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"When and why did Champion become so popular???"


  

          

I’ll admit they do have some dope stuff now but not for the price they want for it. Back in the days all that shit was at Ross and TJ Maxx

  

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Champion was poppin in the early 90s.
Feb 14th 2019
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they used to be the it brand for uniforms
Feb 14th 2019
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copped so many jerseys at Champion outlet as a kid
Feb 15th 2019
15
Some of the champion jerseys are super dope
Feb 16th 2019
29
It's expensive now?
Feb 14th 2019
2
When your bank says no
Feb 14th 2019
4
That sample is fire
Feb 15th 2019
13
      RE: That sample is fire-Steely Dan
Feb 15th 2019
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champion sweats were my go to in the 90s
Feb 15th 2019
5
The early 90’s champion hoodie was the shit youngin’
Feb 15th 2019
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Fila too...
Feb 15th 2019
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My cousin in Detroit came to Pittsburgh every summer...
Feb 15th 2019
9
I Still Wear An Early 90's Hoodie
Feb 18th 2019
32
1990-1992....I had a maroon sweatshirt with the big embroidered C logo
Feb 15th 2019
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They were perfect for winter time after basketball practice
Feb 15th 2019
10
A lady in 7-11 was like OH SHIT! WE MATCHIN
Feb 15th 2019
11
In the last few years, high-classed designers have had capsule collectio...
Feb 15th 2019
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It’s been back the last 2-3 years
Feb 15th 2019
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they've been trying for years.
Feb 15th 2019
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I’ve been seeing more and more kids rocking Fila too
Feb 15th 2019
22
Jayblac charging people now?
Feb 15th 2019
17
Is Old Navy Black owned? You just be posting shit bruh.
Feb 15th 2019
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      Iono fam... I got Old Navy fleece that's 10 years old and STILL in
Feb 15th 2019
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      I rock the Old Navy Tee’s
Feb 15th 2019
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      I made two different statements.
Feb 15th 2019
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Good video on the rise, fall, and rise of Champion
Feb 15th 2019
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Bammafication of America.
Feb 15th 2019
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Lol, big logos and all over print logos are horrific
Feb 15th 2019
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Yeah I feel like it was kind of cool for a minute
Feb 15th 2019
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Has Diadora stayed popular and I just been sleeping?
Feb 15th 2019
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how much were they?
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      80-130 bucks
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           got some for $60
Apr 02nd 2019
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they were the shit in the early 90s.. but dont put it in the dryer!!!!
Feb 19th 2019
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Look at the prices on theese Todd Snyder line of Champion gear
Apr 02nd 2019
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Saw these in a catalog the other day
Apr 02nd 2019
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IkeMoses
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1. "Champion was poppin in the early 90s."
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-30-
You know it's drama, but it sound real good.

  

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3. "they used to be the it brand for uniforms"
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then adidas (do they still do uniforms?) and Nike took over.

“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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15. "copped so many jerseys at Champion outlet as a kid"
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They practically gave away anything with defects, so finding the jerseys with very minor and unnoticeable defects for the low was the move. That was easily one of my favorite places on earth when I was like 11-14 years old.

  

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29. "Some of the champion jerseys are super dope"
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2. "It's expensive now?"
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That was the official affordable hoodie of the 1990's, I wish I would've held on to some now that they're vintage or whatever.

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4. "When your bank says no"
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I thought you might have been talking about the Kanye song which is one of his best imo. I used to rock Champion back in the day. Hoodies, sweats, b-ball shorts.

“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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13. "That sample is fire"
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Taking shots in the dark/that's a bad call
Going straight for your head/ gotta saw it off

  

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27. "RE: That sample is fire-Steely Dan"
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5. "champion sweats were my go to in the 90s"
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nice thickness and durable.

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6. "The early 90’s champion hoodie was the shit youngin’"
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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8. "Fila too..."
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"Get ready....for your blessing....."

  

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9. "My cousin in Detroit came to Pittsburgh every summer..."
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with the fly shit.

Around 88 or 89 he showed up with Fila shoes, sweats, towels.

Also put us up on Rappin’ Duke and Freddy Kruger

Detroit was always ahead of Pittsburgh when it came to new shit.

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32. "I Still Wear An Early 90's Hoodie"
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I friend of mines gave it too me one day cause I didn't have a jacket on cause it was cold one night but didn't want to wait for me to go back to my spot to get mines.

A few days later he had to go back home, and forgot some of his clothes, and left his Champion hoodie cause it was warm weather, so i kept it thinking I would give it to him the next time I saw him; even though I haven't seen dude since '93 but haven't talked to him since '97, he was like keep it homie.

Anyways, about a year ago I was washing a bunch of old clothes and was like wow I still got this, started wearing it again, and it still fits even though I've gained a few pounds & shit, it still holds up, only thing wrong is a rip near the opening of the right pocket.


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7. "1990-1992....I had a maroon sweatshirt with the big embroidered C logo"
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....couldn't tell me SHIT when I rocked that joint...

  

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10. "They were perfect for winter time after basketball practice "
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11. "A lady in 7-11 was like OH SHIT! WE MATCHIN"
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when I had on my Champion sweats, she had on all Champion everything

It struck me that they have rebranded and come back. They streamlined the sweats into being slimmer / more like joggers. Not sure how else they engineered the comeback and whose market share they're eating up.

