Best Of 2019

Best Super-Soft Cincy Wear: Rivertown Inkery + Apparel

Rivertown Inkery + Apparel was launched in 2013 as a screenprinting business before turning into a full-time career in 2014. After being a strictly digital and pop-up presence, owner Doug Burns went brick-and-mortar last year with a fresh storefront in downtown Oakley featuring his small-batch and nostalgia-inducing apparel. His “wearable memories” invoke the style — and literal feel — of thrift-store finds and are made with a supersoft cotton-blend fabric. Rivertown has a line of sports-inspired wear, with orange and black tiger icons and Crosley Field prints, but the shop also offers an entire collection of faux retro pieces. Think ringer T-shirts with 1970s font spelling out “The Queen City,” or a 1990s Saved By the Bell-style “Cincinnati” sweatshirt. Almost everything comes in both a hoodie or sweatshirt and T-shirt style and most are unisex, so everyone can have the comfort of vintage with the durability of new. As the website says, “At the Rivertown Inkery, we design shirts that are meant to last and keep today’s memories from fading away.” Rivertown Inkery + Apparel, 3096 Madison Road, Oakley, therivertowninkery.com.