As a sports-obsessed kid growing up in the 1990s, there’s one jacket I vividly remember seeing more than any other on the schoolyard.
The starting sweater.
This kangaroo-pocketed beauty with the Starter logo-shaped zipper. Bright colors, the team logo with a wordmark on the velcro flap and a giant team logo on the back. I loved everything about this jacket; I memorized the pattern and secretly wondered if I would ever get my own to be part of the cool Starter Kids team.
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Of course, I never had one; my parents couldn’t afford something like that at the time. I ended up saving a few birthday years to treat myself to a Michigan Wolverines jacket with Mickey Mouse on it. It wasn’t a starter but I liked it anyway. Two weeks later it was stolen and I never saw it again.
Nevertheless, it seems that I and others of my generation who missed their first chance with this extraordinarily popular jacket are getting another chance. Today, Homage announced the return of the iconic Starter jacket33 designs, one for each team currently in the NFL, plus the beloved Houston Oilers.
“The unforgettable star in the Starter logo remains an instantly recognizable symbol of ’90s swag,” read a statement from Homage. “The activewear brand became associated with classic hip-hop and Hollywood at the start of the decade, when stars from Eddie Murphy to Brooke Shields to DJ Jazzy Jeff sported outerwear, cover-ups and more. -chefs, hoodies and more. As a comfort-focused brand obsessed with the stories that move us, HOMAGE is thrilled to present such an iconic piece of 90s street fashion culture.”
They even brought back the Starter-logo zipper.
Homage says they are limiting this version of the new Starter NFL Pullover jackets to only 100 per team, so yeah, maybe I could still miss this jacket. But hopefully the interest in this design will give the company a reason to one day increase production or perhaps expand designs beyond the NFL.
You can check out all 33 designs and purchase your own Starter NFL Pullover Jacket from Homage if you wish via our affiliate link here.
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