Hang about … isn’t that Charlie Birch, Palace’s Scouse skater and good-time guy, drinking a pint with Bez from the Happy Mondays? Yeah, it is.
The London skate brand tapped the Madchester frontmen for a brand-spanking-new collaboration dropping this Friday (18th September), and it’s as loopy as a night at The Haçienda. But we’re making presumptions here. No one at THE FACE is old enough to remember those days. Except for our director. Old fart.
The capsule collection includes a super slick button-up shirt (with Shaun and Bez’s pretty mugs plastered all over it!), a Step On-printed bucket hat (pretend you’re at Knebworth!), and a zip-up Harrington jacket in the same print as the bucket (matchy-matchy!). There’s also a T‑shirt with a classic black and white photo of our Bez shaking his maracas, taken at some point during the ’80s.
And if you’re after more Palace-meets-Happy-Mondays madness, watch the short film/comedy sketch that sees Shaun and Bez making head to tail of the collection.
“That’s ace, that,” says Bez.
Guaranteed laughs. Killer clothes. Bob’s Yer Uncle.
Palace x Happy Mondays capsule collection will be available from 11am this Friday in-store and online.