There I found myself on the State Traditions website staring at the Baton Rouge Gameday Hat; I was torn by a very embittered internal struggle - trying to decide whether I wanted Purple hat with a Gold Louisiana or Gold with the state in Purple. It was then that I realized that this outfit would be a perfect fit the "Products of the South" series. Why are they so perfect? Well, no matter which state in Dixie you wish to honor, they have a product for you, and quite likely in colors that you find to go together really well (even if outsiders would disagree). Here's how the folks at State Traditions describe themselves:
We created State Traditions in the summer of 2007 in order to offer state-inspired apparel and accessories that reflect individual tastes and lifestyles. We began by designing polos for a handful of states, and in the past five years, have expanded to include items such as t-shirts, hats, visors, ties, and more, for every state in America.
What makes State Traditions unique is that we focus on something people already have a connection with: their home state. Our products conjure up favorite memories of times spent there -- backyard barbecues in Georgia, afternoons on the lake in Michigan, twilight nights in Tennessee, fly fishing in Colorado ,or Saturday football games in Louisiana. After all, the places we come from and the things we love to remember make us who we are. What's your tradition? Proudly wear it.
Sharing the awesomeness that is State Traditions with y'all did distract me though; I never decided which hat to get. So, which do y'all think I should get, Purple on Gold or Gold on Purple?