Today, Wilson is primarily known as a tennis brand. Year of recent tennis champions, from Sampras to Federer, help solidify this image. However, behind these Wimbledon champions lies a decades old tradition in American sportswear. Baseball and football, the classic styles of the 1920s and 1930s, the era of athletics before the glitz and the glamor of major corporate sponsorship.
The 1914 Vintage Collection captures Wilson’s heritage for the Japanese market. Perfectly detailed, down to the labels, the collection brings some iconic pieces of sportswear back to life. The award jacket will be familiar, it is after all a version of a letterman jacket. On the whole, the range reminds just how important these garments are to contemporary casual clothing.
Highlights from the Wilson 1914 Vintage Collection – including Jerseys, Jackets and Caps – after the jump.