7 Different Ways to Style Our New Champion® T-Shirts

If you were alive during the first Bush administration, you remember when Champion® led the casual streetwear movement of the 1990s. This was the era of tracksuits, puffer jackets, and iconic kicks sneakerheads still go gaga over. Recent nostalgia over ‘90s style has thrust Champion® back into the fashion limelight, which reminds us why we fell in love with the sportswear brand in the first place. Founded in 1919, Champion® transcends generations and continues to mesh with so many lifestyles and aesthetics. That’s why we’re amped about our new Champion® T-Shirts!

With the iconic “C” sleeve patch and comfy-as-heck jersey material, Champion® T-Shirts are a souped-up version of an everyday tee. Best of all, they cater to a wide range of styles thanks to the eclectic print designs made by our diverse community of artists. Whether you’re a gym rat, couch potato, or former scene kid (I guess it was just a phase, Mom), there’s a Champion® Tee that’ll suit your unique personality. Let’s take a look at the many ways you can style our Champion® T-Shirts.

Shred Til You’re Dead: Skater Style

Skateboarding has been around since the ‘70s, but it wasn’t until the ‘90s that the sport became massively popular. Naturally, the skate scene developed its own fashion sense that never stopped being mainstream. Maybe it’s because it’s synonymous with young skaters who do cool, rebellious things, like trespassing on private property and disobeying the laws of gravity. If you’re looking for a comfortable outfit to shred in, pair Quilimo’s “Scateboarder” Champion® T-Shirt with a pair of loose cuffed pants, a beanie, and your favorite skate shoes.

The Workout Plan Starts Tomorrow: Athleisure Style

Athletic wear is designed to keep you comfortable while you break a sweat. It allows you to dig deep for that last mile without feeling restricted by your clothing. The problem? It’s so comfy that you might want to curl up on your treadmill and take a nap instead. Comfort is a huge reason you’ll see people wearing athletic wear pretty much everywhere. Prepare for some intense R and R with Hillary White’s “Rest in Peace” Champion® T-Shirt matched with a pair of stretchy pants.

Keep Your Eye on the Ball: Sporty Style

What comes to mind when you see Champion®’s “C” logo patch? If it reminds you of throwback jerseys from the ‘90s, then you might just be a sports superfan. The next time you yell “MJ!” while shooting a crumpled-up piece of paper into a trashcan, wear something sporty like mecawilson’s “Sports!” Champion® T-Shirt. A little on the nose? Probably, but your insatiable thirst for slam dunks, home runs, and hat tricks cannot be overstated.

Shrouded in Darkness: Health Goth Style

Now this is what it’s like when worlds collide! Health Goth fashion emerged in the mid-2010s as a blend of goth streetwear and monochrome sportswear. Today, many people interpret this trend as simply “sportswear for goths.” If you were born in the 15th century and owe your longevity to exercise and 8 hours of sleep in your coffin every day, this might be the look for you! While you’re flying around your castle at night, you’ll want to wear something that’s both comfy and spooky, like Dread Empire’s “Yesferatu” Champion® T-Shirt.

The Word on the Street: Streetwear

Another trend that arose in the ‘90s and is still thriving today, streetwear combines grassroots fashions from all over the globe. It emcompasses everything from New York hip-hop fashion and Californian surf culture to punk, skateboarding, and Japanese art. If this is your preferred style, keep things casual with Vincent Trinidad’s “Ramen Skull” Champion® T-Shirt, your favorite pair of jeans, and a snapback to complete the look.

The Workout Plan Starts Today: Athletic Wear

Athletic apparel has always been at the heart of what Champion® does, so you know their tees will make a trusty workout partner. Stay motivated as you pump iron and admire your gains in the mirror with Champion® T-Shirts featuring positive affirmations or helpful reminders, like Hillary White’s “Leg Day.” While you pick up all the heavy things, you could also wear a neck gaiter as a headband to keep the sweat out of your eyes.

Go on an Adventure: Outdoorsy Style

Leading an active lifestyle doesn’t have to mean hitting the gym every day or jogging around the neighborhood. If you think about it, Mother Nature gives us the most challenging obstacle course of them all. Mountains to climb, rivers to paddle through, wasp nests to redecorate. Gear up for your next adventure with ArtistForAdam’s “Moonlight” Champion® T-Shirt and a backpack for storing your hiking essentials.

All of this talk about Champion® T-Shirts has us thinking…what makes a true champion? In celebration of our newest T-Shirt style, we talked with six extraordinary humans who we believe embody the spirit of a champion in their own way. From handcrafting clothes for the disabled community to fundraising with their art, these champions use their powers for good!

“Gold Lives Inside You” by vakseen,  “Love All Trans Lives” by Norman Duenas, and “Support Artists” by Emeline Tate
“Gold Lives Inside You” by vakseen, “Love All Trans Lives” by Norman Duenas, and “Support Artists” by Emeline Tate

The featured design at the top of this post is “Kindness is Not a Weakness” by campkatie.

Rafael Velez

Copywriter at Threadless. Lover of thin-crust pizza, heavy metal, and B horror movies. Food source for a husky and two cats.