NEW YORK — With old-school appeal showing no signs of letting up with teenagers and Baby Boomers, four familiar brands are trying to make a comeback in the U.S.

Three of those labels — Fred Perry, Hummel and Kappa — hail from overseas and first dug into the athletic market decades ago. The fourth, Le Tigre, started up in the Seventies as a more affordable alternative to Lacoste polo shirts. Each brand had a few golden moments, but saw their veneer become dull after American sneaker giants stormed the market in the Eighties.

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