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    The older I get, the more seldom I pull on a T-shirt—and a graphic T-shirt at that. I only have a couple in the back of my wardrobe somewhere. But come the weekend, you’d be hard pressed to beat the comfort of one paired with beat-up khakis and canvas sneakers.

    Two summers ago, Peter Moore, a Long Island native accustomed to memorable Montauk summers in his youth, was in the market for an iconic local T-shirt. His search turned up pseudo-authentic graphic tees only alluding to fictitious Montauk establishments. Contrived, to say the least. That empty search gave birth to the idea behind Local Knit, graphic T-shirts featuring local mainstays in distinct towns across the country. Naturally, Moore started with the unapologetic fishing village of his childhood summers.

    From top to bottom: Lazybones, Herb's Market, Star Island Yacht Club, Montauk Bake Shoppe, Westlake Marina

    In any town, locals know best. Montauk is no exception. Weekend surfers mingle with commercial clammers to create an offbeat lifestyle largely responsible for its popularity amongst tourists. The ring-spun cotton tees* ($24 each) serve as a simple roadmap to the best dives. From Gosman’s Fish Market to Duryea’s Lobster Deck, these local outfits epitomize “authentic”. Customers help preserve the quirky character of the beloved town as a portion of every sale goes directly back to the featured business. That’s not even the best part—the shirts actually fit well. Next up as Local Knit makes its way inland? Amagansett and East Hampton.

    I’d like all of you to experience these tees for yourselves but five of you can do so on my dime. Visit LocalKnit.com and let me know in the comments which tee and size (they run true to size) you want. Winners (chosen randomly) will be announced on the Facebook page (“like” it so you’ll know if you won) Monday June 13th. Pick one up this weekend and it might just be the reason your favorite spot is still there next summer.

    *courtesy of Local Knit

    Jun 9, 2011 | Permalink (89) Total Comments

    Jeff left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 3:22 PM:

    montauket xxl


    Chandler Huntley left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 2:58 PM:

    Star Island Yacht Club in the size of Small


    Andrew left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 2:37 PM:

    So nice of you! Paulie’s Tackle in a large


    Dave left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 2:36 PM:

    These shirts are fantastic. I’d love a Gosman’s Fish Market in Medium


    Alyssa left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 2:35 PM:

    Amazing!! I like the Westlake Marina in a small!


    Kay left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 2:26 PM:

    Westlake Marina Small would be the perfect tshirt I can dress up and also rock casually. #summerfashionneeds


    PSH left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 2:24 PM:

    Star Island Yacht Club in Medium. #summerislandlife


    Antoine left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 4:41 AM:

    Nice Shirts
    Herb’s Market in a size L


    Kyle left a comment on 6/12/2011 at 8:29 PM:

    Star Island Yacht Club — size Large.
    Thank you!


    Raphael left a comment on 6/12/2011 at 3:08 PM:

    Star Island Yacht Club—size Large.

    Thankyou if i win! that is very nice of you


    Daniel Barr left a comment on 6/12/2011 at 10:08 AM:

    Duryea’s Lobster Shack in medium.


    Corbin Franklin left a comment on 6/12/2011 at 9:37 AM:

    Love tHe Montauket in medium


    Lara left a comment on 6/12/2011 at 9:29 AM:

    oh my goodness, these are awesome!!!
    I would love No.2, Star Island Yacht Club in Small!
    L x


    Elizabeth M. left a comment on 6/11/2011 at 11:08 PM:

    So kind of you! Star Island Yacht Club in medium, please.


    CM Wolff left a comment on 6/11/2011 at 9:57 PM:

    Lazybones in XL would be great.  How generous.


    Beans left a comment on 6/11/2011 at 8:54 PM:

    Wow, I like the star island yacht club in size small


    Matt left a comment on 6/11/2011 at 4:16 PM:

    Westlake in a medium please


    Richard B left a comment on 6/11/2011 at 3:30 PM:

    Gotta be westlake marina in small! I’m buying one if i dont win!


    Kaitlyn left a comment on 6/11/2011 at 3:16 PM:

    Herb’s Market - Small


    Benjamin left a comment on 6/11/2011 at 1:03 PM:

    I’d like the Star Island Yacht Club in size small


    Dan left a comment on 6/11/2011 at 7:36 AM:

    Fred, I would love the Lazy Bones Tee in size Small. Thanks my friend!!


