Last Chance Dept.
“Sleeves” is what we called them. They were plain and ordinary, nothing to think about twice. (Or so I thought.) But now I realize they were unduplicatable.
I still have mine, and a few emotions, dating from my days in professional baseball.
When we wore our sleeves, it was always the best time of the year. We were beginning to feel up.
I laugh at the imitations today. They have pseudo names like “river shirts,” “punting jerseys,” “Henley pullovers.”
Sleeves are, were, and always will be comfortable and engaging to wear; lightweight; warm, not hot; not itchy, not sticky, not fussy. Sleeves are good-looking in the way things are when they aren’t trying to be good-looking.
And you still don’t have to play professional baseball to get one.
American Baseball Sleeves (No. 1949). Two-button placket. Made of two layers of good cotton to wick away moisture; outer fabric has minute pores, like pigskin. A little sleeker.
Men's sizes: S (34-36), M (38-40), L (42-44), XL (46-48), XXL (50-52).
Colors: Natural and Blue, Natural and Red, Natural and Navy.
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Fabric Content: 100% cotton.
Care Instructions: Machine Washable.
Front Length ranges from 29 ¾” to 31 ¾”. Varies by size.
Back Length ranges from 31” to 33”. Varies by size.