American sportswear brand Russell Athletic was founded in 1902 in Alabama, where founder Benjamin Russell changed the game forever by developing the cotton sweatshirt as we know and recognise it today. Thanks to it's pioneering ways, Russell Athletic is often viewed as the original sportswear manufacturer, and has a huge history in producing athletic clothing for the eight Ivy League schools in America between the late–50s and late–60s.
For Fall/Winter 2014 Russell Athletic are bringing back their Premium and Archive factions, focussing on authentic American athletic-wear made to slot into modern wardrobes. The collection includes high-quality replica pro cotton sweatshirts, T-shirts and cotton twill campus jackets made to the original heavyweight specification in a range of dark, muted colours.
All the graphics used in the collection are made true to the archival techniques, preferring flock, embroidery and appliqué to screen/photo printing, which keeps the authentic feel of the pieces forefront.
Check out more of the collection below and head to Size? To pick up your choice pieces now.