Sex Pistols Team Up With Converse for Chuck Taylor All Star Collection
The Sex Pistols have teamed up with Converse for a special edition Chuck Taylor All Star collection. The sneaker collaboration showcasing the punk band's logo and artwork apparently inspired by the band is due out this Spring, New York Daily News reports.
According to a Facebook post shared by the footwear company, the collection is being launched in celebration of 40 years of punk rock. The band, consisting of John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten), Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Sid Vicious and Paul Cook, dropped their only album, titled Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, 40 years ago. All but Vicious survive.
In addition to the line of classic canvas kicks (there are some leather pairs as well), the collection features other apparel including t-shirts and a bomber jacket. Designs attempt to capture the band's edgy aesthetic with stitch detailing, graphic overlays and elevated fabrics. One pair of low-tops is, of course, decked-out in the Union Jack.
The shoes in the Converse X Sex Pistols line will be cost between $65 and $80; the clothing will run you anywhere from $35 to $140.
Fans wishing to purchase this latest line of wearable memorabilia can just charge it all on their Sex Pistols-themed credit card, which is absolutely a thing. As Punk News reports, the Richard Branson-backed band previously teamed up with Virgin Money for a collection of credit cards featuring artwork from Never Mind the Bollocks as well as imagery from the band's 1976 single, "Anarchy in the UK."
The credit cards dropped this past summer, and as NPR reports, they were accompanied by the tagline, "It's time for consumers to put a little bit rebellion in their pocket." The cards, which have an APR of 18.9 percent, were launched by the bank with the intention "to celebrate Virgin's heritage and difference." Michele Greene, director of cards at Virgin Money, added in a statement: "The Sex Pistols challenged convention and the established ways of thinking - just as we are doing today in our quest to shake up UK banking."
Watch the band perform "Anarchy in the UK," which features the all-too-relevant lyrics "your future dream is a shopping scheme," on television in 1976, below.