NEW YORK – The Cosmos Friday announced a new partnership with sportwear company Ebbets Field Flannels – aiming to bring fans vintage Cosmos gear.
The announcement coincides with the launch of an expansion to Ebbets’ growing vintage soccer collection, featuring the Los Angeles Aztecs, New York Generals and Washington Diplomats.
“We’re excited to be working with a great legacy brand such as Ebbets,” Cosmos COO Erik Stover said in a statement. “Jerry Cohen and his team produce the best vintage sportswear in the business, and the Cosmos are proud to add their name to Ebbets’ product roster.”
Founded in 1988 and run by its original founders, the Seattle-based company aims to bring the quality, beauty, and craftsmanship of retro American athletic garments to a 21st century public. While originally specializing in wool baseball flannels, Ebbets has expanded into a variety of sports and garments, including vintage hats, jackets and sweatshirts.
“We are thrilled by our new partnership with the New York Cosmos,” EFF founder and CEO Jerry Cohen said in statement. “The Cosmos brought a revolution to North American pro soccer, and their legacy aligns perfectly with our mission to tell the story of sports history through our American-made high-quality vintage apparel products.”
Ebbets Field Flannels announced he release of the first two pieces of Cosmos collection – authentic reproductions of club legend Pele’s 1976 jersey. Both shirts are available on the Ebbets Field Flannels site – with several pieces being added to the collection in the coming weeks.