He may not be a household name in many parts of the world, but Arthur Ashe was one of the most important tennis players of his time, having been the first African-American to be ranked World No. 1, as well as win the men’s singles at Wimbledon and the US Open. For Black History Month, Adidas is celebrating his legacy with a special collection that includes this sleek Arthur Ashe Legacy Bomber Jacket.
A heavyweight jacket, the garment combines an all-white color with tailoring cues from the Adidas Athletics design language, turning out a handsome outerwear piece that should go well with a whole load of outfits. Seriously, this thing is sporty enough to pair with casual wear and cleaned-up enough to look fine with nicer clothes, all while looking totally at home when worn with athletic apparel.
The Adidas Arthur Ashe Legacy Bomber Jacket is made using monochrome pique, with a lining that’s completely sublimation-printed in the tennis legend’s portrait. Yep, a full portrait, so it’s going to look a lot more casual when unzipped. In the back, it comes printed with a reflective tennis court graphic with “1975” in the center to commemorate Ashe’s 1975 Wimbledon victory. Features include zippered kangaroo pockets, a zippered left sleeve pocket, a full-body two-way zipper closure, a ribbed collar, ribbed inner cuffs, and a back hem.
Available now, the Adidas Arthur Ashe Legacy Bomber Jacket is priced at $125.