New York Black Yankees 1940 Authentic Jacket
History: The New York Black Yankees started as an independent team in 1932 and then joined the Negro National League in 1936. When the American League Yankees were on the road the Black Yankees used The House That Ruth Built as their home field.
- Made in the USA
- Negro National League
- Exact reproduction of the team jacket worn by the New York Black Yankees in 1940
- 100% wool body
- Tan leather sleeves and pocket piping
- Wool knit cuffs, collar and waistband
- Button front
- Felt applique emblem on chest
- Rayon lining
- Item #: NYB40J
An Instant Classic
This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite clothing purchases ever. As soon as I put it on I knew I was in love with the jacket. The leather is sturdy yet supple, the wool is softer and more flexible that typical boiled wool you see on most varsity jackets. The colors are the highlight for me: the blue is very deep and the brown leather catches the light very attractively. I'd made several hat and sweater purchases from Ebbets before pulling the trigger on one of their jackets, and now I'm convinced: I have a new favorite brand.