But I remember Champion hoodies were coveted in the early to mid 90s, in LA back then for some reason they had Russell more than anything and it was really hard to find Champion. The hoods had the point vs. the rounded ass hoods of the Russell that didn't look as cool, and the Russells would shrink and fit a little funny. Champion quality was just way better.

  

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12. "In the last few years, high-classed designers have had capsule collectio..."
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Fri Feb-15-19 08:57 AM by Creole

  

          

with them to bring them back to life.

Kith
Off-White
Supreme
Vetements
Gucci

Having those designers around has helped the sales of their regular stuff too. Saw an older lady last night, at the Jess Hilarious show, who was rocking a Champion sweatsuit from head-to-toe. The logo was printed all over it. Shit was ugly!

Edit:
Back in the early 90s, their stuff was sold right next to Nike in all of the sneaker stores and flea markets like the Pennsauken one in NJ. Wasn't til thr '00s that they fell off and were really found in the Ross, TJ, and Marshalls stores.

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14. "It’s been back the last 2-3 years"
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The reverse weave sweatshirts are the $50-$60 ones, and are good quality.

  

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16. "they've been trying for years."
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before sports authority closed, they had some nice gear in there. now I see some stuff in macy's.

I wonder the same about Fila sometimes. old heads walking around Fila down in new shit.

if we're going Italian, bring back diadora!

Y'all buy those labels, I was born supreme

  

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22. "I’ve been seeing more and more kids rocking Fila too"
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And stores like Foot Locker and Champs have a Fila section again. I haven’t seen that in years.

90’s nostalgia is trendy now. Kids are wearing Hilfiger again too.

  

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17. "Jayblac charging people now?"
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COTY and COTN was enough but now we gotta pay for more?

... WAIT, y'all still rocking Champion apparel? Go to old Navy instead. Paying slot of money for champion tells me y'all love giving away money. Put that money into black designers and keep it in the community.

  

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18. "Is Old Navy Black owned? You just be posting shit bruh. "
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Haven’t worn Champion in decades but I’m pretty sure their quality is better than Old Navy... and I have nothing against Old Navy.


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19. "Iono fam... I got Old Navy fleece that's 10 years old and STILL in "
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tip top shape..

Matter of fact, i'm wearing a blue Old Navy sweatshirt right now that is at least 5 years old.

I don't even buy anything BUT Old Navy t-shirts (the plain joints..v-necks & round necks). I stock up at the end of the season usually when they have them on sale for like $5


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20. "I rock the Old Navy Tee’s"
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but some of their heavier stuff hasn’t held up as well

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21. "I made two different statements."
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>Haven’t worn Champion in decades but I’m pretty sure
>their quality is better than Old Navy... and I have nothing
>against Old Navy.
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If someone is a fiscal conservative buy old Navy. It would be even better if they bought from black owned designers.

  

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23. "Good video on the rise, fall, and rise of Champion"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkvcfgFI2_Y&t=581s

Essentially the comeback is partly due to 90's nostalgia, separate corporate brands under the "Champion" name coming back together, and smart partnerships/collaborations with celebs.

  

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24. "Bammafication of America."
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https://scene7.zumiez.com/is/image/zumiez/pdp_hero/Champion-Big-C-Black-Jogger-Sweatpants-_279857-back-US.jpg
https://scene7.zumiez.com/is/image/zumiez/pdp_hero/Champion-Reverse-Weave-All-Over-Heather-Grey-Sweatpants-_279792-back-US.jpg
http://picture-cdn.wheretoget.it/zsoy9n-l-610x610-jumpsuit-champion+sweatsuit-champion+sweater-champion+sweats-sweatsuit-champion-sweatshirt-sweatpants-sweatsuit+set.jpg


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25. "Lol, big logos and all over print logos are horrific"
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The classic, more understated small C logo, or just the script across the chest, or the small script on the left side of the chest are the way to go.

  

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26. "Yeah I feel like it was kind of cool for a minute"
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but its already jumped the shark again

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28. "Has Diadora stayed popular and I just been sleeping?"
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Tried to cop a pair online last week and the prices are too high for what I think Diadora should be.


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30. "how much were they?"
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I haven't seen anyone wearing diadora in forever.

Y'all buy those labels, I was born supreme

  

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31. "80-130 bucks"
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35. "got some for $60"
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off eBay. the made in Italy joints go for $200.

the sole doesn't flex, but I think it's heat treated...


anyway. You didnt ask all that but they are popular for cats who tryna stay fly in their old age but not rock what everyone else is rocking...a.k.a. ME

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33. "they were the shit in the early 90s.. but dont put it in the dryer!!!!"
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...your dope XL would turn into a tight Extra Smeedium


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34. "Look at the prices on theese Todd Snyder line of Champion gear"
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https://www.toddsnyder.com/collections/champion


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36. "Saw these in a catalog the other day"
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I was like "Oh, some of these actually look pretty ni-what the fuck??"

I'll buy some nice Nike techfleece stuff for those prices thanks.

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