TOMMY BAHAMA LAUNCHES “COLLECTOR’S EDITION” SHIRTS HONORING MICKEY MANTLE & WILLIE MAYS


Posted on April 15th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, GEAR.

TOMMY BAHAMA LAUNCHES “COLLECTOR’S EDITION” SHIRTS HONORING MICKEY MANTLE & WILLIE MAYS

Tommy Bahama has launched two limited-edition shirt styles honoring legendary baseball players, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. The company has been a partner with Major League Baseball since 2009, developing team apparel with a sophisticated twist. The two newest MLB-themed shirts merge the brand’s iconic design aesthetic with authentic team graphics and logos, classic images, customized artwork, and personalized details for each player. The shirts are the latest release within the 2013 “Collector’s Edition” series of premium, collectible apparel for the true baseball fan.

The short sleeve button-down shirts are made from silk and embellished with colorful, laser-printed graphics and embroidered with an ornate, all-over design. The fashions are accompanied by a matching hangtag and a garment bag that features each players’ baseball stats. Only a limited number of shirts were produced. They retail for $250 and are available exclusively here. Below is a closer look:

The New York Yankees with Mickey Mantle shirt: 

Hand painted artwork wraps around the entire shirt and features a 1958 photo of Mickey Mantle at bat. The background highlights Yankees stats from 1921 to 2009 layered over the facade of old Yankee Stadium. Mickey’s retired number “7” is collaged with a vintage New York Yankees ticket.  Embroidered elements on the shirt include Mickey’s signature, official Yankee team logos and the Tommy Bahama logo. The inside of the shirt has a woven label that features the New York Yankees logo with a tonal baseball stitch pattern in the background. The shirt comes packaged on a wooden hanger inside a custom designed garment bag with the same artwork as the shirt and all of Mickey’s stats verified by MLB.

The San Francisco Giants with Willie Mays shirt: 

Hand painted artwork wraps around the entire shirt and features a 1968 photo of Willie Mays “walking” on the waters ofMcCovey Cove , a silhouette of the Golden Gate Bridge and the AT&T ballpark scoreboard in the background. Embroidered elements on the shirt include Willie Mays signature, his World Series titles dates, Giants team logos, Tommy Bahama logo, and on the left sleeve, Willie’s number “24”, which was retired by the Giants in 1972. The inside of the shirt has a woven label that features a San Francisco Giants logo inside a baseball glove. The shirt comes packaged on a wooden hanger inside a custom designed garment bag with the same artwork as the shirt and all of Willie’s stats verified by MLB.

Tommy Bahama will also offer a variety of camp shirts and knits with different MLB team logos for the 2013 baseball season. To shop the full MLB collection, visit here. Below is a preview:

Hit Away Camp Shirt ($148)

 

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