AUTHENTIC. BRITISH. SUBCULTURE INSPIRED. SINCE 1981.
UNDERGROUND ORIGINALS- CHOOSE FROM OUR CLASSICS
Manchester 81 - OUR 1981 birthplace
As we celebrate 40 years of Underground we give an appreciative nod to our Manchester homeland of 1981. A melting pot of subcultures, from Punk to Post Punk, Northern Soul to Goth, New Romantic to Casuals, all in one town.
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The Original Apollo Creeper- our classic pointed toe creeper available from sizes 2 to 12. Allgender from day one.
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Accessorise yourself with our range of leather goods, keychain, padlocks, jewellery and enamel badges. Selected products manufactured in the UK supporting sensible and sustainable manufacture.
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Part of our commitment to sensible and sustainable manufacturing.
Because we recognise that our customers have a personal choice regarding the material that is used in our footwear. Also our Vegan friendly collection is designed to meet the requirements of Underground customers that have a preference for products that do not contain animal products.
Also we have selected a special non-animal material, Onmicro, that has the appearance and attributes of leather and will perform in the same way as leather. The collection includes many of our core styles, but it is also possible to order custom made products using Onmicro.
Our commitment to sensible manufacture is supported by our custom made service for Underground Creepers Shoes Boots. Authentic, British Subculture inspired footwear.
Our custom-made service also allows customers to select any of our original designs. Using the long-term relationship with our manufacturers to build up trust and a cooperative spirit this enables us to offer customers the option to select special colours or materials to produce one pair that is custom made for them. Also there is no mass over- production and waste.
In our pursuit to proudly propagate Britain’s rebellious style heritage, we’ve turned up the dial on our responsibility. Because for 40 years we’ve tapped into the riches and sounds of British subculture; it’s our responsibility to give back in order to sustain it.
The Made-in-the-UK collection champions this country’s quality craftspeople and their long legacy of proven manufacturing. Made-in-the-UK sees us work with skilled experts and leaders of their field and also to help them preserve generations of innovative artistry and ingenuity.
Underground Creepers Shoes Boots. Authentic, British Subculture inspired footwear apparel, Sweatshirts, T-shirts, Hoodies, Caps.
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MUSIC AND SUBCULTURE
Northern Soul – was a youth movement about precisely that - MOVEMENT. Clapping, spinning, kicking, stomping, jumping, shuffling, sweating: Northern Soul operated as an irrepressible motion to a persistent beat. Functioning at over 100 beats per minute: keep on moving; don’t stop or you’ll drop. This is a subculture where the music, and the ebullient reactions the music catalysed, came first. Style and lifestyle came second. Here, disposition didn’t matter if you could dance.
An erotic murder in red rubber sheets. A ballerina prances around a bonfire; her stage a ruin of rubble. A doe-eyed, lethargic Adam Ant watches Siouxsie Sioux glitch on a TV Screen as he is lavished in kisses. The Slits smash up a car. Jordan, the effigy of punk, performs ‘Rule Britannia’ in green, spandex stockings. This can only be Derek Jarman’s 1978 film: Jubilee. Shot in the wastelands of London over six weeks in the summer of 1977, Jubilee makes reference to the Sex Pistols’ incendiary ‘God Save the Queen’ and the monarch in question in the year of her silver jubilee.
Lilting between the eerie and the ethereal, White Flowers debut is an album for off-kilter dreaming and wandering at dusk. Following their stints as art students, Katie Drew and Joey Cobb returned to Preston, taking the capital’s psych influence with them. Welding cascading loops with petal-delicate vocals, the duo experimented with sonic equipment and visual craft; cultivating a realm of drifting soundscapes and monochrome blooms. Ahead of the release of their debut album, ‘Day by Day’, we caught up with the pair to uncover the processes behind the record. ‘Day by Day’, White Flowers’ debut album is out on the 11th of June