New York Nico—content creator and “unofficial talent scout of New York City”—and Brooklyn vintage shop Fantasy Explosion have partnered with 1800 Tequila to design and style an exclusive varsity jacket that nods to 1800 remaining the official husband or wife of the New York Knicks and Madison Sq. Back garden.
Ten confined-edition 1800 Tequila x New York Nico x NY Knicks varsity jackets will fall on NTWRK today (Feb. 11), with winners currently being announced throughout NTWRK’s “Off Court” virtual festival on Feb. 18.
“I’ve been a Knicks fan considering the fact that the ‘90s and applied to have some of the illest apparel from that era,” Nico explained to Elaborate. “It was crucial to me and Fantasy Explosion to shell out respects to some of the types that we loved from back again then.”
When it arrives to the patches on the jacket, Nico and Fantasy Explosion picked some callbacks to patterns they’ve sourced even though also paying out tribute to typical New York symbols. “For the back again patch, I realized I wanted to have the skyline and the basketball in the net was a callback to some excellent classic patterns we sourced,” he explained. “Then we had my emblem in the apple on the sleeve which I provided to make it my very own and the 1800 Tequila brand is also integrated as our official associate for this and palms down my favorite tequila.”
Nico included, “Last but not the very least, we have ‘New York’s Most important Thrill’ embroidered on the upper body which is a reference to a Knicks tee from the ‘90s that we ended up able to source.”
As for why Nico and NYC keep the Knicks around and dear to their hearts, Nico described, “The Knicks are New York’s group. There is no much better experience than looking at the Knicks play at the Backyard. The electrical power is insane. Even when they shed, it is an unforgettable time.”
And as to why the city does not totally get guiding the Brooklyn Nets? “Because the Knicks are New York’s group. We have been via so a great deal collectively.”
Check out much more photographs of the varsity jacket beneath.