6 Authentic Midwesterner Crewnecks Even Superman Would Wear

by Molly Joyce

Although the rest of the country might refer to the Midwest as the “flyover states,” we Midwesterners have immense pride in our little corner of the country. 

This is partly because of the wonderful people who live here, the countless natural wonders, and the rich history of the Heartland. 

There are several ways we express our love and pride as Midwesterners, but our favorite way to show our affection for our homeland is through apparel. 

At Jupmode, we’re proud Midwesterners. We’ve created several Midwestern-themed collections over the years. You can even say Midwestern pride is baked into our business model and we consider ourselves experts on the subject.

our favorite way to show our affection for our homeland is through apparel

Given our expertise and experience on the matter, we’ve come up with six authentic Midwesterner crewnecks to help show your Midwestern pride. 

They include:

  • Sweatshirts that celebrate the Midwest’s history
  • Sweatshirts to celebrate the Great Lakes 
  • Essential sweatshirts for a nostalgic Midwesterner

Better in Toledo Pigment Dyed Sweatshirt

better in Toledo pigment dyed sweatshirt from Jupmode

Pigment-dyed sweatshirts have been all the rage for a while now. They are heavier than the typical fleece sweatshirts, and the dyeing process gives them a softer, comfier, oversized fit.

But a major reason for the popularity of this specific sweatshirt is the slogan—you will do better in Toledo.

To understand why, let's take a quick look at the phrase's history and its significance to Toledoans. 

In 1913 the Toledo Commerce Club held a contest to create a new slogan for the city. The winning entry was “You will do better in Toledo,” submitted by C.W. Lammers.

On the night of December 17th, 1913, a sign measuring 100 feet long and 50 feet high, proudly showing the slogan was switched on for the first time as a crowd of 8,000 spectators cheered.

the original you will do better in Toledo sign

Although the sign came down thirteen years later in 1926, to this day, we still celebrate the notion of doing better in Toledo every 17th December in honor of the day when the sign was first lit. 

At Jupmode, we believe that every day is an opportunity to do better and that we should celebrate the great city’s slogan every chance we get. 

We also believe that the slogan is not restricted to only those in Toledo but that it should be celebrated across the entire Midwest, thus the better in Toledo sweatshirt and collection.

The Midwest Corded Crewneck Sweatshirt

go Midwest corded sweatshirt by Jupmode

If comfort, style, and uniqueness are what you’re looking for, then Jupmode’s corded crewneck sweatshirts are perfect for you. 

At Jupmode, we strive to keep things fresh with unique styles and designs that other brands don't offer. Our corded crew sweatshirts are no exception. 

Keeping with our Midwest-centric design, we offer everything from Lake Erie to the University of Toledo in our Midwest corded sweatshirt designs—and we’ll keep expanding the collection until we’ve featured every great thing the Midwest has to offer. 

But the wide selection of design options is not what makes the corded crew sweatshirt great. For that, we credit the build and quality of the sweatshirt. 

Our corded sweatshirts are made from 100 percent corded cotton, giving them a relaxed, wide fit for maximum comfort. The material we use is soft and drapes nicely over the body without being stiff or clingy. 

Additionally, we use a dyeing process that gives the sweatshirts a vintage, worn feel, complemented by nostalgic prints.

Midwesterner Embroidered Crew Sweatshirt 

Jupmode Midwesterner embroidered crewneck sweatshirt

The Midwesterner embroidered crew sweatshirts feature a pigment-dyed design with a soft feel reminiscent of summer vacations. 

As the name suggests, the sweatshirt is an ode to the American Midwest and its people—and just like the Midwestern people, the sweatshirt does not disappoint. It’s well-crafted, durable, and hard-wearing. 

The Midwesterner embroidered crewneck is so versatile it's known to be a staple for some of the greatest people to come out of the Midwest, including Superman, Aretha Franklin, Betty White, and Terry Crews. 

But they are not the only ones who think the Midwesterner is great:


customer testimonial authentic midwesterner crewnecks


Grab a Midwesterner Embroidered Crewneck Sweatshirt today and show off your home state pride like a true Heartlander—proudly, politely, and respectfully.

Ohio Felt Letter Crew Sweatshirt

felt letter crewneck sweatshirt by Jupmode

“The ‘amazing’ can only be created by facing fear, risk, and failure during the process.”
- Superman

This quote from Superman aptly describes the challenges we encountered in our quest to create the felt letter crew sweatshirt.

Our goal was to create a stylish, eco-friendly sweatshirt without compromising comfort, and we succeeded.

The Ohio felt letter crew sweatshirt offers classic, vintage-inspired comfort, featuring felt letters that give it an old-school look that perfectly complements the soft eco-fleece. 

So, whether you’re off to a baseball game or just chilling at home, nothing tops the Ohio felt letter crew sweatshirt in terms of comfort.

Great Lakes Great Times Sweatshirt

Great Lakes great times crewneck sweatshirt by Jupmode

In the Midwest, we have a saying—great lakes, great time. This is the sentiment embodied in the Great Lakes crew sweatshirt. 

We designed the sweatshirt specifically for those of us who love being out on the lake. 

It's a reminiscence of the memories made on the lake, the windy boat rides, and the nights spent on the shores in front of a bonfire. 

It’s also a reminder of the many things we have to be thankful for in the Midwest, but most importantly, our lakes. After all, no matter where you’re from in the Midwest, you likely spent your summers on one of our stunning lakes.

“I love this crewneck and get so many compliments on it…the fit is super relaxed…[it] looks amazing in person…”
★★★★★ | Natalie T.

The Great Lakes crewneck sweatshirt is a must-have for your next lake day or boat day on or off the water.

Up North Crewneck Sweatshirt

Up North crewneck sweatshirt from Jupmode

No matter what state or city from the Midwest you’re from, the Up North Crewneck Sweatshirt is for you.

The Up North crewneck sweatshirt is reminiscent of the perfect Midwestern vacation. It reminds us of the summer road trips through the M-119 tunnel of trees and the countless days spent on the Great Lakes. 

It’s the perfect keepsake if you’re nostalgic about the Midwest. 

Beyond its sentimental appeal, the Up North Crewneck Sweatshirt is a practical and stylish addition to your closet. It’s: 

  • Pigment dyed design
  • Comfortably relaxed fit
  • 80% cotton to 20% poly blend

Make it a stunning addition to your collection and a must-have to express your love for the American Midwest.

Grab Yourself an Authentic Midwesterner Crewneck

Whether you’re from the great Midwest or not, Jupmode has the perfect sweatshirt for you.

“I always find something I love at Jupmode… My husband, sons, and I all represent Toledo with Jupmode’s awesome gear. Awesome designs and great materials.”
- Michelle P.

Our sweatshirts will keep you warm and toasty throughout the year, from chill summer evening breezes to chilly winter nights. 

Jupmode sweatshirts are a brilliant way to show your love for the Midwest, both as a native or a guest. 

Whatever your reason for getting one, you can’t go wrong with an authentic Midwesterner sweatshirt from Jupmode. 

To purchase, visit us at one of our retail stores, or better still, check out our online store, and place your order today.

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