Monday, June 20, 2011
Americas cup stuff, My Grail items + more
So I reside In San Diego And spend lots of time in Americas cup harbor around boats and docks and stuff, so of course I meet sailors. Every now and again I meet people with cool stories about Americas cup or Louis Vuitton Cup and some even have souvenirs they show or give to me. Some of the coolest stuff in my opinion Is the Co-branded Stuff. Many brands made specific merchandise just for Americas Cup Including Louis Vuitton, Polo, Lacoste, Helly Hansen, Sebago and more. Before I actually collected this stuff I have came Across quite a bit of it but it was always very worn. Sailor's wear their clothes in pretty rough. You can see the jackets and other gear outfitted to the America3 crew in the photos above. I have found some CPRL 92 oxford shirts back in the day, but they were in the roughest condition I passed cause i wouldnt wear em. now I would take em just for a live example in my collection. My holy grails are the Plain white America3 crew polo and the jacket with the big flag. There is multiple versions of the jacket. Some where produced especially for the crew and where nicer and had different logos than the one sold in the mall. So far I got many Misc things
but nothing slammin yet. I live here where the races went down and we have a HUGE nautical community so the gear is desirable here. Makes it harder to find. Not to mention most pieces where sold in NY or taken to other parts of the globe by the many visitors who purchased the gear here in SD then dipped. Im going to holler at some more sailors and see If I cand find some more Info on CPRL 92 gear.