Classic aptitude: Tulsan Trey Thaxton begins Greenwood Ave. model to mix type with substance | Life-style

The Greenwood Ave. brand has become a favorite of many for its mix of vintage flair with a keen eye on today’s fashion.

founder Trey Thaxton is the man behind this brand, and he’s sporting the classic BWS bomber at his 19&21 pop-up inside Mother Road Market. Look for the shop through mid-February.

Greenwood Ave. began in 2018 with T-shirts sporting logos from landmark businesses destroyed in the 1921 Massacre. “There’s more meaning than just looking cool,” Thaxton says. It’s the conversations and stories these designs ignite that’s really the goal, he says.

Since its inception, the clothing line has expanded to include sweatshirts, jackets and accessories for women and men. A children’s line might be in the future, he adds. He’s especially proud of a recent partnership with Legion cycling team and the brand’s expansion outside of Tulsa.

Thaxton originates the designs for Greenwood Ave., and the majority of the products are screen printed here in Tulsa.

“Whatever I touch or do has to have meaning,” he says. Take the shop — along with Greenwood Ave. brand items, Thaxton has mixed in products from other local, Black-owned companies. On the shelves today are candles from Subtle Home Co., barbecue sauce from Albert’s Gourmet Barbecue Sauce and Zela roll-on pain relief.

Thaxton hopes to open 19&21’s brick-and-mortar in the Greenwood District this year, which will give him even more opportunities to give back to the community. Right now, 10% of all Greenwood Ave. Sales go to north Tulsa community efforts. Recent recipients have included Oasis Fresh Market and Crossover Preparatory Academy. “For me it’s about uplifting other people,” he says.

Tulsa favourites


Date night with wife ambergris means getting a babysitter for their two children, grabbing some sushi and catching a movie at Cinemark Tulsa.


the Rainbow cab design is one Thaxton’s favourite. The nostalgic logo was one of the first he put on Greenwood Ave. Clothing back in 2018.


Thaxton loves to browse the sneaker selection at silhouette. Store owner Venita Cooper has carried Greenwood Ave. products from the beginning.

Overview: Sullivan, Church mix superbly on anthem | Arts & Leisure

NEW YORK (AP) – The side-eye emoji was a fair response to the NFL’s announcement that R&B performer Jazmine Sullivan and country singer Eric Church would team up to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl .

But the duo have proven why they are multiple Grammy-nominated stars themselves, and combined their vocals wonderfully to create a memorable, entertaining rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” on Sunday.

Church started the performance, playing his guitar and giving all the emotions with his scratchy singing. Sullivan later joined, her voice was scratchy too but heavy and rich, belting the lyrics like a seasoned singer. Both won new fans on Sunday evening.

They finished the song together with the singing – Church made Sullivan stand in front and in the middle with her brilliant singing and him right behind her, fusing epically like a perfect teammate.

Before this performance, the Grammy-winning guitar killer HER proved her rock star status with her rendition of “America the Beautiful”. Her singing was soft and strong as she played her guitar like a true star.

Sullivan, Church and HER performed in Tampa at Raymond James Stadium before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced the Kansas City Chiefs.

Popstar the Weeknd will lead the halftime show.

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