If you’re not careful, going all Retro Americana can have you in Superdry or Hollister territory quicker than you can say “shite hoodies with invented heritage”.
Now I’ve done 3 Hail Marys, for having darkened the (virtual) pages of Proper by mentioning THOSE brands, lets move onto something based around true American heritage.
Even though TSPTR as a brand hail from these shores, it’s across the pond that they look to for inspiration. Nowhere better to look for a proper slice of U.S. history (other than Fred Savage and the guys in The Wonder Years) than to Charles M Schultz’s 1960’s and 70’s cartoon Peanuts, and it’s leaders of the pack: Charlie Brown and Snoopy.
T(ruth) S(ymmetry) P(leasure) T(aste) R(ecognition) – bloody mouthful that isn’t it – have used images inspired by Peanuts (and the Vietnam war – though that’s a bit less upbeat) to adorn their new collection.
Coach jackets, tees and sweats all get the ‘Peanuts Treatment’ – there has to be a ‘blue’ joke in there somewhere, but I’m going to refrain from telling it – with humorous graphics adorning the collection.
If it’s all a bit ‘my sister was into it, but I was too busy reading Shoot or watching Kickstart to really give a shit about Peppermint Patty or whoever’ then you can still give a ‘knowing-nod’ to Charlie Brown, by picking up the ace C.B. inspired socks.