While apparel has changed over the years, this 1940s-1950s Boston Red Sox game-worn jacket tells us that the tenants at Fenway Park have done their best to balk at league-wide fashion “changes” and hold fast to traditions that set them apart. While the blue wool letterman-style button-down garment is a “throwback” in terms of fabric, its design and color scheme remain to this day. An unusual feature is the sizable upper back “pockets” no doubt designed to facilitate storage of balls and equipment on walks to and from the bullpen. More on our website.
The blue wool button-down garment features a team logo sewn to the left breast in thick red pile. While the two lower front pockets are of the usual variety, there are two more sizable cotton-lined slots on the upper back and another on the upper right front. Red-blue-and-white striped stretch ribbed cotton lines the collar, waistline and sleeve endings. Of note is the completeness of these panels, as such material on jackets of this vintage is almost certain to have endured some fraying. Not here! These are original and fully intact. All-original and unaltered, the jacket shows no repairs. Within the collar, remnants of an original tag remain. The since-removed identifier was, with high probability, a “Tim McAuliffe” local distributor’s label. Like the "Green Monster" and "Pesky Pole," this Carmines artifact retains its original qualities that have stood the test of time for a franchise known for repeated bridesmaid finishes and, more recently, an era of dominance. Simply put, this is arguably the most well-maintained vintage Beantown garment you’ll ever encounter.
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