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Limited edition throwback jerseys made from recreated vintage fabrics, representing several decades of college sports history.

Boulder, CO Apparel
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T&F Vintage Athletic partnered with True Story Films in their filming of the Arizona State Sun Devils entrance videos.  T&F provided all of the vintage jerseys representing decades of ASU football.  A big thank you to Cary Truelick at True Story for providing us this behind-the-scenes look at the filming.  The jerseys turned out great - contact us for the full line!

Designed and tailored in the USA.

How to Order:  

1)  Scroll down to the bottom of the page where there are styles listed and make selections (The more you purchase, the better the discount).

2)  On the right side, select the appropriate pledge category (based on quantity, and reward).

3)  After you pledge, email us at info@tfvintage.com and tell us what styles you selected and what sizes you want.

4)  We will email you a confirmation at the end of the Kickstarter sale (ends June 11, 2014), and let you know your expected delivery.  We will begging delivering as soon as July, and complete all orders by mid-September.

Thank you!

Our Brand History:  In 1989, we created the first brand in history to design and sell NFL, college, hockey, and basketball throwbacks.  In 1991, the NFL granted us the first exclusive license for jerseys, and Nordstrom carried our brand nationally.  We sold the rights to our NFL collection to a major sports brand in the late 1990s, but continued to design and source vintage product lines including soccer throwbacks.  After observing how the category we helped create ("throwbacks") had evolved, we decided to relaunch our brand recently and reinvent the category.  We first acquired college licenses to address the niche.

Solving a Need in the Market:  Sideline brands (brands which outfit teams) dominate the licensing landscape and box other specialty brands out by locking in exclusive agreements with sports teams and universities.  The sideline brands' jersey offering is characterized by: 1) Low quality-for-price ratio: the jerseys are made out of cheaper fabrics and the graphics are heat-sealed (what we call "faux twill"); 2) Over-size body blocks:  The bodies are cut for a basic, straight, non-athletic fit.

There are only a small amount of brands in the "Authentic Throwback" category.  These brands have over-charged consumers for throwbacks over the years, with some prices as high as $325.00; these "throwback" brands offer jerseys that are based on over-sized body blocks -- a size XL (which traditionally is a size 46-48" chest) measures 50-51.5". 

Our goal has been to offer consumers throwbacks that are not only authentic, and true to size, but which actually make the customer look good wearing them.  In the old days, jerseys fit more snug to the body, were made of finer fabrics, and the numbers, letters and logos were actually hand-sewn (not heat-sealed) onto the garment. All of our jerseys are manufactured in "Old School" methods of high quality and attention to detail.

We are licensed by colleges and universities to recreate their sports history through beautifully-constructed jerseys. 

OUR THROWBACK JERSEYS ARE ...

1) Made with recreated vintage fabrics.  Our recreated vintage fabrics are Made in the USA and include “Cotton Durene”; “Tear-Away” Mesh; and “Cotton Sweater Knit”; Port Hole Mesh; and other athletic constructions from past eras.  The fabrics are made from the finest yarns – we don’t cut corners and use cheaper yarns to increase our margins.

2) Tailored to the school.  Each jersey is meticulously researched and authenticated through historical research methods.  

3) Quality Cut and Sew.  Our factories employ "Old School" methods of craftsmanship, and hand-sew the attribution on the garments. The factories we utilize are small to mid-size operations and the men and women who make our garments take great pride in their work.   

4) Sold directly to you. By offering you our college throwback jerseys directly via Kickstarter we are able to cut out sales representatives and retailers.  This allows us to offer you more personal attention and lower prices.  Our competitors price their throwbacks up to $350.00, but we can offer special edition jerseys at prices as low as $99.00.

METICULOUS ATTENTION TO HISTORICAL DETAILS

 Drawing upon our experience spearheading the throwbacks market in the 1990s, we have recreated jerseys in many sports, including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse - to name a few.  

