Gastown FC was started in early 2010 by the editors of Inventory Magazine and have teamed up with CYC the owners and manufacturers of Reigning Champ to produce a capsule collection for their football club.
Passionate fans and active players themselves, they wanted to create a team that was more than just a Sunday League team but also a creative outlet for like minded individuals to incorporate the game both on and off the pitch on a regular basis. When Sheffield FC, the oldest football club in the world started out I do not think that this was their objective, but this is maybe why they are languishing in obscure mediocrity while Gastown FC claimed the double in their first season after beating their Metro Soccer League Div III rivals 6-2 in the final.
Manchester Utd, Barcelona etc will probabl y be contacting them soon on how to turn a football club into a global brand as they have done a really nice job with this.
Since 1973, GPR knitwear has been manufactured in the Tuscan hills near the city of Florence. This is a region famed for it's food, agriculture and craftsmanship. The knits have that rare combination of quality, simplicity and modernity. What may seem as incidental to some but a real attraction to us was the fact that the guy (Gianni) taking the order was also the designer and owner of the company. Dressed in a lovely navy knit, worn with some battered selvedge denim and a pair of beautiful old Redwings, his product seemed an extension of his own aesthetic.
We are pleased to intoduce the first of our shirts made in the USA. They have been manufactured in one of the best single needle factories in the states.
Collars: . The button down is based on the one worn on the Ivy league campuses of North America in the sixties. The classic point collar is made slightly short. On both collars the constuction is totally natural with no interfacing at all, resulting in a soft casual feel and look.
Cloth: The oxfords fabrics are an exact of the famous oxford clothes from the "Dan River Mill". The others are a variety of vintage, regular and dead stock.
Fit: is standard and short in length with a shaped hem. They have all been laundered and left to dry naturally after finishing so there are slight variations between clothes but we have shown this on the site. All shrinkage should be out of the fabric now.