Brazilian Football Collides With The NBA


If you’re a regular visitor to this here site you’d have noticed an 800% increase in the levels of Lebron James on the homepage. If you don’t watch basketball as religiously as we do he’s the guy flanking the post you’re reading now. And unless Giselle Bundchen has an insane vertical leap we’re not yet aware of, the only Vogue cover star we know that can dunk. For the detail freaks among us the jacket ‘Bron’s sporting is the Nike N98 – a modernist twist on Nike’s first kit for the 1998 Brazilian soccer team and one of the few sartorial touchstones of the late nineties (remember cargo pants?) that we wouldn’t mind resurrecting.

Aside from the buttery, second-skin fabrics the track jacket features arm stripes, shoulder piping, flat-knit ribbing, name-checked zipper pulls, bonded seams and a high collar to keep your neck in check. Check out the below interview with Nike’s Jarrett Reynolds to learn why there’s more to designing classic track jackets than logo placement and colourways.

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