursday July 16th from 10am until 8pm. We'll be serving up all kinds of fresh gear to proud Kentuckians: Y'ALL gear, Kentucky gear, Bourbon gear, Kentucky Kicks Ass flags (a Forecastle must), Clooney gear, 'KY' hats, Kentucky Cold Brew, etc. Plus you gotta come check out Hound Dog's new shop and they've always got the raddest gear. We look forward to seeing all Y'ALL next Thursday!
We love events that are all about 'Gettin' Kentucky Loud & Proud'. This Saturday July 11th we'll be setting up shop at the Master Musician Festival in Somerset, KY (SCC Festival Field) and serving up fresh gear to proud Kentuckians! We can't wait! It's a great event. Our friends at West Sixth will also be there serving up cold beer. Check out the amazing line up below (Dwight Yoakam, Sam bush, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Ben Sollee and more) and you can purchase tickets here. If you plan on going, stop by our booth and say hi.
Available in three styles:
Our 'Run For The Bourbon' socks sport tiny bourbon barrels and bottles: designed by Rachael Sinclair. Details: Made in the USA, Expertly knitted at a third-generation North Carolina mill, 200 Needle Count, Mid-Calf Fit, Linked Toe, 67% Mercerized Cotton 32% Nylon 1% Spandex, Fits Sizes 8 - 12, $20 a pair.
Our ‘Lucky Horse’ socks sport tiny horses and their lucky shoes: designed by Rachael Sinclair. Details: Made in the USA, Expertly knitted at a third-generation North Carolina mill, 200 Needle Count, Mid-Calf Fit, Linked Toe, 67% Mercerized Cotton 32% Nylon 1% Spandex, Fits Sizes 8 - 12, $20 a...
Get ready Kentucky, the NoLi CDC’s Night Market is back! Back in action this Friday July 3rd from 6-10pm. Hell yeah! An epic Northside evening of live music (Lexington Lexington), yummy craft beer (West Sixth), cool local vendors (like us), food trucks, 5,000 kick-ass Kentuckians (and a few tourists), fresh air, hip outdoor lighting (makes for great Instagram photos) and live Tinder-ing (love). There’s even going to be a kids area thanks to Our Playhouse Preschool. Along with our friends at West Sixth Brewing, we’re a presenting sponsor. That means, we’ll have the most badass Kentucky for Kentucky Pop-Up-Shop you’ve ever seen (fresh new gear). Serious, we'll have all sorts of fresh gear available: Kentucky socks, Y’ALL socks, Y’ALL tanks, Lexington Rainbow gear, Kentucky gear and more. Plus we'll have two bourbon barrels full of $10 shirts! Come thirsty, hungry or naked... The Night Market will have you covered! Be sure to stop by and see us, the first 50 customers (stickers don’t count) will receive one FREE Lexington Rainbow print ($25 value)!
What: NoLi Night Market
When: Friday, July 3rd 6-10pm
Where: 700 Bryan Avenue Lex KY 40505
The first 50 customers (stickers don’t count) will receive one FREE Lexington Rainbow print ($25 value)!
TWO BOURBON BARRELS FULL OF $10 SHIRTS!
Do you love drinking Kentucky bourbon? Are you good at drinking Kentucky bourbon? Are you a proud American? Do you want to become a member of the ‘USA Bourbon Drinking Team’? If you answered ‘Hell Yes’ to all four of those questions then welcome aboard, you badass Kentucky bourbon drinker! You are now a member of the ‘USA Bourbon Drinking Team’. So you’re a new member, now what? Continue drinking Kentucky bourbon and set yourself up with some fresh ‘USA Bourbon Drinking Team’ gear! This Friday July 3rd at 10am, the official gear of the ‘USA Bourbon Drinking Team’ will be available for purchase on our website. We’ll have ‘USA Bourbon Drinking Team’ t-shirts, baseball raglans, tank tops, bourbon barrel heads, barware and some kick-ass decanters available to proud members of the ‘USA Bourbon Drinking Team’ across the country. Designed by Kentucky crusher and ‘USA Bourbon Drinking Team’ member Tim Jones. Details and photos below.
‘USA Bourbon Drinking Team’ t-shirts, tank tops and baseball raglans. Wear these shirts and show your team spirit. Let everyone know you may or may not be drunk on Kentucky bourbon. Let everyone know you’ve made it to the big leagues, you’re now an official member of the ‘USA Bourbon Drinking Team’. Hell yeah! Available this Friday at 10am on our website.
‘USA Bourbon Drinking Team’ Bourbon Barrelheads made in Kentucky by Amie Rae Designs. Hang this authentic kick-ass bourbon barrelhead in your office, man cave, bar, restaurant, nursery or classroom and let the world know that you love to drink Kentucky bourbon and you’re the best at it! Let 'em know you’re on the team! Available this Friday at 10am on our website.
‘USA Bourbon Drinking Team’ barware: rocks glasses, shot glasses and decanters with ‘USA Bourbon Drinking Team’...
Show It Like You Know It
Malcolm J. Wilson’s unfiltered look at the real Humans of Central Appalachia
by Coleman Larkin
Something about the way photographer Malcolm J. Wilson freezes the light on his subjects, or the way the dark rivulets of, say, the wrinkles in their skin, seem to carry on in fluid motion like shadowy creeks, makes them look as if they’ve been carved from marble a millennium ago. You might not know who they are. You probably don’t. But you get the sense that they’re important. That they matter. And that’s the point.
Inspired by the wildly popular Humans of New York, Wilson started a Facebook page of his own, one that tells the unfiltered stories of the real people who live in the often misunderstood area he calls home: Humans of Central Appalachia.
In less than a month he’s garnered around 8,000 followers and spends much of his time crisscrossing the region in search of subjects to keep up with the demand for his mix of honest, objective storytelling and documentary photography.
“I got humans over there,” Wilson might say, with the deepest respect, referring to some potential subjects over in Hindman, Kentucky. “Then I think we’re going to head over to Wiley’s up on Pine Mountain. Lots of good humans up that way.”
Born and raised in Cumberland, Kentucky, in Harlan County, Malcolm J. Wilson, 59, started fooling around with cameras in high school, but the practical part of his nature convinced him it was best to pursue a more stable career, so he put photos on the backburner and took an engineering scholarship to UK.
That didn’t last long.
It was October, he remembers. It was a Thursday. He was sitting in a calculus class...