There’s only one backpack and no pens! September means two things: Labour Day Classic and back to school! In honour of both I created a little CFL back to school shopping guide for all the university and college buds because:
- If you’re going away to a city that has a CFL team you should probbbbably go see a game and become a fan of that team. Now you need swag!
- If you’re a die hard fan leaving your city you better rep your team hard this year.
Note: I have added a few selections for the younger squad at the bottom, elementary and high school shoppers stay cool.
Toronto.Argos.Flag. These should be hanging in dorm windows, off every Annex porch and on frat/sorority house fences. Do it, do it, do it! Take some pics and tag us @CFL
CFL.Notebook. This notebook – or portfolio if you’re fancy – is made out of real Wilson football leather. I have one of these babies and can tell you it’s very substantial and you look like a boss when you open it up. Also you can replace the note paper inside super easily so you’ll have it for years. Love this!
CFL.Coffee.Mugs. I know this seems like a basic choice, but trust me you need some dope mugs! Late night studying, early morning up for class -show this year what you’re made of! Also see the #WWMO on the back? Opportunity for some good Insta captions am I right?
Sweet.Shirts. These Edmonton Eskimos shirts are just two examples of some of the sick apparel teams have on their sites and it’s all perfect for back to school. Sweats for class, comfy t-shirts, gym stuff- there is SO much and it’ll look good and you get to rep your team. Ladies tank Mens t-shirt
BC.Lions.Gym.Duffel Okay so first of all isn’t this just a sweet looking bag? These adidas bags are pretty massive and they are super functional for the gym, weekend trips or, you know taking your laundry home…
REDBLACKS.Pennant.Flag Nothing says college/university like a pennant flag! This is a classic and would be perfect for your dorm room or apartment. Easy to hang, no nails required which is always a bonus. There’s a saw joke here I just can’t quite get to it…
Montreal.Alouettes.Shot.Glasses. NO you goof- you don’t need to take shots, but you could…or you could use them to take tiny sips of water or like collect change….
Ticats.Bucket Do not shake your head! I get it this is a rogue choice but I’m going for it! Bucket hats are 100% in right now. Camo is in 100% in right now. Combine the two=amazingness. My brother plays football at McGill and is just generally a big CFL fan- he says all the players wear these and I watched him rock his all summer and it looks pretty
Roughriders.Speaker Okay, let me just start by saying that speakers are KEY to your experience at college/university. Whether you need the classics to get you through your essay or your beats to get pumped for a lift…speakers!
Stamps.Socks Aren’t these cute? You can never have too many pairs of socks especially since you’re likely doing your own laundry- plus dorm/apartment floors are really pretty filthy and you’re lying to yourself if you think otherwise. SOCKS
Bombers.Touque MAYDAY! These are the nicest hats ever! When the CFL and Tuck Shop Trading Co. launched these last year everyone went nuts. I personally love the Bombers hat so while you won’t really need it until Sept 2nd (just kidding guys) hang onto it for when it starts to get cool in the fall. These are a loose beanie so they are good for wearing to class…as in a part of your outfit.
A LOT of these would work for the younger people, but I get it- we don’t have dorm rooms to decorate so here are a few extra amazing choices for the younger CFL squad.
Bling.REDBLACKS.Lanyard For your house keys or your key chains or to clip onto your backpack, 10-16 year old Brodie would have been ALL about this jazzy lanyard. And TBH I think it’s still pretty fun.
Riders.Containers THIS STORE IS AMAZING! I am never surprised but always blown away by the stuff this place carries. In fact it might be time to update the 10 Pieces of Rider Swag You Didn’t Know You Needed so I guess my other point is that these would be cute for packing lunches! For the little kiddos and all the way through I think these make something kinda, boring kind of sweet.
Ticats.Sneakers HOW CUTE ARE THESE!? I think these are basically the perfect back to school shoe for your little Ticat fan! Fun, practical, stylish, CFL focused- I’m in.
Bombers.Backpack Would it even be a back to school list without a backpack?!? I am a huge backpack fan and this one is super nice. Perfect back to school gift for any student! Backpack
Okay- also can’t help it this would be so sick for getting to school! Skateboard
How are you getting #CFL back to school ready? Tweet us @CFL and let us know!