Turnstile has teamed up with acclaimed illustrator Peter O’Toole to herald football’s unsung heroes in the first in a series of limited-edition tees, Dowie Bowie.

Our first collaboration reimagines one of the most iconic Premier League images of the 90s. Iain Dowie, famed as much for his gurn as his one-in-four strike rate for clubs such as Luton, Southampton and West Ham, will be forever remembered for that expression.

Dowie Bowie tee

We think however that old Dowster has been misrepresented, and deserves to be held up as the hero he really is. Dowie’s a throwback to the glory days of English football, when strikers weren’t afraid to rough up the opposition and dive head first into a crowded six yard box to nab a scrambled, last minute winner.

Dowie’s almost namesake David Bowie has a history for heralding the everyday hero (see his hit single, “Heroes”, for proof), and as such is the perfect bedfellow for the first in our series of hero tees.

The “Dowie Bowie” tee is available from 8pm Thursday 3rd August in limited quantities, screen printed onto super soft Gildan premium tees. Grab your Dowie Bowie tee here, and keep your eyes peeled for the next in the series available soon.