In 2008 we released our first tribute to one of our clothing designer Gods, the late great Massimo Osti. This was well before many actually realized who he was and the legacy he left us.
Osti's obsession with military uniforms and their function, was successfully translated to everyday wear becoming a cornerstone of any self respecting match going chaps wardrobe.... both then and now. The second coming of Il Master was an acknowledgment of this great Man's passing and his status with those in the know.
His third incarnation is purely indulgence as he is undoubtedly one of our many obsessions..... both then and now.
More wonderful artistry by our Man Paul Cruse released in stores and online next Spring.JM
I know I know, us banging on about how much we love terrace culture again blah blah....but it's true and it's what we live and breath. So without going into too much detail about the obvious, this design is for those who like us are in un inspiring jobs and spend our week looking forward to the *Saturday catwalk and all it holds. ( * premiership fans may want to insert Sunday or Monday and don't even get us started on kick off times!)
Treviso rugby team were founded in Italy in 1932. Much later their main sponsor became local knitwear manufacturer Benetton and they became known as 'Benetton Treviso rugby'.
By the early 80s Benetton had become a multi national clothing brand with stores worldwide. When the company took the decision to sell replica BTR shirts in it's stores, they certainly never went unnoticed on these shores, becoming one of the most sort after items of the original casuals era.
As our mission statement says we are not stuck in the 80s but are fond of an opportunity to give a nod and a wink to the brands and key pieces where it all began.
Gentlemen & ladies, we give you the Eighties Treviso rugby. JM
What chap doesn't love The Warriors movie based on Sol Yurick's 1965 novel of the same name? Released in 1979 the tale follows a gang from Coney Island (NY) attempting to fight their way back from Manhattan to home, with dozens of rival gangs trying to make sure that they never get there. Now if the Warriors were the hero's of the film, then everybody's favorite anti hero's had to be the Baseball Furies. The 'Furies' were a gang who's turf was Riverside park in Manhattan. Their uniforms were the unmistakable New York Yankee's baseball strip with brightly painted faces not dissimilar to that of fellow NY rockers 'Kiss'.
The leader and 'warlord' of this scary looking bunch was 'Cobb' believed to take his nickname from Yankees baseball legend Ty Cobb. Cobb (by far the most iconic character) was first immortalized in tee form by ourselves in 2009. Due to constant requests he is now back in a very limited run.
One of our favourite images from the late 80s is the
witty record sleeve from Liverpool indi band The Farm for
their single Stepping Stone (a
dance remake of Paul Revere
& the Raiders and The
Monkees single "(I'm Not Your) Steppin Stone"). This tongue in cheek photo perfectly captures the mood
of the time as football lads up and down the country went all 'fluffy' in a
house and drug educed rave -a- thon.
As per we have re done this from scratch with our own
twist re interpreted by the rather excellent Scouse artistPaul Cruse.Released late November in and array of colours online
and through our usual stockist. JM