It all starts with the basics. Russell athletic apparel is straight-forward, well crafted, quality performance athletiic gear that doesn't dissapoint. Russell customers know that they can trust and depend on each and every piece of Russell, because when you buy Russell products you're investing in years of confidence, use, and satisfaction.
You don't have to be a BMOC or pro point guard to be a fan of Russell Athletic wear. Russell is an instantly recognizable brand in mens sports underwear due to its long history of producing sports uniforms for high school, college, and professional teams. If you've ever watched a football or basketball game on TV or in the stands then you've seen Russell Athletic apparel in action. But whether you're a dedicated jock or just a master of the remote control, you can't go wrong with the hard-working brand.
The Russell line currently features clothing for men and boys, including sweatshirts, hoodies, shorts, compression and sweat pants and mens t-shirts. The sweats are great basics, with a soft cozy feel and moisture-wicking to keep you comfortable. Compression shirts for men and boys have full compression bodies with mesh inserts and Dri Power moisture management. Most boys' items run in size from small through extra large. Men's sizes range from small to XXL. Every piece of Russell Athletic apparel is made for comfort and performace.
The company was founded in 1902 in Alexander City, Alabama, the same year of the great fire that destroyed most of the town. It was tough going in "Alex Town" with lost resources and largely being isolated with no bus or rail service, but Benjamin Russell, the company's founder, rallied the town and helped in its development. By 1932, Russell was manufacturing athletic garments for football, baseball and basketball just as sports were taking hold of America's attention. It was around this time that Russell created one of the world's most beloved pieces of sportswear, the sweatshirt, at the suggestion of his son as a substitute for the uncomfortable wool jerseys he and other football players wore as standard uniforms at the time. This began Russell's longstanding affiliation with college sports that endures to this day. The Russell "R" logo is just as recognizable to the eyes of NCAA fans as the Penn Stripe or Carolina blue. In the 1960's Russell Athletic would go on to become the largest manufacturer of athletic uniforms and apparel in the US. Russell was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 2006 and joined Fruit of the Loom in the Berkshire Hathaway galaxy.
From modest beginnings as a family business through decades of expansion, Russell Athletic has stayed true to its mission of manufacturing authentic, attractive and efficient sports apparel for athletes of every type. Whether your sport is backyard basketball or playing your way to the Rose Bowl, Russell Athletic apparel can be your brand of choice.