Detroit Respect Clothing

Detroit Respect


Mackenzie and Haley each wearing the Be the Good shirts. Mackenzie is sporting the t-shirt and Haley is wearing the scoopneck, which is also available in pink.

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of meeting clothing designer Colin McConnell. McConnell is a clothing designer who co-founded Detroit Respect with his buddy Michael Haas. They were talking one day about the negativity surrounding the Motor City and trying to come up with a way to combat that destructive negativity with something positive. McConnell said, “We feel strongly about the power of positive thinking and how negative thoughts can hurt just as much, if not more.” They came up with a fun clothing line of tank tops and t-shirts to represent the city of Detroit.

Jennifer wearing the BaseBALLER tee. This is definitely my favorite!

Jennifer wearing the BaseBALLER tee. This is definitely my favorite!

Their inspiration for designs come from what Detroit once was. They look at the history, art, music, food and culture of Detroit and implement those ideas into their designs. “We hope that it inspires people to what Detroit can be once again.” stated McConnell. Detroit Respect reminds us that we live in a great city that can be great again. The shirts are all designed and printed right here in downtown Rochester on South Street. You can choose from a variety of t-shirts and tank tops to represent The D.



Marcel wearing the Be the Good t-shirt.

You can checkout all their designs and the whole line of Detroit Respect at and follow them on Facebook. Not only will you get to check out their clothing but you’ll be educated on the history of Detroit as well. Awesome historical pictures are posted several times a week. Support Detroit and “be the good”!




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