State pride is inherent in Texans. We love where we’re from, and we want everyone else to know it. And while there are countless ways to boldly proclaim one’s allegiance—think Willie Nelson’s Texas-flag running shorts, or the 168,000-gallon Texas-shaped community pool in Plano, or those folks with “Texas Forever” tattoos—there’s also a subtler approach. This month, striking a balance between pure kitsch and sleek sophistication, we’ve selected four items that celebrate the distinctive outline of the place we call home.
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This waffle maker is a regular sellout on College Station–based Russ and Linda Harvell’s website, which specializes in all things Texas. $60; txtraders.com
George Strait, Billy Gibbons, and Nolan Ryan all own blades by Matador’s Moore Maker, the company behind this bone-handle Trapper with a Texas silhouette on one side and a star on the other. $66; mooremaker.com
Houston brothers Patrick and Paul Hotze’s apparel line (inspired by a South Texas road trip) includes silk ties printed with everything from the Alamo to chips and queso. $75; paristexasco.com
Known for its Christian jewelry, Kerrville’s James Avery flaunts its Lone Star heritage with this fourteen-karat-gold charm. $260; jamesavery.com