by Stephen Garner

Following the highly successful inaugural capsule earlier this year, the BOSS x Russell Athletic pre-spring 2022 collection celebrates the collective spirit of team sports and the buzz of baseball, through the DNA of the two brands.

The collection brings a fresh perspective to retro Americana references, uniting BOSS tailoring expertise and Russell Athletic’s instantly recognizable sportswear aesthetic. Taking inspiration from the archives of both brands, relaxed fits are achieved with easy, ‘90s-style cuts that are right for now. The base palette of dark blue, cream, and camel is brought to life by pops of orange and mineral blue. Varsity-inspired bomber jackets are embellished with contrast chenille patches reflecting BOSS’s dedication to craft and workmanship. A special blended “BOSS x Russell Athletic” logo features across the collection, resulting in statement branded sweatshirts which have been given the vintage treatment – a fitting tribute, considering Russell Athletic counts the first sweatshirt among its inventions.

Shot by photographer Andrew Jacobs and directed by Matthew Dillon Cohen in NYC, the home of baseball, the collection’s campaign captures the excitement of game day. Presenting a snapshot of New York’s youth culture, the shoot follows a group of friends relaxing and hanging out on the street, before heading off on a road trip for an impromptu game of baseball. Following the group, we see them coming together to revel in the energy of the city, which forms a captivating backdrop to the vibrant new styles.

The new BOSS x Russell Athletic collection is now available to shop in-store and online.