Our Founder

Founder Alexander Thurman Blackburn came up with the idea for the American Duke Apparel Company while in an entrepreneurship class at the University of Texas at Austin.

He was frustrated with the fact that he could not find brands that promoted the best of America and what it stands for while still maintaining a classy image and feel.

Further, he saw an irony in American themed products that are made overseas, and so, he set out to change that...