Obscure Clothing was created as brand project during my 3rd year BA honours degree. A little over a year later after working in a design job i had finally decided to open my own clothing shop in Afflecks Palace, Manchester. Obscure grew from strength to strength and a few years later opened a print studio/shop in Stevenson Square.
After a few months i came to the realisation I didn't have enough hands to run a shop and studio at the same time and wanted to concentrate all my efforts on just screen printing. Somehow i found myself relocating to Leicester and running a large print company. It was there i finally got my hands on an autopress. 2 to be exact.... a 10 colour and 8 colour. My days were filled printing merch for amazing bands like Pink Floyd, Oasis, the Prodigy, Misfits, Rick Wakeman.... to name a few. It was intense, long hours and a great experience but i found myself wanting to try something a little different. I took a Creative Director role at a ski brand designing their all in one ski suits and running the print stuido there.
July 2017 i took a big leap and decided to take Obscure Clothing solo! We are relocating back to Manchester in Q2 2018 to set ourselves firmly where we belong...
WE TRY TO BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT...
We run our own streetwear clothing brand called Bear Knuckle Brawlers. We design, print and distribute from our studio to a high standard of service and quality. Obscure is part of a vast network of illustrators and designers. If there is something you wish to achieve or you have no idea where to start, get in contact with us and we wil be able to build your brand from the ground up.
We offer a labelling and bagging service as well as embroidery and with our inhouse seamstress we are able to achieve a number of cut n sew items. Don't be afraid to ask, any idea no matter how out there and unachievable with a low minimum you think, let us know and we will do our best to make it happen.