There’s a reason why we still see Beatles references everywhere; a reason why Beatles T-shirts still wander the earth on bodies of all ages, and a reason why you won’t find any sorry old Beatles albums in the bargain buckets in HMV: the best selling band in history just never goes out of fashion.
So enduringly popular are the Fab Four that a lasting legacy of merchandise has emerged, with a new clothing collaboration of some kind seemingly an annual fix – the flame just refuses to die down. Some of the items out there are really naff, but equally, some of them are great. I picked out my favourites from the clothing and accessories available today.
1. John Lennon glasses
John Lennon’s choice to wear cheap-looking prescription glasses as a form of protest actually morphed into a fashion statement of its own and became part of his signature look. They’re still around today, and you can buy them here. (£125)
2. Magical Mystery Tour belt buckle
With colours to make you starry-eyed, this is just one of a collection of belt buckles on sale here. (£18)
3. Yellow Submarine suitcase
Speaking of bright things, you’ll never need lose your luggage at an airport again with this iconic suitcase, although it comes at a high price. You can buy it here. (from £150)
4. Abbey Road beanie
The ultimate buy for any roadie, this is sure to get you a hat tip or two. Get it here. (£14.99)
5. Beatles bow tie
6. Beatles iPhone case
With many Beatles songs sounding contemporary as ever, there’s no reason why the best in technology and the best in music should not come together: this Revolver-esque case from Etsy is ideal, and comes in hard plastic or rubber. (£5.50)
7. ‘The Beetles’ t-shirt
This creative piece of clothing gives the Fab Four a clever makeover. Get it from Threadless. ($25)