Best hokie gear for fans (still purchasable)

Inspired by the thread of the guy looking for a certain VT hat online, I thought what gear am I missing out on?
What is everyone's favorite VT fan gear still available for purchase and it you could precise links as to where so inspired others can look clean in their new gear by the start of next football season!?

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TKPers Bottle Opener

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I like to keep it simple.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

More light hearted threads like this please.

Proud author of one plaid comment.

Anyone who doesn't agree with my choice in apparel store isn't a real Virginia Tech fan.

/s

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Rep ya state

Joe is currently having these tshirts printed I'm sure.

Proud author of one plaid comment.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

I've got this style hat but with the old VT logo and it's dope.

Also a big fan of this:

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Is black one of our primary colors, now? I don't think black has been an official color since 1896.

https://vt.edu/about/traditions.html

Edit: Added primary, as that was my original intent.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Our 'Primary' colors are Maroon, Orange, and White
Our 'Secondary' colors are Light Gray, Medium Gray, Dark Gray, and Black

VT Athletics Brand - scroll about 3/4 the way down the page.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Was going for snark, but you're right.

Dammit. ;^)

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

I buy as many of the drifit/golf-shirt hokie polos that I can find. They're versatile enough to wear to work, to the bar, or to the parking lot to shot gun PBRs.

And you can do all of that without sweating your ass off.

That's a damn good sales pitch, btw.

I just got this one the other day when fanatics had a sale....

https://www.fanatics.com/college/virginia-tech-hokies/virginia-tech-hoki...

Not work-appropriate, but the dri-fit intramural champion shirts are amazing as well. Obviously not for sale at retailers, but man are they great.

Chem PhD '16

**not to brag**

I wouldn't know which of the four to brag about anyway

Chem PhD '16

I didn't think they considered the chemistry bowl an intramural sport

Recruit Prosim

But wouldn't America be in a much better place if they did?

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

I never would have won the Chemistry Bowl even if it was an intramural sport. I might be much better at it than the average person, but i was solidly average-at-best compared to the rest of the grad students in the department. There are some brilliant people at Tech

Chem PhD '16

One must be the anagram champion!!

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

The shirts I got are super comfortable, even beyond a Mere Suitable Fit, if you catch my drift. You can think what you want about my intramural sports history, but that just might be A Smuttier Belief.

Chem PhD '16

...or to the parking lot to shot gun PBRs.

I thought you had to wear a wife-beater to do that...

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Not sure that counts as a parking lot just because whatever that is is parked there. It also does not look like a PBR to me. But I think that does look like the correct attire for someone to shot-gun a bottled beer.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Hmmm....theoretical question: Is it possible to shotgun a bottled beer?

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

you take a bendy straw, put it into the bottle, curve the bend around the mouth of the bottle, then put your whole mouth over the top of the bottle, but not over the end of the straw. Then drink as fast as you can.

Old sigline: I've been cutting back on the drinking.

New Sigline: lol it's football season.

Okay, my question was facetious, because I didn't think it was really possible, but this is brilliant.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

I always just bit off the bottom of the bottle and let it all flow down that way.

Since you agree I ain't gonna let you drive this car to dinner and I agree you ain't gonna let me drive this car to dinner, there's only one way to settle this.

Did you know that PBR is making an american pale ale now? The owner of the local 'classy' bar has gotten some of them. Pretty good beer. The overwhelmingly negative connotations that I associate with PBR make it hard to drink. But it is actually pretty good. Not quite Sierra Nevada, but definitely 'craft' beer.

Old sigline: I've been cutting back on the drinking.

New Sigline: lol it's football season.

I picked up a grey and maroon one at Sam's Club in Bristol last weekend. I can't wait to wash it up and wear it.

Gamebibs overalls. Got them junior year and have worn them to every game since.

This hoody.
This flannel.

They are the most comfortable hoody and most comfortable flannel I own. The flannel in particular is so awesome. Very soft. Looks like I only see XXLs available on a few different sites though

Chem PhD '16

Leg for the flannel, I need to sport mine more often.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I got this one a couple years ago. Very comfy.

Looks like what Garand Thumb would wear

Recruit Prosim

I believe every undergrad was required to own that hoodie

The Dude Abides

Confirmed. I have the grey version with maroon letters. It's falling apart, but it's still my favorite hoodie.

Grey (or gray, if you will) is also no longer one of our primary colors. ;^)

Edit: Added primary, as that was my original intent.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Don't be that guy.

When while being that guy, he's still wrong. Gray and Black are listed on Hokiesports as being official secondary VT colors.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

While being the guy to point out the guy being that guy is wrong, you are also wrong.

Grey (or gray, if you will) is also no longer one of our primary colors.

Gray and Black are listed on Hokiesports as being official secondary VT colors

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

that's cause he edited to include 'primary' after my reply. My original comment was correct based on his comment as originally typed.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Ah, apologies. I missed the original comment.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

That's correct, his original comment is correct. I only edited the comment because I was correcting it to what I initially intended to say (I was really thinking about primary colors), but didn't post anything afterwards to not draw attention to that or to continue the topic.

