In “Bro” culture, donning retro Champion NBA jerseys during the Summer months goes unspoken – it is a right of passage. Finding and selecting the right combination of mesh, screen printed numbers and letters is no easy task.
I’m always curious where individuals’ priorities and motives intersect when planning an outfit. Are they trying to stump other dudes about who is really on their back? Are they from that city? Do they have the matching shoes? Are they still living vicariously through their childhood? One thing is for certain, there remains an affinity for sports in society. That is visible at every festival; well, except Burning Man.
If you’re in the market, Mr. Throwback, an East Village (428 E 9th) store dedicated to retro jerseys, jackets and hats is a must visit if you have a soul. The mesh made a healthy amount of appearances over Labor Day Weekend, check out some of the better snipes below: