Vintage Vault: Graph-Tex's 'Rising Sun' Brine Lacrosse Shirt, Circa 1985
Casey Vock - 9/19/2013
But you'd probably not seen many, if any, lacrosse shirts intended for the masses up to that point. At least not until Brine went to Graph-Tex in about 1985, then still a small start-up business in Cortland, N.Y., and had the apparel and design company dial up a concept that would turn into what is considered one of the first, if not the very first, "lacrosse shirt" to hit store shelves.
We toured the Graph-Tex facilities in Cortland this week and learned more about the company's new website — GTXLacrosse.com — and plans for the future. Along the way, we got a close look at the Brine 'Rising Sun' lacrosse tee, which was designed by Graph-Tex owner and founder Brent Riley. When we posted it last night on Instagram, it prompted a nice response, including some folks who say they'd rock the hell out of this throwback shirt. Take a look below, and tell us what you think. We're hoping to see it brought back to life. Maybe — just maybe — your input/feedback could help move the meter.
Want to see more from Graph-Tex? Visit our archives and then check out the GTXLacrosse.com website, Graph-Tex's newly redesigned/relaunched website. And look for a photo tour of the Graph-Tex facilities soon on ILGear.com. See more from Brine on ILGear.com as well.