We at TOSH believe in the soul of classic design, designs that were produced out of love and a devotion to excellence!
Think back to when you were a child and when you experienced that feeling of desire for something so beautiful you would have done almost anything to “have it”. 'When I grow up I want one of those' ToSh Classic is here to remind you of that nostalgic moment, from Cars to Boards, from Bikes to our vintage Cotton T-Shirts, everything we sell, is everything we love. In this age of mass production, designs and 'most' products are developed for one purpose only…High sales with low costs…There must be a compromise and that compromise is 'SOUL' or lack thereof.
ToSh have an emotional attachment to quality and a love of all that makes you feel, fabulous fantastic - without a fat wallet or shouting and needing to stand out from the crowd, discreet quality........Levi's, a Steel Omega or a 1962 bug..... ToSh is the discreet resurrection of a quality item, often discarded as rubbish, trash or garbage. It’s taking something once good, making it better and THEN making it the best it can be!
Established in the UK, we now have contributors in California and the Bahamas. We continue to search for interesting content, cool projects, and products that set the Tosh family away from the crowd. For over 30 years we have been restoring classic Porsche and classic VW's, not for resale but because we love to do it.
Please take a look at our projects, buy a T shirt - Like Us, Twitter Us, Email Us or Even Call Us.....wear, ride or drive your ToSh Classic with pride
ToSh Classic is not about the 'few', it's about the 'many'. ToSh Classic represents a community, we invite and welcome friends, both new and old from all over the world to join us and contribute to the ToSh lifestyle. The following people contribute to the ToSh Classic ethos, if you would like to join us …. We’re waiting to hear from you.
Having lived previously in the urban creative area of London, I absorbed many cultures from their music to food. My travels, together with the meeting of like minded people of all nationalities has given me the love of life, food and above all music from the love of old and new reggae, soul and soulful house music.
Born and raised in France, the Reggae playing, Jazz loving, French photographer Marc Coeffic has been obsessed with pictures, photography and images from a young age. Influenced by many of the photography masters, he became recognised and highly respected for his work early in the 1980’s building an excellent reputation within the fashion industry.Marc met his wife in Paris and both subsequently fell in love with the pink sandy beaches of Eleuthera, where they have now lived for almost twenty years, Eleuthera continues to be a true inspiration for his work as you will see
Skip has surfed and shaped in Hawaii, France, Australia, USA, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, Indian Ocean and Indonesia to name but a few........ So no matter where you are in the World, Skip will know the wave, whether it be 2ft or 20ft. Any size and spec custom boards built by a crusty old surfer with skin like leather - Skip Miller, he's old but very cool - ask your Dad about him!
I was heavily influenced by my surroundings from an early age, growing up in the City, the sights and sounds of a multicultural society broadened my horizons and taught me to look beyond “what’s right in front of you”. I find inspiration in many things but especially from my children, using their enthusiasm for life. The “joy” and freedom of growing up is something that “grown up’s” can lose over time. The goal and ambition is to rediscover that feeling and for ToSh to help “our family, near and far” to discover something exciting and inspirational every day.
I will always remember my musical influences as a child, my Dad would listen to Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, Al Green, Isaac Hayes and of course James Brown on his 8 track as we trundled along in his immaculate VW bus. My Dad, Reg was a city boy from Kingston and my Mum, Ruby, a dress maker, was a ’country gal' brought up in Belmont, Westmoreland, Jamaica, my Mum told me how he would serenade her through their courtship......
She was extremely proud to be Peter Tosh's cousin and his achievements in music and for Jamaica. She would play early Ska and Reggae throughout the house continually, she would sing 'I want to disturb my neighbours give dem the full watts tonight' Marley fans will recognise that line, but in the main Tosh ‘Equal Rights’ was played loud and often, as she would prepare rice and peas, dumpling’s fried chicken, curry goat.......the list was endless.
She passed in late 2005. A powerful and gentle lady
My VW and classic bug influence came about when my father, a very hard working and 'Brilliant' VW mechanic brought cars home from work, his ‘foreigners’ he called them, and tinkered away in the garage over a weekend, I was the youngest of 7 children he made sure we all had a VW Bug as our first car, and my appreciation never faded. I thank both my Dad and Mum, they blessed me with their ability to visualise and turn something often disregarded as scrap, into something quite desirable, reliable and sought after, whether it be the most humble and beaten VW bug, to a container of antique furniture.
The appreciation and respect for original aesthetics and design, but with modern day reliability was and always will be my motivation and my contribution to Tosh Classic.