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The Brand

We founded 1 9 2 0 by ABBY MORIARTY on modernist design principles that honor simplicity, form and function over unnecessary frills with a focus on shape, color and material. We are a collection of refined, elevated T-shirts for men and women, or as we like to call them: Elevated, Everyday Essentials. All 1 9 2 0 by ABBY MORIARTY Tees are designed and manufactured in New York from American grown Supima Cotton.


The brand takes it name from the year that the T-shirt was officially entered into Webster’s Dictionary.

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Abby Moriarty, Founder/Creative Director
Moriarty has spent her career heavily steeped in the fashion industry, working for some of America’s most iconic brands and traveling the world. She most recently held the position of Vice President of Design for Calvin Klein. During her time there she was able to hone in and focus her skill-set on classic American sportswear with a provocative and sensual edge.

Moriarty has always been drawn to the simple complexity of the T-shirt; how it withstands time and trends while consistently maintaining relevancy and modernity. Her travels around the world have been an inspiring influence on her career and life. Through her travels, she discovered that she naturally gravitated towards Scandinavian modernist design and 1 9 2 0 leans on the same essential principles that made some of best designs of the modernist era still relevant and widely regarded today.

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