Founded in 1997 by Todd Snyder and Steve King, two small-town boys from Iowa, Tailgate takes the iconography of Americana — think state-school insignias and roadside watering holes — and translates it into stylish caps, sweatshirts, and tees. The brand’s designs are collegiate without being fratty; laidback without veering into slacker territory. In other words, they go great with a broken-in pair of jeans, not to mention a cold beer in the parking lot before the big game.
Durable boys' clothes that can survive some serious rough-housing
You still have a while before your kids go to college, but there's no age cutoff when it comes to (future) collegiate pride. These spirited tees are the perfect gifts for the future valedictorian in your life.