Since 1920, the crewneck sweatshirt is one of those rare items that will forever be a crucial piece in every man’s wardrobe.

Reinvented countless times, the very first sweatshirt was invented by Benjamin Russell Jr, a football player for the University of Alabama.

Tired of the itchy wool jersey he and his teammates would sweat through during games, Russell Jr asked his dad to swap out the scratchy fabric for a more comfortable, and cooler cotton.

Russell Sr made his son’s design idea a reality, and simultaneously gave birth to the Russell Athletic Crew neck sweatshirt.

The new versions took off both on and off the field across the globe.

One hundred years later, and Russell Athletic are still the best in the game.

Russell Athletic sweatshirt
Russell Athletic sweatshirt


We’ve teamed up with Russell Athletic to offer you the chance to win a pair of its iconic sweatshirts worth a combined £120.

These classic pieces from Russell Athletic’s Heritage-inspired range have grown out of the original style – with the label, cut and detailing of each garment, as well as the look and feel, all rooted in the brand’s early years.

Made from 80/20 cotton and featuring the iconic Eagle R logo, crewneck neckline with cross stitch detailing all inspired by Russell Athletic’s 100 years of quality and innovation.

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The question is: How long has Russell Athletic been running?

Competition closes: 30th July 2020

By entering the competition, it is deemed that the entrant accepts the terms and conditions stated below.

No purchase necessary.

Prize cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent.

Prize is not transferable.

One entry per person, no bulk or third-party entries, unless the rules of the competition state so.

No responsibility can be taken for any lost or delayed entries.

Winner must be over 18 years of age.

The winner will be chosen by random and will be notified by email.

The winner will need to confirm acceptance within 7 days of being notified. If the winner does not confirm acceptance within this timeframe, the promoter has the right to pick another winner.