Earn It With Sweat
The nickname “Grayboy” was given to the standard-issue tee-shirts handed out to the Georgetown track team. The shirt was a badge of honor. To get one, you either had to make the team, or become very close friends with someone who had. Made in Massachusetts from our bespoke Varsity Cotton, the Grayboy is our take on the team-issued training tee.
Wears In. Not Out.
When it comes to training tees, they very literally don’t make them like they used to. So we did it for ourselves. Developed and manufactured in Massachusetts, our proprietary Varsity Cotton blend is 88% cotton, 12% Rayon, 100% not pre-anything’d. Built to be soaked with sweat, worn and washed for a lifetime or more.
Draper Knitting has been operating in our backyard of Canton, Massachusetts since 1856. Now into its sixth generation, this family run firm is dedicated to both the heritage of their process and the future of American manufacturing. To this day, Draper mills reverberate with the clatter of old and new machinery – traditional methods bumping comfortably alongside creative textile innovation.
We’re proud to have worked with Draper to develop the unique Varsity Cotton blend we use in our Grayboys. One touch and we think you’ll agree, they’ve woven something very special for us, and for you.
Real Runners Sweat in Cotton
We’ve got nothing against more technical fabrics, but for light training runs, we find most runners prefer the simplicity of cotton. It’s cool, it’s breathable, it doesn’t retain odor, and it gets better with every mile.
Besides, nobody falls in love with polyester.
How It Fits
The original, standard-issue Grayboys were rather standard in fit as well. Boxy. Practically cylindrical. And while there’s a certain charm in that construction, we’ve designed our Grayboy with a more considered cut. Still loose enough for unhindered training, but with enough form to flatter.
Taylor Gilland, pictured below, is wearing our Grayboy in medium.
He's 6’ and weighs 160 pounds.