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Ball Band Mishawaka Woolen Mfg. Co. Shirt | Unisex

Ball Band Mishawaka Woolen Mfg. Co. Shirt | Unisex

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Mishawaka Woolen Mfg. Co. "BALL BAND" Shirt | Unisex

Good enough will do; Ball-Band must be the best

In 1878 the Mishawaka Woolen Company, located on the shores of the St. Joseph River, invented the all-knit boot. 

Putting a black band with a red ball at the top of each boot led to the company's "Red Ball" and "Ball Band" trademarks, and Mishawakans began referring to the factory as "the Ball Band." 

Ball Band was synonymous with Mishawaka for many years, at one point employing over 9,000 employees. The factory stood where The Mill & Beutter Park stand today. 

We pay tribute to the manufacturing giant that helped make Mishawaka known around the world with our Ball Band shirt. The design was inspired directly by the Ball Band logo from the wooden crate the boots & shoes were shipped in.

  • Unisex Fit, true to size
  • Color: Beiger Grey
  • Soft & lightweight feel
  • 90% cotton / 10% polyester blend

Want to learn more about the history of Mishawaka, IN? 

Local historian & author Peter De Kever has written two great books detailing Mishawaka's history including 

Every copy we sell in our store is hand signed by Mr. De Kever. 

Size Chart 

Unisex Chest

S  34" - 37"
M 38"-41"
L  42"-45"
XL 46"-49"
2XL 50"-53"
3XL 54"-57" 

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If you would like to pick up your order at our brick and mortar location in Mishawaka, IN you may select the “In-Store Pickup” delivery option in checkout (instead of a shipping option and address). In-Store Pickup is free. 

Orders are eligible for local delivery if the order total is a minimum of $20 & the ship to address falls within a 10 mile radius of our brick & mortar location. If your order meets that criteria, you will be offered local delivery as a shipping option. 
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