It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, and now we've got the attire to prove it. Just ahead of the June 8 debut of Won't You Be My Neighbor?, a new documentary about the life and ideas of the late TV host Fred Rogers, Pittsburgh-based retailer Steel City has launched a new line of neighborly tees.
Several styles are on offer, including ones featuring the Neighborhood Trolley—a recurring image on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which aired on television for over 30 years (from 1968 until 2001). In an homage to Mr. Rogers’s “Neighborhood of Make-Believe,” one of the tees has “I Believe In Make Believe” printed around a trolley graphic.
Another features the text “Speedy Delivery,” a reference to an oft-repeated phrase by delivery man Mr. McFeely. There’s even a “Little Neighbor” onesie, and non-clothing items in the collection include an enamel pin set, keychain, Funko Pop! figure, Mr. Rogers magnetic dress-up kit, and more.
Fans of Mr. Rogers are anxiously awaiting the release of Won’t You Be My Neighbor? by filmmaker Morgan Neville. But if you’re planning to see it in theaters, bring a box of tissues with you; Neville recently told Pittsburgh Magazine that “you could hear mass sobs in the crowd” when the documentary was screened at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
If you're looking for merchandise to flaunt at the film's premiere, you can shop Steel City’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood collection here.