Welcome to Yooper Steez

Welcome to Yooper Steez! We have sought to create a brand new Yooper website unlike any Yooper site you’ve seen before and we’re happy to welcome you. To both Yoopers and non-Yoopers alike we’re looking to spread pride in Michigan’s great Upper Peninsula and all those things that may make us Yoopers.

Yooper or not, your first question might be, “What the heck is steez?” No, steez, is not another slang word used among Yooper dialect. The word steez is actually quite simple to understand, meaning style with ease. We like style, and even more we like to take it easy.

You might also be asking yourself, “What the heck is a Yooper?” We can help clarify that too. My prediction is that if you don’t know what a Yooper is, you most likely live outside of the Great Lakes Region. The word Yooper is designated for those who live (and have lived) in Michigan’s great Upper Peninsula, also known as the U.P. Simply take U.P., add an -er and you get Yooper. And that’s just the beginning of this remarkable place that is one of the most recognizable regions in all of North America.

And this is how we’re showing our Yooper Steez…

A pretty sweet blog – You’re on it right now! We hope to bring you awesome content from the Upper Peninsula. One entry might be about the best lighthouses, another may feature a town in the U.P., another may feature an interview with a fellow Yooper, and so much more.

T-shirts– We believe everyone who lives in the U.P., or loves the U.P., should have a cool U.P. t-shirt. The way we see it, it doesn’t need words. Take the Nike logo for example, they don’t have “Just do it” under the swoosh. And the U.P. is the same. It has enough presence to stand on it’s own. In our opinion we expect people to recognize it, we shouldn’t have to tell them, they should know!

Got Steez? – How cool would it be to see someone wearing a U.P. t-shirt in front of the Eiffel Tower, Great Wall of China, Statue of Liberty, Hollywood sign, or any other awesome landmark. Send us your photos showing your Yooper pride across the state, country, and world! We’ll post them on our site!

Read about the inspiration behind Yooper Steez