The name Fielder's Derby is a homage to the infield of the Kentucky Derby. The company is the infielder's perspective, it's their Fielder's Derby.
When I started Fielder’s Derby, I simply wanted to make cool shirts. I didn’t care what it was to some extent, just that they were original. The first shirt I designed I laid in my bed one night and sketched what came to be my first design, Sharks & Skis (it’s pretty hilarious looking back at this).
Honestly, I still don’t know if I completely understand how I came up with it but just that I wanted something that had things on it I was interested in. I loved Skiing, and Sharks seemed like a badass creature to paste next to it, that was pretty much it. Since then I’ve evolved to make other designs in a similar vein, but have started exploring other prints that also seemed cool to me. I enjoy it and I am having fun, so there’s that.
I hope you enjoy them too, and hope you come along for the ride.