*Recreations of Jerseys from 50s and 60s
*Recreations of Jerseys from 50s and 60s
*Recreations of Jerseys from the 80s and 90s
*Recreations of Jerseys from the 80s and 90s

Examples of throwback jerseys we have produced in the past...

We research the history of sports uniforms of each and every school and team in order to accurately reproduce the look, the fit, and the feel of the jerseys from each era.  In the old days, the equipment managers for each team would contract out the jersey manufacture to local sporting goods shops, or to regional brands.  Construction of the garments and styling details would vary among teams.  It is very difficult to "mainstream" 100-150 years of uniforms into "one-size-fits-all" products that we can get made in bulk as most apparel firms do.  We chose the path less followed...and the more arduous one, by choosing to remain authentic and recreate the jerseys as they were.

NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL 1900-1960
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL 1900-1960
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL 1960-1990
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL 1960-1990

The Fit:  As we mentioned earlier, our garments reflect the fit and styling of jerseys and the era they represent.  As a rule of thumb: 

  • Jerseys from the 1930s to early 1970s generally fit close to the body (an XL was close to a 48" chest);
  • Jerseys from the 1970s and early '80s were boxier, had shorter lengths;
  • Jerseys from the late 1980s and 1990s fit close to the body ("skill cut") and were designed with larger yokes and wider neck openings.

We do NOT oversize our jerseys.

Jersey Fit Details
Jersey Fit Details

KICKSTARTER OFFERING:  Our Fall 2014 Limited Edition Collection, includes select pieces which are exclusive to the Kickstarter customer...

KICKSTARTER PRE-ORDER SALE - LIST OF AVAILABLE STYLES
KICKSTARTER PRE-ORDER SALE - LIST OF AVAILABLE STYLES

Examples of Sweater Knit Jersey Styles

Notre Dame 1924; Michigan 1927
Notre Dame 1924; Michigan 1927

Examples of Our Cotton Durene Jersey Styles

Cotton Durene Jerseys
Cotton Durene Jerseys
SYRACUSE
SYRACUSE
Oklahoma Throwbacks
Oklahoma Throwbacks
Penn State Throwbacks
Penn State Throwbacks
Nebraska Throwbacks
Nebraska Throwbacks
Auburn Throwbacks
Auburn Throwbacks
ARMY-NAVY THROWBACK SALE - KICKSTARTER
ARMY-NAVY THROWBACK SALE - KICKSTARTER
USNA '63 - Home Jersey #12
USNA '63 - Home Jersey #12

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE ARTBOARDS OF THE FALL 2014 LINE:  info@tfvintage.com.

Questions? If you have any questions you can email us at info@tfvintage.com. You can also like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/tiedmanandformby).

Syracuse 1961
Syracuse 1961
CU BUFFS THROWBACKS
CU BUFFS THROWBACKS
Wearing CU 1990 and CU 2001 Throwbacks at Folsom Field
Wearing CU 1990 and CU 2001 Throwbacks at Folsom Field
Fans wearing Virginia Tech 1968 Beamer throwbacks
Fans wearing Virginia Tech 1968 Beamer throwbacks

Thank You for Your Support!

Risks and challenges

Our contractors in the United States who will cut and sew the garments are world-class. We have selected these factories for their ability to produce quality garments, on time, and on budget. While delays are generally to be expected in apparel (anyone who tells you otherwise, is not being truthful), provided we have the funding we need in June, we have given ourselves enough time to deliver orders in September, if not earlier.

We are raising funding for the first production runs of 2014 to be able to give our company a boost. We would be extremely grateful for your support and pre-orders and plan to expand our offering throughout the year, so you -- as the customer -- can benefit from a wider selection.

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    One vintage jocktag representing any of the following schools: Michigan, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Boston College, Nebraska, Oklahoma, LSU, Florida, Georgia, FSU, Miami, Washington, South Carolina, Cal, Stanford, or Auburn. You choose the school!

