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Power Ranking State Patty’s 2023 Apparel

It’s almost that time of year!

State Patty’s Day is right around the corner. The streets of State College are about to be filled with drunk college students roaming around in bright green, showing off their school pride in the best way they know how. And, with fraternities able to host registered social gatherings for the first time in over a decade, the weekend is shaping up to be one for the books.

If you, like many other students, are scrambling to put together a last-minute State Patty’s Day outfit, look no further. From Harpers to Family Clothesline, we ranked the best and worst holiday apparel to make your life just a little bit easier.

10. The Penn State University Bookstore

Seeing as the school is not the biggest supporter of State Patty’s Day, it should go without saying that you’re probably better off shopping for your apparel elsewhere. Unless, of course, you’re an ROTC kid whose goal is to dress from head to toe in camouflage print.

9. Lions Pride

For a store this big, I was disappointed to see the lack of State Patty’s Day apparel. This was the only shirt I was able to find that one could pass off as festive, but you’re better off looking some place different.

8. Harpers

Harpers gets a gold star for trying. It’s hard to take this shirt seriously, especially when it’s surrounded by its more professional companions.

7. Rapid Transit Sports

If we’re being completely honest, this was the last place I would’ve expected to have State Patty’s Day merchandise. However, it’s certainly a welcomed surprise! Bonus points for the owner’s incredible customer service.

6. The Lions Fan Shop

The State Patty’s Day merchandise was generic at best, but it’s certainly a place that can get the job done.

5. Lion & Cub

Although Lion & Cub sells the exact same apparel as The Lions Fan Shop, the store does get bonus points for its assortment of festive accessories. Who wouldn’t want to rock that orange beard?

4. Barefoot Metro

This one caught me off guard. I was walking to Harpers but had to stop when I saw the display in the window. For those looking for a more subtle outfit, this is your place!


Maybe it’s just the way the mannequins were styled, but I think LOCK absolutely nailed it. This is another store that seems to be going for a more subtle look, but it certainly knows its audience well.

2. The Family Clothesline

Generally, The Family Clothesline seems to have the perfect Penn State apparel for any occasion, so I knew it would bring its A-Game. While the shirts are certainly reliable basics, what stood out to me the most were the hoodies the store had on display.

1. McLanahan’s Penn State Room

Ah, McLanahan’s. Just like The Family Clothesline, you can never go wrong when you shop here, no matter the occasion. The variety of different shirts and crewnecks is enough to put it at No. 1. Plus, bonus points for the assortment of hats and the fun mannequin display!

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About the Author

Vikram Raj

Vik is a third-year advertising major from Rockland County, NY. He has been a writer for Onward State since the Spring of his freshman year. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, painting, and exploring State College.

To get in touch with Vikram, send him an email at [email protected] or an Instagram DM at @vikkraj.

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