Where the runway meets the street

I’ve got a hankering for baseball jerseys at the moment. In wool flannel, they simply have a timeless appeal. As garments, they also hold history well. Take the 1942 Sacramento Solons home jersey as an example.

A bit of team history –

One of the long-time members of the Pacific Coast League who were oftem runners-up. they brought joy to their faithful fans by winning the pennant in 1942. In 1945 Jo Jo White starred for the Solons leading the league in hits runs and batting average but the Solons were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.

I love the “Health” patch on the left sleeve. Similar patches were worn throughout the WWII years, but this particular patch only appeared in 1942. In the hands of Ebbets Field Flannels details like that are never lost, nor are the production values of yesteryear. The Sacramento Solons jersey is made of white flannel with chain-stitch embroidery on the front. The team patch hits on the right sleeve, and the red contrast piping works a charm too. Manufactured, of course, in the USA.

The jersey also happens to be the flannel of the week, meaning you can snap it up at a rather handsome price.

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