If you are walking around the city these days, it’s hard to miss our beloved flag - you can find it on buildings, on police officers’ uniforms and covering almost every item in the tourist shops on Michigan Ave. While many other cities have a flag that they call their own, not many embrace it as much as we have.
Designed by Wallace Rice in 1917, the Chicago flag is probably the most iconic symbol of the city (aside from Jerry Springer). The four stars represent some of the most important events in Chicago’s history (Fort Dearborn, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, and the Century of Progress Exposition of 1933–34) and the two blue bars represent the main bodies of water.
Since the winters can get pretty brutal here, we wanted to create a comfy, knit sweater that can keep any Chicagoan warm come January.
Our new Chicago flag beanie can also help keep your head warm when you are hitting up Christkindlmarket or standing under those not-so-warm warming lights on the El platforms.
Both new Chicago flag products pay homage to our city's amazing flag and make great holiday gifts.