• Arizona Cap Company

The T-shirt. No longer just for bachelors.

Oh, the old reliable T-shirt! Whether it's a sueded Next level, or 100% cotton that will outlast the apocalypse, the T-shirt is an iconic American style.

Here is a little history of the T-shirt from the New York Times Magazine, "In 1904, the Cooper Underwear Company ran a magazine ad announcing a new product for bachelors. In the “before” photo, a man averts his eyes from the camera as if embarrassed; he has lost all the buttons on his undershirt and has safety-pinned its flaps together.

In the “after” photo, a virile gentleman sports a handlebar mustache, smokes a cigar and wears a “bachelor undershirt” stretchy enough to be pulled over the head. “No safety pins — no buttons — no needle — no thread,” ran the slogan aimed at men with no wives and no sewing skills.

An ad depicting one of the very first t-shirts

Someone in the U.S. Navy must have seen the logic in this, because the following year, the quartermaster’s office specified that sailors should wear undershirts with no buttons under their uniforms; soon thousands of men became acquainted with the comfort of the cotton pullover."

You don't have to be a young bachelor, or military personnel to sport the ever comfortable, always perfect fit, T-shirt. To see our collection of comfortable, quality t-shirts, click here.

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  • Arizona Cap Company

In a nutshell, Arizona Cap Company is a few guys and gals in rural Arizona who know how to make some serious swag.

Contrary to what one might assume with our name, we do much more than embroidery on hats.

Our founder, Stacy Stine, started the company in 1999. He swore we would only ever make caps. That bad idea lasted about two weeks until we got tired of telling people, “no we don't make t-shirts" and decided to offer a full line of apparel. Today, our t-shirt sales far outpace our caps, but we kept the catchy name!

Originally, Arizona Cap was nothing more than a family man working out of his garage in 115-degree weather in Scottsdale. Stacy would even use the kitchen oven to prepare heat-transfer designs before pressing them on shirts and hats.

With some witty intellect, satisfied customers, and long workweeks, the company gradually grew and relocated to the much more hospitable climate of Prescott, AZ. Others joined the crew and learned much more than the skills of the trade. Stacy often instilled a sense of accomplishment and possibility in those he associated with, especially his employees. He expected excellence but was always there helping them reach their potential. One would often find him at the desk working hard on adjusting some artwork or looking into ways to improve the company or planning schemes to surprise his wife and kids. However, he would always take time out to impart valuable wisdom to those who asked for it or to have a meaningful (and often fun) conversation with a friend or a long-time client.

Sadly, his life was cut short in 2018 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. While he no longer sits at his desk, his legacy lives on in the managers and employees that still work there.

His successor, Dylan, originally started working for Stacy as a teenager. A friend at church told Stacy how well Dylan could dig perfectly round holes. Given the ridiculously hard soil that dominates much of northern Arizona, this was quite the compliment. Stacy hired him to do some yard work around his home and business. After noticing what a stellar work ethic Dylan had, Stacy offered him a position in the company as a technician. Before long, Dylan was managing large portions of the production of the company until Stacy's health started to deteriorate. By then, Dylan was well trained and set to take over the company, since Stacy could no longer run it.

Today, Dylan and his wife, Chaiya, are leading the company with many of the same clients that Stacy worked with. They have pioneered new ways to run the company and while some things will change as the result of a growing company, the ideals that Stacy incorporated into the company will never change. Superior products, excellent turnarounds, and the finest customer service are what this company is made of.

We would love to work together with you, your crew, or your company to make the next 20 years even more legendary.

Visit our main website, arizonacap.com to check out our catalog of products. On our website, you can submit a quote request, ask us a question, and upload your design to see a virtual sample of your product. If you would like to talk with a staff member about your apparel needs call (928) 636-7643. More than likely you will talk with someone that worked with Stacy. We look forward to hearing from you!

P.S. Dylan and Chaiya were recently interviewed on a local podcast! See the video below to learn more about them, the company, and the local community that Arizona Cap calls home.

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  • Arizona Cap Company

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