EUGENE TRACK JACKET
The small hamlet of Eugene in North America is home to around 140,000 people (including both Phil Knight and Frank Black from the Pixies) as well as numerous woodland creatures. Noted for its natural beauty, radical politics and a fondness for outdoors malarkey, Eugene’s clumsy motto is ‘The World’s Greatest City of the Arts and Outdoors’. You could also add running fast to that slogan, as Eugene is also the home of the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, which hosts numerous collegiate meets such as the Prefontaine Classic (named after the legendary local runner Steve Prefontaine who was killed in a car accident in 1975).
Most famously, it’s also the birthplace of Nike, which is probably why it shares an eponymous title with one of the companies most famous threads, the Eugene Track Jacket. A kissing cousin of the Windrunner, the Eugene has been updated over the years for optimum performance, including embellishments such as fine cotton, two-faced fabric and ribbed cuffs (for your pleasure) to help keep the rain out and the sunshine within.
Here’s a final piece of trivia – did you know the film Animal House was made in Eugene?
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