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A Look Back at a Classic 90s Show: “Home Improvement”

Tim Allen Only Wore Clothes From Michigan Schools

If you recall, Tim Taylor would wear a number of different shirts and sweatshirts on the show. It sure made sense for a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy who loves his power tools. But Allen purposely decided that Tim should only wear clothes that promoted teams and schools from Allen’s home state of Michigan.


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The Michigan tribute ended up being a blessing for Allen’s personal wardrobe. The different items he wore on the show were sent to him from Michigan colleges and universities, who simply enjoyed seeing their school on TV. Despite the rule that only schools from Michigan would get the free advertising, the costume department accidentally put Allen in a Wofford College sweatshirt in a 1996 episode called “Al’s Video.” Wofford College, for those who don’t know, is in South Carolina.