2020 The iconic Sportswear Brand Meyba relaunched with brand direction led by long time 6876 collaborator and friend Neal Heard. Working closely with Neal we have created two shirts including the legendary Barcelona Away 1982 shirt.
Barcelona 1984-87 : The Team was managed by Terry Venables & featured players of the Calibre of Bernd Schuster & Steve Archibald winning the league in 1984 but also infamous for the cursed European Cup Final in 1986 held in Sevilla.
On the 7th of May 1986 Steaua Bucharest of Romania defeated the overwhelming favourites Barcelona in a penalty shoot out after extra Time. Barcelona had all of their penalties saved by Steaua goalkeeper.
However more positively this era also produced the iconic (1982-1984) away shirt as developed originally and now relaunched by Meyba with 6876 branding.
“The number 14 had a special importance to Iconic FC Barcelona player & later Manager Johan Cruyff. The Dutchman shone wearing various shirts, and using numbers ranging from 1 to 11. At the Camp Nou, he wore the number 9, due to the regulations stating that the starting lineup should use the first eleven numbers. However, Cruyff had another favourite figure that he would use whenever possible.
When he became a coach, the number 14 was given extra importance. If a player was to be given his Barça debut off the bench, he would be handed the shirt. One such player was the club’s recent coach , Ernesto Valverde.
Others were Òscar Garcia, Miquel Àngel Nadal and Jordi Cruyff, debuting as substitutes in the Blaugrana shirt under a legend of world football.
It was the junior Cruyff who was the first player given the number 14 on a permanent basis, when LaLiga regulations changed to allow personalised numbers”
Neal Heard is Owner of Lover’s F.C fashion label. Author of the books :’Trainers’ – The first and seminal book on Trainer/Sneaker culture and design’ 2003 and ‘The Football Shirts Book – A Connoisseurs Guide’ 2017.
Neal is also Creative director of Newport County Football Cub.
The history of SIGG Switzerland Bottles AG begins in 1908: Ferdinand Sigg, a metal working specialist, returned to Switzerland after years of learning and travelling. Together with his friend Xaver Küng, he established an aluminium goods factory in Biel.
Sigg and Küng are united in their love for metal and their belief that aluminium is the material of the future.
Ferdinand Sigg 15.12.1877 – 08.02.1930
Buchanan Scarf :
His next defence came on 26 June 1972, against Panama’s greatest, the then undefeated Roberto Durán at the Madison Square Garden (MSG) in New York, in a bout which had a highly controversial ending. Durán was ahead on all three cards at the end of the 13th round, when both fighters exchanged punches after the bell. Buchanan went down, writhing in pain from a low blow, that Buchanan’s trainer, Gil Clancy, said was caused by a knee to the groin. Referee Johnny LoBianco awarded the fight to Durán, insisting that the blow that took down Buchanan was “in the abdomen, not any lower” and that he felt that Buchanan would be unable to continue fighting.
The concept of the dérive has its origins in the Letterist International, an avant-garde and Marxist collective based in Paris. The dérive was a critical tool for understanding and developing the theory of psychogeography, defined as the “specific effects of the geographical environment (whether consciously organized or not) on the emotions and behavior of individuals.
Debord defines the dérive as “a mode of experimental behavior linked to the conditions of urban society: a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances.” It is an unplanned journey through a landscape, usually urban, in which participants drop their everyday relations and “let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there”.
The Hot Cold one is our second project with SIGG Switzerland who have been producing the highest quality items since 1908. This bottle is the ideal hiking flask as it keeps drinks cool for 20 hours and hot for 12 but due to its flexible and easy use design its ideal for travel anywhere.
Specifications: Hot & Cold one: Thermo Bottle made of high-quality 18/8 stainless steel &Vacuum-insulated.
Size : 26.5 cm x 7.2cm Weight : 330 Grams
Isolation time: 12 hrs for hot and 20 hrs for cold liquids
Removable tea filter
Wide opening allows the addition of ice cubes
Cap can be adjusted for right or left-handed users
Anti-slip pad made of silicone pad on the bottom ensures a secure stand
Second product in collaboration with Columbia knit is a White classic Rugby produced utilising the same methods since 1921 and creating the most premium garment which we have hand printed. The entire process from knitting of the fabric, through cutting & sewing is created at the Portland Oregon Factory.
Heavy weight 10-10.5 oz. pre-washed 100% cotton jersey
We are delighted to be working with a brand we’ve long admired and have been a regular consumer of for many years.
Sigg (Established 1908) in Switzerland and still manufactured in Frauenfeld.
The Swiss original in a classic design. Made from a single piece of high-quality
aluminum, making it light and strong. It keeps a tight seal, even with carbonated drinks. The highly elastic interior coating is resistant against fruit acids, is tasteless and free from BPA and phthalates. The practical screw cap enables comfortable carrying with just one finger.
Main Photograph Arved Colvin-Smith & colour Daniel Jenkins Purposeful Activity.
Beginning of a new project where we work with and present other unique brands, the first brand has been in operation since 1921 Columbia Knit is a locally owned company, taking pride in making beautiful, durable, high quality garments. The entire process from knitting of the fabric, through cutting & sewing is created at the Portland Oregon Factory.
So its with great pleasure that we have began working with the most premier of Rugby Shirt producers and the first option we have is the Athletic stripe shirt
Heavy weight 10-10.5 oz. pre-washed 100% cotton jersey