The ‘Battersea Blacksmith’ t-shirt design is at once a tribute to the great British boxer Don Cockell – and a celebration of the ‘alias’ – nicknames that stirred the imagination into legend. 1951 denotes the year Don successfully defended his British and European straps against the game Albert Finch - yet it will be Don’s gallant losing tilt for the world heavyweight title against ‘The Brockton Blockbuster’ Rocky Marciano in 1955 that he’ll be most remembered. Film footage of Don’s visit to the U.S, embracing American culture replete in graphic t-shirt, slick hairstyle and baseball bat was instrumental in developing the Anglo-American style narrative for the new t-shirt range. This t-shirt is crafted in 100% premium cotton, the graphic is a washed down, water-based pigment print. Read more on Don Cockell via our blog.
BROUGHTON BATTERSEA BLACKSMITH 1951 T-SHIRT - VINTAGE WHITE
Iron on reverse