Duck Head Blog

They're not khakis. They're Duck Heads, and the tradition continues.

Great blog by Red Clay Soul

What a great blog post by Red Clay Soul. Duck Head Apparel has made a comeback, and none of that would be possible without the continued support of true Duck Head fans like Red Clay Soul and their followers.

Red Clay Soul talks about their love of Duck Head clothing and the many great memories they have of the famous Duck Head “Duck Tail” Shirt, which has gained quite a cult following.

Red Clay Soul continues, “Everyone has a Duck Head story – the brand is synonomous with the South.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.


Duck Head is back.

A lot of Duck Head fans are asking about the great Duck Head comeback. “Where have you been?” “Where can I buy Duck Head?” “Why the Duck Face?” Well finally, after a long history, Duck Head is back. Our famous Duck Head Clothing and Accessories have not been sold in stores for a few years, but we’re happy to be back on the shelves of our brand spankin’ new online store.

Duck Head is excited to reconnect with Duck Head enthusiasts. We’re also pumped about meeting new Duck Heads along the way. We say, QUACK QUACK – that is “The more the merrier.”

Do you have any awesome Duck Head memories? Have you worn out that Classic Duck Head Polo? What about those tattered Duck Head Shorts you wore out in college? Duck Head wants to know.

Share your Duck Head memories on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the links below. Scrounge through old photo albums and remember the days of Duck Head.

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Duck Head Walks for Diabetes

Duck Head Apparel joined the American Diabetes Association of Nashville, TN at Music City’s Centennial Park on Saturday, November 12, 2011 for Nashville Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.

It was a fun filled day with great turn out. Walkers raised money to stop diabetes in Nashville and Duck Head Apparel “capped” off the day with – you guessed it – Duck Head Caps. Here’s Duck Head Apparel owner, Kenny Markanich, passing out Duck Head gear and discount cards to the walkers.

Attendants were also treated to live music, hot coffee and bagels. Many thanks to the American Diabetes Association of Nashville for having us. We had a great time.

Our favorite family of walkers

Duck Head: The history

Nashville, 1865

1865 was a tremendous historical crossroads for the Southern United States.  While slavery was being abolished and President Lincoln was laid to rest, brothers George and Joe O’Bryan were hard at work creating what is now one of the most recognized clothing brands in the nation: Duck Head Apparel.

In many ways Duck Head Apparel represented the rebuild of Nashville, TN, where the O’Bryan brothers manufactured their famous “duck” trousers. Before the Civil War, Nashville was referred to as the “Athens of the South” because of its many universities and it being the first southern city to establish a public school system. Music City was the wealthy and refined cultural destination of the South. But after the war ended, Nashville was left devastated amidst the rubble and debris.

Through the determination and guts of the O’Bryan brothers, Duck Head Apparel opened its doors that same year, and as Nashville’s dust began to settle, its residents would embrace the practical Duck Head Apparel way of life.

Resources: Duke, Jan. “Athens of the South.” Weblog post. 2005

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