Words: Jack Morrison
F.C. Real Bristol have finally lost the plot. The fictional football franchise created by Japanese retail goliaths SOPH and based in Tokyo, not Bristol, have unveiled their latest collection of reassuringly expensive sportswear. It is influenced by NASCAR. Obviously. And it's out now.
Highlights include a blue and black Inter Milan inspired number and a short, shirt and bucket hat illustrated combo. Covered in cup glory, guitars, and a stadium that looks a bit like the Emirates. What more could you want? We’re also a big fan of the flame socks.
SS19 breaks ranks with previous collections, including brighter colours and more logos than ever before. Still using the same strange plastic models. Not too sure why. Just adds to the surrealism of a football club that is also a NASCAR team, I guess. Somehow it works. Despite their origins, F.C. Real Bristol’s latest release wouldn’t look out of place on the dancefloors of Motion or Lakota. They’ve even got a fanny pack to house your gum and keys before heading in. Definitely one for music festivals; and with the winter weather we’re having at the moment I’m sure it’s going to come in useful. Just have to hope that the Water Wars don’t kick off before Boomtown.
All in all, F.C. Real Bristol’s new collection is a corker. The right balance of Wavey Garms and noughtie nostalgia brings back memories of those old flame shirts you used to really want but obviously, even then, knew not to buy. Skating down the road on your Heelys to get a pack of stickers for your Panini album. Better times. With a collection for kids being launched at the same time, you can even get the wee man looking fly on his way to five-a-side. Better start saving though, it’s not coming cheap. In the wise words of Young Thug: your money better be longer than a NASCAR race.
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