Now working out of Pioneer Square, I’ve taken an interest in exploring more of the quiet parts of the neighborhood beyond 1st Avenue and on one of the side streets just north of the stadiums I found the store for Ebbets Field Flannels – the maker of historical reproduction sports jerseys, hats, and jackets.
I stopped by last week to check it out and I was impressed by the quality of what it sells as well as the background story behind each piece (the employees are very knowledgeable, and I’m sure it helps to be a sports nerd here). Despite an unassuming storefront and a location that would be easy to miss unless you walked right by it, a small but steady stream of customers were coming in and out during my visit, including many fathers out with their sons.
Some shots from the store – a selection of its famous wool flannel baseball jerseys:
Shirts and other jackets.
The lacing design on this hockey jersey is one my favorite details (they could also be found on some older football and rugby jerseys).
A cap for the Bustin’ Babes.
An early pillbox style cap for the Mudville Nine.
Sidenote: Baseball history enthusiasts might also like the well written Flannel of the Month blog, by Jerry Cohen (founder of Ebbets Field Flannels).