FY23-2 CAPSULE COLLECTION
Embark on a captivating journey as we unveil our latest collection, FY23-2 that seamlessly extends our profound "Know History" ideology. With each meticulously designed piece, we continue to pay homage to the remarkable narratives of our ancestors, fostering a deep connection to our roots and celebrating the rich tapestry of Philippine history. Explore the collection, where every garment is more than just clothing; it's a wearable story, a tribute to resilience, a nod to our heritage, and a commitment to preserving the spirit of the past while embracing the essence of the present.
For FY23-2, we utilized a few new baseline garments. All our tees are a heavy weight tee at 6.0 OZ, 100% cotton with a relaxed fit for a more modern look and fit. Taped neck and shoulder for comfort and durability. You can definitely feel the quality.Our hoodie is an oversized, 3-end fleece, heavyweight, pigment dyed with no drawcords for an elevated look. Two panel hoood and double needle topstitch on all seams. 1x1 at cuff and waistband. With new cuts come with new measurements and to ensure you purchase the right fit for you, please reference the below size chart.
LEFT SIDE SUICIDE INSPIRATION
The Philippine jeepney, an iconic symbol of Filipino culture, boasts a history as vibrant as its colorful exteriors. Originating in the aftermath of World War II, the jeepney began its journey as a clever adaptation of surplus military jeeps left by American forces. As resourceful Filipinos transformed these wartime relics into a means of public transport, the jeepney soon became more than just a mode of conveyance; it evolved into a reflection of the country's resilience, ingenuity, and community spirit.
Over the decades, the jeepney has continuously evolved, both in design and cultural significance. It transcends its utilitarian role to embody the heart and soul of the Philippines, adorned with intricate decorations, hand-painted landscapes, and often, religious symbols. This remarkable vehicle has not only navigated the bustling streets of Manila but also etched itself into the very fabric of Filipino identity, a living testament to the nation's capacity to adapt, thrive, and unite in the face of change. The history of the Philippine jeepney is, in essence, a testament to the enduring Filipino spirit. With each ride an exhilarating journey through the city's heart, where chaos and efficiency merge in a unique dance of movement and energy. Move out the way, we’re passing your LEFT!
LEFT SIDE SUICIDE TEE
Full color front graphic print of a speeding jeepney through Manila traffic inspired by vintage NASCAR tees, chromed out LEFT SIDE, flamed out Suicide, with subtle Manila traffic in the background on a heavy weight tee.
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RAISE HELL INSPIRATION
The history of Lapu Lapu and the Battle of Mactan is a riveting saga of bravery and resistance. In 1521, Ferdinand Magellan and his Spanish expedition arrived at the shores of the Philippines, they sought to expand their colonizer influence over the archipelago. BUT, they were met with fierce opposition from Lapu Lapu, a chieftain of Mactan Island, and his army. The Battle of Mactan on April 27, 1521, Lapu Lapu and his warriors valiantly defended their land against the foreign intruders, ultimately leading to the defeat and death of Magellan.
Lapu Lapu's unwavering resolve to protect his people and preserve their freedom has made him an enduring symbol of Filipino heroism and resistance to foreign colonization. The Battle of Mactan stands as a pivotal moment in Philippine history, where a small community stood against overwhelming odds and showcased the indomitable spirit of a nation. Lapu Lapu's legacy serves as a reminder of the importance of defending one's homeland and the enduring spirit of the Filipino people.
RAISE HELL TEE
Inspired by vintage tour shirts, Raise Hell is a full color front graphic print of Lapu Lapu looming over the beheaded Ferdinand Magellan during the Battle of Mactan with shield, spear, and kampilan against the sun's background, "Ancestors" gradient print with “Not today colonizer". Whats a tour shirt without tour dates; back graphic print includes a list of wars/battles with dates against colonizers that include:
- Battle of Mactan
- Moro Wars
- Philippine Revolution
- Philippine American War
- Japanese Occupation
- Hukbalahap Rebellion
- Moro Insurgency
- People Power
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Arnis, also known as Eskrima or Kali, is a martial art that boasts a history as rich and diverse as the Philippine archipelago itself. Rooted in pre-colonial times, Arnis originally emerged as a practical self-defense system for the Filipino people against various threats. With the arrival of Spanish conquistadors, the art adapted, incorporating blade techniques into its arsenal. Over the centuries, Arnis continued to evolve, passing down its techniques through oral tradition and guerilla warfare. Today, it is celebrated for its intricate footwork, stick and blade skills, and as a living embodiment of Filipino resilience and cultural heritage. Arnis stands as a testament to the nation's capacity to adapt and preserve its traditions while protecting its people throughout history.
The Arnis design is an oldie from previous collections, but was brought back just for you. Full front color halftone print ready and armed with your Arnis sticks. Ancestor Made printed right below all on a heavy weight tee.
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In Philippine culture, family is more than just a word; it's an unbreakable bond that transcends time and distance, beyond the confines of bloodlines; it embodies a profound sense of community, where neighbors, friends, and kindred spirits become honorary members of the family "tribe." This concept underscores the importance of collective support, shared values, and a spirit of unity in Philippine culture. It's a bond that exceeds distance, a source of unwavering strength in times of challenge, and a reason to celebrate life's victories together.
As we embrace "Tribe" as our new "familya," we honor the cherished connections that make us who we are, an embodiment of the bayanihan spirit that unites us all!
TRIBE logo work in a jeepney-like font on a heavy weight garment dyed tee for that vintage look.
ANCESTOR MADE INSPIRATION
At the core of our being, we are more than just ourselves; we are the embodiment of the unwavering spirit and boundless determination of our ancestors. "Ancestor Made" is a heartfelt homage to the extraordinary legacy woven by generations past. It's a recognition of the sweat, resourcefulness, resilience, and Bayanihan spirit that continue to course through our veins.
“Ancestor Made" is Kampeon's living testament to the remarkable stories etched in our family trees. It represents the immigrant family leaving their homeland for a better life for future generations, the indomitable will of those who came before us, who toiled and persevered, who knew the true meaning of community and shared success to formulate who we are today. Ancestor Made is Lapu Lapu, our WW2 Veteranos, Apo Whang Od, Mano po, Bayanihan, Carlos Bulosan, our Lolos, our Lolas.
ANCESTOR MADE TEE
Ancestor Made standard logo print lower left on front and large print on back on a heavy weight tee.
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ANCESTOR MADE HOODIE
Ancestor Made standard logo print lower left on front and large print on back on a heavy weight hoodie.
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ANCESTOR MADE DAD HAT
Ancestor Made standard logo embroidery on a custom corduroy dad hat with fully embroidered Sumpa Sumpa (sampaguita) with skull on left side, woven book logo, adjustable leather strap.
All of FY23-2 is now available NOW with limited inventory!
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