We as tailgating nation love to show our spirit and passion for our teams before, during and after the game. Whether it is officially licensed gear from our favorite college or pro team or just the official colors, we love to sport our pride and support in new and unique ways.
We recently discovered State Traditions apparel and they put a new twist on showing your support for your team. They start with a piece of clothing like polo shirts, T-shirts, hats, visors and even have neck ties, bow ties, dog leashes, belts and even phone cases and money clips. They then embroider the outline of the boundary of the state of your choice onto your choice of apparel and match it to the traditional colors of that college or university. A great example would be a Texas fan would get a hat with the state of Texas embroidered on it in traditional burnt orange. Of course it does not say “University of Texas” or have the traditional longhorn logo but fans everywhere will recognize burnt orange and the state of Texas is all you need to show you are a Texas Longhorns fan.
Take a look at some of the examples of how State Traditions can take your college or university and match it to the official colors and the corresponding state the school calls home.
We requested a few samples of State Traditions apparel to test out and see the quality and craftsmanship that goes into their hats and shirts. Seeing how during football season we primarily tailgate the San Diego Chargers games, we decided to get a bit fancy with our selection. To show our love for the Chargers and the fact they reside in California, we went with traditional blue and yellow colors with the state of California embroidered in it. Because State Traditions matches colors to colleges and universities we chose the hat from the University of California, Berkley because they have the same colors as the San Diego Chargers. Fans of other NFL teams that share the same team colors as a major college in their state can do the same. Some that come to mind would be the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants fans could get blue and red hats. Atlanta Falcons fans could get a red and black polo and Indianapolis Colts fans a blue and white cap. It just all depends on if your favorite professional team shares the same colors as a major college or university in the same state.
After testing out the samples provided to us we are going to deem State Traditions game day apparel “Tailgate Approved”.
We loved the ability to show your spirit and support for your team in a new way while still sporting the colors of your favorite team. It seems as though everyone can pay the high prices required to get officially licensed apparel but State Traditions has brought a new way of showing how much you love your team in a classy and subtle way. If you are patriotic or proud of your heritage that may be from another nation, State Traditions also offers apparel in their America Traditions or World Traditions categories.
Prices vary depending on your choice of apparel but overall are very affordable. For more information or to purchase some game day apparel for yourself or a fellow tailgater, visit statetraditions.com