The vendor worked as a freelance fashion designer for the famous punk clothing shop ACME Attractions on London's Kings Road between 1976 and 1977 and later for its successor BOY between 1977 and 1983. A0ME was in existence for four years from 1973-1977, first in the Antiquarius market, Kings Road and later on Kings Road itself and was managed by Don Letts. A rival to Viven Westwood and Malcolm McLaren's shop Let It Rock further up the street, the shop boasted the likes of Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde, The Clash and Bob Marley as customers. In 1976, John Krevine, co-owner of ACME and BOY was in discussions with Bernie Rhodes about The Clash wearing the shops' clothes, just as the Sex Pistols wore clothes made by Westwood and McLaren. Between late November, 1976 and March, 1977, several sample shirts were made, the Oppression shirt included in this Lot being a one-off. After this shirt and the one in the following Lot were loaned to Paul Simonon to wear at the Harlesden Coliseum gigs, they were returned to the shop, but the planned collaboration between the band and ACME never really took off.