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Vintage American Bowling

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Bowling Team Names on Vintage Bowling Shirts


Through the years, bowling teams have usually put a lot of energy into creating a unique name. Over the years, team names have been taken from bowling lingo, a double entendre or from innuendo.

However, some teams can simply have the sponsor on the back of their bowling shirts to signify themselves.

Team names can often be chosen to simply represent cultures and hometowns.

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AMERICANA’s Vintage Bowling Shirts Always Score a STRIKE!

AMERICANA’s online shop has lanes & lanes of bowling shirts to help you score a strike with your summer style.  Here are some of our favorites…

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Bowling Shirts Remain Fashionable Although Bowling Is Not

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Many bowling alleys in the U.S. that have been in business for decades are gradually shutting their doors as bowling loses popularity as a sport.

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One such bowling center is Fairway in Massachusettes, whose faithful bowlers, nearly all in their 80s, are saddened by its closing.  “When we opened, everyone bowled,’’ said the 84-year-old owner of Fairway.

Within five years of opening in the 1950s, Fairway expanded from 16 to 32 lanes. In those days, there was a $1 charge for three games.

Bowling alleys have had a slow demise since the 1980s along with roller-skating complexes which also had their heyday in the 1950s.

All the while, the nostalgia for days gone by is seen everywhere through bowling shirt fashion.  The sport may be dying, but the fashion lives on!

Source: “Lane Closings,” from The Boston Globe, May 6, 2011.

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No Matter What the Trend, AMERICANA Keeps You in Retro Bowling Fashion With Lanes & Lanes of Vintage Bowling Shirts!

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The Bowling Shirt

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From AMERICANA’s book A-Z of Classic American Clothing

Bowling shirts are short-sleeve shirts that are loosely fitted with a straight hem so that they can be worn un-tucked.  The collar of a bowling shirt often has a loop fastener that secures the top button, although this button is never fastened.  The shirt was designed with these specifications so that it would not interfere with the bowler’s movements.

Bowling Shirts are usually solid in color and can be decorated with a contrasting color, which made bowling teams easily identifiable in the lanes during competitions.  They can also have an embroidered bowling club insignia on the back and name of the wearer on the upper front.

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Bowling shirts have been popular since the 1950s in the United States, when youth began wearing them as a cool look outside the confines of bowling alleys.  In the last several years, bowling shirts have become a status symbol amongst urban street gangs in the US, although seeing a person wearing a retro bowling shirt usually makes others smile.

Classic brands of bowling shirts to look out for include Hilton, King Louie, Pin Splitter, Service Bowling Shirt, Imperial and Da Vinci.


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Top 10 List – Classic American Vintage Clothing

It’s a hard thing to decide on, but AMERICANA has put together for you a Top 10 List of items that anyone should have who wears vintage clothing, loves American vintage or is inspired by classic American style.
They are…

1. Blue Jeans

Levi's, Lee & Wrangler

 

2. Denim Jacket

Lee Storm Rider Jacket

 

3.Western Shirt

A Men's Western Shirt by Ely Cattleman

 

4. Cowboy Boots

Cowboy Boots

 

5. Flannel Shirt

Flannel Shirts

 

6. Pendleton Shirt

A Pendleton Shirt

 

7. Baseball Jacket

Vintage Baseball Jacket

 

8. Bowling Shirt

Bowling Shirt

 

9. Boy Scout or Work Shirt

Boy Scouts of America Shirts

 

10. Hawaiian Shirt

Hawaiian Shirts

 

You don’t have to be a cowboy or a rockabilly to pull off wearing one of these pieces in your wardrobe.  And adding any or all of these items to your look gives you instant rock ‘n’ roll street cred.

Learn more about this Top 10 List and more American classic clothes in AMERICANA‘s book, A-Z of Classic American Clothing.

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The Hawaiian Bowling Shirt

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