It was originally intended for a bit of snark, and I really shouldn't have posted it twice, and now I know that I shouldn't edit a post to more closely reflect my original intent without indicating the edit. Let's move on, shall we?

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Move on? This is the internet. There is no moving on, ever.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

It's funny, because I also own the same Jansport hoody from Rowan University where I did my undergrad and it is NOWHERE near as comfortable

Chem PhD '16

i own that hoodie along with the gray version of it. i remember buying it during my undergrad years only because it was about $20 plus change and waaaay cheaper than the Nike/Under Armour variants.

i once ran into a woman wearing the gray version of it and asked if she went to VT. she replied it was bought at a local thrift store and liked it's simplicity and comfort. she also told me a lot of VT alums kept asking her the same thing. i told her it was one of the best-selling hoodies undergrads bought at the campus bookstore. she looked relieved to understand why she was getting randomly approached by Hokies...

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Amazing

I have that (thanks, Mrs. Lwyr!)

Old sigline: I've been cutting back on the drinking.

New Sigline: lol it's football season.

Review?

Great. Zippers are high quality, soft fleece, seems well put together. I haven't had it out in a while, but I seem to recall it starting to have some light pilling in the armpit and crotch areas. I've never washed it, I always wear underwear and a t shirt under it so it doesn't get dirty, so I don't really have an opinion on how it would hold up there. Pockets are good, the 'hoody' pockets are more for decoration, but the 'pants' pockets are deep and have zippers. Baggy and fits loose, which I think is appropriate for this kind of piece. Would be great to wear to a game in November or December.

I always end up too hot wearing it and with the sleeves tied around my waist, but that's largely because Mrs. Lwyr stipulated that I can't wear it 'out' unless it's a really special occasion. Have not had great luck while wearing it, which is probably because I get it out 'big games' when Mrs. Lwyr won't let me go to the bars cuz I "act like an asshole." Colors match and the zipper tags have "Virginia Tech" written on them in alternating M and O, which I think is a nice touch.

9/10, would buy again.

Old sigline: I've been cutting back on the drinking.

New Sigline: lol it's football season.

Thanks for the details! Hopefully it comes back into stock so I can get one.

Ok - Now I might need to add this to the Father's Day/Birthday wishlist. This would work great in the evenings for wandering the RV Lot. Perfect for the late fall games that get a little colder.

Run to Win. Pass To Score

link?

Recruit Prosim

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"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

1) I want one for myself. 2) I think Danny Coale is My Spirit Animal needs this instead of an orange and maroon banana hammock for lot 18.

an orange and maroon banana hammock

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

If you want a really terrifying image, go to the Spring Game Thread....

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

I totally agree. Looks comfy.. Yes Danny Coale is my Spirit Animal needs this with the Dr. Seuss hat and his horse or unicorn head and your heels for tailgates in Lot 18...

He's just not allowed to bring either equestrian head to my house for Smoker Day....

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

I think the horse head mask has gone missing. And I swear I didn't steal it.

The last place I saw it was on top of his cooler at the Spring Game. I say B. Lowe stole it or Magic Rat hid it.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

It's safe and sound. I'm the keeper of the horse.

I get the most comments on the chucks, where one is maroon on orange and the other is orange on maroon. The standard maroon with orange trim gym shorts and a black super soft T with a silver VT are my standard sitting around at home clothes, partially because they are so freaking comfortable. Wife likes the sandals that leave VT imprints on the sand (I think those came with a donation) and the VT earrings. I get the most wear out of the hoodies or the hats though, and have a few of each.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Great, this thread is 15 minutes old and I already bought something.

ME Class of '16
Facts don't care about your feelings

this one will always be a personal favorite

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

Until you remember we lost that game...

804

This was the VT-GT Gameday (late move up from LSU game due to Katrina). We won that one 51-7.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

I thought it was rained out.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

I still kick myself all the time for not buying a 2010 Pro Combat Jersey. The black with the piping was a slick look.

Little Bobby Tables told me my signature was false

Agreed so nice.

A Nike shortsleeve jacket/windbreaker that my wife found for me last year.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Under Armour VT golf polo is my favorite - it's the perfect fit for me (5' 6" athletic cut). Nike, Adidas, and other brands just don't fit correctly (the sleeves are too long, the shoulders too narrow, etc). I also like the UA long sleeve crews.

As far as T-Shirts go, this and this are my favorites

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"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

I'm pretty sure I still have this shirt. Somewhere.

I still wear this T-Shirt underneath my #25 Beamer jersey every game.

