The Boast Warm-Up Jacket is inspired by the Rebels and Icons who dominated the courts and culture in the 1970s. Made from a Pique Tricot fabric that replicates the original, the stitched down taping and white enameled YKK Zippers are references to the early days of sportswear, when zippers and branding were standard issue. Contrast Embroidered Leaf Logo on chest.
51% Cotton/ 49% Polyester Pique. Embroidered Leaf Logo on Chest. Tricot Fabric. Authentic White Zippers. Contrast Double-Layer Arm Tape. Ribbing at Hem. Locker Loop.
True to size. Please order according to how trim or loose you would like the piece to fit.
Founded in 1973 by a group of All-American collegiate squash and tennis players, Boast was created as the American answer to traditional European tennis brands.
With its irreverent attitude and subtly subversive approach to sport, Boast shares some of the same ethos that guides Rowing Blazers.
The ‘70s were a time of individuality. In tennis, it was an era of rebels who dominated the courts and culture at large. Like the American icons of the era, Boast developed a healthy sense of rebellious irreverence.
Boast’s celebrated logo - a Japanese Maple leaf (sometimes mistaken for another type of leaf) - has been spotted on piqué tennis shirts and warm-ups sported by the likes of John McEnroe, Donald Young, John Updike, George W. Bush, and, of course, Joel Goodsen — Tom Cruise’s character in Risky Business.