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Forty Clothing Presents The Tall Ship VIP Experience at Riverside Festival 2019

Scotland’s premiere celebration of electronic music, Riverside Festival and one of the most exciting clothing labels around today Forty Clothing have teamed up to present a very special VIP experience on The Tall Ship for this year’s festival.

The VIP area will span above and below deck. Downstairs music lovers will be treated to a genre spanning musical journey from some of the best & up and coming artists around while upstairs festival goers will be able to enjoy an unrivalled view of Stage 2 while soaking up the atmosphere. There will a premium bar where a great selection of spirits, cocktails and beers will be on offer for purchase .

Included in the VIP wristband upgrade will be: super styling from Safe Hands Barbers; glitter, gems, braids and everything in between to festify your look from Bang Bang Beauty and Hair by Hayley Sweeney, lovely indoor toilets and access to a free cloakroom, phone charging station and their own separate entrance to the arena.

And as if that’s not enough, every VIP wristband holder will be gifted with an exclusive Forty Clothing goody bag which will include a specially designed Riverside Festival T. Shirt & phone cover along will other lovely festival surprises. The T. Shirt is exclusive to the hospitality guests and not part of the Riverside Festival x Forty Clothing merchandise collaboration.

Harry Miller, Director of Forty Clothing, said: “We’re thrilled to be given this opportunity to not only share our love for clothing but the love for music which is also in an intrinsic part of the brand’s DNA.

A limited number of VIP upgrades are available now.

Riverside Festival is Scotland’s largest celebration of electronic music taking place on 25 – 26 May Bank Holiday Weekend, year on year they bring the best artists from the cutting edge to the unique and iconic Clydeside location. This year music lovers will be treated to stages hosted by: Slam – Maximum Pressure, Denis Sulta, Bicep and La Cheetah. You can check out the full line-up here.

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10 Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss this Summer

January is a month where we look to plan out our year, whether it’s summer holidays, city breaks or those big tasty Music Festivals. Here at FORTY HQ, our team is busy planning our Summer itinerary and we’ve decided to share with you our top festival picks (PS Fyre festival is not on this list).

Riverside Festival

The riverside festival this year plans to be one of the best so far. Set on the banks of the River Clyde and in front of the iconic Glasgow transport museum it’s one of the most unique settings for a festival. For anyone who knows Glasgow and knows the people, they are one of most up for it crowds anywhere in the world and with the who’s who of the worlds djing fraternity in attendance it’s not one to be missed.

Sat 25 – Sun 26 May 2019

Tickets can be found here: Riverside Festival

AMP Lost & Found Festival, Malta (2nd-5th May)

Lost & Found returns to Malta for their fifth festival year! Get yourself to the Mediterranean to rave at the pool parties, boat parties, castle rave, beach party, night- time arena and beyond… Catch

Patrick Topping, Peggy Gou, Denis Sulta, Fredo, Honey Dijon and Horse Meat Disco to name a few.

Fly Open Air, 18th-19th May, Edinburgh

FLY presents FLY Open Air.  Showcasing the planet’s top electronic live acts & DJs in a truly unique locations in Edinburgh. Believe us, this is not one to miss!

Parklife 8th-9th June, Manchester

Parklife Festival is a multi-genre music festival in Manchester, England. Fresh off its biggest edition to date, the festival is firmly cemented as one of the UK’s favourite. Line up announced 6pm this Wednesday (30th January 2019).

Awakenings, 29th-30th June, Amsterdam

You will find Techno pioneers such as Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz, Loco Dice, Ben Klock, Len Faki, Jamie Jones, Joris Voorn, and Sven Väth playing records alongside a plethora of more recent talent. During the 2-day festival, there are more than 100 techno DJ’s playing their best sounds for one of the most dedicated crowds.

Hideout Festival, 1st-5th July, Croatia

Croatia has in recent years become one of the hottest destinations in the world for the clubbing community to go and let loose and many of Europe’s most committed dance fans now head there year after year in favour of the traditional summer destinations. Hideout Festival is perched on one of finest beaches in the area that runs the entire length of the island and is surrounded by a variety of bars, restaurants, water sports and attractions.

