The Nova Scotian flag has a conspicuous resemblance to both the national flag and the Royal Banner of Scotland. The shield is also identical to the royal arms of Scotland. This is due to Nova Scotia's historical connections to the country. The colors of Saint Andrew's Cross were reversed on the province's flag in order to bring about a more distinct contrast with the royal arms.
According to historians Ian McKay and Robin Bates, the Cross of Saint Andrew alludes to divine providence and its part in enabling Scottish immigrants to be "the first among the Nova Scotians". The royal arms epitomize feudal times in Scotland and how this sowed the seeds of the province's constancy as a society. Taken altogether, the saltire and the royal arms signify how Nova Scotia was formerly a colony of the Kingdom of Scotland with the backing of its royal family (the House of Stuart).
The British first settled in modern-day Nova Scotia after 1621, when James VI and I (King of Scotland and England) conferred the land to William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling, via royal charter and gave it the Latin name for "New Scotland". Four years later, the colony was granted its own coat of arms by Charles I of England, with the emblem first recorded at the Court of the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh on May 28, 1625. Towards the end of that same decade, the Scots established two short-lived settlements there that were ultimately unsuccessful. Sovereignty over the territory subsequently changed hands between the French and the British throughout the 17th century. This continued until 1713, when the Peace of Utrecht saw France permanently relinquish mainland Nova Scotia to the United Kingdom.
This lightweight classic tee is super-soft and destined to become your next go-to. Unisex with a regular fit, if you land between sizes we suggest sizing up unless you prefer an athletic fit.
• Solid colors are 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Heather colors are cotton/poly blends
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz
• Pre-shrunk fabric
This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so good on you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!
Multiple item orders may be shipped from different locations in separate packages.
Hats will be fulfilled in about 1 business day.
Apparel items and accessories are usually fulfilled in 3-8 business days.
Domestic orders will be shipped using USPS at a flat rate.
We currently don't offer expedited shipping options.
We're able to ship internationally at international shipping rates.
Deliveries will automatically be left at the specified address by the carrier if there is no response. Delivery times are not guaranteed but are our best approximation and can vary according to unforeseen variables like weather and sabotage of the United States Postal Service.
All apparel items offered by Civil Standard are made-to-order, meaning they’re printed specifically for you and are considered final sale. Made-to-order processes minimize surplus inventory and apparel waste, making them more environmentally friendly.
If you receive a defective product it can be refunded to the original form of payment or exchanged for a product replacement. Notification of defective products must be submitted within 14 days of receiving your order. Please send an email to email@example.com with a picture of the product defect. In the case of shirts/hoodies, lay it out flat in its natural ‘T’ shape and take a picture from above with the whole item and printed design in the frame.
All unworn headwear not explicitly labeled as "non-returnable" or "final sale" on the product page - at the time of sale - may be returned or exchanged within 30 days of purchase. Please note that the cost of all returns and exchanges sent to us are the responsibility of the customer. You can ship your item with your packing slip or order confirmation email to:
Civil Standard 450B Paradise Road #415 Swampscott MA 01907
If the size isn’t quite right we’re happy to help you out! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your original order information and the size you need in exchange.
Requests for order cancellations must be made within 12 hours of submitting the order. Any requests after 12 hours of order cannot be guaranteed, but we'll do our best! Once production/fulfillment on an order has begun it cannot be canceled.
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