A couple of weeks ago a friend of ours told us about a great company called In Vintage We Trust. They sell hand picked vintage garments on ebay. Great stuff! Since learning about them we've bought two old Mitchell & Ness items to display in our retail store.
First is an old basketball jersey from Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia. You know Bethel, it's where Allen Iverson went to high school. This jersey definitely pre-dates Iverson. It is believed to be from the 1960's.
That was our first purchase. Pretty cool, right? Then we found out about this beautiful varsity jacket from Interboro High School. Interboro is located in Prospect Park, PA., a suburb of Philadelphia. It is the high school where Vince Papale, of Invincible fame, was working when he had his tryout with the Philadelphia Eagles. The folks at In Vintage have dated this jacket as being from the 1960's.
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These items will be on display in our store soon so be sure to look for them. Also be sure to check out In Vintage We Trust, as you can see they've got some great stuff.
Hey hockey fans, have you ever wondered how they make goalie masks? Check out the cool video from Science Channel's "How It's Made" Goalie Mask episode. A lot of work goes into protecting those pretty goalie faces!
Today marks the 70th birthday of “The Greatest.” Born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17th, 1942, Ali’s original name was Cassius Clay, but he changed it when he joined the Nation of Islam in 1964. Ali is regarded as one of, if not the greatest boxers of all time. Ali picked up boxing early. Fuming because his bike was stolen, local Louisville boxing coach Joe Martin found Ali threatening to wup whoever stole his bike, but convinced him to learn how to box first. The rest is history.
His Amateur career was bookmarked by winning the Light Heavyweight Gold Medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, but Ali also won six Kentucky Golden Gloves titles, two National Golden Gloves titles and the Amateur Athletic Union National Title. He ended his Amateur career with a record of 100 wins to 5 losses. As a professional, Ali changed boxing. Traditionally, fighters protect their face by keeping both hands up at all times. Instead of expending energy on protecting his face, Ali focused on speedy footwork and his patented rope-a-dope to win fights. At age 22, Ali became the youngest boxer to win the title from a reigning heavyweight champion when he defeated Sonny Liston in 1964. He would loss and regain his title several times over his 21 year career and take part in some of the sport’s most historical matches (i.e. “The Thrilla in Manila”, “The Rumble in the Jungle” and “The Fight of the Century”). In 1999, ESPN voted Ali the “Sportsman of the Century” for not only his undeniable achievements in the ring, but his larger than life personality out of the ring. Happy 70th Birthday to the People’s Champion.
Check out our tumblr for a sneak peek at a Spring 2012 MLB jacket.
Next up on the Spring preview list: MLB On-Deck Circle Tee.
All tees are 100% cotton ringspun combed jersey that is garment washed for a complete vintage look and feel. All team logos are distressed screenprints at the center chest.
This great assortment of tees will be available through 1201 Chestnut, mitchellandness.com and authorized retailers February 1st.