The Grenadier premium loopback short-sleeve sweatshirt is a tribute to the first generation of sweatshirts of the 1920’s, crafted in 100% pure cotton fabric - natural and breathable to keep you cool. An emerised finish ensures this item feels authentically worn and soft. Original vintage features include reinforced stitching, side panels and stitching eye lets for ventilation. The medium weight of the fabric and cut-off sleeves makes for easy wearing in any situation, both for sport and lifestyle.
The first Crewneck sweatshirt was invented in 1920 by Benjamin Russell Jr, a collegiate football player for the University of Alabama in an effort to find an alternative sports top to the existing scratchy woollen jerseys of the era, he brought the idea to his father, the founder of Russell Athletic, and the sweatshirt was born. The ‘loops’ in the loopback fabric were originally designed to absorb moisture drawing sweat away from body and into the fabric to keep the body cool. The moniker ‘sweatshirt’ was termed retrospectively in the vernacular as athletes would leave the field in a shirt soaked in sweat.
GRENADIER SHORT-SLEEVE SWEATSHIRT -VINTAGE WHITE
100% Premium Loopback Cotton
Machine washable up to 40 degrees
Iron on reverse, press when damp
Do not dry clean or tumble dry