adidas Materials Of The World Turkey Track Top

  • MADE ON: 06/06
  • ART.NO: 050204

This intricately woven track top was released as a part of the 2006 Materials of the World collection inspired by the colorful and lively bazaars of Turkey. It was made to match a ZX 500 that was also part of the Turkey pack.

The main feature of this track top is the hand-woven cotton patterns that vertically line the chest, back, and arms, broken only by the royal blue stripes that run along the sleeves. The inner lining of the jacket is a real treat; a silky ice blue polyester layer giving an air of elegance and high class style. A small black trefoil is embroidered on the left breast, matching the black cuffs and waist band. The silver zipper is completed with a small metal trefoil pull tab.

Despite it’s delicate and ornate personality the jacket is quite thick and rather warm, though certainly not the right apparel for a rainy day. The hood is well spacious and zipper’s tape end reaches higher than normal, giving nice neck and lower face coverage.

As with almost all Materials of the World apparel releases there is a patch hidden on the inside of the jacket, stitched to a zippered breast pocket, which reads:

“Materials of the World Turkey. The art of weaving has long been a source of income in Turkey; for centuries Turkish weaves have been traded at Kapalicarsl, the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Many of the ancient techniques are still used today as the skills and designs are passed on from generation to generation. Comprising of various materials, the weaves are often named after the tribes, families or towns that produce them.”

written by Dylan Cromwell

photography by Harold Kohn