At Frontiers Man we like our music. Whether it's Rock n Roll, Punk, New Wave through to House, Funk or Techno (we’ve even been known to play Ethiopian Jazz!). So when our pals at Admiral Sporting Goods Co asked if we would produce a collab Tee shirt with them to reflect both Edinburgh and the Store we jumped at the chance.
With a superb heritage of production of over 100 years, for initially the armed forces followed by decades of sportswear garments, many worn by some legendry individuals (Johan Cruyff, Maradona, George Best, Kevin Keegan) Admiral wanted an iconic image to reflect the Edinburgh area that would instantly be recognisable. What better than the Forth Rail Bridge - completed in 1890, it is considered as a symbol of Edinburgh and Scotland, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was designed by engineers Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker.
For the Store we felt it had to be music related – preferably based on an album cover or similar. An iconic album with a variety of styles to reflect our own tastes…. One of Boss Nigel’s fav sprung to mind – The Clash – London Calling. Released in December 1979 it reflected the band's growing interest in styles beyond their punk roots, including reggae, rockabilly, ska, New Orleans R&B, pop, lounge jazz, and hard rock. It was also met with widespread critical acclaim and has retrospectively been named one of the greatest albums of all time, selling over 5 million copies.
The cover artwork was designed by graphic designer Ray Lowry and was a homage to the design of Elvis Presley's self-titled debut album, with pink letters down the left side and green text across the bottom.
Working together, through various versions and drawing together these iconic features – we came to the final selection that is now incorporated onto Admirals quality Aylestone Tees.
VIEW THE COLLECTION HERE >