Fashion + Politics: Stylish Presidential Campaign Tees

Wednesday, July 04, 2007 • Permalink • 

What do you get when a fashionista political law attorney turned shopping blog editor starts contemplating the upcoming presidential election? A story on fashionable ways to promote and support your favorite candidate, of course! Presidential candidates are becoming more savvy to the fact that fashionable campaign-wear leads to more people sporting your message. In this story Stiletto Jungle will take a look at the tee shirt offerings of the top presidential contenders in both the Republican and Democratic parties. Although there are plenty of independently made campaign tees on the market, which are often the most fashionable tees available, the proceeds from all of the items featured here actually go to support the candidate.

First up, Barack Obama for President-- my choice for most fashionable official campaign wear. Not only does the Obama campaign feature some super stylish tees in the official Obama Store, the uber-hot label Sir Alistair Rai has designed a tee to benefit the Obama campaign that has been spotted on Hollywood hotties like Halle Berry. Way to harness the power of fashion!


Sir Alistair Rai 'Obama for Change' Tee Shirt as seen on Halle Berry
Sir Alistair Rai
"Obama for Change" Tee

$60.00
Available at: BoutiqueToYou.com

Obama Face Vintage Ladies tee shirt
Obama Face Vintage Tee

$25.00
Available at: barackobama.com



In the Republican category, the fashionable tee shirt winner is the Rudy Giuliani campaign. Although I do expect more from the former mayor of the fashion capitol of North America, I can't find much wrong with the Rudy gear available in the Rudy 2008 Store. The designs are simple and wearable, but come in styles that go beyond the boring basic tee.


Rudy 3/4 SLEEVE BASEBALL JERSEY
Rudy 3/4 Sleeve Baseball Jersey

$19.95
Available at: Rudy2008Store.com

Black Rudy Giuliani T-Shirt
Rudy Giuliani Tee

$19.95
Available at: Rudy2008Store.com



Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign doesn't quite hit the fashion mark in the official tee shirt collection. While the "Make History" tee in trendy chocolate brown and baby blue is a winner, the remainder of the Hillary campaign tees are busy and have the "free tee with purchase" feel.


Hillary 'Make History' tee shirt
Hillary "Make History" Tee

$15.00
Available at: HillaryStore.com

Hillary Women's Crew Neck Tee Shirt
Hillary Crew Neck Tee

$15.00
Available at: HillaryStore.com



Coming in in the dismal fourth place spot in the fashion race is the McCain campaign. Although I give the McCain campaign credit for the fab Top Gun-ish McCain logo, the actual shirt offerings are uninspired. I've seen better from the Fred Thompson "campaign," and he's not even a candidate (yet).


McCain 2008 Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt
McCain Hooded Sweatshirt

$100.00
Available at: JohnMcCain.com

McCain 2008 Navy T-Shirt
McCain Tee Shirt

$25.00
Available at: JohnMcCain.com



Click on any photo to link directly to where you can purchase that presidential campaign tee online. The proceeds for all tees purchased go to benefit the candidate shown and, in most cases, the amount of the purchase counts against your campaign donation limit. Be sure to click through to the site listed for full details. Enjoy this post? Subscribe to Stiletto Jungle and get free updates by e-mail or RSS.

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