There’s strong evidence that Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo is aiming for the highly influential Afterword market, judging by their latest T-Shirt collections. It’s widely believed that Uniqlo see Afterworders as fashion trendsetters and “opinion formers” who “set the agenda” for the rest of the world as to what is “fab:”, “hip” and “gear”.
First of all, there’s a collection celebrating Jazz that contains T-shirts featuring album covers by folk such as Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Eric Dolphy. Out to Lunch! by Eric Dolphy, mind. I’m surprised they aren’t printing the price in kroner for that one.
Next to those, there are some T-shirts featuring classic Marvel characters, with what looks like artwork by Jack Kirby and John Romita.
And then naturally there’s Miles Davis and The Beatles. To celebrate 50 years of Capitol you can buy shirts with album covers by those two Afterword favourites as well as ones by The Beach Boys and Gene Vincent.