TENSCLUB MARLBORO ADVENTURE TEAM VINTAGE CAPSULE

Back in the day, footballers loved a cigarette or 10 and they were some bloody good footballers at that. Socrates, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Gianluca Vialli and David Ginola all loved a bit of it, some more than others.

TensClub has released this reworked Marlboro vintage gear, combining various campaigns made up of footballers and smoking. The gear features a cigarette endorsement from Alfredo Di Stefano, an anti-smoking advert by Johan Cruyff that ran in Spain and some old anti-smoking kits from West Brom.

Each piece is 1 of 1, so you’ll have to act quickly to make sure you get a bit of this release. The capsule features windbreakers, windpants, hoodies, denim shirts and t-shirts.

Photos by @mistadeadhead and features by @elijahbydesign.

It all launches on 1/10 in the newsletter. Follow @tensclub and subscribe at www.10sFC.com
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THE COLLECTABLES: EPISODE II

eBay is bloody brilliant and for fans of the game like us, delving into the wonders on the site gives us a shit tonne of excitement in our lives. Why? Because of the vast amount of random collectable stuff that no-one needs but everyone wants.

This edition of ‘The Collectables’ series brings us an all-time fan favourite, the Panini stickers. A magnificent sidedish of the major tournaments that get us a bit more involved with the action.

The World Cup in 2006 was a very interesting one. Miroslav Klose finished top scorer of the tournament (of course he bloody did) but this was the lowest total to win the Golden Boot since 1962 and no other player scored more than three goals. Despite the group stages seeing only five goalless draws, the goals dried up in the knockout rounds. Pretty shite, huh? Then you’ve got the whole England vs Portugal controversy and to be honest, I’m still a bit upset to talk about how they got Wayne Rooney sent off and then we went on to miss about a billion penalties to lose. Moving on…the tournament received the most yellow and red cards the World Cup has seen, breaking the record of the 1998 tournament and there was one significant card that became an iconic one; Zinedine Zidane in the final. Of course, you all remember that but we’re not here to delve into why the Frenchman decided to plant a nut into Marco Materazzi’s chest and what would have happened if he didn’t, we’re here to talk about something that matters: fucking Panini stickers.

I bring you a delightful addition to your collectable set, it is not a complete set of the Germany 2006 World Cup collection but a sealed box of 100 packets. Something I’d most definitely leave unopened and untouched if it was me purchasing this myself. The box pretty cool design, especially with one of my top World Cup balls being only slightly shown. A nice little collectable to put on your shelf or keep away until you have children or grandchildren and you can pull it out and show them what stickers are instead of the mobile app version they’ll be using. Sounding all “back in my day” and AMF here for fuck sake, apologies.

At a nice figure of £27.57, you can purchase this and lighten up your life a little bit. Pick up this collectable on eBay here.

THE COLLECTABLES: EPISODE I

eBay is bloody brilliant and for fans of the game like us, delving into the wonders on the site gives us a shit tonne of excitement in our lives. Why? Because of the vast amount of random collectable stuff that no-one needs but everyone wants.

Welcome to Episode I of ‘The Collectables’; a series that saves you trawling through eBay for that week to find something to add to your random shite of football memorabilia and collectables. Fuck the shirts for this series, this is about the Subbuteo, the Corinthian ProStars, the World Cup-themed Coca-Cola/Budweiser bottles, the tournament caps, the Panini stickers and everything else that we love for no other reason than because it’s cool as fuck and football related.

In this first edition of this series, I bring you something I cannot bloody afford but something I would love to own. Coca-Cola is a brand I heavily relate to the World Cup,  especially when every tournament their adverts are plastered everywhere around the world. They’re a pretty cool brand when it comes to the world’s biggest spectacle due to their merchandise offering some incredible collectable items that you should all consider having in your life. Below is this collection of limited edition bottles, each assigned to a different country from the 2006 World Cup in Germany. France, Australia, Angola, Brazil and Japan have all been paid tribute to with these collector’s items.

Each bottle is labelled with ‘We Speak Football’ in the countries language. One world, one game.

Add this to your life now before I somehow do.

CHUNMA SCARF BY NIVELCRACK

The new release from Korean brand Nivelcrack has blessed us this festive season and it is available right now. A wonderful scarf has been revealed from Nivelcrack and we strongly advise grabbing yourself one before they sell out.

