Akron Rubber Ducks
Logo shirts for the reigning Eastern League champions in a full range of colors and styles.
$10 and up
The Team Shop at the Canal Park, 300 S. Main St, Akron, or online at rubberducks.milbstore.com
Brick Street Apparel
A local company whose shirt designs emphasize the founders’ home neighborhood North Hill
$18 and up
Online only, brickstreetapparel.com
Dropkick Apparel The local company offers a number of Akron-centric designs alongside athletic gear and Get Nasty Apparel. $10.99 and up Online at dropkickapparel.storenvy.com
Not only does the iconic breakfast spot have its own old school tees, but a couple of local designers have been inspired by Fred’s feisty “Eat, pay, get out” slogan.
930 Home Ave., Akron, or from a different vendor like RockEVERYwear (shown) which you can get through their mobile fashion truck wrapped in screaming comic-inspired designs at events around the city, or check them out at rockeverywear.com
The iconic Akron brand has a varied line of branded shirts and other merchandise.
$10.60 and up
Not available at the tire centers, but there is a store attached to headquarters, 200 Innovation Way, Akron, or shop online at thegoodyearstore.summitmg.com
Locals may think first of Human Unlimited as a great spot for yoga, but people all over the country have been going bonkers for their line of inspirational and aspirational shirt designs for both men and women.
Most shirts are $32
1650 West Market Street, Suite 31 (in Wallhaven above Einstein Bros.) or online at humanunlimited.com
Akron’s most popular red sauce restaurant claims it’s t shirt design goes back to its 1950s origins. Try the vintage “If Lost” design or their current “Try a Piece.”
At the restaurant, 105 N. Main, Akron, or online at shop.luigisrestaurant.com
When you purchase these shirts, apparel and accessories made by women from Akron’s refugee population, you’re being a neighbor to people who have fled persecution by helping them establish economic independence.
$25 and up
Carried by various retailers around Akron, like Market Path in Highland Square, or you can shop online at neighborsapparel.com
Before King James surprised everybody by coming back, this low-key local designer made waves with his “Akron Heat” swag, which allowed LeBron’s Blimp City fans to cheer specifically for their Hometown Hero. Now that he’s come home, NotPerfect offers an “Akron Cavs” line that borrows from the logo of the reigning NBA champs.
$26 for the shirt
Online at notperfectworld.com
This Highland Square staple is well-known as a place to get vintage fashions, jewelry, knick-knacks and art but they’ve long produced some the best and most unique, Akron-loving shirts too.
$20 and up
822 W. Market St., Akron
Rubber City Clothing Co.
The city’s best-known T-shirt store features a number of Akron-inspired designs in sizes from baby onsies to XXXLarge. You can get their designs put on practically anything for that custom touch. (We may or may not have put The Don’s face on the fly of some boxer shorts.) They also offer other cool Akron gear from belt buckles to pint glasses.
$19 and up
Peruse in person at 18 N. High St. Akron, or shop online at rubbercityclothing.com
You can get the Akron band’s logo—the name san serif across a stylized cross-section of a tree—in black on a white shirt or white or white on a black shirt.
The merch table at their live shows, or online at shiveringtimbersmusic.com/store
The Social Dept.
Akron’s own helps folks all over the nation celebrate their home state and hometown pride but owner Andy Taray saves a little something-something for his Akron-specific work, in addition to his killer designs for Crafty Mart, The Nightlight, Square Records and The Towpath. Soon, he’ll be kicking it in a brewery in Cuyahoga Falls where you’ll be able to take screen printing lessons with a master.
$22 and up
Find them at 1707 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls soon, and the store’s always opens online at thesocialdepartment.com
If your full belly isn’t enough to show off your love of Swensons, then maybe it’s time you get your own official Galley Boy tee.
Online at maspremium.com/swensonsstore
University of Akron Bookstore
Show off your Zips pride with a full range of University gear, from logo shirts to an ugly Christmas sweater themed sweatshirt. For some reason, you can no longer find shirts celebrating UA’s historic baseball team.
$24.98 and up
The main University Bookstore in the Student Union, 303 Carroll Street, or the satellite store in the Polsky Building, 225 S. Main Street, both in Akron, and online at uakron.bncollege.com