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Champion Outlet: Sportswear Popularized by Hip Hop Culture

In the world of sports, every athlete knows that it is vital to wear the right kind of clothing or apparel in order to perform better in the activities at hand. On the other hand, hip hop wouldn’t be called as such without rap, rhythm, beatboxing, various technical effects, dance moves/breakdancing, and of course the hip hop look. So, which store/s would you be able to find items for both subjects? The answer is simple, its no other than, Champion outlets.

Founded in 1919, Champion brand is part of the HanesBrands Inc. which manufactures and sells clothing, sportswear and footwear. It is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and has 34 stores including Champion outlet stores across the United States and Europe.

Hip Hop Fashion

Champion was deemed to be one of the biggest innovators in athletic apparel. Among its iconic and famous inventions are the hoodie, sports bra, reversible t-shirts, and mesh shorts. The Champion hoodie specifically has been an icon in hip hop fashion. The hoodie or sometimes called hooded sweatshirt or hoody, is basically a sweatshirt with a hood. Its design usually includes large frontal pockets, a hood, and a drawstring to adjust the hood opening. The term had been popularly used in the 1990s but this style of sweatshirts became a hit when it was introduced in the early 90s which was caused by several factors but mainly by the hip hop culture which was developed in New York City. During those times, New York and Los Angeles based rappers heavily popularized this apparel by wearing them during their music videos and live performances. These rappers include: A Tribe Called Quest, III Al Skratch, B-Real, and Mobb Deep. Nowadays, it is still prevalent among hardcore rappers like 50 Cent, The Game, Ghostface Killah, and Fat Joe.

If you want to find out more about the company and its products, visit the Champion online outlet.


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