The Judas Sinned Story

Judas Sinned Clothing

Started 2009

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Who started Judas Sinned Clothing?

Back in 2009, John Cook owned a clothing shop in Bristol and knew his customer base well. Stocking popular established US streetwear brands like Supreme, he sensed there was an opportunity for a UK streetwear brand. The benefit of having a retail store, was he knew what people were struggling to find and what was in demand.

Judas SinnedJohn’s 20 years of fashion experience gave him the industry knowledge of design and fabrics, and he created a niche range of t-shirts fusing urban streetwear, rock and religion. He flipped a cross upside down to create the now-iconic logo, and on launch flipped the fashion world upside down.

Back at that time, The Only Way is Essex was the darling of the reality TV revolution. On the back of shows like Big Brother making stars of the person on the street, TOWIE was “real people in structured situations”. And the stars of the show were delighted with free clothes to promote.

Also at that time, Peter Andre was still high on a wave after his 2004 I’m a Celebrity appearance and subsequent relationship with glamour model Katie Price. Thanks to a long-running Katie and Peter Franchise on ITV2, his reach was huge.

He was also a big fashion fan, and would happily wear branded clothes if he liked them. Luckily for Judas Sinned, like many Gym goers, he loved the scooped neck muscle fit tee. This matched Andre’s look so he wore it to big media events to great exposure.

Streetwear was beginning to make waves, and other young entrepreneurs were taking notice. Brands like Sik Silk and 304# were beginning to grow in their infancy.

What stood Judas Sinned Clothing apart was the influence from the skateboarding alternative brands, which led to using a tattooed model.

What changed the game was when they took a chance on a former footballer in Stephen James. @whoiselijah was tattooed with chiselled good looks that had attracted modelling agencies. Judas Sinned was going mainstream, and paving the way for other UK streetwear brands to follow. There is no doubt on the inspiration for brands like Sinners Attire.

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Stephen James in Judas Sinned 2013

Who owns Judas Sinned?

John Cook is still a co-owner and director, but it appears the brand may have had financial difficulties in 2017. Either way, the brand was run from then on under Sheerform LTD with Rakesh Anand of Stylewise UK Limited, who also own Bellfield Clothing and BLFD and streetwear brand Golden Equation. At a guess only, it might have been the clothing manufacturer with unpaid debts but there’s nothing to substantiate that.

Judas Sinned SS21

Judas Sinned Clothing is still going strong with t-shirts, ripped jeans & distressed jeans,  shirts, shorts, overshirts, swim shorts, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, and sweatshirts. With the continued emphasis on denim, core essentials and graphics.

Is Judas Sinned a good clothing brand?

On they have plenty of positive comments complimenting the brand on style and clothing quality. It’s worth pointing out that as a fashion brand, you will likely pay for just one review company to integrate to your website to send customers emails who have purchased encouraging reviews. This means that the fact Trustpilot have 22 reviews should be ignored, as there are plenty on which will be genuine.

Judas sinned Core essentials

The Judas Sinned motto

Sin has one end: the satisfaction of desire that comes with a price. No sleep for the wicked. Live hard, fast, and seal every deal with a kiss. Welcome, disciple. You are in good company; Judas Sinned is a growing multitude. UK born and built to bare; the devil is in the detail. Our threads are tailored to fit the body, with distressed and crafted finishes.

Now for the commandments: A cut above the rest; in this modern world of myth and myrrh, he who betrays style shall never succeed. The sinned don’t wait for life to deal their cards; don’t forsake your potential. By assassins he was made and in pursuit of life’s riches met his end.

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Chloé Safilo
Chloé Saffio is our resident Fast Fashion Expert for the UK Urban and Streetwear scene. Her eyes have been constantly glued to social media for the last 10 years giving her an unrivalled insight. In her spare time, she used to like shopping and lying in the sunshine and making the pilgrimage to Ibiza. Now, she is a tired and grumpy new mother and back from maternity leave as the full time FFN writer. Chloe lives in London where she completed her journalism degree at the University of Roehampton. She lives in a small flat Putney with her fiancée Christian, daughter Sofia, and their French Bulldog Coco. And she's on the look out for a nice house and garden at a bargain price,