Formed way back in 1990…Alan Finch recreated Arsenal’s classic 1949/50 gold cup final shirt. The process then was to purchase a small piece of cotton drill from the local department store, Fenwick, and then buy a Dylon dye.
Then proceeded to dye the white drill cotton gold, take the fabric to a local dressmaker with a pattern from an original Arsenal shirt and get Joyce the dressmaker to make it up! Good at art, Alan then drew a badge on a piece of cardboard and walked nervously into the Arsenal Commercial Offices to pitch the idea. They loved it! Why wouldn’t they?!