Hoodies are the most popular logo-wear at the OCCC bookstore, Senior Sales Associate Pamela Simonds said.
“Women buy zip-ups so they don’t mess up their hair, and men buy the pullovers,” she said. “We sell hoodies every day.”
There are many different styles, colors, and logos of OCCC clothing in the bookstore: purple and pink hoodies with animal print letters, T-shirts in a rainbow of colors, flip-flops, full-length or capri sweatpants, and much more.
There is a banquet to choose from whether you are a fashionista or a comfortista.
The most popular T-shirt sports the phrase “Undefeated since 1972.” Simonds called this “a fun shirt that gets a lot of comments.” There have been three different designs of the “Undefeated” tee.
In the past 30 years that she has been working at the OCCC bookstore, Simonds has been generally happy with the designs, which come from their several vendors.
“I love all of them,” she said. She sometimes helps selects the styles they stock.
She said she has disliked maybe one or two over the years. In fact, Simonds admits she’s a big fan of the college logo-wear.
“If Stacy and Clinton from ‘What Not to Wear’ ever came to my house, they would throw all of my clothes away because 90 percent of them have OCCC on them,” she said.
She pulled up a photo on her computer desktop from her recent camping trip. In the picture with her husband, she is wearing an OCCC T-shirt.
Student Kelly Parish said she too has a collection of OCCC clothing.
She doesn’t have a particularly favorite logo, but she does prefer the T-shirts to the hoodies.
“I have four or five T-shirts, one hoodie, and a pair of sweatpants,” she said. Her favorite T-shirt is lime green.
During the interview Parish was wearing the popular “Undefeated” T-shirt in bright pink. When asked how she likes it she said, “It’s OK.”
She buys her OCCC logo-wear based on the colors, not the designs.
Like Simonds, Parish also wears her OCCC clothing off campus. The T-shirt she notices other students wearing the most is the “Oklahoma City Community College Est. 1972.”
The OCCC bookstore is located on the first floor of the Main building by the center stairwell. The hours of operation are 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and closed Saturday and Sunday.
Students who have some free time between classes can take a few minutes to browse the bookstore clothing. There is something for everyone’s taste.
News Writing student Buffie Brown models an OCCC pullover hoodie on Oct. 10 in the Main Building atrium. OCCC attire is available for purchase in the campus bookstore.