About Us

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." F. Bueller

Inspired by our passion for history and design, Bygone Brand was created in 2013 to revive the lost places we loved growing up. Based out of Rockford, IL, our apparel represents the local businesses that made each city, town or region unique. Over the years, Bygone Brand has grown into one of the premier retro apparel companies and we take pride in every aspect, from design through delivery. 

All aspects of our business involves the communities we serve, from printing, designing, warehousing and shipping 

The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on this Web Site are registered and unregistered trademarks of Bygone Brand LTD its affiliates and others.

Nothing contained on this Web Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this Web Site without the written permission of Bygone Brand LTD or such third party that may own the trademark displayed on this Web Site. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on this Web Site, or any other content on this Web Site, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited. Note: We do not claim ownership of trademark or copyright for the t-shirt brands. Each has been researched and considered expired by the USPTO.

In the News 

‘We Need Them More Than Ever’: Here’s What Small Business Saturday Means For Rockford Shops  - Rock River Current

These 815 Day Shirts RockQ98.5

Bygone Brand’s Rockford Day Deal is Too Retro To Miss - Q98.5

Small Business Saturday Helps Stimulate State And Local Economy - MyStateline.com

Illinois couple turns past Memphis brands into apparel - Daily Memphian

Be cool when it's cold with upbeat sweatshirts - Rockford Register Star 

Guns N’ Roses Represents Rockford on Stage in St Louis - 96.7 The Eagle

Missing Dayton's, Porky's, Moby Dick's? Bygone Brand has a shirt for you - StarTribune

Rockford Day kicks off to entice people to businesses — the 815 way - Rockford Register Star

Bygone Brands Opens a New Store - WIFR 23

Rockford's Bygone Brand is 'moving on up' - Rockford Register Star

Basement can no longer contain successful Rockford business - Happy Rockford

Old Milwaukee companies find new life thanks to Bygone Brand T-shirts - OnMilwaukee

Selling Rockford in a ready-to-wear art form - Rockford Register Star

Part of Peoria's Past Now in T-shirts - WMBD

Bygone Brand Retro Peoria T-shirts @ Urban Artifacts - Meanwhile, Back in Peoria

Bygone Brand T-shirts feature iconic brands from Peoria's past - Journal Star

Group works to save Rockford Cabinet Co. entrance - Rockford Register Star

Shop these 9 great local (and locally made) gift ideas - WISC-TV / Channel 3000

Rockford shops offer one-of-a-kind gifts - Rockford Parent

Nostalgia sells: Bygone Brand in Rockford expands T-shirt lines to 3 cities - Rockford Register Star

Bygone Brand's retro T-shirts breathe new life into old Madison businesses and logos - Isthmus

Former St. Louisian Amy Tabachnick Watson... - St. Louis Jewish Light

Long-lost Madison rock clubs get an encore with special Record Store Day T-shirts - The Cap Times

Bygone Brand Announces STL T-Shirt Line - Alive Magazine

Illinois apparel company pushing St. Louis nostalgia - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Remember the Parkmoor? How about Noah's Ark Restaurant or Forest Park Highlands? - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Manchester's department store memorialized with retro t-shirts - The Cap Times

Bygone Brand - Rockford Buzz

Madison Style: T-shirts by Bygone Brand - Madison.com

Bygone Brand Designs Nostalgic T-Shirts - WIFR

Bygone Brand Review - Tee Spotter

Bygone Brand designs nostalgic Rockford T-shirts - Rockford Register Star

Bygone Brand brings Rockford history to T-shirts - Rock River Times