Originally Posted by Rambo
A shirt would be horrid. I was thinking more about a license plate holder or bumper sticker. Something small yet easily viewable by others. If it's going to be clothing make as inconspicuous as possible. Maybe in the color of the school with a tiny logo.
In theory I agree with both you and rockket, but my feeling is also that whenever parents are shelling out $40K+ to put their kids through school, I give them free license to wear whatever the hell they want (haha). I'm sure that some Harvard parents have so much money it doesn't matter, but these probably aren't the ones who are wearing those shirts. It's the ones who are still driving the minivan instead of the Lexus that they could have bought for that tuition money to send their kid to Harvard/Princeton/Chicago/Columbia.
Overall, my thinking is that if the OP is even asking the question, he probably wants to wear the shirts/memorabilia. As such, I say let him. For me, I never had even the remotest desire, so I never even thought to ask the question. But, people who genuinely seem to enjoy their undergrad education don't usually come across as pretentious OR posing when they wear the garb; that is usually reserved for the idiot who brings out his Harvard ring just for a job interview or just to impress people back home, or doesn't even wear the garb but keeps putting "Well, when I was at HARVARD" into every other sentence.