Whilst the upper classes dress down to go out, the working class dress up.

Dating back to the second half of the 19th century, and ever since, sub-cultures have been created and driven almost exclusively by those in the working class communities. Starting with the Scuttlers of Manchester in the 1870's and their monotony towards life in the slums, advancing through to the Teddy Boys, Mods and Rockers era of the 50's, through to the Punk and Skin scenes, Ska, Reggae, the 80's and 90's skate scene, right up to today's contemporary minimalism. They were all the brainchild of those fighting for an identity - an identity that correlates conclusively with fashion - so it makes sense to call these people heroes.

With this premise as his inspiration, Working Class Heroes was founded in 2006 by Thomas Bowden. The initial intent was to sell a range of skate and street clothing from all around the globe to the good people of Ulverston, Cumbria, from his tiny shop in a shady looking alleyway. Since 2006 the company has moved to a bigger, better, less creepy location, sweeping up new brands, stories and people along the way.

Our ranges of footwear, clothing and homeware is comprised of a brand mix that appeals to us. Not one that follows a particular genre or alignment, but one that we feel goes together, blurring the lines between distinctions and classifications in order to create something beautiful. 

40-44 Market StreetUlverston Cumbria LA12 7LS


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Lee Jeans was founded in Kansas in 1912 by Henry David Lee. He noticed that the quality of workwear at the time could be improved, and decided his workers could do a better job. In 1913, the Union-All work jumpsuit was created, which quickly gave Lee the name it deserved. Throughout the 1920's, Lee Jeans introduced new innovations, including stronger and more durable denim fabric, and a zipper fly to overalls. 

Lee became the nations number 1 workwear manufacturer, and in the 50's, Lee made more casual and everyday wear. Today, Lee produce a wide variety of fits and styles which are still made to an extremely high quality. 

The everyday and causal range of Lee featured on our site includes t-shirts, shirts, jeans and caps. 

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