In an effort to raise awareness about ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, people all across the country are participating in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge.
DC United nominated the H&C Team yesterday, and we accepted without hesitation. Watch as the guys get soaked from head to toe on what just so happened to be one of the coolest days of the summer.
Since the campaign launched two weeks ago, the ALS Association has gained more than 150,000 new donors and $5.5 million for Lou Gehrig’s Disease research.
While dumping a bucket of freezing cold water over your head is gutsy, it’s nothing compared to the bravery of those living with ALS. We hope our participation in the Challenge and a donation from Hugh & Crye will help play a small part in the search for a cure.
We completed the #ALSIceBucketChallenge on the roof of the Wonder Bread Factory in DC. Matt, Carl, James, Pranav, and Andrew participated in the water pouring while Jessica volunteered to film it.
One of the most exciting parts of our Kickstarter is the debut of the Creative Council. It’s a customer group unlike any other that gives members the opportunity to have a greater impact on what we create here at Hugh & Crye.
Sounds awesome! How do I join? Visit our Kickstarter page and back our project. Membership to the CC is included in the Six Pack and 12 Pack rewards.
Here’s a quick run down of the benefits:
Our customers are extraordinary people, so to be a part of their most exciting moments, however tangentially, is pretty incredible. Here’s one recent story from a longtime H&C customer that we couldn’t help but share:
Steve R. knew surprising his beautiful and quick-witted girlfriend, Brooke, was going to be a challenge, but he pulled it off when he popped the question at Iwo Jima Memorial last month. Brooke said “yes!” and they celebrated with family members Steve had invited into town just for the occasion. Here they are after the big moment—all smiles. Steve is wearing the Sal, our light blue Oxford cloth button down.
Were you wearing a Hugh & Crye shirt when you got married, graduated, broke a world record, or some other milestone? We want to hear about it! Send us an email with your photos firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a shout-out on Twitter or Instagram using #hughandcrye.
We’re a small startup, so you can bet we put in long hours. But we also never miss an opportunity to have fun on the job. When we shot our Kickstarter video for our new Fitted T-Shirts, we rented bikes from Capital Bikeshare and raced around the National Mall playing tourists for a day.
We decided to have a friendly competition to see who could do the best “trick” (aka wild jumps and clumsy gymnastics) in front of the Washington Monument, which made for some epic photos.
Have a favorite? Comment below! And be sure to post your own Hugh & Crye style photos on Instagram using #hughandcyre.
We did it! Together we topped our Kickstarter goal in just over three days. It was a record-breaking launch, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our longtime customers, friends, family, and new Kickstarter fans. Thank you! Some highlights:
- $31,032 pledged
- 550 backers from around the world
- 1,188 T-shirts and counting!
And we’re just getting started! Stay tuned and keep sharing our page. There are more exciting updates to come :)
–Team Hugh & Crye
Two grown men eating ice cream cones in the DC heat. Sure, it’s a little bit awkward (especially when a beard is involved), but it’s also pretty funny. After a team lunch at Union Market to celebrate the launch of our Kickstarter, James and Andrew couldn’t resist grabbing a cone from Trickling Springs Creamery. Hilarity ensued…
With your help, we hope to crowd-fund the production of our new H&C Fitted T-Shirts on Kickstarter. Learn more about our story by watching the video above! And let us know what you think of our latest project by reaching out on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
–Team Hugh & Crye
Introducing the H&C Fitted T-Shirt! We took our signature 12 sizes and created a T-shirt unlike any other—it’s soft, fitted, and made in the USA.
We launched a Kickstarter on Tuesday to help crowd-fund the production of these tees, and the response has been incredible (70% to goal already)! We’re blown away by the support of the H&C community and guys looking for T-shirts that actually fit.
We’re really excited for this and think you will be, too! Visit our page and share with your friends. Together, we can make a better-fitting tee!
Ask anyone at Hugh & Crye and they’ll tell you that one of the coolest things about the job is seeing a stranger out and about wearing one of our shirts. Even after four years, we still get excited (and may or may not send a team-wide text) when we see H&C in the wild. Now, take that excitement and multiply it by 100—that’s how we feel when a guy choses to wear one of our shirts for his wedding.
Recently, David (wearing Renegade Groomsman/Bellevue) and his now wife Rachel tied the knot in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Waynesboro, VA. We reached out to Rachel and asked her a few questions about what made her big day so special. Read her responses below and enjoy a few beautiful photos shot by their friend and photographer Christian Agha.
Congrats David & Rachel!
What was your favorite part of the day? It’s so hard to choose a “favorite” part of the best day of my life! But… there were a lot of moments during the ceremony that are unforgettable for me. More than anything, stepping down the aisle and seeing David for the first time will be etched in my mind forever. Not only did he look dreamy, but he was equally as emotional as I was and I knew right when I saw him that every part of this day would define my entire future with my best friend.
Did you wear H&C on your wedding day? We want to know! Email us at email@example.com