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    2 backers

    ARMY-NAVY MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL - Choose any style from Army Navy list ('45 Blanchard; '46 Davis; '63 Staubach (in Navy); '63 Staubach (in Gold). Sizes Available: S, M, L, XL, and XXL (see size chart on left side for measurements).

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    6 backers

    2014 Limited Edition Mesh Throwback Jersey - Your choice!

    100% Nylon, or 100% Athletic Polyester Mesh Fabric. Choose from any mesh styles on list, which include:
    - 1973 Penn State
    - 1985 Oklahoma
    - 1969 Texas
    - 1985 Auburn ("Road" version - white)
    - 1985 Auburn ("Home" version - navy)
    - 1982 Georgia
    - 1980 South Carolina
    - 1993 Florida State
    - 1995 Miami
    - 1996 Arizona State (Tillman)
    - 1983 Nebraska (Rozier)

    Hand-sewn one or two layer tackle twill numbers, logos, or letters - or - authentic screen print. Unique vintage jocktag and varsity year id tag on right sleeve.

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    18 backers Limited (182 left of 200)

    2014 Limited Edition Sweater Knit Jersey: Either Notre Dame 1924, or Michigan 1927.

    100% Cotton 13 oz. jersey. Hand-sewn felt logos and numbers. Unique vintage jock tags on lower left hem, and varsity year id tag on right sleeve.

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    Pledge $99 or more

    21 backers

    2014 Limited Edition Cotton Durene Throwback Jersey.

    60% Cotton/40% Trilobal Polyester durene fabric. Hand-sewn one or two layer tackle twill numbers, logos, or letters. Unique vintage jocktag and varsity year id tag on right sleeve.

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    2 backers Limited (48 left of 50)

    XXXL Sizes - Any Jersey Listed in the Kickstarter Sale! Pledge here and email us with your choice of jerseys from the lists on the left side of the site: info@tfvintage.com. Thanks!

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    Pledge $168 or more

    1 backer

    ARMY-NAVY MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL - Choose 2 styles from Army Navy list ('45 Blanchard; '46 Davis; '63 Staubach (in Navy); '63 Staubach (in Gold). Sizes Available: S, M, L, XL, and XXL (see size chart on left side for measurements).

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    14 backers Limited (286 left of 300)

    Double Jersey Package - any 2 Jerseys from the KICKSTARTER Fall 2014 Preview List. Jerseys priced at $95/each).

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    Pledge $255 or more

    6 backers Limited (194 left of 200)

    Triple Jersey Package - any 3 jerseys from the KICKSTARTER Fall 2014 Preview List. Jerseys priced at $85.00/each.

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    3 backers Limited (97 left of 100)

    Super Package - any 5 Jerseys from the KICKSTARTER Fall 2014 Preview List. Jerseys priced at $80.00/each.

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    1 backer Limited (74 left of 75)

    Super Package II - any 6 Jerseys from the KICKSTARTER Fall 2014 Preview List. Jerseys priced at $80.00/each.

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    Pledge $500 or more

    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    Gold Annual Package - guaranteed 5 jerseys (any sport) of your choosing from our annual offerings throughout the year (June 2014 - June 2015). You will be able to choose from our quarterly catalogs.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $800 or more

    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    Super II Package - any 10 Jerseys from the KICKSTARTER Fall 2014 Preview List. Jerseys priced at $80.00/each. Please email us at info@tfvintage.com for your choice of styles and available sizes. Many thanks!

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    0 backers Limited (25 left of 25)

    Super III Package - any 11 Jerseys from the KICKSTARTER Fall 2014 Preview List. Jerseys priced at $78.18/each (almost wholesale prices). Please email us at info@tfvintage.com for your choice of styles and available sizes. Many thanks!

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    0 backers Limited (30 left of 30)

    Platinum Annual Package - guaranteed 11 jerseys (any sport) of your choosing from our annual offerings throughout the year (June 15, 2014 - June 14, 2015). You will be able to choose from our quarterly catalogs.

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Funding period

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