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"Sons of Liberty" 1776 Polo shirt

Regular price $ 45.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 45.95 USD
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Updated January 20: These embroidered shirts are only available during limited times. (We do not stock them.) To be notified of the next time we will do a run so you can place an order, sign up on the form above.

You can also get this design on a long sleeve button down shirt and a super soft fleece vest.

— Lee Wright | Founder | The History List | History Camp | The Pursuit of History

The "Sons of Liberty" flag embroidered on the chest and "1776" on the left sleeve.

These polo shirts are embroidered in New England on your choice of a 100% Cotton Made in USA Polo shirt or a 100% Cotton polo shirt made overseas.

The shirt: In a tailored fit for women and in two choices for men. Check the size table carefully because there are no returns on this item.
  • Men's size: 100% organic cotton Made in the USA polo shirt from Royal Apparel in White and Black - Grown, knitted, dyed, and sewn in the USA. 4.4 oz Your best choice if you're looking for a 100% Made in the USA polo shirt.  S- 2X. See size chart.
  • Women’s size: 100% cotton high quality polo shirt from Port Authority in White, Black, and Navy that is manufactured in Vietnam. 4.4 oz. Garment washed for softness. Double needle stitching throughout. S- 4X. See size chart.
  • Note that the $4 price difference for the 100% cotton Made in the USA polo shirt is our higher wholesale cost; there is no additional margin.

This design is also available in a long sleeve button down shirt and a super soft fleece vest.


"When Britain imposed the Intolerable Acts throughout the 1750s and 60s, a great number of men became extremely angry, and began to act violently against British Loyalists in the colonies. Mobs sprung up all over the colonies, reigning terror on those who remained faithful to the crown.

"One of these groupings would be a secret Boston association known as the The Loyal Nine, composed of elite gentleman, mainly law men and artisans, who met discretely to organize ways to begin to effectively oppose the actions of the crown. The Loyal Nine were responsible for putting boundaries on the rampant violence of Boston, and set limits on how far the demonstrations should progress. They actively stood against British policies they found to be immoral and unlawful, and had their hands in projects such as The Boston Tea Party.

"The original members were Henry Bass, Joseph Field, John Smith, Thomas Chase, John Avery, Stephen Cleverly, Benjamin Edes, George Trott and Thomas Crafts, but Samuel Adams would eventually become involved in the group, adopting a role as one of its leading members. John Adams, aware of his second cousin's role in the group, did not exactly approve of the methods used, and kept his distance from the organization.

"As time progressed, and frustration with the crown began to heat up in the colonies, the Loyal Nine merged into the more famous organization known as the Sons of Liberty. The members of this group were Samuel Adams, Joseph Warren, Paul Revere, Benedict Arnold, Benjamin Edes, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, John Lamb, William Mackay, Alexander McDougall, James Otis, Benjamin Rush, Isaac Sears, Haym Solomon, James Swan, Charles Thomson, Thomas Young, Marinus Willett, and Oliver Wolcott.”

From Constitution Facts from Oak Hill Publishing.

Learn more about the Sons of Liberty in this article from the Journal of American Revolution and this column from John Bell’s Boston 1775.



Timing: We try to ship orders within three business days of receiving them.

If you need to receive your order by a certain date, such as to give as a gift or have for a trip, we recommend ordering at least weeks in advance, especially if you are use USPS shipping. 

If you're looking for a reliable and on-time deliveries, we strongly suggest upgrading to the "UPS 3 Business Day Select Shipping."

  • When it's longer, such as around the Christmas holidays, we'll put up an announcement in the site and will list recommended shipping deadlines below.
  • If an item is out of stock, we will contact you.
  • If one of your items is an advance order, that will be noted on the product page along with an estimate of when it will ship. If that estimated date changes, the product page will be updated.


    Domestic shipping charges:

    • Free shipping
      • On stickers, magnets, decals, patches, static clings, and individual button pins.

    • US Postal Service shipping - The least expensive, though also less reliable than UPS. We strong recommend selected UPS (below), especially during November and December.

      • $4.95 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

        Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $4.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $7.95 for Woven blanket, hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, and mugs.

    • UPS 3 Business Day Select - We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.
    UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day.  See the UPS site for details.
      • $11.95 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

      • $14.95 for Woven blanket, hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, and mugs.

    • UPS Overnight (Next Business Day Delivery)

      • $44.95 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

      • $49.95 for Woven blanket, hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, and mugs.

    International shipping: Limited to US Postal Service International Service only.

    • Canada and Mexico

      • $18.00 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

      • $24.00 for Woven blanket, hooded sweatshirts, and mugs. 

    • Rest of the World

      • Rates starts at $65.00

    Note: Some large, heavy items may have an additional shipping charge.  If that's the case, it will be noted on the product page.

      All designs are copyrighted by The History List

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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 7 reviews
      G. T.S.
      Great shirt

      Shirt fits very well and looks cool!

      Ellen S.
      " Sons of Liberty" Ladies Polo Shirt

      Soft, comfortable ladies Polo shirt. Fits great. Goes with everything. Another geat shirt from the History List!

      Michael W.
      1776 Polo Shirt

      Shirt looks and feels great.

      Love it!

      This is a high quality shirt, and I am glad I purchased. The “made in the USA” does run smaller, as is show in the size charts, so I would definitely check there prior to ordering.

      Linda W.
      Sons of Liberty polo

      Great shirt . My son loved it. Thanks

      Chris P.
      Wonderful shirt

      Fit is accurate and well made. Outstanding way to honor our Constitutional heritage

      Frederick G.
      "Sons of Liberty" 1776 Polo shirts

      Very nice to see a quality polo knit shirt added to your offerings. Very good quality and sizing is perfect. Excellent choice to wear inside and out at any historical event. I hope to see more of your original shirt offerings be reintroduced as a polo shirt options. Great workmanship and historical details.

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