I tend to think of myself as graphics-oriented, rather than being concerned with the cut & fabrication of most apparel, but LUDWIG have got me paying attention to some of the finer points of garment production now. This classic 3/4 sleeve football tee spoke to me because of its clean, vintage look, but when I read some details about this piece in the Ludwig catalog, I was really impressed. For the fabrication, they sourced deadstock 50/50 vintage heather jersey from Russell Athletic, which dates back to about 1985, giving this particular garment some real history, and an interesting story to boot.
Vintage jersey isn’t something you find on a new garment everyday, that’s for sure. They also produced a matching “Ivy League Cardigan” with the same vintage deadstock jersey. The “Weller” football tee is available in grey heather, and also wine heather. Currently available at DG, or you can check Ludwig’s stockists page for a retailer near you.