What could be more stylish than an iconic Champion Reverse Weave t-shirt, hoodie or sweatshirt? This famous American brand has been manufacturing high quality and incredibly comfortable sports and leisure wear for more than 100 years. The styles haven't exactly changed a great deal over the years, proving classics never go out of fashion.
The Champion story opens in 1919, when the Feinbloom family started their own knitwear business. Concentrating on leisure and sportswear, their designs were quickly adopted by colleges. In 1934, Champion introduced the hoodie. This comfy garment was to become a standard part of music and street culture by the 1990s, but who would guess that the design's roots lay in twelfth-century hooded tunics?
The most influential part of the Champion design was the reverse weave stitching. It still provides the basic structure of today's Champion t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies. The fabric is knitted horizontally instead of vertically, and when it launched was an innovative technique that prevented sweatshirts shrinking when washed. Champion applied for a patent in 1938, although it was another fourteen years before their invention was protected. By then Champion sportswear was an essential part of life, and at Fat Buddha we only stock authentic Champion apparel, which has the famous 'C' logo on every left sleeve; a device introduced by the brand in 1958.
Champion zipped hoodies feature reliable zips and a warm, brushed fleece made from a blend of cotton and polyester. It's a hard-wearing, but supremely comfortable material to wear. With the cross-grain reverse weave stitching, your hoodie or sweatshirt should keep its classic cut for years to come. Practical kangaroo pockets and cosy ribbed cuffs are popular features.
If you’re a fan of American sportswear then Champion is one of the OG brands and a must have for any collection. You might also want to check out Converse for some iconic sneakers, as well as Nike who always have something fresh in this department.
Order from our range of classic Champion sweats, hoodies and ultra comfortable t-shirts in a range of timeless colours, and we'll deliver them to your door for free when you spend over £50 (UK mainland).