San Portablo is proud to announce its Selwyn Jenkins t-shirt.
Old Selwyn Jenkins was typical of Independent Sports Shops that could be found across the UK up until the 90's - they have nearly all know disappeared due to not being able to compete with the Massive Chain Stores that we find ubiquitous in our shopping centres...
The Old Independent's used to buy their garments by the dozen or the score from Adidas, Admiral, Partrick, Umbro, Tachinni, Gola - neighbouring towns would have different looks - One may had had Admiral jackets, the neighbour, Partrick - they could not compete with the likes or Sports Direct who buy garments by the thousands..
In the design a young man is looking into the Selwyn Jenkins Window - he has just returned from a nearby City where one of the first clothing chains Benetton were giving customers Stylish transparent shoulder bags with every purchase..
Benetton was a cool Italian Brand that ultimately failed to keep pace with British Street fashion and and the bigger chains that followed it to every High Street - also with sadness Benetton stores have disappeared from the UK High Street...
Selwyn Jenkins was a FAW Councillor, He sponsored local teams, he was involved with Port Talbot Athletic Football Club -
This design is a tribute to Selwyn Jenkins and the Independent Sports Shop across the UK that have sadly all but gone but are not forgotten..