When it’s sporting or leisure wear you are looking to buy then a vintage Adidas jacket, or windbreaker as it is sometimes known, is what definitely springs to mind. Nothing, but nothing, says classic vintage sportswear quite so loudly as the Adidas three stripes down the sleeves of a jacket and the distinctive trefoil logo.
When Adi Dassler started up in business in 1924 with his brother, making sports shoes, they had two stripes on them to enable the athlete to line them up when lacing them to be sure the shoes kept their shape. When Adi went into business on his own in 1927 he named the new business using the first part of his name but he then needed to find a different logo so he decided to add that third stripe which has become synonymous with all Adidas track jackets, footwear and sporting goods in general.
The Origins of the Adidas Jacket
Although it was originally designed for athletes and sportsmen the Adidas jacket proved to be so versatile and stylish that it very quickly became a must have fashion item. In 1971 the well-known trefoil logo was introduced and soon everyone it seems wanted to be seen wearing that famous trefoil symbol. When big stars such as Bob Marley, The Sex Pistols, The Doors and The Clash were photographed wearing this distinctive clothing it very quickly moved into popular culture and when you add David Bowie to the mix it’s easy to see how its appeal spread.
Now in the twenty first century the appeal of a jacket featuring the famous Adidas symbol, especially a vintage model, is as strong as ever and when you see the range of colours and styles we can offer you will be spoilt for choice. We stock a constantly changing collection of vintage Adidas track jackets and windbreakers including Adidas Europa featuring a smart collar and Ventex with its versatile hood. We can also supply nylon windbreakers which have hoods and zippered pockets, so useful when the weather turns nasty. Occasionally you may be lucky enough to bag a rare cream Schwahn model in an acrylic/wool mixture but remember that by the nature of our business our stock is always changing and our items are frequently one-offs. So, to be sure of finding that exclusive vintage Adidas jacket that’s just the perfect one for you, make a point of keeping an eye on our website where you can guarantee there will always be new and exciting additions to our range.