A team of designers, illustrators and concept builders, The Social Dept. is a coalition of born-and-raised midwesterners spreading local pride with their original (and often, hilarious) tees. The designs are a results of, erm, "heavy conceptual meetings." We hear that quality beer is usually involved. Every design is an original which is then handprinted and prepped (without a press!) before being shipped around the country. Customers love that the tees feature inside references that only people from a certain place will understand. We like to consider it a geography lesson, on a shirt.