by John Russel Jones

Leovici, in collaboration with Seattle Mariners Shortstop, JP Crawford, has created its second capsule collection inspired by Jackie Robinson and his baseball legacy. The collection includes Leovici’s signature T-shirts, as well as caps utilizing heritage-inspired herringbone fabrics and classic construction. All pieces feature Jackie Robinson’s number, 42, and all proceeds of the collection will be donated to BaseballGenerations Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides expert-level baseball instruction, mentorship, life skills, and youth development in a way that is accessible to youth in South Los Angeles. 

JP Crawford has felt the impact of Jackie Robinson’s legacy throughout his career in baseball. With this collection, honoring his legacy is what Leovici and Crawford set out to do. “I have been deeply affected by Robinson’s courage and work ethic,” says Crawford. “He took on so much hate and hostility and was able to work through it and take care of business on the field. The character traits that he demonstrated are things that I try to implement into my personal and professional life.” 

“We took a minimalistic approach in designing each of these silhouettes because we wanted to make the number 42 the sole focus of the entire project. The idea was to create luxurious basics featuring the number 42 that could be worn to any type of outing” says Crawford. “We developed a custom athletic fit for the 42 T-Shirt, tailored just the right amount in the arms and waistline. Another way I wanted to honor the legacy of Jackie Robinson was to create classic wool baseball caps. We made these with modern trimmings, giving the classic wool ball cap a modern twist. We finished these caps off with bold 42 embroidery in white right on the center of the front panel.” 

The 42 Capsule is available on Jackie Robinson Day April 15, 2022, at Prices range from $55 – $95.