Last week I received a copy of my 'True' t-shirt, the collaboration with Borders & Frontiers, in the post. I am thrilled to see my Uncle Billy committed for all eternity onto an item of clothing. I look at him and I see a true rebel, a true rough diamond and a piece of true rock 'n' roll history. He was the real deal.
I only wish I also had photos of my father when he was young too as he also was a teddy boy, and was a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. He played in his band right up until I was about 6 years old before he retired from music. I used to go and see his band practice every Saturday afternoon at the Working Mens Club. I would sit myself slap bang in the centre of the dancefloor, cross legged with a glass of red cola and watch him play drums. I remember it so vividly. He used to give his old snare drums to play with...much to the Queen Mums annoyance!
I love the fact that the t-shirt itself is cream, rather than white, which enhances the vintage image.
I am wearing it with vintage leather shorts; vintage hat; Topshop Unique shoes; DKNY suspenders; random over-knee socks.
Whilst prancing around taking photo's I was listening to a bit of psychobilly in the form of one of my favourite all-time bands, The Cramps.