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1955 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Artwork: Men's Dri-Power T-shirt

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1955 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Artwork: Men's Dri-Power T-shirt

By Vintage Brand™ not affiliated with or sponsored by Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers University's school color is scarlet. Initially, students sought to make orange the school color, citing Rutgers' Dutch heritage and in reference to the Prince of Orange. During the first intercollegiate football game with Princeton on November 6, 1869, the players from Rutgers wore scarlet-colored turbans and handkerchiefs to distinguish them as a team from the Princeton players. In its early days, Rutgers athletes were known informally as "The Scarlet" in reference to the school color, or as "Queensmen" in reference to the institution's first name, Queen's College. In 1925, the mascot was changed to Chanticleer, a fighting rooster from the medieval fable Reynard the Fox (Le Roman de Renart) which was used by Geoffrey Chaucer in the Canterbury Tales. However, the choice of Chanticleer as a mascot was often the subject of ridicule because of its association with "being chicken." In 1955, the mascot was changed to the Scarlet Knight after a campus-wide election, beating out other contenders such as "Queensmen", the "Scarlet", the "Red Lions", the "Redmen" and the "Flying Dutchmen.
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Rutgers University's school color is scarlet. Initially, students sought to make orange the school color, citing Rutgers' Dutch heritage and in reference to the Prince of Orange. During the first intercollegiate football game with Princeton on November 6, 1869, the players from Rutgers wore scarlet-colored turbans and handkerchiefs to distinguish them as a team from the Princeton players. In its early days, Rutgers athletes were known informally as "The Scarlet" in reference to the school color, or as "Queensmen" in reference to the institution's first name, Queen's College. In 1925, the mascot was changed to Chanticleer, a fighting rooster from the medieval fable Reynard the Fox (Le Roman de Renart) which was used by Geoffrey Chaucer in the Canterbury Tales. However, the choice of Chanticleer as a mascot was often the subject of ridicule because of its association with "being chicken." In 1955, the mascot was changed to the Scarlet Knight after a campus-wide election, beating out other contenders such as "Queensmen", the "Scarlet", the "Red Lions", the "Redmen" and the "Flying Dutchmen.
Product details
This comfortable everyday vintage t-shirt is great for any occasion and allows you to proudly wear imagery not frequently seen on current-day sport or alumni merchandise. Artwork has been reproduced from the original and has been digitally restored, framed, and enhanced for vibrant color. It’s athletic, moisture-wicking fabric provides all-day comfort.
  • 5.4 oz. 50/50 cotton/polyester, pre-shrunk jersey
  • Regular Fit, lightweight material, moisture wicking
  • Advanced moisture management and odor control
  • Shoulder to shoulder taping and 2-needle hemmed sleeves and bottom
  • Seamless 1x1 rib collar with 2-needle cover-stitching on front neck
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