Shirt Giveaway

There is no shortage of awesome Pittsburgh shirts these days (but I still miss WearPittsburgh).

Another local company with Pittsburgh-themed shirts is Fresh Factory who have generously agreed to give away a free shirt to two lucky winners.

Some of their Burgh shirts include:

Bike PGH, which I know I saw for sale at Wildcard:

Hockey shirts!

I covet this Pirates shirt for my official Bandwagon Driver uniform:

They have lots of other non-Burgh shirts too.

What: Two winners may choose any one shirt from Fresh Factory in any style or size.

When: You have until Wednesday at noon to enter, at which time will select the two winning comment numbers.

How: Just leave a comment! One comment per valid email address and you know the whole shebang about if your comment goes to spam yadda yadda freak out no don’t I’ll pull it out for you take a chill pill and shoot some tequila.

So you have something to say, tell me what is the oldest piece of clothing you own and STILL WEAR. Don’t tell me about that skirt from when you were a teenager that SOMEDAY you’re going to fit in again. Me? Gotta be my college tennis t-shirts from mumble mumble years ago.

They’re getting a TEENY bit worn out.

Come Wednesday, I’ll be giving away your choice of a Pittsburgh fine photography print and then on Friday, History Center tickets are up for grabs.

I’M MAKING IT RAIN UP IN HERE. [throws pennies]

Did I do that right?



  1. PGHinFLA
    August 29, 2011 3:08 pm

    Long sleeve IUP T-shirt circa 1982!

  2. HappyBurghTroll
    August 29, 2011 3:09 pm

    Love this shirt! A Metallica concert T-shirt from the Monsters of Rock tour Summer of 1988.

    Best part of all is recently some dude came up to me in line at CVS and High Fived me for being at the concert. That rocked!

  3. Emilie
    August 29, 2011 3:10 pm

    Penn State 1999 Dance Marathon long sleeved t-shirt. It’s my go to shirt when I am having a really bad day with a pair of sweats. It makes me feel better instantly!

  4. MizzPenz
    August 29, 2011 3:19 pm

    I still wear the fuzzy slipper socks I had on when my daughter was born almost 23 years ago. I know it’s lame, but they make me smile.

  5. tmb
    August 29, 2011 3:21 pm

    I wore my brown work shoes today which I purchased in 2001

  6. Amy
    August 29, 2011 3:22 pm

    I still wear a pair of high school sweatpants that I got from marching band back in 1990.

  7. red pen mama
    August 29, 2011 3:27 pm

    My weakness is sweaters. My current oldest sweater has got to pre-date my marriage (10 years). It split along one of the side seams, and I sewed it together. It is a big, striped, comfortable knit turtleneck sweater that will have to completely unravel for me to stop wearing. I just love it.

  8. Robbie
    August 29, 2011 3:35 pm

    I have a stussy shirt from when I was 13. Im 31 now. It has holes so large in the shoulders that its sometimes hard to determine which one is the hole for my head.

  9. Dash66
    August 29, 2011 3:41 pm

    Should I mention my underwear from the 80’s? There isn’t that much more than the waist band and the seamsnow, and the waist band has lost all of it’s elastic. :-)
    Just kidding, the oldest piece of clothing that I wear is a t-shirt from the first unit I was in durring my Air Force career 20 year ago.

  10. all5boys
    August 29, 2011 3:47 pm

    I have an Allegheny Crew sweatshirt from my good ole days at Allegheny College (purchased in 1993). The funny thing is we didn’t have a crew team, but the sweatshirt is so comfy that I can’t bear to get rid of it even if it looks like it is on the losing end of a battle of moths.

  11. L12
    August 29, 2011 3:49 pm

    My practice jerseys from middle school volleyball (at Norwin. Do I get bonus points?). I still break them out for tournaments sometimes, 18 years later!

  12. jdstar3177
    August 29, 2011 3:54 pm

    Flannel pj bottoms from college days. They are in horrible shape but I wear them when I’m sick.

