Next time you dismantle a car with punches and kicks, do it in one of these neat champion edition shirts.

It’s hard to believe that its been nearly 30 years since Street Fighter II set the benchmark for the entire genre of 2-D fighting, and the series still stands among the best of its peers in terms of popularity, gameplay, and sales.

In honor of this, Japanese brand-retailer Uniqlo is teaming up with Capcom to release a line of 12 T-shirts honoring the legacy of Street Fighter, past and present. Six shirts feature patterns based on the sumi-e art style of Street Fighter V, and the remaining six will have the retro feel of Street Fighter II.

Sadly, the underappreciated fluid anime style and general weirdness of Street Fighter III has been overlooked, cementing its reputation as the forgotten middle child of the franchise.

The SFV shirts are very nice and all, but the real fun can be found in the SFII shirts such as the Dhalsim print with his arms stretching right around to the back.

Also, as all fighting game fans should know, 623 Day is just around the corner. And what better way to celebrate it than with a shoryuken and tiger uppercut tee?

Then, we have this classy pixelated dog tag T-shirt resembling the look of American world warrior Guile.

However, once you turn it around…BAM! Guile’s sickest burn hits your opponent like a sonic boom.

Imagine going to your local Starbucks and, after paying for your goat milk latte with fresh cinnamon, turning around and telling your barrista to “Go home and be a family man!” Why, they’d be totally beside themselves, especially if they were a woman.

Each shirt sells for 1,500 yen (US$13) and will be made available from 15 April in Japan. Prices and release dates may vary depending on what part of the world your nearest Uniqlo is. The timing of these shirts is intended to coincide with the 2019 Capcom Pro Tour, where the world’s greatest Street Fighter V players vie to become the best in various tournaments from March to November.

Back in the day, I used to throw a mean backstep rolling attack, so I wonder how I would fare against these Pro Tour contenders. Too bad I’ll never know because I went home and became a family man long ago…

Source: Uniqlo, PR Times
Images: PR Times