A new apparel company launched in DC last week, and its raison d’etre is pretty sweet: Celebrate the vibrant places around town that make DC so exquisite in the minds of the people who live here every day.
With a line of t-shirts designed around DC neighborhoods, parks and special spots, this company is giving folks a way to show off their favorite corners of the city.
It’s called Teerritory, and the company is DC through and through. Toby Bokum-Fauth designs and produces every piece, and the shirts are printed right here in town at DC Shirt and Print Co. And I was thrilled to shoot their launch photos this spring. Not only because Teerritory is the brainchild of one of my most favorite DC residents, but also because I got to work with my gorgeous buddies as the models and spend a few days motorcycling around town – neighborhood to neighborhood.
When I first moved to DC, I lived across from the Supreme Court and spent all of my spare time running the Mall, exploring the monuments and taking in the museums. I was totally infatuated. And while those post card-inspiring spots still take my breath away, it’s in the areas off those Smithsonian-lined blocks that I found the true heartbeat of DC. A community that has kept me exploring and growing and loving the city.
Having lived here for 5+ years now, I’m thrilled to see someone shining the light on the delightful blocks and charming street corners that have become so familiar to me – and so many others local to DC – over the years: The bridge in Rock Creek Park, the giant red and black mural in Adams Morgan, the beautiful steeple-topped houses in Bloomingdale, the view of Meridian Hill Park (or Malcolm X Park - whichever you know it by), and Upshur Street in Petworth.