Classic Georgia was founded in 2012 by Atlanta gallery owner and artist/photographer Rob Matre and Jason Payne of Athens, who is well known as the former assistant golf coach at The University of Georgia, as well as the head coach at  Mercer and assistant at Georgia Southern.

The Classic Georgia name came from a series of Matre's photographs from around the state, which perfectly reflected their shared desire to create a company that celebrated the great spirit of our state.  In early 2015, Classic Georgia partnered with Peach State Pride to produce and distribute a line of apparel, featured now in over sixty retail stores across the state.

We are thrilled to also offer apparel by Peach State Pride and The Bitter Southerner in The Classic Georgia Store, all independent brands that honor the south, each in their own unique fashion. We are also collaborating with the estate of Lewis Grizzard to produce merchandise that celebrates his legacy.

We hope you enjoy our website, and please look for Classic Georgia apparel at fine stores across the state.  We also invite you to connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to learn more of what we are all about and stay connected to all things Classic Georgia.

Thank you for visiting!