As far as I know Fresh Brewed Tees is only online, while Cle. Clothing Co. has a location right downtown.
Fresh Brewed Tees has a lot of Cleveland-themed shirts as well as a few "outsider" shirts such as a Megatron one, Tebow one, "330" one, etc. That's all good in my book. They also tend to focus primarily (though not entirely) on sports-related clothing. As a massive sports fan, again, this is good in my book. As far as Cle. Clothing Co. goes, the website doesn't do the place justice. The store has a wide variety of not only clothing but also things like bar ware and art. I love that.
I guess you could say that it's comparing apples to oranges. Fresh Brewed Tees has a clothing line tailored primarily to sports and do a great job of differentiating themselves from other local retailers. Cleveland Clothing Co., on the other hand can't necessarily go head-to-head with the clothing offered by Fresh Brewed Tees but the diverse products they offer make up for that difference tremendously.
I love Fresh Brewed Tees shirts. Love them. Always creative, witty, and really relatable to be honest.
The same can be said for Cleveland Clothing Co. I walk into the place and look at the clothes and products they lay out and love being a Clevelander.
Again, the difference in the product line is tough. Fresh Brewed Tees offers (mostly) sports-related clothing, while Cle. Clothing Co. has clothing that has to do with the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland landmarks, etc. Neither of these are bad things, they just make for a bit of a different experience as well as a different way to rep your Cleveland pride.
There's no way to choose one of these places over the other if I'm being honest with myself. If you're from Cleveland, a Cleveland fan, or a person that just got into town looking to check out some true Cleveland pride that really is rampant in northeast Ohio, check these guys out. It's a no lose situation. Now, if you'll excuse me I have two stores to go shopping at right now.
In case you missed the hyperlinks I posted for each of these guys at the beginning of this blog, check Fresh Brewed Tees out HERE and Cleveland Clothing Co. out HERE.
*No, I didn't include Homage. They have a lot of Ohio State stuff, but I'm not an Ohio State fan, and relative two these other two, the Cleveland selection is lacking. But it's still a great site I recommend checking out if you've never been there.
Editor's Note: Fresh Brewed Tees does have their own t-shirt truck which makes regular appearances at local bars and events from my understanding.