The 45 T-shirt is a unifying symbol of Club Med, and sometimes even a collector's item.

The ** 45 T-shirt** is an institution at Club Med. For nearly 25 years, it has been uniting G.Ms® with happy memories of Club Med. Available in a variety of cuts, colors, and patterns, there's a 45 T-shirt for everyone. Some people even collect them!

History of a Club Med emblem

In 1995, Club Med celebrated its 45th anniversary and created a commemorative T-shirt with the inscription “45." An immediate hit, it was so successful that people still talk about it today, and it remains the most popular T-shirt amongst G.Ms®.

In 2010, a competition was organized to create a new design for the 45 T-shirt in celebration of Club Med's 60th anniversary. The most inspired and creative entries received awards and the new T-shirt went on sale in a Parisian concept store opened especially for the occasion.

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A T-shirt to match every G.M®

The 45 T-shirt is available at all Club Med Resorts. Each season, it is made with new designs, colors, and details to reflect the current fashion trends. New collections are launched every year. Choose from long sleeves, round or V-necks, soccer jersey styles, or tank tops. There's something for everyone!

The T-shirts vary depending on the geographical areas where they are sold. In Asia, for example, the 45 has been replaced by an 88. Why? Quite simply because the number 8 is synonymous with good luck there! In Greece, you might be able to pick up a 45 T-shirt done in white and blue stripes like the national flag. In Mexico, the T-shirt is inspired by the famous Day of the Dead with traditional patterns that pay tribute to the local culture.

Some 45 T-shirts are designed in honor of special events, such as the UEFA Euro 2016. On that occasion, the 45 T-shirts were designed with the colors of the participating countries.

Children have their own special T-shirts too. In addition to the classic designs, some are adorned with funny inscriptions such as “futur Chef de Village” (future Village Chief) on the back.

An everlasting souvenir and collector's item.

More than a simple piece of clothing, the 45 T-shirt is a sign of unity. It is only sold in Villages and features the name of the Resort on the back. It can be worn to celebrate moments of sharing and to show that you belong to a second family, that of Club Med. The 45 T-shirt is often associated with a G.M's® best holiday memories, reminding them of a place, a year, and special feelings.

In addition to its sentimental value, the 45 T-shirt is also a collector's item. Like soccer jerseys associated with a particular team, era, or style, some 45 T-shirts are older, rarer, or from distant lands - and thus more valuable.

Likewise, other "45" products (such as shirts, polo shirts, and bags) are also highly coveted.

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