Passion is an international language made of emotions that hardly can be stopped, no matter the boundaries. Today we are facing a story that deserves attention, considering its natural evolution that sparkled among two entities: this blog and a streetwear designer whose name is Ty Taiste.
Based in Boston area, Ty is the man behind many sportswear designs that end up successfully on ’47 apparel. Being strongly passionate about soccer and vintage sport tees, during the first months of this year he came to the conclusion that he had to blend such passions into a project called The Football Gods. Of course after seeing all those ’47 posts on The Maxiemillion he almost felt compelled he had to send me his t-shirts.
Consisting of four tees and several caps manufactured by ’47, the first drop of Taiste (read: taste) celebrates four great moments in the history of sport. This collection pays homage to the past, exist in the present and will age well into the future. The story of Argentina 86 The hand of God t-shirt is well explained on the interior print of this tee. If it is not officially a “reversible tee” it’s also true that the craziest styles come from crazy ideas and take note that you can wear it also inside out if you really feel like daring a bit.
Looking close to this Argentina tee it is evident that the goal (no pun intended) is to create an item whose distressed look is as crucial as its graphics. This made in USA tee is part of a limited run of 50 pieces, all handmade, where its worn and washed look gets increased by little holes and cuts. Can you imagine this tee worn with your leather jacket and your freshest pants?
This item bypasses sports in order to become a true object of desire, like a rare find in a thrift shop. Be the first of your friends to stand out with finesse and cop an item fresher than a retro rock tee now. The Football Gods collection can be found online only, on Taiste website. I will show you another piece from this serie next week, be very ready…
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Photos courtesy of Giovanni Legrenzi