Paninaro oh oh oh

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Such is the two way love in between the UK and Italy when it comes to each others cultures and styles, the early 80’s Paninaro phenomenon (which has it’s roots firmly set in the cafe culture of Milan) was never going to go unnoticed here. In a nutshell the Milanese youth gathered around small street cafes in their spare time, known as Panino (sandwich) bars in what could be likened to the Mods movement that had been so popular previously in Blighty. However a common misconception is that the Paninaro shared their love of classic Italian scooters such a Lambretta & Vespa which just isn’t true. The fact is that whilst decked out is stylish expensive clothing such as Stone Island, Moncler, Best Company and Pop 84 to name but a few, the ride of choice was actually more likely to be Italian motor or trail bikes such as Cagiva & Gilera. The footwear was usually deck shoes or boots by brands such as Timberland and the icing on the Cassata was undoubtedly the Burlington socks.

 

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So being genuine chaps who witnessed and loved the effect this styles had on our own terrace culture, we felt it was time to throw our Stetson into the ring by way of a t shirt to pay homage to this memorable moment in time.

 

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Suburbia final

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That auld bit of graffiti on Limey

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There are many differing explanations for that now sadly lost iconic bit of graffiti sprayed from the walkway just above the old shops at Liverpool Lime St train station, but who better to put it to bed than those who were around back then….

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In August 1978 Everton fans travelling to an away fixture at Stamford Bridge suffered a terrible beating off the pitch as a well organised Chelsea mob attacked them en route in the tube station at Kensington High Street. Now in a time when the city rivalry was more friendly, outraged Scousers joined together and sprayed the infamous graffiti outside Lime Street station for everyone to unite together for Liverpool’s corresponding fixture and serve the Cockney hordes with some payback…. it simply read ‘Ordinary to Chelsea’.

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