Finding the Best Cincinnati Sports Gear in Town

Pro tip: skip the team shops and check out these stores instead.

You’ve probably purchased a jersey at a team shop before. You may have even been to the city’s most famous store, Koch Sporting Goods, also featured in this month’s sports issue. But you don’t wanna look like every other fan—you wanna stick out.

Photograph by Devyn Glista

1. Cincy Shirts

If Ja’Marr Chase has an electrifying catch, we’ll bet $5 it’s on a Cincy Shirt the very next day. The screen-printer is known for having apparel ready-to-wear by the time you can utter “Joe Burrow,” so get ’em while they’re hot. 2709 Observatory Ave., Hyde Park

2. Concussion Sports

You’ve seen it on bumper stickers, in memes, and just about everywhere. A horribly drawn Bengal tiger with the words “Cinati Bengos” has been popping up all over town. It shouldn’t be funny, but somehow it is. Get it (and “Cinati Radlags,” “Cinati Cyclins,” “Efcee Cinati,” “Univercinati Burkits,” and other banged-up logos) on stickers, shirts, hats, towels, and more. Bonk! Online orders only

3. Homage

Homage is best known for quirky tees that combine sports and pop culture, like a combined Reds x Grateful Dead tee or an FCC shirt with a Naughty By Nature pun on it. (We’ll leave you to guess that one.) 1232 Vine St., OTR

4. Rivertown Inkery

Want the vintage look without vintage resale prices? Rivertown’s your bet. Crosley Field tees, retro Bengals logos—they even have posters of Cincinnati in 1929. 1808 Race St., OTR; 3096 Madison Rd., Oakley

5. Rally House

OK, yes, we just said that this list has unique gear. And yes, on first glance, Rally House is practically indistinguishable from a team shop. But it succeeds thanks to its sheer variety, meaning you can find the apparel, accessories, home decor, and everything else you need to properly sport your team pride, whatever the team. Various locations

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