May 24, 2018 | By Lourdes Linares
A recent trip to this scenic corner of the American northwest yielded the discovery of Seattle-based Ebbets Field Flannels, a company that faithfully reproduces baseball uniform jerseys and related ephemera in original materials using traditional techniques. Obsessed with uniforms and motifs from a young age, Founder Jerry Cohen grew up monitoring baseball cards just to see the uniform and color changes from season to season. In the late 80s, the then-grown Cohen grew frustrated when he couldn’t find an authentic vintage jersey to wear onstage with his rock band, and ended up sourcing old baseball flannel and having a couple styles produced for himself. What began as filling a personal style need has flourished into a fully-fledged and wholly unique business, as Ebbets Field Flannels offers a comprehensive line of jerseys, t-shirts, jackets, hats and more, faithfully reproducing the uniforms of non-major league baseball teams from the Negro Leagues and the pre-1958 Pacific Coast League, among other rare clubs.
To wit, tshirts and flannels from teams like the Brooklyn Tip-Tops or the Memphis Chicks are available for vintage baseball fanatics. A historical reference is provided for each item on the site, with the exact season and year and home vs. away information a part of each listing. Ebbets Field Flannels is also deft with custom orders and can re-produce virtually any jersey down to the last detail, for those so inclined.
Below, a smattering of baseball history alongside some Vault favorites from Ebbets Field.
1939 East All-Star Team
1915 Los Gatos Baseball Team
Buffalo Bisons & the Brooklyn Tip Tops, 1914
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