  13. Diana
    August 29, 2011 3:59 pm

    I have a pair of american eagle boxer shorts I wear as PJs….got them in the 8th grade.

  14. LeftysMom
    August 29, 2011 4:00 pm

    I still wear the sweatshirt everyone in my graduating class got, that has the names of all the seniors on the back.

  15. SusanV
    August 29, 2011 4:09 pm

    I wear all my shirts from playing high school sports as pajamas. Some of them are *very* worn. There is one from the West Middlesex, PA cross country invitational that my husband BEGS me to toss to the rag bag every single time I wear it. My mom reminds me she’s going to make a quilt from them when I’m “done” with them.

    But I love them. They’re so comfortable. I will never get rid of them willingly. I AM NOT “DONE” WITH THEM!

  16. Mahsdad
    August 29, 2011 4:27 pm

    I have a shirt from the Strip District that’s got to be at least 20 years old that I still wear, or one from the opening run of Nightmare before Christmas that we had made in 1993

  17. cmd_45
    August 29, 2011 4:59 pm

    I love t-shirts!!!

  18. Megan
    August 29, 2011 5:04 pm

    I have a pair of cut-off sweatpants from 7th or 8th grade, making them at least 16 years old. I still wear them around the house or to sleep.

  19. O
    August 29, 2011 5:04 pm

    I was in Wild Card just this Saturday. Awesome store. My T-Shirts are my oldest clothes. I still wear some that I bought in the 90’s. Maybe I can toss one if I win!

  20. James
    August 29, 2011 5:16 pm

    I have a sweatshirt that I begged my mother to buy me when I was a freshman in high school. That makes it 17 years old. Of course, it stays under shirts these days bc it is a georgetown hoyas sweatshirt.

  21. Julie
    August 29, 2011 5:19 pm

    I have a Slippery Rock sweatshirt that my dad bought me when I was in (approximately) the sixth grade… making it almost 20 years old. It is huge and stretched out and wonderful!

  22. Rob
    August 29, 2011 5:29 pm

    I wear my summer of ’90 Foodland Raiders summer league tank top to cut thr grass and sleep in. luckily I had 3 or them because they have seen better days.

  23. J
    August 29, 2011 6:04 pm

    I still wear my high school yearbook staff t-shirt… not in public, of course, because that may be a little dorky.

  24. Heather
    August 29, 2011 6:55 pm

    I have an old Bud Light T with one of the penguins from the old Doo-bee-doo-bee-doo commercials. That thing has to be from the late 80s, early 90s I’m guessing. You can hardly make out the penguin, but I know he’s there!

  25. Natalie
    August 29, 2011 7:26 pm

    LOVE the believe shirt. Oldest item I have is a jacket proclaiming my band geekedness at the University level. I don’t actually wear it anymore, but I can’t get rid of it either.

  26. Lindsay
    August 29, 2011 7:29 pm

    I think my senior class shirt from high school is the oldest thing I own and still wear (to the gym). It’s 11 years old now, and isn’t the brightest shade of white anymore, but I love it.

  27. Mary Davis Smith
    August 29, 2011 8:14 pm

    I could use a new Tshirt! Especially a Pittsburgh one! Pull my name!!!

  28. Stephanie
    August 29, 2011 8:37 pm

    I have PJ pants from 1990 (jr high school for me)that I still wear all the time. They have little figure skaters all over them.

  29. Emily
    August 29, 2011 8:53 pm

    I have a pair of Penn State PJ pants with the lion head logo all over them. I got them several years ago and they’ve been worn down to the perfect softness…except the entire backside is split open. They have many other holes…but they have pockets! Sadly, I think my husband has stolen them to pitch them tomorrow with the trash. ::frown::

  30. Kim
    August 29, 2011 9:17 pm

    Hunter green Gap sweatshirt my husband bought for me when we were dating in 1994. Still love it (and it’s totally falling apart)!

