North Bend resident designs locally-themed T-shirts
May 22, 2013
After being unemployed for five years, Phil Lacefield Jr. decided to start his own business with his wife, Calye Lacefield, making themed T-shirts with North Bend references.
“We’ve lived here for going on eight years and we’re pretty tight with the community, but we couldn’t understand why no one sells North Bend clothes,” Lacefield said.
Junior Bird Man Press is named after his son, Chance, who the family calls “Junior Bird Man,” Lacefield said. The T-shirts include a knock-off North Face logo that reads North Bend, and an “I climbed Mount Si” shirt, among others. Lacefield said he is planning on adding Snoqualmie T-shirts as well.
“I just sat around and noodled up all those designs and whatever came to my head, that’s what we ended up with,” he said.
Other T-shirts include Saab shirts for car nerds and other pop culture references including TV shows like “Firefly” and “Walking Dead.” A stay-at-home-dad, Lacefield spends his days with his 18 month-old son and designs shirts.
“Whatever pops to mind and looks like a good design we throw it up there,” Lacefield said.
North Bend T-shirts are available at Birches Habitat, 202 W. North Bend Way, North Bend and online. Go to www.jbmpress.com.