In 2004 inspired by the books and letters ofHunter S Thompsonmost notably“Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968–1976″
Six Eight Seven Six developed a collection which would reference but modernise classic American workwear styles; utilising & developing these garments with new details, trims and producing them in unique & progressive hybrid technical fabrics.
One of these styles was theThompsonjacket which we have decided to produce again as part of ourScotland Project.
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”.
26 September 1970 Ken Buchanan travelled to Puerto Rico where he would meet Ismael Laguna the world lightweight champion from Panama .Many experts believed San Juan’s warm weather would affect Buchanan, but he upset those who thought that way and beat Laguna by a 15-round decision to become world’s lightweight champion.
Later on the 26/6/1972 he fought the Legendary Roberto Duran at Madison Square Garden in one of the most controversial fights of the Era.
Crew neck Shetland Knitwear traditionally crafted in The Shetland Islands using Super soft Shetland wool. Seam-free meaning each garment is knitted in a single unit, eliminating all wool waste. Crew neck, saddle shoulder,Ribbed Cuffs, Hem & Neck.