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Ah, St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the one day of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable — nay, encouraged — to act like a drunken fool.
Unlike other holidays, dressing up on this March holiday is practically mandatory: show up at your school or work without sporting anything green, and you’re likely to receive a few pinches (and maybe a noogie or two). Fortunately, because having the proper attire is so important, there are tons of great St. Patrick’s Day shirts you can order online.
With March already underway, you’re cutting it a bit close. St. Patrick’s Day 2022 takes place on Thursday, March 17, but thanks to the modern miracle that is Amazon Prime, you can order these St. Patrick’s Day T-shirts today and have them arrive just in time to start day drinking on Thursday (and presumably well into the weekend).
As we gear up to mark the two-year anniversary of the start of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s St. Patrick’s Day will likely look a little bit different. Thanks to COVID restrictions lifting around the country, there will be plenty of ways to spend the lucky holiday in 2022. Whether hitting a parade or spending time with pals at a local pub, you’re going to need to dress up in your best green gear — or at the very least, a great St. Patrick’s Day tee.
From adorable Star Wars Mandalorian shirts to NSFW options and a few historical references thrown in for good measure, we’ve gathered our favorite St. Patrick’s Day shirts for men. Now you don’t have to scramble to put on something green at the last minute. And while you’re preparing for St. Patrick’s Day, don’t forget to pick up some quality Irish whiskey for your celebrations. Outside of green beer (or better, Guinness Draught), nothing says St. Patrick’s quite like a shot of Jameson.
1. Ask Me About My Leprechaun T-Shirt
You’ll undoubtedly be the talk of the party wearing this Saint Patrick’s Day T-shirt. Designed with “Ask Me About My Leprechaun” on the front, you can flip it up over the head to reveal the surprise of a leprechaun’s face underneath. An excellent ice breaker for those who really came to party, it’s made of ringspun cotton that’s machine washable, lightweight, and comfortable enough for wear all day and night.
2. Not Even Slightly Irish T-Shirt
FOR THE NON-IRISH
This “Not Even Slightly Irish” T-shirt is great for pub hopping and partying, so it’s a must-have for any non-Irish celebrator. It’s both fun and honest and a great IDGAF approach to enjoying the March 17 holiday.
3. Leprechaun Tuxedo T-Shirt
BEST COSTUME TEE
Luck will undoubtedly be on your side while wearing this fun leprechaun tuxedo tee. Designed in bright emerald green with a floppy faux gold bow tie and patterned vest combo screen printed on the front, it’ll be a good conversation starter for sure.
4. Star Wars The Mandalorian St. Patrick’s Day T-Shirt
BEST STAR WARS
Star Wars Mandalorian fans will love this adorable T-shirt featuring Grogu, aka The Child. Part of the official Star Wars merchandise lineup for St. Patrick’s Day features the beloved character encircled with shamrocks to celebrate the occasion. It’s a lightweight material with a classic fit and comes in various color options.
5. I’m Irish Don’t Kiss Me
FOR THE SOCIALLY DISTANCED
There’s no shirt to wear in 2022 on St. Patrick’s Day that’s more on point than this. Given the tumultuous couple of years we’ve all had, there’s no way you aren’t even just a little bit germaphobic at this point. Take a current way of thinking into a saying you’ve heard all your life, “Kiss Me; I’m Irish!” with this shirt that ensures you’ll be getting zero smooches this year. Hell, throw on your best face mask, too, just to be sure. Better safe than sorry!
6. Dat Lass Tho T-Shirt
When you want a shirt people will surely notice (and raise their glass to), this hilarious T-shirt is a must. It’s made from a mix of cotton and polyester, and it comes in a classic fit with double-needle sleeves and an incredibly vibrant and crisp graphic. Is black not your color? No problem. It’s also available in white, gray and orange. Sizes tend to fit slim, so be sure to check the measuring chart before you order.
7. Spongebob St. Patrick’s Day
You cannot hate on Patrick Star. It is simply impossible. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year with the loveable, goofy starfish from Bikini Bottom clad on your tee. Although the holiday isn’t about him, it’s always about him. While you’re at it, pick up the SpongeBob SquarePants What Do You Meme? expansion pack and turn it into a festively fun drinking game.
8. Go Home Snakes, You’re Drunk T-Shirt
BEST HISTORICAL REFERENCE
Bring a little class to your St. Patrick’s activities with this fun (and comfy) tee. This one-of-a-kind design is made from U.S.-grown cotton and screen printed on every shirt, resulting in a higher-quality graphic that’ll last longer. Unlike other generic tees, these use extra comfy high-strung cotton. In other words, they look great, and they feel great and will last for parties year after year.
9. Peanuts Snoopy Lucky Clovers Shirt
Because who doesn’t love Snoopy (and Woodstock)? This adorable Peanuts-inspired is one of the few that doesn’t come in green, but don’t worry about getting pinched — there’s enough green to go around. This officially licensed Peanuts shirt is surprisingly breathable and fits like a glove, so there’s no need to worry about ordering the wrong size.
10. Shut Up Liver, You’re Fine
BEST FOR DAY DRINKING
Are you going the whole day with a green beer in your hand? Tell your liver what it needs to hear this year after all of the booze you’re going to consume. Remember: always drink responsibly!
11. Ireland Shamrock T-Shirt
BEST CLASSIC SHIRT
This classic T-shirt featuring the unmistakable green, white and orange flag with the Irish clover shows your Irish pride and leaves any alcohol out of the conversation. Made from super comfy soft poly-cotton, it’s undoubtedly one of the most comfortable shirts on our list. An excellent generic option that’s great for everyone; you really can’t go wrong with this one. Bonus: Unlike the other shirts, this one works for other Irish-themed events, too, including sports games and U2 concerts.
12. Star Wars Lack Of Green Celtic St. Patrick’s Graphic T-Shirt
BEST FOR NERDS
This tee combines two of our favorite things in one: Star Wars and St. Patrick’s Day! Featuring Darth Vader and two sinister-looking stormtroopers, this shirt is sure to be a hit as you embark on your bar-hopping festivities with your friends. Available in three different shades of green, it also makes a great gift idea for those Star Wars fans in your life. Purchase it, you must.
13. Zero Lucks Given T-Shirt
Are you more of a smart-ass minimalist? Then this tee is for ye. “Zero Lucks Given” is a straightforward message that translates to the perfect mantra for St. Patrick’s Day. Witty and comfy, this awesome shirt comes in a range of colors (five to be exact) and is a great option to help you celebrate in style.
14. Day Drinking Made Me Do It
FOR THE ALL-DAY PARTIER
Had way too many beers and a blackout? Woke up to a dozen messages from friends asking where you went after that last round? Realized you slept on someone else’s couch but still don’t know whose couch it is? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, then “Day Drinking Made Me Do It” is the St. Patrick’s tee for you. Available in various colors, it’s made from 100% cotton and fits like a charm (get it?). Best of all, it works for other occasions, too. Let’s just hope you don’t need to wear it too often.
15. Lucky The Leprechaun Shirt
As far as leprechauns go, few are as famous or adorable as Lucky the Leprechaun. Sure, it may not come with Lucky Charms, but this is one shirt that’s sure to garner a few smiles. Made from soft poly-cotton, it features a more vintage design, so you won’t have to worry about it looking worn over time. Sizes range from small to extra-extra-large, so you’re sure to find the right fit.