Johanna McShan (Founder of River Road Clothing Co.) was raised to be proud of her Texas heritage. Growing up in the suburbs of Houston, she has spent summers doing the things Texans love to do:
- Corpus Christi Beach Trips
- Fishing in Port O’Connor
- Exploring Chain O'Lakes
- Floating the Rapids of Granite Shoals
- Daytrips to Krause Springs
- Camping at Hamilton Pool
- And (obviously) Floating the Guadalupe & Comal Rivers
At her core is Texas pride. Her love of the unique charm in every town is splashed across her many clothing and apparel designs.
Texas River Life: Riding The Rapids & Soaking Up The Sun
The rivers of Texas have played a vital role in our state's history and have a huge influence on our culture … you know about floatin’ the river, right? The rivers shape the way of life for Texans, with traditions like tubing, fishing, and camping handed down from generation to generation. Whether you’re exploring the rapids of the Guadalupe River or relaxing on a peaceful float down the Comal River, Texas river life is a cherished part of our state's identity.
New Braunfels: Where History, Nature, and Community Come Together
New Braunfels, Texas, is known for its scenic beauty, rich history, and endless options for outdoor fun. The relaxed, small-town feel brings “weekenders” from across the state to see the beautiful Texas Hill Country and relax in the bright sun. New Braunfels is surrounded by natural wonders, making it a very popular destination for the outdoorsy types. Plus, the rich German heritage is reflected in the culture, architecture, and cuisine, bringing visitors worldwide.
Austin: Bubbling Over With Creativity & Innovation
The city of Austin, Texas, has a unique and vibrant culture that sets it apart from other cities in the state. From the live music scene on 6th Street to the colorful street art and murals that decorate the city's walls, Austin is alive with the creative spirit of its residents. Despite its modern edge, Austin still maintains a small-town charm and friendly, welcoming vibe. Whether enjoying a hike through the nearby hills, sipping on a craft beer at a local brewery, or indulging in some of the city's famous Tex-Mex, most people who visit Austin find it hard to say goodbye.
San Marcos: Beauty & Nature Inspire Every Artist Who Visits
San Marcos, Texas, is the laid-back heart of the Texas Hill Country. This college town has a youthful and energetic atmosphere surrounded by parks that offer an escape from the books to enjoy outdoor playtime and relaxation. San Marcos has a vibrant arts scene, with numerous galleries and live music venues showcasing local talent. The city's historic downtown area is a popular shopping destination, with charming boutiques and restaurants housed in Victorian-era buildings. Recent booming growth hasn’t changed the small-town-friendly charm of San Marcos (are you beginning to see a theme here?).
San Antonio: A Cultural Melting Pot Of Old & New
San Antonio, Texas, has deep roots with a unique cultural diversity. The city is known for its rich history and Spanish colonial heritage, which you can see in the architecture across the city. When you’re in San Antonio, you know it! It’s a popular tourist destination with a growing food and arts scene. As is the Texas way, you can spend a whole day out and about while you eat your way from Tex-Mex to BBQ. The vibe in San Antonio is lively and energetic, with a mix of history, culture, and entertainment that offers unending adventures.
Houston: Work Hard So You Can Play Hard
Dallas-Fort Worth: Big, Bold, and Bustling
As one of the largest cities in the country, the Dallas-Fort Worth region offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, with parks, lakes, and nature preserves throughout the area. The region's diverse population reflects the melting pot of cultures that make Texas unique, with influences from around the world contributing to the area's vibrant food scene. From the cowboy culture of Fort Worth to the sophisticated style of Dallas, visitors get a unique and exciting experience that embodies the best of Texas hospitality.
What’s Your Texas Vibe?
You don’t have to be a born Texan to show your love for this unique state. The River Road Clothing Co. team is constantly developing new design inspiration to give our customers a fresh variety of gear to display Texas pride in their own subtle (or not so subtle) way.
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Peace Texas T-Shirt