undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution).
The Safety Pin.
Since the mid 70’s the safety pin has been a symbol synonymous with punks/punk rock. The punk subculture emerged in the mid-1970s. Punk rockers' affection for the safety pin was born of utility: Punks needed something to hold together their ragged, ripped clothing and to affix patches celebrating their favourite bands to the backs of their jackets.
Thus it became a symbol of rebellion and the outsider; to “finding new ways” to live.
Since 2016 it has evolved into being seen as a symbol of solidarity with those who are marginalised in society.
Back in the mid 70’s at school, the older kids who had discovered punk all wore day-glo socks, as a way to show their rebellion from the norm. Unfortunately I never got to have a pair – Mum said no.
Designed and handprinted by Sean for Anorak® in our little studio next to the shop.
Printed on an AS Colour “MAPLE” tee using water based paint.
Crew neck Mid weight, 180 GSM, 28-singles 100% combed cotton (marles 15% polyester) Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage.
Please note: each T-shirt is hand printed by Sean, so there may be small inconsistencies in print and colour as he is only human.
The position of the print on each T-shirt may also slightly vary (for the same reason.)
Each Anorak® T-shirt comes with a complementary matching tote bag, because we appreciate your support!
How do I best care for my awesome new Anorak Tee(s)?
HAND WASH IN COLD WATER :: IRON INSIDE OUT :: DO NOT PUT IN CLOTHES DRYER EVER - drip dry somewhere in the shade! Then it’ll last you for a crazily long time!