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"Sons of Liberty" 1776 Polo shirt

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This is an advance order and only available for a very limited time. 

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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 or exchanges on this item.
  • Men's size in 100% cotton Made in the USA polo shirt from Bayside: Grown, knitted, dyed, and sewn in the USA. 6.2 oz Your best choice if you're looking for a 100% Made in the USA polo shirt.
    • White – S, M, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
    • Dark Ash – S, M, 3XL, 4XL
    • Denim – S, M, L, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
    • See size chart.

  • Men's size in 100% cotton high quality polo shirt from Port Authority: Manufactured in Vietnam. 7 oz. Garment washed for softness. Double needle stitching throughout.
    • White – M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL
    • Dark Ash – S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL
    • Black – S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
    • Navy – S, M, 3XL, 5XL
    • See size chart.
  • Women’s size in 100% cotton high quality polo shirt from Port Authority: Manufactured in Vietnam. 7 oz. Garment washed for softness. Double needle stitching throughout.
  • Note that the $6 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.


Historical Background Behind the Design

"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.

Shipping

Flat-rate shipping: Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, and button packs is $5.95.

For hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets, the shipping cost is $8.95. 

Our flat rate shipping means you can add two or more t-shirts, sweatshirts, or caps for no additional shipping charge.

Note that some large or heavy items may have an additional shipping charge, and when they do, that will be noted on the product page.


Timing

We try to ship orders within three business days of receiving them. This applies to in-stock items. Framed items or items requiring personalization may take up to two weeks longer.

We close for a week over Independence Day and Christmas. A notice will appear at the top of every page of the site in advance of this closure.

We ship most orders via USPS, so if the post office is closed, we won't be shipping orders that day.

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 two weeks in advance, especially if you are use USPS shipping. 

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

Additional notes:

  • When fulfillment takes 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.

    Charges for shipping to destinations in the United States and to APO, DPO, and FPO addresses

    • 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 selecting UPS (details below), especially during November and December.

      • $5.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

        Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $5.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $8.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

    We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.
      • UPS 3 Business Day Select
      Cut off time: Order must be received by 3 pm Eastern and it will ship the next business day.
        UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day.  See the UPS site for details.
          • $14.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

          • $18.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

          • If the actual shipping cost is much, much higher than what we’re charging, we reserve the right to contact customers to discuss options.

        • UPS Overnight (Next Business Day Delivery)
        Before placing your order, call 469-233-7712.

        Charges for shipping to destinations outside the United States

        Limited to US Postal Service International Service only.

        • Canada and Mexico

          • $18.00 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
          • $24.00 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

        • Rest of the World

          • Rates starts at $65.00.

        Additional charges for all destinations

        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

          All designs are copyrighted by The History List and the History Nerd text and design on t-shirts is a registered trademark. If you see a knock off, please let me know.

          Mission

          Your purchases support our mission to engage people with local history and to support historic sites and history organizations across the country.

          Customer Reviews

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          G. T.S.
          Great shirt

          Shirt fits very well and looks cool!

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          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!

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          Michael W.
          1776 Polo Shirt

          Shirt looks and feels great.

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          KW
          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.

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          Linda W.
          Sons of Liberty polo

          Great shirt . My son loved it. Thanks

          C
          Chris P.
          Wonderful shirt

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

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          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.
          RG

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