Ultra Europe, 12th-14th July, Croatia

Taking place each July on Croatia’s beautiful Dalmatian coastline ever since, the festival has attracted some of the biggest DJs and live acts in the world including Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Alesso, Avicii, Carl Cox, Chase & Status, David Guetta, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Disclosure, Erick Morillo, Example, Fedde Le Grand, Hardwell, Jamie Jones, Knife Party, Krewella, Laidback Luke, Luciano, Marco Carola, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Nic Fanciulli, Paul van Dyk, Porter Robinson, Pretty Lights, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Aoki, Tiesto and W&W to name just a few.

Cocoon In The Park, 13th July, Leeds

10 years ago the idea of a dance out in the country was turned from an idea into one of the most individual and special events on the entire dance music calendar. One day, one night and one stage situated in the gorgeous grounds of Temple Newsam House just minutes from Leeds but in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. Cocoon in the Park is an essential UK festival.

Sonar, 18th-20th July, Barcelona

The stunning city of Barcelona plays host to one of the biggest celebrations of electronic music on the planet, Sónar Festival. Previous headliners have been LCD Soundsystem, Aphex Twin, Magnetic Man, Dizzee Rascal, Chemical Brothers, Animal Collective, Claude VonStroke, and many many others.

Creamfields, 22nd-25th August, Cheshire

Creamfields is undeniably one of the world’s biggest, most impressive music festivals. The first dance festival to set out to provide the clubbing experience in a large outdoor arena, and which has since gone on to become the most renowned and popular open air electronic music festival in the world. This years festival will see the much anticipated return of Swedish House Mafia!

Have we missed your favourite festival this summer? Remember to leave a comment on our Facebook post!

Silva Reflective Jacket Pre-Sale info

Probably one of the most anticipated Forty releases to date, the SILVA jacket incorporates different aspects within the product.
The reflective glass based fabric gives the piece incredible visibility.
The printed overlay gives SILVA texture and the netted mesh provides the garment with movement, yet offers protection for the delicate reflective fabric.

The new SILVA Reflective Jacket will be available to purchase on Christmas Eve, exclusively for our mailing list customers, and will go on general release on Boxing Day.
For your chance to purchase one of these incredibly exclusive pieces, sign up today.
Remember this is a first come, first serve basis!

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Three Colors Trends to Watch for AW18

Autumn is here which means it’s officially time to pack up your tanks for more rich fabrics and hues. Just because the weather is getting drearier doesn’t mean you have to throw all colour out the window in favour of blacks and greys. In fact, this autumn we are redefining neutrals. Here are three trending colours for the AW18 season, that you can incorporate into your wardrobe right now.

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AW18 Outerwear Update

Forty Clothing always has and always will have a commitment to people and product, and moving forward into AW18 really underpins this foundation.

This seasons outerwear has really progressed and will focus on the functionality of the garment – it will comprise of  50/50 down fill feather with a heavy duty ripstop waterproof fabric, which also ensures a windproof finish. 

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5 of our Favourite Facebook Live DJ Sets this Summer

Top Picks By Forty

Facebook live has become a part of daily life and we see live videos feature on the newsfeed by people, brands, nightclubs, DJs and more. Here at Forty HQ we have enjoyed watching and listening to some incredible DJ sets via Facebook this summer, so we thought it was only right to share some of our motivation with you! Sit back, plug your headphones in and turn up the volume…

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7 Iconic Glasgow Nightclubs

As many of you know, music has always been part of our DNA here at Forty Clothing. Our head-honcho Harry a favourite in our famous clubbing scene in Glasgow. That musical passion we have has now been integrated with our brand and often inspires much of what we do.

We take a look back a 7 iconic nightclubs that were once legendary in our city of Glasgow.

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Piping Live! x Forty Clothing

Piping Live! and Glasgow designer collaborate on bespoke bagpipe design to highlight mental health awareness

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival has teamed up with one of Glasgow’s top designers. While the brief was to create a cool new bag cover for bagpipes which aided comfort for the player, an inspired idea to incorporate a hidden mental health message in the cover aligned with the festival’s aim to support SAMH, the Scottish Association of Mental Health.

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Carl Cox Set For Another One Night Stand

Legendary DJ and Forty ambassador Carl Cox is set for another One Night Stand, this time he’s going all night long. That’s right, the main man is taking over Pacha with the Game Over crew for another night of Ibiza 2018 that sees Carl Cox headline a series of some very special parties in some of the islands most iconic clubs. Tonight is extra special though, as there will be no other artists on the line-up except the 55 year old himself.

