Long-sleeve pique polo, Apple Learning Interchange (tan, c. 2005)

This Apple Learning Interchange shirt features a unique style: it is a button-down pique polo with long sleeves, a front pocket, and a pique knit collar. It features three embroidered details—the words and URL “Apple Learning Interchange www.apple.com/ali” over the front pocket, the word “Author” on the left sleeve, and a black Apple logo on the top-center of the back. The shirt is tan and all embroidery is in black.

The Apple Learning Interchange (ALI) program and website are no longer active. Education World described ALI as “an Internet community for K-12 educators with a large and participatory membership. Apple has gathered databases of lesson-planning units, Internet resources, and Internet-based projects. Also included are discussion forums and chat rooms for educators.”

MacRumors reported that the Apple Learning Interchange shut down in 2010, quoting an inactive Apple link: “For years the Apple Learning Interchange (ALI) has served as an important resource for educators to access great education content, share best practices, and learn more about using technology in the context of teaching and learning. Over the last three years, iTunes U in the iTunes Store has grown to be an even larger education resource.”

The shirt is made by VANTAGE in Pakistan of 100% combed cotton. It is size 2X.

This shirt was worn by an Apple Distinguished Educator to educational technology conferences. During this time in the ADE program, members would frequently co-author educational content and present at conferences and other events.

Although I am a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator program (Class of 2007), this shirt predates my involvement in the program.

Sources: Education World, MacRumors

Polo shirt, white Apple logo (charcoal, c. 2010)

This polo-style shirt is charcoal (dark gray) and features a white Apple logo in the upper-left front. The back of the shirt includes no Apple markings.

The shirt was made by PORT|AUTHORITY in their SIGNATURE collection. It is a size L.

I purchased this shirt from the Apple Company Store at 1 Infinite Loop (Cupertino, CA) in approximately 2010.

Shirt, Apple Distinguished Educator (short-sleeve pique, dark gray, c. 2007)

This short-sleeve, pique shirt is branded as PORT|AUTHORITY SIGNATURE. It is a dark gray pique knit and features a white embroidered Apple logo and the words Distinguished Educator in the upper-left. The back of the shirt includes a white embroidered Apple logo at the top-center.

The tag indicates the shirt was made in Egypt. It is size 2XL.

I was honored to receive this shirt as part of the Apple Distinguished Educator program (Class of 2007).

Shirt (long-sleeve, denim, silver logo, c. 2005)

This long-sleeve, button-down denim shirt is branded ALIGN collection. It is made from a lightweight blue denim and features a silver embroidered Apple logo over the upper-left pocket. The back of the shirt includes no Apple markings.

The tag indicates it is 100% cotton and made in India. It is size 2XL.

I purchased this shirt from the Apple Company Store at 1 Infinite Loop (Cupertino, CA) in the 2000s.

Polo shirt (granite, c. 2005)

This pique polo-style shirt is branded as Vantage. It is dark gray with a label that specifies its color as “granite.” It features a white embroidered Apple logo in the upper-left. The back of the shirt includes no Apple markings.

The shirt is knit with three white buttons. The tag indicates it is 100% combed cotton, and made in Pakistan. It is size 2X.

This shirt has not been worn and includes the tag from the Apple Company Store. Its original price was $32.95. I purchased this shirt from the Apple Company Store at 1 Infinite Loop (Cupertino, CA) in the 2000s.