Ohio Sweatshirts: 6 Secret Nods to Ohioan Culture and History

by Molly Joyce

From its humble beginnings as a sports jersey almost a hundred years ago, the sweatshirt has steadily gained popularity and is now a wardrobe essential.

For Jupmode, it's our tool of choice to celebrate Ohioan culture and history. 

And why not? Of the many wonderful things our great state is known for, our weather is certainly at the top of the list—it's known to catch you out with a chill if you're not prepared. 

This is why sweatshirts are an everyday wear essential for Ohioans and blank canvases to show off Ohioan pride

Today we explore six sweatshirts that are a secret nod to Ohioan culture and history, including sweatshirts that:

  • Celebrate Ohio’s state bird
  • Commemorate a historic event
  • Are perfect no matter the weather
  • Celebrate a beautiful Ohio lake
  • Salute a uniquely Ohioan culture

1 - The Cardinal Sweatshirt

Cardinal Sweatshirt by Jupmode

Fun fact—cardinals aren’t originally from Ohio. But once the settlers started cutting down forests, cardinals flocked to Ohio and never left. 

There were so many that some people tried to turn them into pets at some point! While that might not have worked out so well, the cardinal was made Ohio's official state bird in 1933.

Show your Ohioan pride with this comfy sweatshirt that's a nod to Ohio’s history. 

The Cardinal Sweatshirt details:

  • 80% cotton, 20% polyester blend
  • Pigment dyed for a unique finish
  • Wash in cold water with like colors

Also, check out the t-shirt version here.

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2 - Buckeye State Women’s Crew Sweatshirt

black Buckeye State Women’s Crew by Jupmode

The Buckeye Women's Crew Sweatshirt is effortlessly stylish and a must-have in your closet. It features a lightweight design ideal for layering, making it a perfect everyday wear option, regardless of the weather. 

The sweatshirt features a timeless vintage-inspired design, with the words "Buckeye State" boldly embroidered on the chest—a complement to our great state's nickname and state tree.

The nickname Buckeye State is partly attributed to the buckeye trees that once covered large areas of our state. The nuts from the buckeye tree are small, shiny, with a light tan patch, and resemble the eyes of a deer. 

In fact, native Americans called the nut "Hetuck" or "buck eye", but it wasn't until 1840 that the nickname—Buckeye State—spread and became synonymous with Ohio.

Celebrate Ohioan history, and stay cozy with the Buckeye State Women's Crew Sweatshirt. 

Buckeye State Women’s Crew Sweatshirt details:

  • 100% cotton washed terry
  • Relaxed women’s fit
  • Ribbed cuffs, collar, and hem band

3 - Ohio Script Sherpa Sweatshirt

Ohio Script Sherpa by Jupmode

Not your typical Sherpa, this Ohio Script Sherpa is like a hug from the Buckeye State. It features a soft, cozy design and is imbued with Ohio pride to make you feel at home as soon as you put it on. 

The Ohio Script Sherpa is not only a stylish addition to your closet but also the perfect companion when the temperatures start to drop. 

Its incredibly soft fabric is perfect for keeping you warm as you go about your Ohioan adventures, whether that's running errands, walking your dog, or setting up a campfire by the lakes. 

It's one of our favorite sweatshirts to show Ohioan pride, especially for those of us whose hearts bleed scarlet and grey. 

Ohio Script Sherpa Sweatshirt details:

  • 100% polyester Sherpa fleece
  • Relaxed unisex fit with a loose silhouette
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

“This was a gift for my sister-in-law in New York who is blind. She is very tactile and loves this sweatshirt.”
- ★★★★★ | Verified Jupmode Buyer, USA

4 - Lake Erie Corded Sweatshirt

Lake Erie Corded Sweatshirt by Jupmode

This vintage-inspired Lake Erie Corded Crew is sure to transport you back in time to the countless days spent on and around Ohio's lakes. 

But nostalgia is not all this stunning corded crew is good for—it's super comfortable, unisex design is perfect for those windy boat rides and nights by the bonfire. 

Beyond that, the Lake Erie Corded sweatshirt combines comfort, style, and a unique design to show off your Ohioan pride. It shows off Ohio's abundance of natural beauty and the Ohioan love for our lakes, specifically Lake Erie.

Lake Erie Corded Sweatshirt details:

  • 100% corded cotton
  • Garment dyed and snow washed
  • Wash in cold water with like colors
  • Tumble dry low, or hand dry

“My daughter loved the [sweatshirt], and it fits nicely.”
- ★★★★★ | Pamela H., USA

Grab yourself and your crew a Lake Erie Corded Crew today in preparation for your next trip to the lake and to show off your Ohioan pride.

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great lakes great times crew sweatshirt

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script great lakes great times sweatshirt

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5 - Blizzard of ‘78 Sweatshirt

Blizzard of ‘78 Sweatshirt by Jupmode

On January 26, 1978, the storm of the century tore through part of the Midwest, including Toledo, marking an event that'll forever be known as the Blizzard of '78.

Those who lived through the storm recount stories of snowshoeing to the grocery store, digging their way through snow drifts that threatened to swallow their homes, and, of course, sledding!

This Blizzard of '78 Sweatshirt recalls the historic storm and the iconic stories that live on to this day. So, whether you experience the storm first-hand or love to listen to the stories, grab yourself and your loved ones this sweatshirt and reminisce about Ohio's rich history. 

Blizzard of ‘78 Sweatshirt details:

  • 80% cotton, 20% polyester blend
  • Pigment dyed for a unique finish
  • Relaxed unisex fit and silhouette
  • Wash in cold water with like colors

6 - Pick It Up Euchre Sweatshirt

Pick It Up Euchre Sweatshirt from Jupmode

Euchre is one of the most beloved card games by Midwesterners, including Ohioans. From game nights to holiday parties, Ohioans from far and wide are always ready to play.

In Toledo, euchre is part of everyday life. It's normal to find there's always a table at family gatherings and holidays where the game is going. When growing up, it's almost a rite of passage to be invited to the table and be taught how to play. 

However, if you move away from the greater Northwest Ohio and Southwest Michigan area, you quickly realize that euchre is seemingly only part of Midwestern and Ohioan culture. 

Grab this Pick It Up Euchre Sweatshirt and celebrate euchre—a uniquely Midwestern game, a tribute to Ohioan culture, and a way to relieve the thrill of telling the dealer, "pick it up, I'm going alone."

“My dad is a huge Euchre nut, so he was overly excited for this sweatshirt. Material is soft and of high quality.”
- ★★★★★ | Verified Jupmode Buyer, USA

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Show the Buckeye State Some Love With Ohio-Inspired Apparel

So, there you have it, six incredible sweatshirts that celebrate Ohioan culture and history.

But where do you find the best Ohio merch? Simple, Jupmode.

At Jupmode, our Ohio pride drives us to continuously create fun new designs to celebrate our great state. 

We know that there's no shortage of Ohio-inspired gifts and apparel. That's why we are constantly experimenting and leveraging our ten years of experience in the industry to come up with unique apparel. 

We also employ top-of-the-line technologies to ensure the best quality printing and embroidery in our garments. That way, you never have to worry about the quality of any Jupmode product.

“I have purchased several times and have never been disappointed. Beautiful quality sweatshirts and fast service.”
- ★★★★★ | Verified Jupmode Buyer, USA

What are you waiting for? Grab yourself (and your loved ones) an authentic Ohio-inspired sweatshirt today. 

To make your purchase, visit us at one of our retail stores or place your order from our online store today.

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