    Ethan H. left a comment on 6/11/2011 at 7:15 AM:

    I would have to pick the Star Island Yacht Club in a L.


    Guillermo Quintero left a comment on 6/11/2011 at 2:52 AM:

    Love the shirts, can I register for a Herb’s Mkt in Medium? Hope I win!!


    michael left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 10:06 PM:

    yacht club in large because I’m super good at yacht clubbing…...


    Alex left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 7:09 PM:

    Lazybones in a small would rock. Thanks!


    William Chandler Huntley left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 5:15 PM:

    Harvest on Fort Pond - Size Small


    Stu Hodgkiss left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 5:04 PM:

    I need some shirts like these!


    Tobias Roberts left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 3:04 PM:

    The Montauk Lazy Bones XL


    KH left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 2:57 PM:

    These shirts are awesome! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
    If I were to win I would choose the Duryea’s Lobster Deck in XL!


    sinta left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 2:28 PM:

    love your collection!


    Nikhil left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 2:00 PM:

    These are really great looking shirts! Thanks for bringing them to our attention. I really like the Gosman’s Fish Market Tee in a Medium. Lobster is a great summer colour.


    marguerite happe left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 12:29 PM:

    and as a side note, my dear, thank you again for featuring our derby outfits on your twitter.

    side note part two, I absolutely adore your tumblr.


    marguerite happe left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 12:28 PM:

    Duryea’s Lobster Deck Tee in a small…would go perfectly with my kiel james patrick bracelet :)


    Georgie left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 12:17 PM:

    I’d love the Lazybones in a size small!


    Andrey left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 11:46 AM:

    I would love the Star Island Yacht Club in an X Large. Thanks!


    Trevor left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 11:28 AM:

    Great shirts! I like the Star Island Yacht Club in medium.


    MT Toomey left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 11:13 AM:

    Lazybones, Small


    David Z left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 11:06 AM:

    Gosman’s Fish market in Small

    these shirts remind me of j crew’s


    Dylan left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 11:03 AM:

    Wow, some graphic tee’s that look great! My favorite would be the Star Island Yacht Club in size S.


    Paul left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 10:53 AM:

    Pauly’s Tackle Medium.
    gotta have that shirt! it’s got my name on it!
    thanks..


    TWog84 left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 9:50 AM:

    Great idea - both the company and the give-away!

    Gosman’s XL


    Juli left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 9:36 AM:

    Montauket tee, size small


    BMOC left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 9:06 AM:

    Star Island YC, size XL


    Anders left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 8:57 AM:

    Star Island Yacht Club and Marina
    Medium


    Jay Gamble left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 8:14 AM:

    Gosman’s Fish Market. Size L.

    Nice giveaway!!!


    Edward Hintze left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 7:45 AM:

    Herb’s Market Tee in M please. - great contest (well only if i win)


    Stipe left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 6:37 AM:

    Paulies Bait Shop - Medium!


    Chris V left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 6:23 AM:

    Star Island Yaht Club, Medium

    Thanks!!!


    Ace G. left a comment on 6/10/2011 at 12:26 AM:

    Gosman’s Fish Market Tee is the perfect color for this summer in Large


    John R. left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 11:13 PM:

    Montauk Bake Shoppe - small

    Thanks!


    Reagan left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 10:49 PM:

    Harvest On Fort Pond…Size Small


    Chris M. left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 10:31 PM:

    Duryea (small)


    chris w. left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 10:29 PM:

    Beautiful! Would love Star Island Yacht Club and Marina, in a size S.

    Thanks for the give-a-way!


    Jonathon left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 10:00 PM:

    Gosman’s Fish Market, size S. So nice!


    Joey Dee left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 9:41 PM:

    Harvest on ft pond m, please


    Taylor left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 9:36 PM:

    I would LOVE to win a “Gosman’s Fish Market” #3 of 10 in a medium. I love the coral color with the navy blue!!! Perfect color combination! Seriously crossing my fingers for this one.


    Zach left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 8:54 PM:

    Lazy Bones in a medium would amazing.


