They couldn’t find a good looking Kentucky T-shirt, so they created one

Tees from the new Bluegrass Brothers brand are launching at Sugarboo & Co. Saturday.
Tees from the new Bluegrass Brothers brand are launching at Sugarboo & Co. Saturday.

Josh Barrett and Dylan Kelley of Richmond struggled to find good-looking tees last fall for football season. Then they had a business idea. “We shopped and shopped for a quality shirt that looked good,” Barrett said. “A shirt when you put them on you feel good.”

Unimpressed by the offerings, the 23-year-old friends who attended EKU together decided to create a collection of Kentucky-inspired tees. They called the company Bluegrass Brothers, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, they’ll launch the brand at Sugarboo & Co. at The Summit at Fritz Farm.

Working with a graphic artist, Barrett, who sells real estate, and Kelley, an accountant, collaborate on designs that reflect their love of Kentucky. The first four styles include images of horses and the state. Shirts retail for $28 and will be available at Sugarboo & Co. in Lexington and Cuff to Collar in Richmond.

More shopping news

▪  The Chevy Chase Street Fair is 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Euclid Avenue. The event will include shopping, live music, food and drink vendors, and children’s activities. The rain date is Sept. 2.

▪  The Market 301 presents a two-day shopping event this week, with shows 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Manchester Music Hall, 899 Manchester Street, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Summit at Fritz Farm at Nicholasville Road and Man o’ War Boulevard.

More than 30 vendors will offer jewelry, prints, apparel, décor and food. Businesses include Designs by Ali Rose jewelry, Pet Wants, and Blush Box & Co.

▪  Rifle Paper Co. and Keds has released its second collection of statement sneakers. Five styles of the classic canvas shoes feature Rifle Paper Co.’s whimsical floral illustrations including embroidery and metallic prints. Prices range from $55 to $70.

Harriett Hendren: 859-231-3175