As the world gears up for the wider release of Sony’s PlayStation 5, London-based vintage store Unified Goods has taken on the task of finding and selling over 50 rare retro gems from the PlayStation 2 era.
Unified Goods offers everything from vintage t-shirts, sweaters and jackets to accessories, media and curios associated with the PS2, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary alongside the release of the PS5 this year.
Some highlights of the collection – which took a year to find and may well be the greatest collection of vintage PlayStation merch made available always in the same place – includes the navy turtleneck long sleeve which features a PS2 logo on the neck, the selection of branded caps, beanies and visors, and the denim shirt which also features a logo PS2 embroidered on his chest.
Explaining why it wanted to celebrate the PS2, Unified Goods says, “With nearly a year in it, video games have proven to be almost a friend-like entity, an immersive and reliable alternate world for all of us to dive in and out of. of when we just need a moment. Whether it’s rediscovering an old title from our past or a brand new release, it’s no illusion that they can help spark creativity and alter thinking. It looks like a pivotal year for gaming and for Sony PlayStation brand and we really want to honor this moment with these capsules.
Alongside the vintage collection, Unified Goods produced a limited selection of UFG2 t-shirts and caps inspired by the PS2 gradient logo. Everything is printed on vintage original reclaimed whites, making this a long lasting collectible.
Finally, in honor of the release, Unified Goods is capturing the golden age of gaming by digitally rendering its store as if to replicate Tony Hawk’s Pro Skateshop. Take a look at Unified Goods’ “Mental Wealth” PlayStation 2 collection above and shop the vintage apparel at his website from 6:00 p.m. GMT today (1:00 p.m. EST).
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