Thursday, 16 October 2008
Where it all began...REALLY...
This was the first press we ever had for a soft vinyl figure. Seminal UK style mag "The Face" gave us a full page back in the very early days of Silas.
Martin was belatedly released in June 1998. He was the very first Silas product, style code S1000 otherwise listed as TOY.
We had actually originally conceived of Martin as a Holmes product (Slam City Skates's underground street-fashion label that predated Silas). Really Martin should have been released 6 months earlier (maybe at the end of 1997) but the demise of Holmes and the birth of Silas delayed the production. In fact, I would say that perhaps the most valuable of all Silas/Amos/James Jarvis linked paraphernalia would be the first wax mold of Martin, with the original Holmes logo inscribed on his sweatshirt. That piece is owned by a certain Mr Kenichi Omura of Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo, Japan. Offers anyone?
Many thanks to Gregory Holman for the scan.