Uni Watch readers continue to impress, as Chad Morris has come through with screen shots of the collared undershirt worn last Sunday by Will Smith (not by Charles Grant, as I had originally been led to believe). Judging from the pics — additional views are here, here, here, here, and here — I’d say it looks like Smith was actually wearing a mock turtle collar with a slit cut down the center, not an actual dress shirt. But the effect is visually similar.
Rugby shirts traditionally have pointed collars, natch. Pointed collars are rarer in American sports, but they’re not unheard of. The World team wore a striped Johnny collar in the 2000 and 2001 NHL All-Star Games (additional views here, here, here, and here). And remember our recent discussion of MLB players wearing windbreakers under their jerseys? One hallmark of that look is that the windbreaker’s pointed collar usually peaks out above the jersey collar, as you can see here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Go back to baseball’s early days and you’ll see lots of pointed collars. Virtually every MLB team was wearing them in 1907, for example. The last team to have worn them on a regular basis appears to be the 1913 Tigers, although modern teams have occasionally gone the collared route for throwback games. (Update: As several readers immediately pointed out, my original text inexplicably neglected to mention the late-’70s White Sox, with their floppy poet collars.)
Got any additional collar examples? You know what to do.
(Doubleplusthanks to Chad Morris for coming up with the screen shots.)
Uni Watch News Ticker: “One of my coworkers is from Liverpool, and he was talking about how there’s a league in England that plays American-style football,” writes BJ Lanier. “Notice that the Kent Exiles and East Midlands Saxons wear their team names on their nameplates, and the Saxons appear to have a web URL listed underneath the numbers.” … Several readers have noted that the latest iteration of Col. Sanders, unveiled earlier this week, appears to be sponsored by Adidas. … Danny Fortson of the Sonics did some game-day sneaker shopping the other day. The amusing details are in the middle of this page (with thanks to Jason Cruz). … Bryan Redemske notes that Dan Werner — No. 21 in the background of this photo — appears to have been dancing the twist.