Most AAPN members know that Tony Anzovino’s company Haggar Clothing Co. are the creators of the incredible Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket, but as detailed in this great piece from Textile World there may be a few things you don’t know about this iconic natty blazer…
Five Things You Didn’t Know About The Pro Football Hall Of Fame Gold Jacket
DALLAS — February 4, 2019 — Today is Pro Football Hall of Fame “Measurement Monday,” the day on which the latest Hall of Fame class is measured for their Gold Jackets made by Haggar Clothing Co., the Official Provider of the Gold Jacket to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Champ Bailey, Pat Bowlen, Gil Brandt, Tony Gonzalez, Ty Law, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed and Johnny Robinson will attend “Measurement Monday” presented by Dallas-based Haggar, a leading men’s apparel brand since 1926, to begin the process of creating each class member’s custom Gold Jacket. Here are five little-known facts about the iconic jacket:
- The Gold Jacket debuted in 1978, 15 years after the first Hall of Fame enshrinement. Haggar Clothing Co. has made every Gold Jacket presented to an enshrinee. The jackets were created in gold to signify that the men who receive them are the “gold standard” within their sport.
- The color of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket is proprietary. In fact, the closely guarded color formula is not registered with any color service, so it cannot be duplicated, and the Hopsack wool used to make the jackets is hand-dipped in gold dye.
- Only two versions of the Gold Jacket exist. The current one was unveiled with the class of 2012 and includes a slight red tint added to the signature gold for HDTV appearances. Read More