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Frankie Say War Hide Yourself T-shirt

Anyone who lived through the 1980s, will certainly remember the iconic, Katharine Hamnett inspired Frankie Say slogan T-shirts, and also the two anti-war songs by the band "Two Tribes" and "War". 

This was also the height of the original cold war era, when tensions between the Soviet Union and U.S. were at boiling point and the threat of nuclear Armageddon loomed over us. That officially ended on Dec 26th 1991, but now here we are almost four decades later in 2022, and we have a new Cold War situation to fret about.

Whilst the Paul Morley designed "Frankie Say Relax" T-shirt was definitely the most popular choice (it's true to say that more of these T-shirts were sold than records!), there were two other official T-shirts by ZTT which included "Frankie Say War! Hide Yourself" and "Frankie Say Arm The Unemployed", which were both actually worn by Frankie Goes To Hollywood for some of their photoshoots back in 1984. 

Here we are some 38 years later, and the message could never be more appropriate with the situation in Ukraine - who'd have though it?

I was pleased to find this authentic-looking T-shirt being sold by CafePress UK on Amazon.

Man wearing a Frankie Say War! Hide Yourself white T-shirt with purple lights background
CafePress Frankie Say War T-shirt

The T-shirt in sizes from Small to 4XL. You can also buy the Frankie Say War shirt directly from CafePress in a variety of colours and designs, although the black text on white design above is the most authentic.

You can also buy a similar design in the UK from

Paul Rutherford and child wearing a Frankie Say War! Hide Yourself T-shirt
Band member Paul Rutherford with child on Two Tribes picture disc

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If you would like to stick to the most popular Frankie message T-shirt, then this "Frankie Say Relax Don't Do It" T-shirt looks authentically 80s, and is available for both men and women in 4 colours.


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