Anyone would be half forgiven for thinking they were cursed! Defected have a popup shop open this week – and they’re STILL trying to flog those “limited edition” Jesus Loves UK Garage T-shirts…

One source of endless amusement for this blog over the past few months – and a source of headaches for the Defected team – has been a whole bunch of Jesus Loves UK Garage T-shirts they ordered months ago, as part of a promotion for the Todd Edwards House Masters compilation. No matter what they do, they just can’t shift them.

Simon Dunmore announced loudly – does he announce anything in any other way? – and proudly a few months ago that they had created new copies of the shirt Todd Edwards wore on his first ever appearance in the UK in 2003. Edwards himself was roped in to help the sales effort, announcing they were “limited edition”.

Since then, they haven’t sold. I’ve speculated as to the reasons why, but things aren’t any clearer. What I do know is they’re still at Defected’s London HQ. In their popup shop this week – which closes today – Zoe London posted a few photos on Twitter whilst inside. And look what was there…

If one of my readers has put a curse on the shirts, please lift it now. You’ve had your fun – and you’re not the only one…