Wemblex was founded in 1953, originating in the supply of Ivy League-inspired garment to teenagers that serve as the footprint to today’s archive-indebted pieces. In 1974, Malcolm McLaren — the legendary manager of The Sex Pistols and the New York Dolls — unearthed a dead stock archive of Wemblex garments, and under his punk-indebted clothing line alongside his former partner Vivienne Westwood, transformed them into his “Seditionaries Anarchy” shirts.
These shirts were sold at his boutique, Sex, and were subsequently worn by The Sex Pistols. Today, Goodhood draws inspiration from Wemblex’s colorful and illustrious history with the help of the label’s 2019 resurrector, Barnzley. The collaboration offers a limited-run of true-to-original-style shirts that feature patterns from the 1970s, adding stars on top of stripes in “Black/White” and “Blue/White” colorways.
Take a look at the Goodhood x Wemblex shirts in the gallery above, and pick up one from Goodhood’s Shoreditch outpost and online on November 7 for £299 GBP (approx. $385 USD).
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