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Safeguard
Garment
2002
Shirt from Manchester hardcore band Safeguard. Design "borrowed" from 1980s NYHC band Straight Ahead, which is I suppose kinda appropriate or ironic depending on how you look at it. SG were probably the last band that I consider part of that fun but scrappy era of "UKHC" (albeit in the 'faster' category, like Imbalance), before everyone could just get the same influences from internet mp3 pages on "real hardcore" and everything became a bit more codified.... these still had more of a punk heart and weren't afraid of speaking out on the issues contained in their songs, to people that probably didn't always want to hear (AND they still knew their Breakdown and Side By Side).

These were also the largest "medium" shirts ever printed.
Artefact added : 15th May 2018
by storminateacup
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