What do you get when you cross classic American sportswear with an under the radar British menswear brand, inspired by Saville Row tailoring? A standout collaboration. 2019 is full of unlikely pairings and the Champion x Clothsurgeon collab is no different. The Ivy league inspired collection sees tailoring and sportswear collide in vintage style cardigans, letterman hoodies and varsity jackets, alongside classic sweats and tees.
Champion is a name synonymous with heritage sportswear. Celebrating a century of design, Champion is undoubtedly the originator of the athleisure staples that have become a part of the modern wardrobe. The pioneer of the hooded sweatshirt, a piece that can be considered one of the most important athletic garments of the twentieth century. Initially designed and developed as a practical ‘warm-up’ garment for athletes, the hoodie has pervaded fashion from high end to streetwear basics.
In contrast to the American sportswear heritage, clothsurgeon is a London based, luxury menswear brand that seamlessly combines classic Saville Row tailoring with a sportswear aesthetic. Classic garments are given a contemporary streetwear edge while still founded on quality fit and fabrics. Founder and Creative Director Rav Matharu’s background in designing streetwear has resulted in collections of slick tailoring that still retain a leisurely sporting feel. A knit emblazoned with ‘Hackney’ clothsurgeon’s hometown is a Sefton favourite.
Shop the collection here: Champion x Clothsurgeon