Highbury & Islington Express
If you are aiming even further down to earth, a little number from Savage London might be more your style. Kaveh Savage – whose North London-themed shuts arc actually sold in Newburgh Street off, Carnaby Street is another old-timer in the game, with 16 years of T-shirt design behind him: “In those days my clients were Aerosmith and all the heavy metal boys. Now we do everyone from Emma Thompson to S-Club 7,’’ he says.
His current London range is a far cry from the burning skulls and roaring tigers of the Acrosmith generation and will make you feel quite at home in your comer of the Holloway. Hoxton or Dalston ‘hood.
“I always pick dodgier bits of London.” he says “I’m into the London ghettos instead of the New York ghettos. I find it a bit bewildering that kids in the UK are wandering around in a shirt with Brooklyn on when loads of them are living in a ghetto themselves give them something they can identify with.
”I started with Hackney, because the whole place in j dump, then Brixton and Peckham. Most of the places I’ve got first hand experience of I squatted in Dalston. I had a mate who was living in Holloway. My posh uncle lives in Highbury but that’s not quite the same”.
So if Highbury is your hangout, you might have to fall back to Antoni and Alison One hearing the words “Portrait of a woman singing Are friends Electric by G Numan in her head” should get them talking.