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.
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.) But that's why you're buying an independent designer's creation yeah? Photos are taken in natural light, please consider that colours may vary between monitors.
Printed on an AS Colour “Staple” tee using water based paint. Regular fit Crew neck Mid weight, 180 GSM 100% combed cotton Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage.
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!