Vintage Russell Athletic Sweatshirt


This 1990s vintage sweatshirt features the American flag, a common motif on Russell clothing, on a solid background. This sweatshirt was likely worn by Texas Tech students or fans for casual athletic or everyday wear. 

The flag uses a technique similar to that of Plakatstil posters with the printed flag, as the white stripes are indicated in the flag shape, rather explicitly outlined or printed. 

The physical shape of the sweatshirt is significant as a staple of vintage sweatshirt/pullover design. The wider body and sleeves make for a natural, relaxed, even oversized fit that is typically sought after but rarely exactly replicated in the modern day. 

Vintage Russell Athletic Sweatshirt
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