Shopping: Barack Obama inaugural merch
I will never forget when I went to the second Clinton inaugural in 1997 how much merch there was on the streets. Despite the frigid weather, you couldn’t help but want to browse the vendors’ pins, T-shirts and light-up antenna-ball headbands. For some unknown reason, a baseball cap in a regal shade of purple became the must-have, sold out from corner to corner. My sister was able to score one, but alas I was not.
The official Obama Inaugural Collectibles store is now online. There aren’t too many surprises (fleeces, baby tees, onesies). Being a basketball fan, I am partial to the navy jersey emblazoned with “Obama” and “44” in bright red (see left). The “chocolate mélange” colored tee with ringer collar imprinted with Obama’s silhouette and the words “One Nation Obama” (see right) is pretty great too. Check them out for yourself here.
Photo of basketball jersey and T-shirt courtesy of Inaugural Collectibles Online store.