The Shelby American™ Collection By Red X Thread Heritage Design Co.

Red X Thread Heritage is proud to partner with Shelby American on a new heritage clothing collection, a tribute to the work of Carroll Shelby – race driver, car designer, entrepreneur, legend.

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Shelby’s arrival on the race scene, as a driver in the 1950’s then as a designer and manufacturer of vehicles for track and street, redefined true performance. The awe-inspiring Cobra (260 V8 to 427 big-block) represented the best attributes of the Shelby brand – raw power and rugged performance.

His association with Ford in the mid 60’s transformed the sporty Mustang into the now-legendary GT350 and GT500 racers and ensured a continuing place for the Shelby name in American car culture.

Carroll Shelby also staked his name in history, being the only man to win the epic 24 Hours of Le Mans as a driver (for Aston Martin in 1959), a constructor (in 1965 with the Shelby Daytona Coupe) and as a team manager (in 1966 with the GT40) – a remarkable accomplishment.

Red X Thread is inspired by the Carroll Shelby legacy and they are dedicated to celebrating this rich heritage with high standards of design and craftsmanship.


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The Thoroughbred’ Premium Crewneck

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You can hear the roar of the V8 and smell the gas and oil. It screams racing heritage with its Le Mans stripes and race numbers.

This is YOUR old sweatshirt. The one you will keep forever because it gets better and better over time. This is built to last.

  • 100% cotton, because there’s nothing like it
  • Stylish v-notch, old school style
  • Side rib panels, so it stretches with your movement
  • Diamond quilted elbow patches
  • Durable 1×1 rib neck, longer cuffs and higher waistband
  • Pre-shrunk – so the size you buy, stays the size you want
  • Made at a family run factory in Toronto, Canada

Limited Edition ‘The Original’ Luxe Bomber Sweater

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It’s 1962…

…you hear the clink of ice in a cool cocktail, music fills the air – a dark figure catches your eye, mysterious, debonair type.

You think to yourself, “that’s a real nice sweater”. You take in the details and it dawns on you, “HE’s the one driving the fab Cobra MKI roadster parked outside”. That is one cool cat.

  • 100% cotton fleece
  • Heavy weight, perfect for driving with the top down
  • Mid-century inspired cut
  • The details…where do we even start?
  • We all love large pockets, and with metal grommets
  • Heavy duty zipper with distressed leather pull
  • Superb Canadian craftsmanship

‘Flip Top’ Legacy Crewneck Tee

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Experimental Prototype

Sparks are flying and your ears are ringing of hammer-forged steel. Cut, fit, test and start again. This is the skill and grit that it takes to develop something worthy.

Carroll Shelby and his team did it over and over again, and so did we. Custom tailored fit, perfect balance of weight and comfort. It’s called the Legacy Tee for good reason. You’re welcome.

    • Super fine 100% organic cotton jersey
    • Fully taped shoulder seam construction
    • Contrasting ‘Shelby’ blue neck insert
    • Old school soft discharge print, front and back
    • Pre-shrunk for lasting fit
    • Hand-forged in Canada

The Champion’ Heritage Long Sleeve Crew

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Shelby and Goliath

It’s the Champagne region of France, not ironic, that on this night in ’65, it’s raining champagne.

Team Shelby just knocked Ferrari off its pedestal, taking the world GT championship. Be part of the team, celebrate, and wear that glory on your sleeve.

  • Next level 100% Cotton Piqué fabric
  • Ready-to-race jersey stripes appliqué
  • Taped shoulder seam for durability
  • Old school soft discharge print, front and back
  • Contrasting rib collar and neck panel
  • Pre-shrunk means no fuss

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