Champion is a true American staple but unfortunately some of the best Champion product is hard to source in North America. Champion has a heritage line in Europe that comes complete with a slimmer modern fit and better construction than is usually found in the off the rack joints in the local athletic store. This season sees Champion issue clean basic takes on it’s classics as well as a few more graphical touches. These two crewneck sweaters as well as plenty of other new reverse weave options can be found over at END.
If you’re gonna get a Champion crewneck, it’s always been the case that the reverse weave joints are THAT much nicer. They’re more durable, hold their shape better after countless washes, and to me they’ve come represent a golden era of American manufacturing technique. It’s not suprising then that Champion Japan has produced it’s own line of basics that take inspiration from the original and add a modern twist. You can expect a better fit and an attractive marled texture that reminds me a bit of old Wings+Horns stuff. Of course these cost a bit more than their American counterparts but the price points are pretty fair (about $40-60 depending on the item). Get it straight from the source, but just a warning: you may need a proxy.
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