The Winter Classic is coming to Philly! If you haven’t heard, the NHL will be hosting its annual Winter classic in Philadelphia with the Flyers hosting the New York Rangers. Our friends at vintage apparel retailer Mitchell & Ness are issuing a line of limited-edition apparel in honor of the annual New Years Eve tradition. The National Hockey League’s 2012 Winter Classic events will be hosted at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia on January 2nd.
The Mitchell & Ness Winter Classic 2012 line features vintage-inspired cotton tees ($35) and hooded zip-front fleece sweatshirts ($90) for men and women. In addition, the line consists of an exclusive collection of player tees ($35) bearing the names and numbers of iconic players from the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers. Highlighted players include Flyers legends such as Eric Lindros, Bobby Clarke and Ron Hextall, as well as Rangers greats including Rod Gilbert, Brian Leetch and Ron Duguay. Mitchell & Ness is the only sports apparel brand producing Winter Classic vintage player t-shirts. All items in Mitchell & Ness’ Winter Classic line feature the official 2012 Winter Classic emblem.
“With Mitchell & Ness’ headquarters located in Philadelphia and the Winter Classic taking place here this year, we knew we had to create something special to commemorate the event,” says Mitchell & Ness President Sean McKinney. “Our apparel celebrates the best players and greatest moments in sports history and we’re sure the 2012 Winter Classic will be an experience to remember.
The entire collection from Mitchell & Ness for the Winter classic is very strong and should be picked up by anyone who is a Flyers or Rangers fan. I am especially a big fan of the knit ski caps.
Mitchell & Ness 2012 Winter Classic apparel is available at the Mitchell & Ness Flagship Store, Mitchell & Ness Alley Store at Citizen’s Bank Park, the NHL Store, Dick’s Sporting Goods and online at www.mitchellandness.com and www.shop.nhl.com. Select Mitchell & Ness Winter Classic apparel is currently available at the Mitchell & Ness Flagship (1201 Chestnut Street) with the full line available by December 20th. Mitchell & Ness Winter Classic gear will be sold at Citizens Bank Park beginning December 26th and will launch in the Alley Store on December 31stduring the NHL Legends Game.