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The year is 1960, the world is still recuperating from its second namesake war and Germany, like many other countries, is on the mend. Occupied by the United States Army 2nd Armored Division, the Tempelhof-Berlin Airport is becoming a refreshing hub of culture and progress, and one of America’s most coveted customs is making its way in, with the help of the Berlin All Stars Little League team. Pat Williams, Edward Cole and John Reale, young sons of stationed families are getting on in the closed space with baseball, falling in love with the sport much like their peers over...

Sport may be competitive in nature, but the same passion that helps a team win or fans cheer –– implies an aspiration to unite with others: over a team, a city or just the love for a game. In 2016, baseball is helping to repair a broken relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, and with the help of Baseball Havana, it just might be a home run. Until recently, a generation of people never knew a world where Cuban and American lifestyles were freely intertwined. Only a hundred miles of ocean water separates Havana, Cuba from Key West, FL. That...

We created a limited Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos collection to celebrate the individual and collective achievement against great odds. SUPER BOWL XXXII: Denver Broncos SUPER BOWL XXXII: Denver Broncos SUPER BOWL XXXII: Denver Broncos SUPER BOWL XXXII: Denver Broncos SUPER BOWL XXXII: Denver Broncos SUPER BOWL XXXII: Denver Broncos SUPER BOWL XXXII: Denver Broncos SUPER BOWL XXXII: Denver Broncos SUPER BOWL XXXII: Denver Broncos Entering Super Bowl XXXII, AFC teams had lost 13 straight. As 12 point underdogs against the defending champion Green Bay Packers, the Denver Broncos seemed destined for a 39th year without a championship. Packers’ QB...

The 1958 NFL Championship Game helped shape the growth of football. Broadcasted throughout the country, viewers witnessed the drama of a hard fought battle between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants. The score was tied at the end of regulation, forcing, for the first time in the history of the NFL championship game, a sudden death overtime. The Colts came out victorious, nipping the Giants by a score of 23-17. This game, known as arguably the greatest ever played, ushered in an era of gridiron glory. As a result of the sport’s growing popularity, the American Football League...

‘47 visited Gainesville to explore the history of Florida Gators football. After examining images and memorabilia, we created the ‘47 ARCHIVE: Florida Gators collection. '47 ARCHIVE: Florida Gators '47 ARCHIVE: Florida Gators '47 ARCHIVE: Florida Gators '47 ARCHIVE: Florida Gators '47 ARCHIVE: Florida Gators   A founding member of the SEC in 1932, the University of Florida football program didn’t achieve consistent success until the 1960’s. The hiring of Ray Graves as head coach in 1960, for a salary of $18,500, turned things around and kicked off the “Silver Sixties”. In 1966, the Gators’ recorded their first major bowl victory,...

The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6, a rematch of Super Bowl XLIII. SUPER BOWL XLIII: Pittsburgh Steelers The Steelers comeback victory over the Cardinals in 2009 is certainly one of the most memorable Super Bowls of all time. Looking for their second Super Bowl victory in four years, the Steelers were favored against a Cardinals team led by the resurgent veteran, Kurt Warner. Leading 17-7 at halftime, the Steelers had Super Bowl #6 in sight after James Harrison’s Super Bowl-record 100-yard interception return for a touchdown. With the Steelers up 20-7 in the fourth quarter, the...

Super Bowl I: Green Bay Packers

To celebrate the 50th Super Bowl, the NFL is highlighting 19 Super Bowl rematches in the 2015 regular season. In Week 3, the Green Bay Packers host the Kansas City Chiefs in a rematch of Super Bowl I. SUPER BOWL I: Green Bay Packers On January 15, 1967, the Packers faced the Chiefs in the first NFL-AFL World Championship, later known as Super Bowl I, at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The Packers were heavily favored, as the Chiefs and the entire AFL were still seeking recognition as a true rival to the NFL. With 60 million people watching, the...

Super Bowl III: New York Jets

In honor of this year’s 50th Super Bowl, the NFL is celebrating 19 Super Bowl rematches during the regular season. Week 2 features the New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts, a rematch of Super Bowl III. SUPER BOWL III The 1969 Colts, then based in Baltimore, lost just 1 game in the regular season. At the time, it was widely believed that NFL teams (Colts) were far more talented than AFL teams (Jets). Despite all the hype, Jets QB Joe Namath famously guaranteed a victory in Super Bowl III. His team helped him back up that talk on game day,...

’47 Archive: Auburn Tigers

Auburn University has the 12th most wins in major college football history. Since they began competing in 1892, the Tigers have recorded 5 national championships, 12 conference championships, and 22 bowl titles. Along with Heisman Trophy winners such as Bo Jackson and Cam Newton, Auburn has amassed team and individual achievements that demand respect. ‘47 ARCHIVE is our way of honoring the history of programs such as Auburn. After extensive research, we created a collection of headwear and apparel inspired by Auburn Tigers history. WAR EAGLE: The War Eagle legend dates back over 100 years. Although the exact origin of...

Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins

To celebrate to 50th Super Bowl this year, the NFL is highlighting 19 Super Bowl rematches in the 2015 regular season. In Week 1, the Miami Dolphins face the Washington Redskins in a rematch of their first championship meeting in Super Bowl VII. SUPER BOWL VII After losing Super Bowl VI a year earlier, Don Shula’s Dolphins were determined to get back in 1972. After starting QB Bob Griese went down in the 5th game of the season, 17-year veteran Earl Morrall stepped in and helped Miami run the table into Super Bowl VII. Despite their perfect regular season record,...

The University of Tennessee has a rich football history. From “Rocky Top” to the checkerboard end zones of Neyland Stadium, UT has inspired some truly iconic traditions. ’47 ARCHIVE is a chance to reaffirm the amazing history of storied programs such as UT. Our ’47 ARCHIVE: Tennessee Volunteers collection is directly inspired by two historic football seasons. 1970-1971: The Vols, coached by Bill Battle, had a 10-1 record their first year at Neyland Stadium. Led by a notoriously strong running game, the Vols ran their way to face Air Force in the Sugar Bowl. But with a surprise shift in...

Gourmet x ’47

Today, we’re pleased to announce our latest collaboration: Gourmet x ’47. The history of ‘47 as a brand and a family will always influence what we create. In Gourmet, we found a partner that applies a similar lense to the past in order to inspire its future. In fact, the thread of Italian heritage in the ‘47 and Gourmet families traces back to the same province in Italy. It’s in celebration of this common journey that Gourmet x ’47 comes to life at the forefront of sports and fashion. The collection itself features iconic patterns and materials, from stained glass...

Lou Brissie was a highly recruited collegiate pitcher who put his career on hold to join the army during WWII. While fighting in the mountains of northern Italy, he was struck by shrapnel from a German shell and suffered a devastating leg injury. Doctors insisted on amputating but Brissie defied them, refusing to give up on his MLB dream. In 1947, after countless surgeries, he made his major league debut for the Philadelphia Athletics at Yankee Stadium. In a 1948 game against the Boston Red Sox, Ted Williams, a veteran himself, hit a line drive off Brissie’s leg brace. Williams...

Chicago White Sox 1917 World Series Uniform The history of baseball is long and rich, but one era, in particular, showcased baseball’s ability to transcend sport to unite society. The World War I & II times in the United States were taxing. Men served in dangerous missions overseas while women stepped up into the workplace to fill employment voids; daily American life, to say the least, was full of stress, fear, and uncertainty. But one constant helped bring distraction and happiness to the country. The game of baseball. Throughout the war periods, baseball carried on. Not only did teams continue...