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11 Of The Greatest World Cup Jerseys

World Cup fever is almost over for 2018, but with probably one of our favourite tournaments to date, it definitely has been exciting and action-packed, as well as a lot of huge talking points from the highly debatable VAR. But let’s take a step back from the football and have a look at something a little closer to our hearts… the fashion design of some of our favourite World Cup jerseys…

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Summer 2018 Essential Music Festival Guide

It’s that time of the year again where we dig out our dancing shoes and get that new festival outfit you’ve been eyeing for months. Here at Forty Clothing we love music. It’s who we are and it’s in our DNA. Music has always inspired us, and that’s why we’ve picked some of the best and most exciting music festivals we’ll be at this summer!

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Cream Ibiza departs from Amnesia after 23 years.

The news emerged from the White Isle last week that Cream Ibiza is leaving Amnesia after a 23 stint at the club. The iconic British brand has been one of the islands most popular parties over two and a bit decades and will relocate in 2018 so super-club , which is located in the heart of Playa D’en Bossa and owned by the Ushuaia Entertainment group.

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Forty Clothing “Design Your Own Monster” winners announced.

Earlier this year, Forty Clothing launched a competition giving You the chance to create the next Forty monster design that would feature in an exclusive drop as part of our SS18 range.

Firstly we’d like to thank each and everyone of you who entered the competition, we were overwhelmed by the response and some of the entries were absolutely outstanding.

Today, we are delighted to announce the winner for both the youth section and the senior category. Sooo, drumroll please…..

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Forty Clothing Bryce

Could you design the next Forty Monster tee?

Download and Design your own Forty Monster!

Here at Forty we are born from the belief that inspiration is all around us.   Our monster logo was created when our founder Harry Miller’s son Bryce drew it at just 3 years old, and the rest they say is history.

This SS18 we would like you to help us create a special one-off monster design that will feature within our Forty collection, there will be two categories: 1) Forty Clothing 2) Forty Youth.

So if you fancy yourself as an up and coming designer or you just love getting creative, this is for you!

All you have to do is simply download the blank PDF monster below, and get to work.

How do I enter

All entries must be emailed to: stating which category you are entering,  or tweet us @forty40clothing #MyFortyMonster


Join us for a live Q&A with Mr Forty

Facebook Live with Harry Miller

We’re excited to announce that we will be hosting our first Facebook Live Q&A on Monday 5th February from the Forty store.

Joining us will be “Mr Forty” himself Harry Miller who will be informing you about some of our exclusive Forty drops, brand new to our SS18 range – (well worth tuning in for).

The live Q&A will give you the chance to ask us ANYTHING about our brand, products and the future of Forty. And for those who ask us the best 3 questions, we will give you a gift card that can be redeemed in store or online.

Don’t forget to join us on Monday 5th February at 7pm on our Facebook page.

Camo, its history & Forty Clothing

Did you know, the very first camouflage was used by hunters to disguise themselves from their prey and could take the form of foliage or mud smeared over their bodies, to hide their scent as well as their appearance? Well, now you know. However, we must admit, that’s not the reason we use camo in our product design here at Forty.

Camo is very much back on-trend this Autumn/Winter season, however Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) has been an inspiration here at Forty Clothing since the very beginning and for us, and is not just an in-season style. From our monster logo to our newly launched Edmund winter jacket, camo boldly plays its part in the Forty Family.

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Famiglia Quaranta – Forty Family by Nicole Bidoli

AW17 Military Inspired Shirt Jacket

With an unbridled thurst for knowledge about fabrics, design and the ever changing needs of our customer, which is at the forefront of our mind, we are proud to present our new shirt jacket.

It is always important to find the right balance between our own inspiration and ideas and what our customer will want.

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9 Amazing Creamfields Moments

One of the World’s biggest dance music festivals, Creamfields, is over for another year, and this year was once again truly special. This years line up included Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Sven Vath, The Black Madonna, Axwell & Ingrosso, Arman Van Buuren and many more of the world’s greatest DJ’s.

