Tailgate Clothing Co. began in the basement of Dennis Snyder—an engineer from Ames, Iowa. Dennis and his son Todd made shirts for college sports fans and sold them at the games from the back of Dennis’ car. In the beginning, neither of them thought that they were forming a company; they were just sharing their passion for collegiate sports with like-minded people.
What started as line of clothes for sports fans has grown into something more and Todd’s passions and affinities inspire brand as it is today. Over time, the goal of creating curated college wear grew into a passion for crafting clothes that show the story of America through its icons. Whether the design honors Muhammad Ali or the Fighting Irish, Chevy or Templeton Rye, a favorite bar or vacation spot—Tailgate celebrates the proud tradition of American design and innovation.