OVER-TIME: by the nostalgic sports freak... IT FEELS SO DAMN GOOD!
I think most of us will admit that we all had a "blanky" when we were in that three to five year old range. (Okay, I was eight by the time I let go of my blanket that had turned into shredded wheat). Like Linus, it went with you everywhere. The security, the bond to it, was as close as mother to newborn. What I remember more than anything about it was how incredibly broken-in and soft it had become over its life-- like a well-oiled baseball glove. I get this same feeling every time I slip into an Original Retro Brand shirt or hoody.....REALLY! I have owned THOUSANDS of sports tees, and I can say without a doubt, that the ORB tee is the softest, stretchiest, most comfortable and durable piece of fabric I have ever put over my body. When I put on an ORB tee, I really hearken back to wrapping myself in that dang blanky! Most sports tees are heavy cotton that shrink and have to be washed several times to get that "feel." I have asked CEO Marc Herman how he gets this done on several occasions, only to be told what you might expect to hear from the founder of Coca-Cola; "The detailed technical information will never be revealed." As the famous saying goes, "If I tell you, I'd have to kill you."
Herman, getting pumped about his baby, goes on to say, "We design all of our blanks. We DO NOT buy crappy blanks like many of our competitors -- they are mass producers, and cater to the masses and volume purchasing. . . Our blanks are designed for comfort and to appeal to have a flattering fit without being too tight. They fit almost anyone." He goes on to describe the printing techniques as "state of the art." He adds, "We take the time to research specific knitting techniques, sometime using vintage machinery to produce our tee. These machines were used in the 50's and 60's, and are very hard to find."
I have at least 50 ORB tees in my closet, and I wear them religiously. I think after reading what Mr. Herman had to say, you can understand the way I feel, but if you don't, I suggest you hop over to www.originalretrobrand.com and order your first ORB tee. Not only will the logos bring you back, but you will find your blanky again.