City of Light


Image of City of Light

When we tell people that the image on the front of this shirt is actually the city of Buffalo's flag, we consistently hear the following response: "Buffalo has a flag?" Yes, she does. And it has carried this design ever since Mayor Francis X. Schwab declared a contest in 1922 to improve upon what he thought was an inferior flag that was flying in the breezes coming off Lake Erie. This current design (dedicated on Flag Day in 1924) has remained unchanged for almost 90 years. And there is a reason: it's a great design, combining elements of the Erie Canal, Chinaman's Lighthouse and 13 sparks of electricity celebrating Buffalo as one of the world's first cities to use electric service to light her buildings and streets. Wear this proud and enduring design (printed boldly on a 100%, pre-shrunk cotton Next Level unisex t-shirt) and you'll be sharing a little piece of Buffalo history. Literally.