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Added 8th September 2022 by David Leica

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Garment
New Order, Paul Morley, Alan Adler
1985

At the exact mid-point of the 80’s Levi’s produced a commemorative T-shirt to celebrate the world’s most iconic shrink-to-fit button-fly jeans. Levi’s 501s. Levi’s canvassed a cross section of leading cultural journalists in their six foremost sales markets per capita and printed their collectively compiled list of the 160 top human icons at that precise moment in time across the front of the T-shirt.
Three Manchester icons appeared on that list:
1) The man who wrote The Chatter of Pop and gave us Frankie Goes to Hollywood, talented writer, broadcaster and musician Paul Morley.
2) The man whose visual style dominated 80's uk media, influential artist, record sleeve designer (and Thunderboys drummer) Alan Adler.
And most importantly:
3) The group who changed the face of music forever, one of the most original and legendary bands the world has seen, New Order.

The T-shirt achieved seven-figure sales worldwide and became a collector’s item.
A cultural time capsule with a Manchester footprint.
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