Erie Collage Tee - Black

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Our Erie Collage is the epitome of hometown pride. Words printed in a satisfyingly geometric pattern is a list of all things Erie.

Holding onto Erie's history in the war of 1812, we have incorporated Oliver Hazard Perry's signature, the Brig Niagara, and “Don't Give Up The Ship”. Perry fought in the Battle of Lake Erie with the Brig Niagara as his flagship. His battle flag had the famous words, “Don't Give Up The Ship.”

Much of Erie's love is centered around Lake Erie and Presque Isle. In our collage we've made mention of The Bayfront, The Dock, Presque Isle Beach, the Bicentennial Tower, and Beach 6. All of which are popular locations for both Erieites and visitors.

Peach and State are two of Erie's most popular streets. They run parallel to each other from the bayfront heading South through Erie. State Street is home to Erie's downtown bar scene. Each bar features its own drink specials, so it's common to participate in a pub crawl. Every summer, these bars have an opportunity to host a block party once a week. Whilst traveling these streets it possible to see a random tandem at any moment. Two local men riding on a tandem bike searching for treasure in the ordinary.

We have also given a shout-out to some of Erie's iconic foods. Erieites will always recommend getting a pepperoni ball. A tennis ball sized chunk of friend dough with pepperoni in the middle. You can get them frozen in the grocery stores or made fresh at many restaurants. Erie has a few local chocolateries. They're most popular confection is sponge candy. It is an airy, crunchy toffee covered in chocolate. And of course being home to Smith's, Erie has proclaimed their hot dogs should be smothered in Greek sauce. Giving rise to the Greek Dog.

The last few design elements are local names for Erie, nautical accents for the lake, Erie's infamous snow, a Stag and Drag ticket, and Ax Murder Hollow. According to local lore, a farmer was brutally murdered by his wife with an ax. His ghost still lingers there. To end on a happier note, a Stag and Drag is a local tradition for soon-to-be married couples. The couple holds the event, which usually includes a Chinese auction and other pay to win games, to raise money for their wedding.

Printed on a premium 50/50 blend, heather black with light grey ink. Modern fitting. Also available in vintage purple.

Sizing Here

Care Tips

Care for Your Gear

You’ve taken the first step in reppin’ Erie Apparel and looking stylish.

The next step? Keeping your EA clothes looking as good as you.

Here are a few tips to keep your favorite EA gear looking its best:

General Care Instructions

To make the ink and fabric last:

  • Machine wash on cold.
  • A hot dryer is ink’s enemy, so only dry on low and consider removing before fully dry (better yet, hang dry).
  • Avoid washing with towels and other rougher fabrics.  They can damage the print.
  • Avoid the iron.  You can iron on low if necessary, but hang drying will help avoid damage/fading.
  • Turn shirt inside-out before washing and drying to protect the print from fading.
  • DO NOT use bleach. Um our shirts have logos, ink, and color, so yea, skip the bleach.

Want to impress mom with your laundry skills?

Get bonus points for:

  • Adding fabric softener
  • Avoiding overloading the washer
  • Using the gentle cycle

They happen, and almost always to one of your favorites. Here’s what we suggest to save your shirts from a stain:

  1. Be quick: The sooner you address the stain, the better.
  2. Don’t rub, blot: Rubbing can spread the stain.
  3. Avoid heat: It can set the stain, making it difficult to remove.


What’s Pilling?

Pills appear on the surface of fabric (usually fleece) when groups of short or broken fibers on the surface of the fabric become tangled together in a tiny ball, known as a pill. It's pretty common for soft blends like ours that use some synthetic fabric. Think of Dad’s old sweaters…

The pills form because of rubbing or abrasion during normal wear and use. They are usually found on the areas of clothing that receive the most abrasion in day-to-day use, like the armpit area, near the belt area, or sleeves.

Prevent Pills on Your Clothes

  • Use the gentle cycle when washing clothes.
  • Turn the garment inside-out before washing.
  • Don’t overload the washer.
  • Choose a laundry detergent that contains the enzyme cellulase -- give it a Google, lots to choose from.
  • Add fabric softener to the rinse cycle.
  • Avoid the clothes dryer -- this is becoming a theme -- hang dry.

Got pills? We got you covered.

Removing pilling from clothes is fairly easy. Use a fabric comb or battery operated pill and fuzz remover.



Our beanies are made from acrylic material and can be washed or dry cleaned.

If you machine wash them, use the warm water setting and add a fabric softener during the final rinse cycle. Then machine dry at low temperature and remove as soon as they are dry.

It’s safe to iron our beanies with a moderately warm iron. However, if you’re ironing your beanie, we suggest that you immediately purchase one of our pint glasses and fill it with beer. It’s a much better use of your time.


Both our glassware and coffee mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe.

However, washing them in the dishwasher will cause fading of the imprint over time (years). Listen, we’d love to have you come and buy a new pint glass from us, but if you want to keep your glassware looking sharp, we recommend hand washing all drinkware.

What is Erie Apparel's Return Policy?

If you would like to return an item within 30 days of delivery, please follow instructions below for unworn, unwashed, and tagged items only:

  • Contact us! Email: to notify of return.

  • If returning, please include any applicable reasoning for your return (i.e. doesn’t fit, damaged, etc.).

  • If you are exchanging, please note what shirt and size you would like to replace it with (limited to shirts in stock at the time of exchange. Always check our site to make sure what you like is available!)

Can I Return or Exchange Sale Items?
We are sorry, but we cannot offer returns or exchanges on items from our "Retired" or Clearance collections. All sales are final.

"Hey, the item I bought is on sale now! Can i have a refund for the difference?" 

Unfortunately, not. Our advice here would be to keep tabs on our email and social media promotions, we have sales, discounts and special offers on a regular basis to allow customers every chance at that extra savings you crave!

    Can I Buy Your Products Wholesale?
    We'd love to hear from new retailers. If you're one, please send an email to Include the name and address of your shop, as well as any website or social media links for us to check out. From there, we can discuss terms and what products are of highest interest for your store.


    If you’re having trouble finding the answer to your question on our site, send us an email at We’ll get back to you as quickly as we can!

    Do You Take Custom Orders?

    Short answer, yes. Our business growth over the years has pushed our primary focus toward retail, rather than custom screen printing. HOWEVER, we do still accommodate custom orders of 50+ pieces. Just complete our quick Custom Order Form and we can work through pricing and other details together.

    Do You Take Donation Requests?

    Yes we do! We have made it a mission of ours since day one to donate to important causes of our family, friends and customers. If you would like to submit a donation request for your organization, business or event, please submit our Donation Request Form.


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     What is Erie Apparel's Privacy Policy?

    At Erie Apparel, we value your privacy. We do not share or sell any of the information you provide with any third parties.

    Customer Reviews

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    This shop is the real deal. I had an issue with a recent purchase and they went above and beyond to resolve it. This is the business that other businesses should look up to.

    I cannot recommend this store enough, and their shirts are so soft, comfortable, and creative!

    Kim M. (Facebook)

    I was born and raised in Erie but have since moved away. I was looking for something to remind me of home and stumbled across the Erie Apparel website.

    My items were shipped out the same day I ordered them. The enclosed handwritten note was a nice touch. Excellent customer service.

    I will definitely be purchasing again.

    Heather G. (Facebook)

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