In the early 1970's, while attending Boston College on an elite running scholarship, Stephen Liquori began making his own silkscreens. Buying shirts in bulk, Steve would hand-print shirts for his track and cross-country teammates, as well as for local track and running clubs (seen here in a homemade shirt for the Greater Boston Track Club). He continued throughout college making and selling shirts for and at BC events, track meets, and in 1974 became the "unofficial official" shirt for the Boston Marathon, before the event was ever licensed for merchandise.
In 1976, the day after graduating from Boston College, Stephen opened GladRags, a retail t-shirt shop in Chestnut Hill, MA. Steve and his partner also opened a factory in Allston, MA which became a major screen print supplier to booming athletic shoe and apparel sportswear brands.