Forty Clothing are here to show you some of the best images from the weekend, so if you wish you were back at Creamfields then you might wanna look away…

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6 Amazing Music Festivals That Have Been and Gone this Summer

Music is part of our DNA here at Forty, and we have been lucky enough to travel the world to experience some serious dance events of the years. From Carl Cox in Ibiza to Sven Vath at Kappa , we have been lucky to witness these industry legends do what they do best,  on so many occasions.

We are delighted to bring you 7 of our favourite music festivals that have been and gone this summer. If you agree/disagree with us let us know by tweeting us at @forty40clothing!

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Forty Clothing First Look at Carl Cox 2017 Collaboration Tee

For the second year running, Forty Clothing will be working with the legendary Carl Cox to produce a range of Forty x Carl Cox collaboration tees.  We are absolutely honoured to be working with Carl Cox and the Game Over team again, to have the the chance to design product exclusively for one of our musical hero’s is nothing short of overwhelming. The way that Carl has supported our brand has been amazing and we can’t say thank you enough.

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Glasgow Fashion Designers You Should Know | Culture Trip

Forty Clothing were delighted to recently feature in an article on Culture Trip, one of the world’s fastest growing online media outlets. The website itself has around 7,000,000 monthly visitors so when we read the article we were very privileged to be part of it. The article titled “Glasgow Fashion  Designers You Should Know”  featured Forty, alongside some other outstanding designers from our hometown of Glasgow. You can read Forty’s feature from Culture Trip below, and read the full article here. Thanks for all your support.

Forty Clothing, a hip street-style brand, is all the rage these days. It’s also the reason why style stunners are sauntering about Glasgow and Scotland with a loveable monster logo imprinted on their t-shirts! This trendy logo, the reason for the brand, is actually a drawing by the 3-year-old son of company founder and renowned Scottish DJ Harry Miller. Miller collaborated with a graphic design friend and alas, the rest is history. Forty instantly garnered respect and is popular with DJs and notables in the clubbing scene. The flagship concept store is too cool for words.”

12 of the Best Pictures from the Ibiza Opening Parties

We’re now into June and the Ibiza summer season is well and truly underway.  So far we’ve seen the prestigious Dalt Vila host another famous IMS party, we’ve danced with Sven Vath at Cocoon for the 18th season and perhaps one of the biggest talking points this summer has been the opening of  Hï Ibiza – the islands latest superclub in the heart of Playa D’en Bossa (formerly Space Ibiza).

Forty Clothing are excited to be involved in another season on the island. This year we’ve again partnered with Carl Cox & Game Over, and we can’t wait for Carl Cox Opening Party in Privilege Ibiza this July, where our very own Harry will be gracing the decks in the World’s biggest club. (Remember to check out our t-shirt range for your trip to the island)

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Vote For Forty at the i-on Breakthrough Awards 2017

Forty Clothing is delighted to be shortlisted for the i-on magazine Independent Retail Award!

For years, i-on has got behind some of the best businesses in central belt Scotland. From the launch of their magazine back in 2005, they’ve done their best to shout about the people who help to make the cities what they are; the cool little businesses who don’t always garner column inches but who are at the beating heart of urban Scotland.

So, with this in mind, i-on brings you the inaugural i-on Breakthrough Awards in association with Pickering’s Gin, a celebration of emerging talent in Scotland. People living and working in Edinburgh and Glasgow who are excelling in their field; the people who i-on magazine, with its judging panel and readers, anticipate to be the names to talk about in 2018.

Forty Clothing ask if you could take a wee minute out of your busy schedule and vote for us here: .

We can’t say thank you enough for all the love, encouragement and continued unwavering support from our amazing Forty Family


9 of The Best Pictures From Riverside Festival 2017

Glasgow’s very own electronic dance music festival landed in town for the fifth year in a row, and yet again, blew us away. Superstar DJs from around the globe including Sven Vath, Nina Kraviz, Groove Armada, Loco Dice, Mr G, DJ Koze not to mention homegrown talent such as Slam, Jackmaster, Jasper James & Animal Farm, all came to party on the banks of the Clyde.

With plenty of sunshine and a Bank Holiday weekend in store, it was always going to be something special… and for those who partied with the Forty Family…will know!

Take a look at Forty’s favourite pics from Riverside Festival…

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