Baseball Frankie Shirt - Vintage
Drop 9/10. The Frankie Baseball shirt & shorts. Limited edition. 100 units per style.
This programme was first released in July 2013. Like a few of our fabrics, our creative director V had stumbled across this fabric at a boutique kids fabric store that specialized in curtains and duvet covers in West Auckland. Since it was a boutique fabric store, they would only carry 2 - 10 meters of the fabric (if you're lucky) meaning there wasn't enough fabric to do large quantities.
V ended up buying a bunch of different fabric's to test the waters and see what would stick. We released the collection of 4 or so shirts, and we could only produce 5-10 units per fabric. They were a hit. Partly because all-over prints were starting to become popular, and partly because I Love Ugly shirts were the weirdest and best quality on the market.
After they sold out, the Baseball print was our most requested. A few years went on, and people were still asking. Since the original fabric was from that unknown little fabric shop and we wanted to reproduce it for the ten-year anniversary, we had to find and recreate the artwork from scratch. Coincidently, V stumbled across an original ILU Baseball Frankie Shirt in the window of an op-shop on Ponsonby Rd, in Auckland. The resell price was $160, and he bought it reluctantly. He then scanned it in and retraced the entire print on Adobe Illustrator. (We recently released a screen video of him tracing the whole thing).
So here it is. The OG I Love Ugly Frankie Baseball shirt. We tried to keep it as similar as we could to the OG fabric, but in our opinion, the new version is even better. We are also hoping you can appreciate the lengths we had to go to, to resurrect this style. Only 100 pieces of each style have been made. They have the leather ten-year anniversary patch and are sure to be a collector's item for many years to come.
Model: 185cm (6ft) // 75kg (165lbs) // 31" Waist // Wears: Medium
Fits & Features
- 10 Year Anniversary embossed leather patch on sleeve
- 10 Year Anniversary labelling
- 100% Cotton
- Model: 185cm (6ft) // 75kg (165lbs) // 31" Waist // Wears: Medium