So far there hasn’t been a whole lot of love for the schools in theMidwest. Unfortunately, most of the brands making collegiate products focus on Southern and East Coast schools and tend to overlook the school pride in the other parts of the country. Maybe it’s because we don’t tend to dress up for sporting events, which I think is something we need to change. Half a century ago, attending a sporting event was a special occasion where women put on their best dresses and men wore shirts and ties and it’s something I feel we should get back to. On the other hand, sometimes you just want to throw on a t-shirt and relax. One company focusing more on the Midwest and this desire is Homage, a clothing brand based out of Columbus, Ohio.
While you’re not going to find oxford cloth button downs or go to hell pants at Homage, you will find a great selection of some of the most comfortable t-shirts you will ever wear. Since Homage is based in Ohio, you’re going to find a lot of Ohio schools and there is an especially heavy emphasis on Ohio State. If they were to fall into the wrong hands, a lot of the designs or commemorated events could be considered hipster-ish, but if you can actually discuss the team or event represented on the shirt, by no means go ahead and wear it. I don’t usually condone graphic t-shirts but I’ll make an exception for these. I couldn’t help but grab the Club Tril t-shirt ($28) about a year ago (If you haven’t read the Club Trillion blog before, start now) and I recently picked up the NBA Jam-inspired Boomshakalaka! ($28). The t-shirts are of top-notch quality and are most likely the softest, most comfortable t-shirts you will ever own.