Sup! We're an independent design collective and award-winning alternative clothing brand. A share of the proceeds goes to the designer each time you shop with us. It’s why we tell you who designed each item we sell.
Passionate about alt rock and metal, we've been creating fresh apparel and unique wall art since 2021. Read on to meet designer and model Romany ♣︎
Please introduce yourself.
Hey, I’m Romany. I’m 24 and I’m one of the designers here at TEN OF CLUBS. I do a lot of freehand sketching and digital design.
I also do screen printing, as well as pitching in with whatever else needs doing to get orders out the door and keep customers happy.
Do you work anywhere else as well?
Yes, I work shifts as a barmaid at my local pub. I’ve done bar work for years and really like it. I like talking nonsense with the regulars.
What's your favourite of the items TEN OF CLUBS makes and sells?
What are some of the items you've designed? Which is your favourite?
I'm really happy with how my latest T-shirt turned out. Yeah, Bone Heads is probably now my favourite. The design was done freehand. The original sketches took so long.
What other clothing brands do you like?
I like a lot of streetwear and skate brands. I really like Moth Skateboards. Their designs are really original.
Not including TOC garms, what’s the best item of clothing you own?
I have two really cool jumpers my grandma gave me, that she got at Glastonbury the year I was born. They're chunky, oversized knitted jumpers.
One's purple with pink and white flowers, and the other has a geometric rainbow design. They sound awful, I know, but they're cool, I promise you.
Now, to really get to know you, some quick-fire questions. Tell us an unusual fact about yourself.
I can eat a jar of pickled chillies in one sitting. Sometimes I put hot sauce on them too. That’s me, living on the edge!
Do you have any pets?
No, not now. I used to have a pet tree frog called Lil Crème Fraiche, but I gave her to my sister to look after. I was working a lot, and I knew my sister wanted a frog, so Crème went to a loving home.
I’m happy to say Crème is alive and well, with her own luxury terrarium with running water and lots of plants.
What’s the best way to start the day?
Coffee and a fag. Classic.
What TV shows are you into?
I don’t watch a lot of TV. When I do, it’s generally the same things on repeat: Friends or The Mighty Boosh.
How do you relax after a busy day at the TEN OF CLUBS coalface?
I’ve recently got into jigsaw puzzles. They’re great! I used to despise them, but they’re actually a good way to relax and stop thinking about stuff.
Describe your perfect weekend?
Just relaxing somewhere by the sea. Ideally somewhere with really cool skateparks and pubs.
Talking of pubs, what’s your favourite drink?
If it’s alcoholic, it’s probably wine. If it's wine, it's definitely red.
What’s your dream car?
Ooh, some sort of campervan, or a van I could kit out like one. That would be amazing.
What’s your proudest achievement?
Skateboarding. I never thought I’d have the balls to do it. I’m still not amazing, but I’m better than I ever thought I'd be.
And I guess my uni degree is up there too. It’s certainly the most expensive piece of paper I own!
Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide what to listen to?
Always Pixies. They’re my favourite band. At the moment I’m listening to a lot of KennyHoopla, Lil Peep, Static Dress, Brand of Sacrifice and Vein.fm.
Fall Out Boy and Blink-182 will always be among my favourites too.
What irrational fear or phobia do you have?
Cows, but it’s not irrational. I have been chased by them too many times.
Really? Okay. What’s your favourite smell?
The smell of rain. There’s even a name for it: petrichor. How cool is that!
What do people find surprising about you?
That I’m not vegan. For some reason, people always assume I am.
What would you rate 10 out of 10?
Which of your scars has the best story behind it?
I broke my ankle skateboarding and had to have some pretty major surgery, so there are plenty of scars to choose from.
I have eight screws and a metal plate in my ankle now. I have yet to find out if I set the alarms off in airports.
Tell us something you’ll never do again.
Break my ankle. Well, I really hope not!
The interrogation is over. Any final words?
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