Not long ago I posted Starter Black Label Iconic crewneck. I did it with much pleasure if you consider that Starter was the first Raiders snapback that I ever wore. Of course, Public Enemy was rocking Starter heavily so I had to do the same (ah, the good ole teen years). This is basically the reason why I am a big fan of the brand: its nostalgia factor is major.
Part of the Iconix group, this brand works following a licensing agreement: every local licensee gets the right to produce and distribute in his area a collection under strict approval of the head office. This allows the brand to stay true to its heritage but adapting at the same time to local cultures.
Created by Italian licensee Bengy and company this item has all the finesse that you look for when you want a made in Italy Item. Panel Top Crewneck is not your average crewneck. Made of French Terry fleece to better endure the good season, this item is unconventional, thanks to its fine design on sleeves. Maintaining its sporty appeal, the producer stepped craftsmanship up a notch adding contrasting yellow panels on sleeves and the result is excellent.
Blinking an eye to Los Angeles Lakers, its color palette beside white includes the beloved purple and gold tones that are synonymous with the team but it’s not only a matter of colorway.
The fit of this item plays a major part, especially when you look at the hem that is loose and not ribbed. Lovers of wide retro fits will not be disappointed and will wear this item as a valid alternative to the usual sporting goods brands. Don’t forget that Starter has a solid timeline, started in the 90’s and far from being over. Did I mention that recently a Starter Black Label x Budweiser collaboration dropped? I can’t figure out a better duo to represent fans of American field sports.
Starter Black Label Italia is the official website for your online shopping but being this item a limited edition… it is not available there. If total black is your thing, you are set: the link is here below.
Shop online for this item (in a tonal black colorway) here: