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Clothes that positively affect our youth, provide much needed life-directional signs in the inner city & gives a Royalty back to HBCUs!
Clothes that positively affect our youth, provide much needed life-directional signs in the inner city & gives a Royalty back to HBCUs!
734 backers pledged $108,273 to help bring this project to life.

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IF YOU COULD AFFORD TO PUT UP BILLBOARDS IN EVERY INNER CITY AND IN EVERY GARAGE THAT WOULD REDIRECT A TEENAGER TWO STEPS FROM THE WRONG PATH TO CHANGE COURSE AND GO TO COLLEGE WOULD YOU?

WELL GUESS WHAT……………WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT YOU CAN AFFORD IT AND WE'LL START PUTTING THEM UP FOR YOU!!!!

Congratulations you have just clicked on one of the most important Campaigns in Kickstarter History………………The Re-Launch of African American College Alliance Clothing!!!!

What is African American College Alliance?

African American College Alliance is a Street Wear brand that is focused on creating product featuring Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) but able to go toe to toe with top brands like Stussy, Supreme and Concepts. Our product is not designed for your typical College Bookstore, we focus on creating awareness of these wonderful Institutions to the Cool Kid in your neighborhood!!! Not only do we mix our 25 year Heritage with Current Style, but we do it while giving a 7 - 13% royalty back to the Historical Black Colleges and Universities that adorn our product. 

Heritage + Style + Give Back = Game Changer For Our Youth

What started African American College Alliance in the 90's?

AACA was birthed from a moment in time in the late 80's to early 90's when Hip-Hop's elite gravitated toward wearing the bright color pallets and mascots of America's favorite colleges in their videos and photo-shoots, i.e. Syracuse Orangemen, North Carolina Tar Heels, Georgetown Hoyas. This movement dramatically impacted the sales of footwear, sportswear and baseball caps nationally. During this time, in one of Washington, DC's hottest footwear stores on Georgia Ave., a small group of Howard University students challenged a retail manager and said "How can you carry all of these other colleges right down the street from our school and not have us represented at all? How fair is that? We are a Division 1 School also!!!" Those revolutionary minded students' words created a brand that would not only bring a plethora of royalty revenue to these schools, but would begin the biggest awareness campaign in Historically Black College and University history.

Why should I back this?

Your backing will allow us to deliver our product to a group of early adopters like yourself or the young men of influence in your life. You all become the walking billboards of influence that Kickstart AACA Clothing. Every contribution of purchase and/or pledge of support will allow us to deliver our products to you steeply discounted off Retail prices to reward you, for becoming one of our very first customers. This is our first major production at this level in 21 years, and we need your help to make this dream a reality. We will actually roll our profits from this initial production back into the brand to aquire our Historical Black College licenses, manufacture new product and to prepare the brand for a big rollout for back to school in Fall 2016. Becoming one of our backers means much more than just buying our beautifully manufactured product at an amazing price. 

Each backer at any pledge of purchase level:

♦ Will be Added to our AACA Clothing VIP List to get exclusive access to limited run products and colors. 

♦ Will be able to sell any of their purchased AACA Classic Hoodies from this campaign forward, back to us at anytime for $50.

AACA Clothing is the first and only Street-wear brand that will buy back it's World Famous AACA Classic Hoodies. Kickstarter supporters will be able to send back their old AACA Hoodies for a $50 credit towards a new Hoodie. We will redistribute your old Hoodie to a needy student at a Historical Black College and University to help them stay stylishly warm during their educational journey. 

Does this brand only cater to Males? Where is the gear for Ladies?

Ladies we are very sorry if it appears that way, but we are definitely an Equal Opportunity Provider of Fresh Gear. The reason we are focusing on Young Men in our initial relaunch is both to address a problem and to develop the best product we can for our Juniors' Collection. First, we have done comprehensive research for the re-introduction of our product and we have discovered that there is no other category in need of our pre-mentioned Billboards than African American Male High School Students.

"For black high school graduates, there’s a different story. In 1994, young black men were more likely than young black women to be enrolled in college immediately after high school. By 2012, the pattern had reversed: The share of young black men enrolled in college remained stagnant, while the share of young black women enrolled in college increased to 69% —a 12 percentage point gap with black men." -  March 6, 2014 ♦ Fact Tank ♦ Pew Research Center

Secondly, we want to take our time and develop our Juniors' Collection prioritizing great fit along with great style. With that said, we will be taking the next 18 months to develop the Juniors' Collection for a Fall of 2017 launch. Currently, we have added sizes Small & Medium to this Kickstarter Campaign to accommodate some of our Female Customers that must have it now as well.

SNAPBACK TO THE 90'S PACKAGE!!!! / Reward #2
SNAPBACK TO THE 90'S PACKAGE!!!! / Reward #2
FRANKENSTEIN T-SHIRT PACKAGE!!!! / Reward #4
FRANKENSTEIN T-SHIRT PACKAGE!!!! / Reward #4
92' WORLD FAMOUS FRANKENSTEIN STITCHED HOODIE (Reward #6) & '91 CLASSIC HOODIE (Reward #5)
92' WORLD FAMOUS FRANKENSTEIN STITCHED HOODIE (Reward #6) & '91 CLASSIC HOODIE (Reward #5)

Risks and challenges

The most wonderful thing about the relaunch of a brand is you already have the production quality you want in your hand before you make your first sample. The challenge then becomes for your new production partner to make pieces that are beyond the quality of the goods you made 25 years ago, but with the use of today's technology shift in the garment business.

We have patiently researched factories based on the prior relationships of our team, reliable product delivery to our peers & long term experience in our category of apparel. With that said, the manufacturing process relies on multiple components coming together at the same time. While we are very well versed in managing production and delivering on- time, there is always the possibility of a slight delay. Although very unlikely, things sometimes do take longer than expected - but we are prepared for it and are engaging in precautionary steps to prevent any such event. Throughout the duration of the project - we will be in contact with you, frequently updating you in vivid detail, every step of the way!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    WE APPRECIATE YOU STOPPING BY……..

    You will receive a personalized thank you message from our re-animator / co-founder Chris. He'll even throw in an aspiring word or 2! Thank you for helping us get closer to making our dream come true.

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    SNAPBACK TO THE 90'S PACKAGE!!!!

    Wool snapback, flat visor, lofted AACA logo on front, embroidered patch logo on left side, oversized flat embroidered established date above back closure, contrast color visor, button, eyelets and backstrap, green under visor

    ♦ You are enlisted onto our VIP List granting you early access to content and deals before anybody else does.

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    CLASSIC REPPIN' T-SHIRT PACKAGE!!!!

    Limited Edition AACA Classic Crewneck

    w/ Patent Leather Look Logo Print and "The Patch" featured on the left sleeve.

    ♦ Classic fitted crew neck t-shirt made with a luxurious 100% combed cotton fabric for superior feel and comfort. Pre-shrunk fabric minimizes shrinkage during wash and adds to durability.

    ♦ 100% Cotton, Jersey
    Pre-Shrunk, Combed, Ringspun
    Individually packaged

    SIZES S M L XL 2XL 3XL
    COLORS Black, Gold and White

    ♦ You are enlisted onto our VIP List granting you early access to content and deals before anybody else does.

    (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size and color)

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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    FRANKENSTEIN T-SHIRT PACKAGE!!!!

    Limited Edition AACA Classic "Frankenstein" Crewneck

    w/ Patent Leather Look Logo Print and "The Patch" featured on the left sleeve.

    ♦ Classic fitted crew neck t-shirt made with a luxurious 100% combed cotton fabric for superior feel and comfort. Featuring our trademark Frankenstein All Over Stitching throughout the design. Pre-shrunk fabric minimizes shrinkage during wash and adds to durability.

    ♦ 100% Cotton, Jersey
    ♦ Pre-Shrunk, Combed, Ringspun
    ♦ Individually packaged

    SIZES S M L XL 2XL 3XL
    COLORS Black, Red and White

    ♦ You are enlisted onto our VIP List granting you early access to content and deals before anybody else does.

    (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size and color)

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    Pledge $110 or more About $110

    '91 CLASSIC HOODIE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!!

    (Over 20% Off, You Save $40)

    Our Very 1st Hoodie from 1991 in Red, Gray or Black (Your Choice) Normal Retail Price $150!!!!!

    ♦ Our 16-oz. Heavyweight Fleece (It's cotton-rich for softness and brushed inside for added warmth.)

    ♦ Roomy two-ply hood adjusts for custom comfort. (Has metal grommets and shoelace drawcord.)

    ♦ Classic Pouch bar-tacked for durability.

    ♦ Stretchy rib-knit side panels add ease and flexibility.

    ♦ Classic Athletic Ribbing in our branded Colors (Black, Red, Teal & Gold)

    ♦ Tapered athletic fit, with shoulder seams for shape and double-stitch trim for strength.

    SIZES: S M L XL 2XL 3XL
    COLORS: RED, GRAY or BLACK

    ♦ You are enlisted onto our VIP List granting you early access to content and deals before anybody else does.

    (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size and color)

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    92' WORLD FAMOUS FRANKENSTEIN STITCHED HOODIE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!!

    (Over 20% Off, You Save $40)

    Our Most Famous Hoodie from 1992 in Gray w/Red Frankenstein All Over Stitching or Black w/Gold Frankenstein All Over Stitching (Your Choice) Normal Retail Price $165!!!!!

    ♦ Our 16-oz. Heavyweight Fleece (It's cotton-rich for softness and brushed inside for added warmth.)

    ♦ AACA Classic Frankenstein All Over Stitching.

    ♦ Roomy two-ply hood adjusts for custom comfort. (Has metal grommets and shoelace drawcord.)

    ♦ Classic Pouch bar-tacked for durability.

    ♦ Stretchy rib-knit side panels add ease and flexibility.

    ♦ Classic Athletic Ribbing in our branded Colors (Black, Red, Teal & Gold)

    ♦ Tapered athletic fit, with shoulder seams for shape and double-stitch trim for strength.

    SIZES: S M L XL 2XL 3XL
    COLORS: GRAY or BLACK

    ♦ You are enlisted onto our VIP List granting you early access to content and deals before anybody else does.

    (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size and color)

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    '91 CLASSIC COMPLETE SWEATSUIT EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!!

    (20% Off, You Save $50)

    SUPER DEAL CONSIDERING WE HAVEN'T SOLD A COMPLETE SWEATSUIT IN 20 YEARS BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO TRULY ROCK A THROWBACK!!!!!!

    Our Very 1st Classic Sweatsuit from 1991 in either Red, Gray or Black (Your Choice) Normal Retail Price $250!!!!!

    ♦ Our 16-oz. Heavyweight Fleece Hoodie and Pants are cotton-rich for softness and brushed inside for added warmth.

    ♦ Roomy two-ply hood adjusts for custom comfort. (Has metal grommets and shoelace drawcord.)

    ♦ Classic Pouch on Hoodie is bar-tacked for durability.

    ♦ Stretchy rib-knit side panels add ease and flexibility.

    ♦ Tapered athletic fit, with shoulder seams for shape and double-stitch trim for strength.

    ♦ Fashionable Sweatpants with a slim fit profile and 3" athletic ribbed ankle cuffs for a secure fit and full range of motion

    ♦ Side slant pockets, zipper rear pocket and drawstring waist

    ♦ Classic Athletic Ribbing in our branded Colors (Black, Red, Teal & Gold)

    SIZES: S M L XL 2XL 3XL
    COLORS: RED, GRAY or BLACK

    ♦ You are enlisted onto our VIP List granting you early access to content and deals before anybody else does.

    (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size and color)

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    Pledge $240 or more About $240

    92' WORLD FAMOUS FRANKENSTEIN STITCHED SWEATSUIT EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!!

    (20% Off, You Save $60)

    SUPER DEAL CONSIDERING WE HAVEN'T SOLD A COMPLETE SWEATSUIT IN 20 YEARS BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO TRULY ROCK A THROWBACK!!!!!!

    Our Most Famous Sweatsuit from 1992 in Gray w/Red Frankenstein All Over Stitching or Black w/Gold Frankenstein All Over Stitching (Your Choice) Normal Retail Price $300!!!!!

    ♦ Our 16-oz. Heavyweight Fleece Hoodie and Pants are cotton-rich for softness and brushed inside for added warmth.

    ♦ AACA Classic Frankenstein All Over Stitching.

    ♦ Roomy two-ply hood adjusts for custom comfort. (Has metal grommets and shoelace drawcord.)

    ♦ Classic Pouch on Hoodie is bar-tacked for durability.

    ♦ Stretchy rib-knit side panels add ease and flexibility.

    ♦ Tapered athletic fit, with shoulder seams for shape and double-stitch trim for strength.

    ♦ Fashionable Sweatpants with a slim fit profile and 3" athletic ribbed ankle cuffs for a secure fit and full range of motion

    ♦ Side slant pockets, zipper rear pocket and drawstring waist

    ♦ Classic Athletic Ribbing in our branded Colors (Black, Red, Teal & Gold)

    SIZES: S M L XL 2XL 3XL
    COLORS: RED, GRAY or BLACK

    ♦ You are enlisted onto our VIP List granting you early access to content and deals before anybody else does.

    (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size and color)

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    MY BROTHER'S KEEPER PACKAGE!!!!!

    TWO AACA HOODIES - You'll get two AACA Hoodies! One to keep and one to give as a gift!

    Your choice with or without Frankenstein stitching!!!

    The one you give as a gift will be advanced by a personal video message from our re-animator / co-founder Chris to it's receiver's email from you the day before it ships!!!!

    SIZES: S M L XL 2XL 3XL
    COLORS: RED, GRAY or BLACK

    ♦ You are enlisted onto our VIP List granting you early access to content and deals before anybody else does.

    (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your sizes, styles and colors)

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    AACA4LIFE PACKAGE!!!!

    2 - Snapback Caps of Your Choice
    2 - T-Shirts of Your Choice
    3 - AACA Logo'd Sweatsuits of Your Choice

    YOU SAVE UP TO $600

    SUPER DEAL!!! SUPER DEAL!!! SUPER DEAL!!!

    You Get……………..

    ♦ 2 - Wool Logo Snapbacks

    ♦ 2 - Limited Edition AACA Classic Crewneck T-Shirts With or Without Frankenstein Stitching (Your Choice)

    ♦ 3 - Classic Sweatsuits With or Without Frankenstein All Over Stitching in Red, Gray or Black (Your Choice)

    SIZES: S M L XL 2XL 3XL

    ♦ You are enlisted onto our VIP List granting you early access to content and deals before anybody else does.

    (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your sizes, style & color choices and address)

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    YOUR BACK & I NEED IT ALL PACKAGE!!!!

    3 - Snapback Caps
    6 - Classic T-Shirts w/ AACA Logo Print
    5 - Classic Original AACA Logo'd Sweatsuits
    1 - New AACA Gray Performance Sweatsuit

    YOU SAVE $435

    SUPER DEAL!!! SUPER DEAL!!! SUPER DEAL!!!

    You Get……………..

    ♦ 3 - Wool Logo Snapbacks

    ♦ 3 - Limited Edition AACA Classic Crew Necks in Black, Gold and White

    ♦ 3 - Limited Edition AACA Classic "Frankenstein" Crew Necks in Black, Red and White

    ♦ 3 - of our very 1st Classic Sweatsuits from 1991 in Red, Gray and Black

    ♦ 2 - of our most Famous Sweatsuits from 1992 in Gray w/Red Frankenstein All Over Stitching and Black w/Gold Frankenstein All Over Stitching

    ♦ 1 - New AACA Gray Performance Sweatsuit

    SIZES: S M L XL 2XL 3XL

    ♦ You are enlisted onto our VIP List granting you early access to content and deals before anybody else does.

    (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size and color choices)

    {{Only Ships to One Address}}

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    I'M NEXT PACKAGE!!!!!

    New Designer or Brand????? It's your turn to Collab with AACA and start your future!!!!

    Design a Sweatsuit for our line!!!!

    Work with one of our designers to design a complete sweatsuit that we offer in our line. It will be featured as a Collabo if you already have a brand. If your just a designer you will get a "By (Your Name)" embroidery in our necktag of every piece we manufacture.

    You will receive 6 sets of your designed Sweatsuit for family and friends.

    The best received of the 10 backers Sweatsuits will receive a full joint Press Campaign announcing our Collabo, a Social Media Campaign and a Hangtag featuring their Brand or Image on every piece sold at retail and online.

    If you have what it takes let us launch your career during our 25th Anniversary!!!!!!

    ♦ You are enlisted onto our VIP List granting you early access to content and deals before anybody else does.

    (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your team's sizes)

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    CALL ME MR. EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE!!!!

    YOUR CHOICE OF 10 OF OUR SWEATSUITS DESIGNED OVER THE NEXT YEAR CUSTOM MADE TO YOUR MEASUREMENTS DELIVERED TO YOU 30 DAYS BEFORE THEY ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

    ANY SCHOOL, ANY SPECIAL MAKEUP, ANY DESIGN!!!!!

    YOU CHOOSE IT AND WE'LL MAKE IT FOR YOU MR. EXCLUSIVE. YOU HAVE 1 YEAR TO PICK OUT 10 DESIGNS FROM OUR ENTIRE COLLECTION AND WE'LL MAKE THEM FOR YOU CUSTOM. DELIVERING THEM TO YOUR DOORSTEP 30 DAYS BEFORE THEY ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE OR IN STORES.

    Also In Addition You Receive The…………….

    YOUR BACK & I NEED IT ALL PACKAGE!!!!

    3 - Snapback Caps
    6 - Classic T-Shirts w/ AACA Logo Print
    5 - Classic Original AACA Logo'd Sweatsuits
    1 - New AACA Gray Performance Sweatsuit

    You Get……………..

    ♦ 3 - Wool Logo Snapbacks

    ♦ 3 - Limited Edition AACA Classic Crew Necks in Black, Gold and White

    ♦ 3 - Limited Edition AACA Classic "Frankenstein" Crew Necks in Black, Red and White

    ♦ 3 - of our very 1st Classic Sweatsuits from 1991 in Red, Gray and Black

    ♦ 2 - of our most Famous Sweatsuits from 1992 in Gray w/Red Frankenstein All Over Stitching and Black w/Gold Frankenstein All Over Stitching

    ♦ 1 - New AACA Gray Performance Sweatsuit

    SIZES: S M L XL 2XL 3XL

    ♦ You are enlisted onto our VIP List granting you early access to content and deals before anybody else does.

    (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your measurements, size and color choices)

    {{Only Ships to One Address}}

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Funding period

- (45 days)