"The Shire is a group of tight friends within Next House, an MIT dorm. Last year we created a t-shirt (the lighter green one worn by a guy in the back row, on the left), and we were very satisfied with the results. So this year, we decided to make crew-necks with Shire "heraldry" on them, and the results turned out great! The various props in the photo are in-jokes that the Shire has, and some of them are included in the "heraldry" (e.g. guitars, owls, beavers, etc)."
- Eurah Ko (Sep 30, 2013)