For any sports fan who spent his childhood pennies on baseball cards, putting on one of the new shirts released by Topps and the Brooklyn-based designers at Homage will feel like regressing – in the best way possible. The collaboration honors cards from the Fifties through the Eighties, specifically highlighting the cardmaker’s old logos culled from old packs. The logos, which have a distinctly retro feel, are printed on gray, burgundy, and robin’s-egg blue cotton tees.
Unlike the hyper-sporty branding and nanofabric that floods today’s athletic wear market, the Topps x Homage tees convey athleticism and an appreciation for America’s pastime. But they don’t make it look as though you think you’re going to make the team come spring. The tees are perfect for wearing to brunch on a lazy Sunday or to opening day. [From $28; homage.com]