#18 Striped Jogging Suit (Updated 06/21)

Another day to jog your worries away.

Main graphic with mauve background and black text saying "#18 Striped Joggin Suit" bracketed by kids. One kid has butterscotch loops with green eyes and #3 head mold wearing a white jogging suit with purple and white striped arms and legs. The second is a gold double braid with blue eyes and #2 head mold wearing a yellow jogging suit with blue and white striped arms and legs.

Suggested reading: An explanation of the 1983 series of outfits that the swing dress belongs to. Jump to: 1983 Series – The 1st CPK Clothes

Original Name: Sports Time

Description:
Jogging suit made of fleece sweater material that has striped pant legs and sleeve extensions made of a second thinner fabric. It also has a tall ribbed collar and piping along the armpit, trunk, and pant leg seams. Occasionally it came with a terry cloth hand band. It generally came with regular lace-up shoes and socks. Very occasionally, they came with sneakers.

Outfit 18H, IJ. Yellow jogging suit with blue and white striped arms and legs and white neck and shirt hems. Above it is a white terry cloth head band.
Outfit 18H, IJ

This outfit was sold from 1983 until 1985, most likely longer. It was sold both on kids and packaged, starting in 1984.

Version Information

My goal is to find every version of every outfit that was produced. Below is a record of each version of this outfit that I have, up to the date indicated. To understand clothing codes, factories and variations, please refer to the suggested readings below.

Suggested readings: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes, 1983 Series – The 1st CPK Clothes

If you have an outfit that is not recorded here or does not match my information, (e.g. you have an 18A KT that is pink, not white) I would appreciate hearing from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details on the pictures required, jump to Taking Clothing Tag Pics.

Spreadsheet indicating which Striped Jogging Suit outfits (#18) I have and which I do not.

This outfit does not appear to have been manufactured by the primary factory SS.

Variations

> The following are observable differences between outfits produced at various factories.

  • fabric types
  • colour/shade
  • width of the stripes
  • piping solid/dashes
  • length and pattern of dashes on piping
  • pattern on the sleeve cuff
Comparison picture of two yellow tracksuits with green and yellow striped arms and legs. Factories, AX vs. OK
AX vs. OK outfits Courtesy of Jodi’s Punki Patch)

>Mimic Outfits: I am aware of one USA version of this outfit and the only visible difference is a lack of piping on the pants and the sleeve seams.

> So far, it appears that KT is the only factory that produced solid colour piping. The rest are dashes.
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> The KT Hong Kong versions of this outfit have been found with small flower patches at the neck. Do you have another example of this?

Photo and information courtesy of Carey Reiss Jarchow.

> There were many variations made by foreign factories. For information on identifying a Jesmar version, jump to Identifying Jesmar Clothing.

Other Information

> Some sleeve cuffs are white, some have horizontal stripes, and some have vertical stripes.

6 thoughts on “#18 Striped Jogging Suit (Updated 06/21)”

  1. Thank you! I was doing research on my 18G and 18N shirts (looking to sell them so wanted to post accurate information about them) and found this information very helpful!

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