THE origination of the “SIDELINE JACKET” occurred during Willie Austin II senior high school football career at the playoffs. The coach recommended that the players that were not expected to get playing time on the field should layer up under their pads to stay warm. Since this was Willie’s first year of playing football and he knew he lacked the experience, he layered himself up with a jacket underneath his pads while on the sideline during that playoff game.
The "SIDELINE JACKET" is created from charmeuse satin fabric that is a smooth lustrous and is known as the “Fabric of the Emperors” it is soft and gracefully flows. It is fully lined with 100% nylon mesh, the patches are a chenille embroidery patches located on the left chest and left sleeve.
HOW IT'S MADE
Every "SIDELINE JACKET" is made to precision and represents the quality we have come to expect at Willie Austin Collections.
Prototypes of the "SIDELINE JACKET” before it was finalized.