T-shirts or clothing for a new American?
August 26, 2013 12:54 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for patriotic garb for a new American citizen.

A friend of mine is going to become an American citizen.
I'd like to find them a t-shirt or other piece of clothing to celebrate.

I'm looking for something kind of silly or over the top, but not so crazy it wouldn't be worn at least once.

Motifs could include eagles, American flags, the constitution, maybe a founding father or two, sort of an "America, fuck yeah" type of vibe.

I'd like to stay away from the NRA-ish, "These colors don't run" style unless it's so absurd as to be funny.

Bonus points if it is available in baby sizes.
posted by madajb to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total)
When I became a US citizen I insisted upon being allowed to wear my Wonder Woman underoos. My mom made me wear a nice dress over them but I remained satisfied.

(I was 6)

So for baby clothes I would suggest Captain America or Wonder Woman.
posted by elizardbits at 1:12 PM on August 26, 2013 [4 favorites]

Cabela's has quite a selection, but perhaps too over the top?
posted by xsquared-1 at 1:22 PM on August 26, 2013

In the absurd category: an eagle in a flightsuit shirt
posted by bluecore at 1:47 PM on August 26, 2013 [2 favorites]

Declaration t-shirts
posted by ringu0 at 2:04 PM on August 26, 2013 [1 favorite]

Those Declaration t-shirts are made in the USA! Doubly patriotic!
posted by jabes at 2:11 PM on August 26, 2013

How about "'Merica F*ck Yeah"?

Seems pretty straightforward.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 2:30 PM on August 26, 2013

I was also going to suggest the Declaration shirts, but since I was beat to it, let me be the first to congratulate you!!!
posted by michellenoel at 2:30 PM on August 26, 2013

Response by poster: The Declaration shirts are pretty nice, but might be too subtle.

This one from the site BitterOldPunk linked is pretty close.

Also, the Flag/Capitol/Statue of Liberty motif from Cabela's is a contender.
posted by madajb at 3:07 PM on August 26, 2013

It's more an accessory than clothing, but these American flag glasses which flash are pretty spectacular. My daughter has some just like it and it's still hilarious when she wears them.
posted by Margalo Epps at 5:16 PM on August 26, 2013

American flag underwear I think would be the best choice.
Patriotic where it counts, and all that.
posted by rmless at 7:06 AM on August 27, 2013

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