Saturday, 5 February 2011

Any Forty - R3FIX collection: Spring/Summer 2011

Street wear brand Any Forty, has been collaborating with some of the best UK street and graphic artists over the last couple of years, producing 3 collections of rock solid t-shirt designs.

Any Forty's Versus collections are always produced in strictly limited editions, but this season they're revisiting some of their most popular designs and re-fixing them for a new audience - it's a great opportunity for those of you just discovering the range to get your hands on their sold-out designs from the Any Forty vaults in great new colourways.

But which ones to choose? That's where you guys come in.  Head on over to the Any Forty blog and let them know which designs you want to see refixed for spring/summer 2011. 

Our vote goes for the 45RPM and Hydro 74 t-shirts as they were pretty popular in store - but we'd love to know what you'd like. Vote now!

Any Forty vs 45RPM
Any Forty vs Hydro74

What we said:

We've been  stocking Any Forty's last two collections, and they've always sold really well - one of top sellers has been 45RPM - so we'd love to see that one refixed, and also the Hydro 74 design is awesome, but the boys that come into our store have been put off a bit by the hot pink - in a toned down colour this t-shirt would be hot hot hot!  Also we got in on the Any Forty act during versus 2 range, so we'd love to get our hands on any refixed t-shirts from the versus 1 range. 

Win! vouchers to spend in store...

We're starting a new project on our blog called Independent Style and we are looking for independently stylish people!

Here at Forty Five we celebrate individual style and we always like to offer our lovely customers and friends an alternative to chain stores and mass produced items.  It's often our customers that inspire us, and we've had some fantastic recommendations from them as to new brands that we should be stocking.

So as a celebration of uniqueness we are looking for people that dress in an alternative way - be it your own creations, or just a new way of putting an outfit together, or a statement piece that always gets you noticed.

Get involved:

All you need to do is email an image of you wearing your outfit to, then  if we decide to feature you on our blog, we'll get back in touch and ask you some questions about you and your style.

Plus: our favourite independently stylish people featured in our blog will win vouchers to spend at Forty Five or our web store at

Get snapping fashion fans.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Forty Five Printing is evolving - check us out!


 any time until the end of March 2011, we'll give you 10% off your order for mentioning the name of our loyal canine printing assistant!
 .....A new adventure in t-shirt printing! 

That's right,  Forty Five is evolving! We'd like to introduce our new custom screen and vinyl printing business, Custom Sign and Print.  Based just across the road from our retail outlet on Plymouth's Ebrington Street, we're now able to offer you an even wider range of fast-turnaround printing services.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Job Vacancy - Screen Printing Apprenticeship

In conjunction with Plymouth College of Art, and due to the expansion of our printing operations, we are looking for a super-charged apprentice!  Full details are below ~ if you need any more info please email or call into Forty Five at 48 Ebrington St, PL4 9AD. 

Job Vacancy

Apprenticeship – Screen Printing
Location: Central Plymouth
Start Date: January/February 2011
Length of Contract: 12 - 24 months
Salary: Meets Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage
Qualification level: 2/3 (dependant on prior attainment)

Job Description
Forty Five Clothing is an independent clothing store that has been established in Plymouth for the last 4 years. The business has recently evolved to include a vintage clothing store and has expanded the screen print side of the business, Custom Sign and Print. As such a vacancy exists for a Screen Print Apprentice to join the company at a very exciting time.

The Screen Print Apprentice will work full-time for the company in the screen print area of the business. In addition, the apprentice will work towards a Machine Printing (Screen) Apprenticeship with Plymouth College of Art. This will be delivered via onsite assessments and monthly attendance at taught sessions at the College. Attendance at Plymouth College of Art will also be required occasionally for periodic examinations.

This vacancy will suit someone with a passion for design and print. Successful candidates will be practical, with a keen eye for detail and an appreciation of the importance of quality and consistency. A working knowledge of Photoshop software would be beneficial. As you will be working with machinery, an understanding of the need for safe working practices is essential. You will work closely with the business owners, receiving supervision and training, yet be able to demonstrate initiative. You will be required to respond to enquiries in a customer focussed business and therefore it is essential that you possess excellent communication skills. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to gain screen print knowledge and experience, and a print industry recognised qualification.


To apply for this apprenticeship please email a CV and Covering Letter for the attention of Mary to Within your covering letter please ensure that you answer the following:
  1. What skills, knowledge, qualifications and personal qualities do you possess that make you suitable for this apprenticeship? – please give examples where possible
  2. If you live outside of a reasonable commuting distance from this place of work and/or Plymouth College of Art, please give details of your accommodation/travel plans.

Please attach examples of your own design work that may support your application.

Closing Date: Friday 7th January 2011

Monday, 25 October 2010

Vacant's latest collection

Vacant and it's sister brand, Pretty Vacant, is an edgy retro influenced clothing brand for those of us who like our clothing unique, individual and from the wrong side of the tracks. Unusual prints alongside classic vintage inspired shapes keep people coming back for more from this urban British brand. This latest collection from the Autumn/Winter 2010 season has everything a boy needs - rugged checked shirts, and that new season essential, the dodgy snowflake knit, just right for hanging out in that Alpine ski lodge this winter.  Shop the whole Vacant range right now !

Monday, 18 October 2010

Love Struck

Last week we received our first drop of Lovestruck dresses, skirts and cardigans. From the moment it came in Lovestruck has began flying out the door so we put in another order with them right away! The collection is currently only availible in our Plymouth shop but will be online this space!

About Lovestruck

Lovestruck is a cute womenswear brand, aimed at young women who want to look cute and kitsch!! It is designed by two fashion addicted girls (well grown up girls) who are quite obsessed with all things cute and beautiful. Sugar and spice and all things nice...

'When we design the dresses, tops and skirts we are influenced by vintage shapes, vintage fabrics, and we do our best to seek out the most adorable prints.  We treasure prints with vintage styled florals, sweet heart chiffon prints and bows bows bows (we cannot get enough bows!!). We aim to carry two kinds of ranges - one for the daytime - an over cute range utilsing floral jerseys and cotton - floral prints and bow embellished knits, and a evening range - chiffons and lace - a sexier more sophisticated look - toned down prints, nude colours.'

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Student Model Search 2010/2011

We've got a sneaky feeling that this years model search is going to be bigger and better than ever!

The top 10 male and top 10 female entrants will go through to the semi-final, with the public voting for the top five male and top five female entrants, all of whom will be invited to a fashion shoot and judges will then decide on the final male and female winners. Prizes include free clothes amongst other things and the chance to star in your very own 247 Magazine fashion shoot!

The Student Model Search is being held in conjunction with:

- Forty five
- Prime Delux
- Arena Hair
- Smile on the Tiles
- Jack Chams


To enter, you must be a student with a valid NUS card, and you must attend a college or university in Devon or Cornwall (events for the Student Model Search will take place in Plymouth so you must also be able to get yourself here if we require you to attend the semi finals or finals of the competition). You must also be over 18.

To enter via email, you need to send a picture of yourself (either full length or head shot, preferably with little or no make up) as well as the following details to


Heres a video from last years search to give you an idea of what goes on!