American Apparel T-shirts are made with 100% fine jersey cotton combed for softness and comfort. (Athletic Grey and Athletic Blue contain 50% polyester / 25% cotton / 25% rayon)
Solid Gold was created by a ninth generation Californian and descendant of Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, a military commander, politician, and rancher who shaped the transition of California from a Mexican district to an American state. During his governorship of early California, Vallejo was taken prisoner by a ragtag band of American revolutionaries in what was later known as the Grizzly Bear Revolt. Instead of picking up his rifle, Vallejo invited the rebels into his home to enjoy a hearty meal and sample the fine wines from his vineyards that are now a trademark of the region. The Americans proceeded to get drunk and raise an improvised flag featuring a grizzly bear, the prototype for what is now the state flag of California.
It is with this same respect for the conquering spirit and compassion for our fellow pioneer that informs our guiding philosophy at Solid Gold. As proud successors of one of California's founding fathers, our mission is to create a fashion-forward lifestyle brand that enables other like-minded sons and daughters of California to exhibit and share their passion for this Golden State. With the largest population in the nation, this republic is a vast, wondrous mecca teeming with opportunity for those with the courage to head west and seek their manifest destinies.
Take pride in your state and your state of mind. Stay Golden.