Russell Athletic is an American brand that has been present on the market since 1901! Until 2006 it operated as an independent company and now it’s part of a global fashion enterprise known as Fruit of the Loom. Over the decades it manufactured sports apparel for football, basketball, baseball or volleyball teams. Nowadays it focuses mainly on casual fashion: trendy sweatshirts, t-shirts and trousers. See the models we have for you in SneakerStudio!
Russell Athletic - apparel with a history
You may be surprised to learn that a company known mainly for its activewear initially manufactured underwear for women and children. It was only in 1920 that the founder, Benjamin Russell, together with his son designed the first cotton sweatshirt. Over the next 5 years they expanded the portfolio by adding sweaters, sports tops and women’s sweatpants.
In 1932 Russell Athletic made the first effort to access the world of sport. It started designing and making uniforms for sports teams - trousers and jackets for baseball, basketball and football players.
World War II and the death of the founder did not hinder the dynamic growth of the brand. In the 1940s Russell Athletic sold its products mainly to the American army, which was yet another opportunity for the brand to constantly improve its portfolio. As a result, in the 1960s the company became the largest sportswear supplier in the country. And it held fast to this title until the end of the century, providing uniforms for dozens of Major League Baseball and National Football League teams.
In 2006 Russell Athletic sold 100% of its shares to Berkshire Hathaway, and more specifically to one of its brands - Fruit of the Loom.
Apparel by Russell Athletic in SneakerStudio
In our online store you will find premium quality apparel by this American brand. These products share a characteristic sporty vibe and functionality. They are all made of durable materials, which can withstand even the most difficult conditions.
And you will definitely appreciate clothes by Russell Athletic for their excellent design, too. These products are versatile, so you will easily match them to your favourite casual outfits. You can wear these garments when heading for a gym or when you want to hit the city streets. Versatility and comfort are probably the key advantages of Russell Athletic products. A sweatshirt by this brand is a must-have for every sneakerhead! You can choose between a hoody and a regular sweatshirt, whichever suits you better. Tees and trousers are a perfect choice for your sports outfits, regardless of what you happen to practise.
Explore Russell Athletic in our online store! See for yourself that this apparel is great value for money.