The Golden Guardians have been in the Melee scene for over two years now, supporting four legendary players, hosting events, making content, and even donating money via a “Grassroots Fund”. Their work in Melee has been great to see, they just recently released their first Melee-focused clothing line. With a drop including shorts, shirts, a hoodie, a hat, and even a bomber jacket, we thought the most fitting way to discuss Smash Bros. merch would be with a tier list.
S+ Tier: Varsity Shorts
These shorts are 10/10 if you’re looking for something simple with a pop of flair. The fabric is almost completely cotton - no gamer gym shorts here - and are just the right thickness to hold their shape but still be comfortable. They’re true to size and end a few inches above the knee. Chef’s kiss, perfect.
S-Tier: Varsity Jacket and CRTee
The bomber fits great, has a chenille embroidered patch on the front and back, and even comes with 4 extra iron-on patches inspired by the Golden Guardian’s Melee players, Zain, Toph, n0ne, and PPMD. If it fits in your budget, this is a great choice. The CRTee has a clean graphic on the back and earns the S spot for its chest pocket.
A-Tier: Varsity Hat and Varsity Tee
If you like simple hats and simple shirts, look no further. Both are high quality and feature the arched GG Melee branding - the shirt even comes in two colors.
B-Tier: Varsity Hoodie
Don’t get me wrong, the hoodie’s great, but something’s gotta be last. The front branding is puff-printed, which isn’t quite as cool as the custom embroidered jacket, but will definitely last for years. The fabric is very thick, so if you’re looking for something tough to flex with at the locals, you’ll love this.
Overall? Banger first Melee drop from the Golden Guardians and we’re hoping for more in the years to come. Maybe a custom shoe deal or GG Melee mini fridges?