Favourite Shirts – Blackmail Boy

Inspired by some recent rummage related posings from Davey H (vintage cassettes) and Ally (Postcard Records brochure), here’s my contibution to lovelies from the loft – the BOY mail order catalogue ‘Blackmail’.

When Seditionaries closed in 1980 to be refitted and restyled as swishy, squiggly World’s End, BOY at 153 King’s Road sold off any remaining Seditionaries stock and continued production of a few selected Westwood and McClarens designs along side it’s own BOY and Kitsch 22 togs . These are a few of the items from the 1981 2nd edition catalogue – with titles, prices and (designs by in brackets). Check out the long sleeve muslins for £8.50!! – how much do they go for on ebay now?? I had two and binned them. Whoops!

Nigel Shirt (BOY) – £18.50
Stringy Pullover(BOY) – £15
Long Sleeved Muslin (Seditionaries) – £8.50

Adam and the Ants T shirt (BOY)- £4.50

Striped Jeans and Leopard Jeans (Modzart)- £17.50

Crazy Colour – £3.50
Wraparound shades (BOY) – £3.95

And to continue the theme of New Wave nuggets here’s…..

Sex Pistols – Black Leather.mp3

A post Pistols/pre Professionals period Cook and Jones track recorded but rejected for ‘The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle’.

Adam and The Ants – Ligotage.mp3

An almost XTC’ish ‘Dirk’ era Ants track, only ever recorded as part of a John Peel Session.

X-ray Spex – The Day the World Turned Dayglo (Rough Mix).mp3

Very similar riffing to ‘Black Leather’


3 Responses to “Favourite Shirts – Blackmail Boy”

  1. I can’t tell you how much stuff I ‘liberated’ from Boy.
    I used to go in a scrawny youth and come out looking like Buster Bloodvessel.
    I think I may have invented the ‘layered look’.

  2. Planet Mondo Says:

    You were brave – I was always terrified of the Scottish glue sniffers hanging around in the doorway asking for spare change.

  3. bitterandrew Says:

    Wow, look at all the cool stuff…

    You wouldn’t happen to have a working time machine and a couple hundred pounds I could borrow?

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