"That team is gonna win football games, ok, they've got good players and good schemes and all that kind of stuff, BUT NOT TODAY!!! NOT TODAY!!"
- CJF

But nowadays students will just chant it like Peyton Manning chanting "CHOP THAT MEAT" in that one commercial for that one thing

Chem PhD '16

I'll take this in a slightly different direction. My fave tech things I own are a pair of tervis tumblers with the classic VT. Those are closely followed by a set of rocks glasses with the seal in orange and maroon (can't seem to find them for sale though). I also love the below coffee mug

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

I still have my Hokie coffee mug from the late 70's that has the original VT logo on one side and "My two favorite teams are Virginia Tech and whoever is playing UVA" on the other. I drink out of it every game day.

You had the VAMC logo? (top row, second from the left)

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Nope, sorry, not that one. I never should have said "original", which would pre-date even an old fart like me.

Ahh that's disappointing. I would love to have some merch with some of those original looks, like the variations of VCAM I've seen and the VPI logos (at least 2 I know of... interlocking and the P inside the V like the 70s T in a V)

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

FOSTERS: Australian for defense

A bargain at $17.99!

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I know an easy way to charge more for the same product:

FOSTERS: Australian for defense

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Somebody make one and send it to Merryman. Stat.

Yeah, I need one as well... Send to NOVA please

Maybe this was brought up on another thread, but does anyone know when they are going to start selling the new jerseys?

Side note, how do you get your twitter follow button to appear in your signature. I don't see it on any of my own posts!

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You have to embed the follow button in your signature. And I can't link to it on my work PC because social media is the devil's plaything.

Bought these for the wife almost a decade ago and they've been on display on our shelves ever since.

I've always wanted a flag with the old gobbler on it. But can't fine one. Any suggestions?

JP

Find a vector of that logo and take it to a specialty sign shop and have them dye sublimate one for you. Might run you $50-100 but you'll get exactly what you want.

I have one. I'll be damned if I remember where it came from though. I have flags on flags.

Since you agree I ain't gonna let you drive this car to dinner and I agree you ain't gonna let me drive this car to dinner, there's only one way to settle this.

Kobe IX's in Deep Garnet and Orange

The wifey and I both have them and I get them for my oldest son every time he grows out of his old ones. We get stopped at least once at every home game/tailgate and even had a VT couple stop us at Lane North and ask where we got them.

I have wider feet so I like the Kobe's more than my O/M Air Max 90's and those have become pretty hard to find and are starting to show some wear so I only break those out for big(ger) games

You can still get new ones relatively cheap on feeBay. Anytime I see them around the $50-60 mark for new ones I pull the trigger and hide them in the top of my closet. Shhhhhhhhh!

Tyrod still rocks a pair occasionally if you needed any more reason to scoop up a pair.

The old Nike 643 fitted hats are pretty timeless as well. Nothing beats a REAL fitted cap once you break it and and get it sized right for your melon.

I have two new favorites that came out this year, still available.

military appreciation day (white out) shirt 2018:

and this one:

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#extendbronco

I always thought that should be a thing. UMBC colors.

Hoo let the dogs out?

Hoo, Hoo, Hoo, Hoo

Hoo let the dogs out?

The Ron Mexico jersey in my picture

The Dude Abides

I laugh every time I see your avatar.

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ebay has a ton of game-worn VT jerseys. I opted for a VT baseball jersey which I purchased before the Battle at Bristol game for around $80. Hell of a deal when you consider that the cheaply made replicas cost about the same. These are 100% authentic and you can tell from the quality. There are many numbers to choose from also. Whenever I wear it to a VT athletic event, I get TONS of compliments. There are also game-worn soccer jerseys that sell for about $40. They appear to be lighter weight, but still made from Nike drifit material and I'm sure they're high quality as well.

My game worn baseball jersey and BP jersey are my favorites.

Although I have a Nike replica BP jersey with the old Gil Sans wordmark and it fits my dad-bod like a glove.

Ummm... where can I get one of these, and why don't they sell them anymore

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

They only sold them for one year in 2013 or 2014. I ordered mine from Gobbler Gear back when that was a thing. It seems to have been a very limited run.

Vintage Logo Hats are one of my favorites. there's a lot out there as far a logos (T over the V, Gobbler, and State with Tech on top) but I've only seen 47 Brand carry all of them, plus they are super comfy.

Drew

One of my personal favorites. My mom found one at a thrift shop several years ago and gave it to me. Brought it camping at Bristol, [insert tailgating blur], won an unrelated bet with a Tennessee fan, used it as a cooler (???), and returned to bburg without it.

A year later I came back for homecoming and saw it at one of my friends houses being passed around to the drunkest person at the tailgate. Apparently it had gotten lost in their RV in Bristol and resurfaced this fall. I support it.

Really wish they'd start selling the "This is Home" state of VA magnets

I got one through a Twitter contest that was stolen at at the WVU game this year and it doesn't appear there's anyway to get your hands on them anymore.

Hokies United l Ut Prosim

That's unfortunate, ..because that's a dope car magnet.

I had to retire mine a few weeks ago when the maroon had basically faded to pink. Definitely wish I could get a new one.

I really need to retire mine as well. Luckily, I got a stack of them when they had them and still have a fresh one on the fridge.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD