Retired Professional Baseball Player
The Star Institute is a world leader in research, education, and advocacy for Sensory Processing Disorder, a neurological condition that disrupts the daily lives of many children and adults. Originally called the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation, Star Institute has been providing hope and help to individuals and families living with SPD. Our Mission... To improve the lives of children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and their families through research, education and increased global awareness.
We aren't just a clothing brand.
We take pride in being a luxury brand that the average athlete can afford. Our products are made from the fit, to the fabric and even the art specifically for the world class athlete that lives the world class lifestyle.
Athletes Brand shirts run a little longer than the average shirt to fit that more typical athlete body build and the fabric and cut was hand picked by hundreds of pro athletes as their fit and feel of choice before we settled on the shirts that we use.
No annoying loose neck lines, no belly buttons showing when you raise your hands, and most importantly... no lack of comfort from a stiff T.
Men's T is made of a high end, tri-blend fabric (50% Polyester, 25% Combed Cotton, 25% Rayon).
Women's tank is made of a high end (60% combed ringspun cotton, 40% polyester lightweight jersey).
Athlete tailored and cut to the average athlete body build (slightly longer torso, light weight, fit shoulders and chest).
Screen printed in Peoria, Arizona USA.
Try it for yourself and let us know what you think with @AthletesBrand.
First off, this art was created to intentionally have no 1 specific meaning. We wanted this art to mean something different to everybody... just like great art should. This is not a shirt design, it's art. This is not a Chicago shirt, not a White Sox shirt, not a baseball shirt... but it is art to bring awareness to Sensory Processing Disorder in a fashionable way. The goal of doing this, is that when you wear it and somebody sees it, we want them to ask you what it is. This is your chance now to bring awareness to SPD in your own definition of that shirt that is memorable to somebody, and make a true lasting impact for SPD and on each person's life that you explain it to.
When Paul Konerko was designing this shirt with our team, he wanted it to do three things for his own definition.
1) For Paul, it’s brain waves to bring awareness to Sensory Processing Disorder. 2) It’s an abstract art. The brain waves are in the shape of the Chicago skyline, as shown above, reflecting off of the water as a tribute to a city that he loves so much. Mix that with the brain waves, Chicago is on my mind.
3) It’s 1983 White Sox colors. 4) Last, is a different meaning for the athlete… it takes heart (red) to disrupt the game and make noise (navy) on the field. Meaning that you have to play with passion to stand out and be great.
"Daddy this is most comfortable Shirt I have ever worn It does not make me itch anymore."That is why I think (Athletes Brand) can be a game changer to this community. She just started wearing jeans this year and she is 8 and still does not like them. I have to get her the best one’s too. - Bobby Vossoughi, (Purchased during the Pre-Order opportunity to our email list)
Hundreds joined Paul Konerko & Athletes Brand July 22nd, 2016 before the Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox game for an intimate chat. With their tickets they got Paul's shirt, a ticket to the game, and access to this private Chalk Talk event with Paul Konerko. Yes, the same proceeds as online from the shirt that they got at the game go to the cause too!
Tickets were sold here: WhiteSox.com/PK
Measurement Notes: Length is measured from highest point of shoulder. Sleeve length at the top of shoulder.
Care Instructions: Machine wash cold. Non-chlorine bleach, when needed. Tumble dry medium or hang dry. Do not iron over decoration.
• Neck – Measure all around the middle of your neck. Keep enough room for you to slide a finger in between the tape and your neck.
• Chest – Lift your arms and wrap the tape around your chest. Keep the tape around the highest part of your chest while still under your arms. Drop your arms to get the most precise measurement.
• Sleeve – Measure from the middle of your neck, down your shoulder to the elbow. Then take the measurement from your elbow to your wrist. Add the two for your total sleeve measurement.
• Waist (Pants) – Wrap the tape around your waste just above your hip. Keep the tape loose enough to slide a finger between the tape and your waist.
• Inseam (Pants) – Take your favorite fitting pair of pants and place them on a flat surface. Measure along the inside of the leg from the crotch seam down to the bottom of the pants for your inseam. Depending on your sizing preference you can round up or down to get your desired inseam. If you plan on machine washing, take shrinkage into account before you make your sizing decision.