As with the “Texan Distressed” polo, the one side of the Defiant Texan polo is a way for people who originated from, or who live in the great state of Texas to show their pride while out and about.
On the other side of the Defiant Texan; perhaps no flag was more defiant than the Gonzales flag, showing a cannon, and the challenge, “Come and Take It”. This flag comes distressed also.
In early January 1831, Green DeWitt wrote to Ramón Músquiz, the top political official of Bexar, and requested armament for the defense of the colony of Gonzales against raids by Comanche Indians. This request was granted by delivery of a small used cannon. The small bronze cannon was received by the colony and signed for on March 10, 1831, by James Tumlinson, Jr.
The swivel cannon was mounted to a blockhouse in Gonzales and later became the object of Texas pride. At the minor skirmish known as the Battle of Gonzales—the first battle of the Texas Revolution against Mexico—a small group of Texans successfully resisted the Mexican forces who had orders from Colonel Domingo de Ugartechea to seize their cannon.
As a symbol of defiance, the Texans had fashioned a flag containing the phrase “come and take it” along with a black star and an image of the cannon that they had received four years earlier from Mexican officials.
This was the same message that was sent to the Mexican government when they told the Texans to return the cannon; lack of compliance with the initial demands led to the failed attempt by the Mexican military to forcefully take back the cannon.
Texans to this day are proud of their history and refuse to give into systematic reform and obedience that is expected. The Defiant Texan is a way of showing all, “I will resist and fight”!
Dry-Fit Micro-Mesh Polo
The entire Proud Americans Who Serve Polo line is made with high-quality polyester material to ensure you have a polo shirt that will be the same size and quality after numerous washes with colors that are unwavering in detail and resilience in color.
The Proud Americans Who Serve polo has unparalleled breathability for superior cooling. The Dri-fit, micro-mesh technology ensures breathable comfort all day long. This technology locks in color; keeping the designs and colors crisp-making these polos a must-have fan favorite all season long.
The Proud Americans Who Serve Polos are made with flatlock stitching using 4 needles with 6 threads overlocking.
- 165 gsm / 4.87-ounce, 100% micromesh polyester (front, back, and side panels)
- Moisture-wicking, eco-friendly, quick-dry material
- Around the neck tag-free label
- Flat knit collar
- 3-button placket with dyed-to-match black buttons
- Set-in, open hem sleeves
- The official Proud Americans Who Serve label inside the collar
- Packaged in individual polybags
Caring for your Proud Americans Who Serve Polo
Please adhere to these washing and drying instructions to ensure your shirt lasts for years to come.
- MACHINE WASH COLD
- WASH INSIDE OUT WITH LIKE COLORS
- DO NOT USE SOFTENERS
- REMOVE IMMEDIATELY
- DO NOT ALLOW TO LAY ON ITSELF WHEN WET
- DO NOT BLEACH
- COOL IRON
- DO NOT IRON DESIGN
- DO NOT DRY CLEAN
- TUMBLE DRY LOW