11th Anniversary Interview With Jim Adlington

10th anniversaries are so last year! To celebrate our 11th anniversary we will be releasing 11 limited edition products for 11 weeks. Planks Clothing Founder, Jim Adlington, talks about his journey to becoming a pro skier and the story behind Planks.

We saved the best ’til last. The recipe for a good life: peace, love and powder turns. What more could you want? Ahh... maybe this T-shirt is the icing on the cake. It's a mantra for all of you die-hard powder hippies.

11TH anniversary LIMITED EDITIONS #1 - #10

To kick things off, we've got The Skiers Choice T-shirt and hoodie, this design was originally released in 2009. Inspired by the Rastafarian influences on freeski culture back then, thanks to freeskiing legends like Tanner Hall and CR Johnson. Everyone loves to listen to some reggae on a powder day!

For our second limited edition we've got Powder to the Skier! Originally released in 2013, the Powder to the Skier print was heavily influenced by the Northern Soul movement in the UK. Mad dancing & funky soul vibes!

Originally released in 2009, this was our first-ever 'SKIER’ T-shirt with a print inspired by the logo from the band Kiss. This is your badge of honour, show the world that you ride on four edges and not two.

Originally released in 2015, this print was inspired by the legendary Shane McConkey and his Game of GNAR. £10 from every 'Way Better Skier' T-shirt sale will be donated to the Shane McConkey Foundation. Even if you're not, it's always good fun to tell your mates "I am a way better skier than you!"

Originally released in 2012, the Powder Hound T-shirt is our homage to Biggie the Planks dog. Beats, bones & bitches are his usual cornerstones to life, but he also loves that deep powder! If you're barking mad about shredding pow', join the Powder Hound and his pedigree chums!

Originally released in 2010, the Ski or Die T-shirt was inspired by 90s skateboarding designs in that 'skate and destroy' style. So, if you’ve got a thing for skulls, you're nuts for ski poles and you wear ace T-shirts, there’s a good chance this is the one for you!

A not-so-oldie, but a goodie! A re-release from a few years back, this rave-inspired design went down like free ice-cream first time around. As you might have guessed, this print is a nod to the UK acid house scene in the 90s. Back then it was all about raving, now it’s all about shredding!

Originally released in 2011, this extraterrestrial print came from the aliens who abducted and inspired a young Jim Adlington. The future Planks Founder was beamed aboard their UFO and told to believe in skiing. Now he's an unstoppable flying organism exploring the furthest corners of Val d'Isere's powder universe. If you believe in skiing too, this T-shirt is right up your planet.

Download: the cowardly act of riding a ski lift down the mountain.
We released this print in 2018. It was a shout-out of shame to downloaders, with a pinch of rock inspiration. If you rock 'n' ride but never download, this one is for you.

The Shred-o-saurus first walked the Earth 66 million years ago. Ahh, we're talking about the T-shirt, right? In 2013, this was a popular T-shirt for nipper rippers. It’s now available in humong-o-saurus sizes for adults. Roar-some!

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