The Russell Athletic Facebook page bio reads, ‘Team is not something you do alone. Team is plural’, which is both a nice attitude to have, in life, generally, and a clever token message from the brains behind the brand, gently summing up just what the sports label is about.
With over a hundred years experience in the cotton sweatshirt industry – securing its reputation over a decade period from the late ‘50s up until the late ‘60s, when Russell Athletic provided sportswear to all of the eight Ivy League universities – in 2014 it’s the good old days™ that make for the strongest collection reference.
For AW14 this means contemporary interpretations of well versed aesthetics – tees, jerseys and hoodies – each in bold, team appropriate shades such as red, blue and black, with decoration via typically retro flocking, embroidery and applique.
Now pick a team.