  31. Jim
    August 29, 2011 9:49 pm

    I have a favorite multi-colored cardigan sweater that my grandad gave me in 1994. I think of him often and feel Mr. Rogersy when I wear it. My girlfriend is threatening to give it to Goodwill. Must. Be. Stopped. [shaking fists in the air]

  32. Mark Hudson
    August 29, 2011 9:54 pm

    oldest is a rack jacket I got in ninth grade (1976)- still schweeeeet looking, although i don’t have the nascent porn-stache and winged male Farrah hair to go with it anymore

  33. Jessica
    August 29, 2011 10:04 pm

    Old, old, old sweatpants from high school (17 years ago! Ouch!) that I still wear to sleep in and mow the lawn in. Glad they still fit!!

  34. Marc C
    August 29, 2011 10:15 pm

    A t-shirt I got from my highschool cross country race, circa 1991!

  35. Sherry
    August 29, 2011 10:15 pm

    My Eureka College t-shirt from 16 years ago, granted it’s now a paint shirt — but it’s THE paint shirt, baby.

  36. Burgh Bird
    August 29, 2011 10:28 pm

    I have a threadbare white t-shirt from the GAP, from when I liked to shop there, maybe senior year of HS or Freshman year at DuqU. Although I should be DQ’d because not a single other thing I still own from HS still fits my ample behind, for some reason, that stupid tshirt still does….alas, it has been relegated to the night shift.

  37. Burgh Bird
    August 29, 2011 10:29 pm

    OOOps, my bad- I believe that shirt to be 20 or 21 years old.

  38. Katie
    August 29, 2011 10:29 pm

    I have a pair of Old Navy capri pj pants that I bought in 2005 when I was a high school senior. May not fit the best anymore (oops) but they’re still super comfy :)

  39. Lindsay
    August 29, 2011 10:29 pm

    My old softball hoodie from high school 8 years ago…I love it, mainly because it says my name on the back so I feel cool :)

  40. annietiques
    August 29, 2011 10:34 pm

    Old, old t-shirt from the “Peaches’ record store in Jacksonville, FL from the 70’s.

  41. Lindsay
    August 29, 2011 11:07 pm

    A 14-year-old screen-printed t-shirt that I made in my high school Graphics Communications class. I wear it to bed all the time and the paint hasn’t even cracked!

  42. Gina
    August 29, 2011 11:30 pm

    I have a tshirt that was my aunt’s in college…25 years ago. I used to sleep in it when I was a kid, and throughout the years and all the washing it has become super thin but that just makes it insanely comfortable. I’ll never get rid of it.

  43. Mindy
    August 30, 2011 12:14 am

    I have the BELIEVE shirt and love it. I’m currently wearing my high school baseball county champs shirt from 1995.

  44. Alethea
    August 30, 2011 1:34 am

    I’m currently wearing a t-shirt that I’ve owned since 8th grade. I’m 30.

  45. Ashlee
    August 30, 2011 1:51 am

    I’ve been wearing a pair of shorts that were given to me as a gift when I was starting junior high… 14 years ago. Back then, they were longer wide-leg shorts with my toothpick legs sticking out. Now, they’re fitted to my thighs, and the length is average.

  46. Caroline
    August 30, 2011 7:36 am

    my brother’s kid-sized Jagr player shirt that I found in the basement. It wouldn’t be such a big deal, it’s very awesome and real-retro, except it SMELLS like basement if you stand too close. Welp.

  47. lovesthenorthside
    August 30, 2011 7:49 am

    from college: a george washington university crew sweatshirt that threatens to shed a cuff or a neckline everytime i wear it. i’m not even saying how old that is.

  48. Andrew
    August 30, 2011 8:30 am

    A D.A.R.E. shirt that I bought at a thrift store in my senior year of high school (13 years ago). That thing still gets worn every couple of weeks and apart from some serious fading, appears to be indestructible!

  49. Mrs. Giuffre
    August 30, 2011 8:32 am

    Pittsburgh T’s rock.

  50. Tracy
    August 30, 2011 8:37 am

    Gray Army t-shirt that my best guy buddy gave me back in the day…way back in the day. It’s see through now, but oh yeah, I still rock it.