Investing in the local talent can pay huge dividends, dividends that, thanks to the EU-led expansion of the scope of "local", can now be enjoyed by Arsene Wenger. Actually investing in their friends and neighbors: The Arcade collection by The Independent Clothing Company.
From Sheffield's ICC, Arcade (named for their Steeltown physical store) is a screenprint t-shirt collaboration with local artists, graphic designers, and fellow dudsmakers, offering a variety of resplendently creative ways to not show your Full Monty. Some of the shirting synergy
Finger Licker: Teaming up with a photographer buddy, this blue-colourized snap shows an actual portly Japanese man employed by a Chinese KFC franchise to stand out front playing the part of Col. Sanders -- a fine way to bring about finger-licking good international relations.
Santos Vs. Las Mujeres Vampiro: Another area shirtslinger trawled through copyright-expired film posters to find this Mexican gem about a man forced to hire a professional masked wrestler to defend his daughter from vampires -- though thanks to Robert Pattinson, these days fathers are having to defend vampires from their daughters.
Hail Mary: From a neighborhood graphic designer, this playing card-styled number has a line-drawn, sword-clutching depiction of The Madonna mirrored by her Day Of The Dead-like opposite; it was amended by the store to include the Roman numeral'd street address of their old party hangout, which Used to Be Their Playground
Building on the theme, they've also begun an "artists mini-series" that'll regularly feature a shirt trio from a local dauber, kicked off with a triptych of b/w numbers from Jason Kerr, including the large seemingly weary eye of Focus, something Theo Walcott'd best keep if he doesn't want to get benched, arse 'n' all.