Inspired by the beautiful 1995 Ilhwa Chunma home kit, a Korean based club founded in 1989 who went on to win consecutive league titles between 1993 to 1995 with an Asian Club Championship win in 1995. Club legend and current head coach of Team Korea, Taeyong Shin, won MVP during the tournament. They changed to Seongnam FC in 2013 when Seongnam City took over the club.

The scarf is made from 80% acrylic and 20% wool and is 100% worth buying.

You can cop now from Nivelcrack’s website or RaysBeachClub.

 

TENSCLUB ‘DER KAISER’ TURTLENECK

It’s nearly the 10th of the month meaning a new release from the guys at TensClub. This month features a turtleneck celebrating the emperor of German football, Franz Beckenbauer.

The wonderful turtleneck has been produced in top quality, heavyweight materials and is adorned with a classic chain-stitch embroidery.

Each shirt is made to order and is embroidered individually in partnership with Knickerbocker Mfg Co.

This release provides a beautiful aesthetic either under a kit or a coat. A sublime addition to the lifestyle scene.

The turtleneck will be released on the 10th December via TensClub’s website.

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ULTRAS NIPPON #THEREALINTERNATIONALBREAK

A short documentary series, produced by the wonderful COPA90 and Eli Mengem, focuses on the side of the international break that not many people look at. This time, they’ve hit Japan showcasing what the nation has to offer in terms of the game. A beautifully crafted video and a sensational story told this video is a must-see.

RIVER PLATE X BOCA JUNIORS ARTWORK

The new InBedWithMaradona assignment is out and this time we were focusing on Buenos Aires. With my addiction to football kits, especially classic ones, I decided my piece would focus on the beautiful classic kits of Argentine giants, Boca and River.

The artwork below is something I created for personal use.

The new piece on IBWM is available to view here. 

LATEST PICK-UP: Panini South Africa 2010 World Cup Collection

The first instalment of ‘Latest Pick-Up’ comes with an explosion of personal nostalgia alongside a huge bang with an (almost) complete collection of the Panini stickers from the 2010 World Cup.

This tournament occurred during my high school years meaning most of my time was spent away from studying and focused on the likes of Wesley Sneijder, Steven Gerrard, Sergio Busquets, Rafael Marquez and of course Siphiwe Tshabalala take to the pitches of South Africa. A tournament full of emotions with England being mediocre as always, Spain winning the biggest tournament in the world through an extra time goal from Andres Iniesta and the annoyance of just how frequent people decided to blow into those fucking Vuvuzelas. Away from the pitch, the purists were collecting Panini stickers but for me, I’ve arrived late to the party. As always, I started the collection for the tournament but failed to keep it up throughout hence why I have decided to return to it and finally complete it.

Alongside the world coming together to watch what happened on the pitch, we collected the stickers and listened to K’Naan’s ‘Wavin’ Flag’ (in association with Coca-Cola of course) whilst kicking a ball around at our local pitch and then went home and played the video game (which you can read about here). It’s how we live through the World Cup.

After weeks searching through the depths of the wonderful E-Bay, I finally came across a seller offering 500 stickers, four unopened packets and an album for a reasonable price so of course, I jumped at the chance.

Maybe one day I’ll eventually stick them all into the album but until then, the pile will sit on my desk as I bask in its glory.

 

[ Football Collect ] : Pin Badges by Box2BoxFootball x CultKits

Box2Box Football have released a collection of football pin badges featuring Andrea Pirlo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roy Keane and Carlos Valderamma.

They have named each one based on the player’s personality. For example, Cristiano Ronaldo is called ‘The Winker’ for his cheeky wink to his coach during the 2006 World Cup. Andrea Pirlo’s pin is called ‘L’Architetto’ due to his playing style, Roy Keane is ‘Mr Nice’ which is the opposite of what he is and Carlos Valderamma is ‘El Pibe’ which translates to ‘The Kid’.

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All four badges are superb if you are a collector or if you want to spruce up an item you own.

Head over to the Box2BoxFootball site and check them out alongside their other stuff. http://www.box2boxfootball.com/merchandise 

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[ Fashion x Football ] : BLED FC release ‘Year of the Rooster’ hoodie

The wonderful people at BLEDFC have released this beautiful new hoodie to celebrate Chinese new year. This year, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Singaporean, Malaysian and Indonesian will be celebrating the year of the rooster and this is why BLEDFC have created this hoodie. This release is a typical stroke of excellence by BLEDFC and is a masterpiece of football culture.

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Model: Kimee Photos: Nam Kunn

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The hoodie is available to buy here.

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