Fashion, New Products, Sports

Extra Butter x Knicks x Mitchell & Ness holiday collection

This one’s for you New York.

words by: Matt Peng
Dec 17, 2021

New York-based boutique Extra Butter has teamed up with local NBA franchise, the Knicks, and beloved sports clothing company Mitchell & Ness for a special holiday collection to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Knicks franchise.

 

The collection

Featuring a deep navy blue and grey palette, the collection is comprised of a hoodie, crewnecks, long-sleeve shirts, short-sleeve shirts, caps and of course basketball shorts.

 

The main focal point of the design is an old school Father Knickerbocker logo. The Knickerbockers term, which eventually would be shortened to Knicks, references the style of pants that the Dutch settlers who came to the New World rocked. These pants rolled up to just below the knees, hence their naming.

 

 

According to the Knicks history page on nba.com, the term Knickerbocker was first used in the sports world in 1845, for the first organized team in baseball history. When the Basketball Association of America granted a charter hoops franchise to New York City in the summer of 1946, the New York Knickerbockers were born.

 

Throughout the collection you can see references to the Knickerbockers name, like on the long-sleeve and short-sleeve shirts plus cap. The classic Knicks logo is featured throughout as well and Extra Butter incorporates their logo in the iconic blue and orange of the team on each piece.

 

In addition to the Knickerbockers blocking on apparel, The Garden (a reference to the world famous Madison Square Garden) is also featured on a short-sleeve tee and cap. A fun piece to close out the entire collection is the hoodie with New York City defined dictionary style and “Home of the Knicks” and “Home of Extra Butter” showing up as the definitions.

 

 

Special gift

Chase, the Marquee Partner of MSG, is offering fans a complimentary commemorative enamel pin set for purchasing any item from the holiday collection using either a Chase credit or debit card.

 

 

How to buy

Knicks fans can purchase the collection in a number of ways. If you want to buy in person, you can head over to either of Extra Butter’s locations, Lower East Side or Long Island City, today to purchase. Fans looking to buy online can head to either extrabutterny.com or shop.msg.com starting tomorrow at 11am EST. MSG will also host a pop-up space from December 21 to December 25. Fans visiting the Extra Butter Long Island City location can also enjoy a specially dedicated pop-up space with a Pop-A-Shop feature courtesy of Mr. Throwback at the store.

 

If you’re looking for more gear to rep the Big Apple, check out Supreme’s collaboration with the MLB and New York Yankees from earlier this year.

 

Photos via Extra Butter