    T.Webb left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 8:39 PM:

    next favorite t-shirt…. Westlake Marina - size Medium


    Ian H. left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 8:31 PM:

    Star Island Yacht Club size M. Love the shirts!


    Emily left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 8:21 PM:

    Westlake Marina, small :)


    Colin H left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 7:45 PM:

    Star Island Yacht Club, size M.


    Chris R left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 7:44 PM:

    star island yacht club, medium


    NWR left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 7:10 PM:

    Cool shirts, great plan. I like the Westlake Marina shirt, size medium. Keep up the good work, Fred!


    MJ left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 7:10 PM:

    Lazy Bones, sz Large


    Lori left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 7:07 PM:

    Tough call, they all pack memories. Paulie’s Tackle Med.
    My grandfather built the beach bungalow on s. Lake Dr. In the early 40’s. I spent every summer working on beach feet and early morning fishing with dad anywhere from Gin Beach to the Point. I’ve got permanent Montauk salt air on the brain and now I’m on the west coast.
    I would love a tee - a small homage and reminder of a life i loved.


    Brian J. McDonough left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 6:59 PM:

    Love these! I’d love the Star Island Yacht Club and Marina Tee in a size large. Thank you!


    GLG left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 6:44 PM:

    Great shirts - I would like a Duryea’s Lobster Deck size Small.  I’m not usually a big graphic T-shirt guy save a few authentic tees such as the semi-iconic Cape Pond Ice tee featured in “The Perfect Storm” but these are great.


    MLH left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 6:41 PM:

    Great T’s!  Lazy bones size L.


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 6:29 PM:

    Interesting. Great concept.

    Authenticity. It’s such an SWPL theme!

    Are these t-shirts just East Coast-focused, with the death and decline it implies, or do they include the growing, vibrant West, Midwest, and South as well?

    http://admiralcod.blogspot.com/


    Greg left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 6:25 PM:

    Great Shirts! I’d love the Herb’s Market in a size M.


    JoeR left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 6:25 PM:

    Gosman’s Fish Market is great in Medium


    John left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 6:17 PM:

    Would love to rock the Star Island Yacht Club tee in a L!


    GT Wells left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 6:10 PM:

    The Montauket size S.


    Jain left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 5:59 PM:

    Lazybones in medium! this is so nice of you!


    Josh left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 5:41 PM:

    Great shirts! I’d love the Gosman’s Fish Market in a size medium.


    js left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 5:11 PM:

    Love these!  Gosman’s Fish Market in S
    Can’t wait for the new designs.


    V left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 5:09 PM:

    I like the Gosman’s Fish Market one! If I win, I’d love a small :)


    Marquis left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 5:06 PM:

    Loving the Herb’s Meat! Can’t wait to get out there this summer. Size L


    Jeff left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 4:57 PM:

    Herb’s Market in a size M. “You can’t beat Herb’s meat.”


    Julie left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 4:45 PM:

    I would love the Star Island Yacht Club and Marina Tee,
    Color: Coast Guard Blue in a size small.


    Dashiel left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 4:33 PM:

    Many thanks F.E.C.! Would relish the chance to sport the Star Island Yacht Club and Marina Tee - Medium.


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 4:33 PM:

    Awesome Tees! I like the Star Island Yacht Club in L.


    Tyler Khan left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 4:02 PM:

    This is mighty nice of you do this FEC. These shirts look great.

    I would really like to have the Star Island Yacht Club shirt in a size L.


    JJS left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 3:50 PM:

    Nice, authentic shirts!  I like the Star Island Yacht Club in an XL


    Tom F left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 3:44 PM:

    Great idea for a company, the only graphic Ts I’ll consider wearing are ones from real places!

    I’d love the Westlake Marina in Medium!


    Seth left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 3:44 PM:

    It would have to be Herb’s Market in size M.  I’m a big pork fan.


    Amy left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 3:44 PM:

    The Lazybones is sweet! Size L


    Tyler D. left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 3:33 PM:

    I’d love the Star Island Yacht Club in a size M. Great looking t-shirts, btw.


    DPP left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 3:28 PM:

    Thanks, FEC.  This is generous of you.

    If I’m lucky enough to win, I would love one of the Lobster Deck shirts in a size M.


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