Champion, the iconic athletic brand that's been around since 1919, has gotten a new lease on life thanks to Todd Snyder. Made up of classic pieces inspired by the company's long history, the Todd Snyder x Champion Sportswear Collection includes a number of classic essentials — everything from sweatshirts ($130-$175), hoodies ($175-$195), and T-shirts ($60-$95) to thermals ($98), cardigans ($115-$195), sweatpants ($150), and shorts ($115) — all of which is so versatile, it looks just as at home on the street as it does in the gym. Every piece in the collection sports an authentic 1950's Champion label with "T.SNYDER" stenciled in the back of each garment. Vintage sportswear doesn't get any better than this.
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Finding clothes that last isn't as easy a task as you'd think — while many brands are known for and even tout their quality, the liklihood of finding one that will back it up with a guarantee is slim. Unless, of course, you're talking about the Flint and Tinder 10-Year-Hoodie ($90). Crafted to last a lifetime, this super premium, American-made zip-up sweatshirt features reinforced stress seams for durability, heavyweight ribbing with Lycra, oversized pockets, a custom zipper pull, and a three-piece hood. Find it wearing down with age? As long as it's been less than ten years since you bought it, you can send it back to the company and they'll stitch/patch it up for you. If only every piece of clothing was like that — we're looking at you, pile of hole-ridden socks.
Still have time before this year's ugly sweater party? Make sure you're prepared with some of these Ugly Christmas Sweaters ($30). Available in six styles — Dive Bomber, Deer, American Flag, Gingerbread Men, Disguised Deer, and Snowman — these acrylic sweaters are hilariously inappropriate, making them a sure-fire attention getter at your next holiday get together.
All camouflage isn't created equal. The Rogue Territory x Need Supply Drake Camo Collection ($155-$210) is comprised of denim, shirts, and pants, but the standouts are the camo pieces made of completely custom drake camo fabric. The 9 ounce canvas material starts out white, and is dyed and then printed, giving it a unique look all its own. Each piece is made in the USA, with the utmost attention paid not just to the materials but also to the construction, ensuring that they're built to last.
Fan of polos, non-fan of shopping: your dream package is here. The Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Box Set ($2,000) includes 44 colors of the company's signature, slim-fit 100% cotton pique polos, running the gamut from pinks to purples and everything in between, letting you go over a month without needing to wear the same one twice. Perfect for golfers, classy hotel pool boys, and douchbags who can't go out wearing fewer than three polos at a time. [Scouted by Evan]
Who said denim shirts were only for the most casual of settings? These Ernest Alexander Denim Shirts ($140) will look great in any setting, thanks to the lack of a front pocket. They're made from lightweight Japanese woven raw denim, which means they will become worn, creased, and ever-so-soft the more you wear them. Other features include a button down collar, red contrast bottom buttonhole stitching, and a slim fit.
We'll pretend that you have a perfectly legitimate reason for wanting — or needing — this Bulletproof Polo Shirt ($3,500), and will instead simply say that it's available in one of three protective levels, and features a 100% cotton exterior for a normal look, a microfiber interior for comfort, and removable, ultra-lightweight anti-ballistic panels in between. If that doesn't convince you, surely the Steven Seagal endorsement will. [Scouted by Derek]
Spiff yourself up properly this winter with some Johnny Cupcakes Kill 'Em With Kindness Shirts ($65-$70). This new cut-and-sew line from the limited-edition clothier is handmade in the U.S., and offers versatile designs that do as well dressed down as dressed up, extreme comfort, and hand numbering and packaging that reminds you these aren't your run-of-the-mill torso covers.
As we keep reminding you, cold weather is just around the corner in many parts of the country — which means its the perfect time to prepare your wardrobe. The Nau Down Sweater ($235) is a good place to start. Stuffed with 850-fil goose down, it'll keep you plenty warm, and thanks to its low profile design and ripstop recycled polyester shell, you won't be looking like an eskimo when the snow starts to fall.
We've seen plenty of celebrity-themed goods timed to coincide with an anniversary related to the celebrity themselves, but never a company co-opting a celebrity for an anniversary of their own. Until now. The Barbour Steve McQueen Collection ($TBA) was created to honor the 75th anniversary of the International motorcycle jacket, which McQueen was known to wear, and encompasses a wide variety of torso covers, including graphic tees, button-downs, cardigans, zip-throughs and jackets, all of which sport a slightly distressed, worn look that only adds to their caché.
Handmade in the good ol' U.S. of A., these Taylor Stitch California Madras Shirts ($125) are perfect for hot summer days. And even though they're sized like a suit (by chest size), these lightweight shirts are meant to be worn casually — only buttoned-up as much (or as little) as you want. They're also crafted to have the ideal length for wearing tucked or untucked.
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It's as iconic as the Delorean or the Tumbler, but for those in the know, The Dude's Sweater ($10,000; auction) has way more appeal than either of those possibly-not-road-worthy vehicles. This vintage Pendleton Cowichan sweater is one of four — the other three were modern copies — that appeared in The Big Lebowski, and were also on Jeff Bridges' back as he delved further into the "Dudeness" of the role. If you can't swing that cash, Pendleton is happily offering a similar alternative, not-so-subtly named The Dude Shawl Cardigan ($190), which should pass muster with any non-obsessed fans.