Frankie Goes To Hollywood T-shirts

So should your T-shirt display "Frankie Say Relax" or "Frankie Says Relax". Well, let's put a stop to the confusion right now. 

The original, official 80s T-shirts were used to promote the band Frankie Goes To Hollywood which included Frankie Say Relax Don't Do It, Frankie Say RelaxFrankie Say War Hide Yourself and Frankie Say Arm The Unemployed. The band's PR manager Paul Morley designed the slogans, which borrowed heavily from Katharine Hamnett's block slogan designs - she designed the Choose Life for 80s pop band Wham!

Therefore, "Frankie Say" is the officially correct term as this refers to the band, not a person. Frankie Say Relax was, by far, the most popular official T-shirt design, and referred to the chart-topping, controversial song "Relax", which was banned by the BBC (for a while) for it's explicit lyrics. The accompanying video was also banned. Official shirts featured the band's logo on them underneath the slogan.

Frankie Say Relax White T-shirt

 

However, as well as the official T-shirts, there were numerous unofficial T-shirts released in the mid-80s which which displayed "Frankie Says Relax" and some amusing ones which displayed slogans such as "I Don't Give a Sh*t What Frankie Says". These bootleg tees for the cash-strapped working classes became as cool to wear as the originals, and the very place that Frankie were born, Liverpool, was very much a working class city which was struggling to survive with high unemployment under Margaret Thatcher's Tory government. So the bottom line is, it doesn't really matter which one you wear, they're both authentically 80s.

 

Frankie Says Choose Life 80s Crossover T-shirt, S to 5XLFrankie Says Choose Life 80s Crossover T-shirt, S to 5XLFrankie Says Relax Men's White Loose T-shirt S to XXXLFrankie Says Relax Men's White Loose T-shirt S to XXXLFrankie Says Relax Black T Shirt - Mens / UnisexFrankie Says Relax Black T Shirt - Mens / UnisexFrankie Say Relax Authentic White T-shirt for Adults or Kids - S to 3XLFrankie Say Relax Authentic White T-shirt for Adults or Kids - S to 3XLFrankie Say Relax Black T-shirt for Men or Women - S to 3XLFrankie Say Relax Black T-shirt for Men or Women - S to 3XLFrankie Say Relax Unisex Black Sweatshirt - S to 2XLFrankie Say Relax Unisex Black Sweatshirt - S to 2XLWomen's Personalised Says Relax T-shirt, Add Any Name - S ro 2XLWomen's Personalised Says Relax T-shirt, Add Any Name - S ro 2XLRelax Don't Do It 1980s Party Neon Men's T-ShirtRelax Don't Do It 1980s Party Neon Men's T-ShirtRelax Don't Do It 1980s Party Neon Women's T-ShirtRelax Don't Do It 1980s Party Neon Women's T-ShirtWomen's Relax Don't Do It Vest Top, 3 Colours, S to XXLWomen's Relax Don't Do It Vest Top, 3 Colours, S to XXLRelax Don't Do It 1980s Party Shoulder Bag (White)Relax Don't Do It 1980s Party Shoulder Bag (White)Relax Don't Do It Since 1983 T-shirt for Men, Choice of Colours - S to XXLRelax Don't Do It Since 1983 T-shirt for Men, Choice of Colours - S to XXLRelax Don't Do It 1983 T-shirt for Women, Choice of Colours - S to XXLRelax Don't Do It 1983 T-shirt for Women, Choice of Colours - S to XXLAdults Relax Don't Do It Sweatshirt , Many Colours - S to XXLAdults Relax Don't Do It Sweatshirt , Many Colours - S to XXLRelax Don't Do It Hoodie for Adults, Choice of Colours - S to XXLRelax Don't Do It Hoodie for Adults, Choice of Colours - S to XXLFrankie Says Relax T Shirt - Ladies Tight Fit WhiteFrankie Says Relax T Shirt - Ladies Tight Fit WhiteFrankie Says Relax Black T Shirt - Ladies Tight FitFrankie Says Relax Black T Shirt - Ladies Tight FitFrankie Says Too Much Funny Adults T-shirt, Choice of Colours - S to 3XLFrankie Says Too Much Funny Adults T-shirt, Choice of Colours - S to 3XLFrankie Says Relax 80s Slogan Mug, Ceramic with Gift BoxFrankie Says Relax 80s Slogan Mug, Ceramic with Gift BoxLadies Frankie Say Neon Green Cropped T-shirt - S to XXLLadies Frankie Say Neon Green Cropped T-shirt - S to XXLLadies Neon Pink Frankie Says Cropped T-shirt - S to XXLLadies Neon Pink Frankie Says Cropped T-shirt - S to XXLLadies Frankie Says Relax Shirt Kelly Green - S to XXLLadies Frankie Says Relax Shirt Kelly Green - S to XXLLadies Frankie Say Relax Shirt Red - S to XXLLadies Frankie Say Relax Shirt Red - S to XXLLadies Royal Blue Distressed Frankie Says Relax T-shirt, S to XXLLadies Royal Blue Distressed Frankie Says Relax T-shirt, S to XXLPremium Loose Fit Frankie Says Relax T-shirt, Many Colours - S to 5XLPremium Loose Fit Frankie Says Relax T-shirt, Many Colours - S to 5XLMen's Frankie Says Relaxed Distressed Charcoal Grey T-shirt - S to 5XLMen's Frankie Says Relaxed Distressed Charcoal Grey T-shirt - S to 5XLNavy Blue Frankie Says Relax T-shirt for Ladies - S to XXLNavy Blue Frankie Says Relax T-shirt for Ladies - S to XXLColour Slogan Frankie Say Relax T-Shirt for Men or LadiesColour Slogan Frankie Say Relax T-Shirt for Men or LadiesFrankie Says Oh Blimey! Funny Frank Sidebottom T-shirt - S to XXLFrankie Says Oh Blimey! Funny Frank Sidebottom T-shirt - S to XXLGhandi Says Relax Parody T-shirt for Boys in 5 Colours, 3 to 14 YearsGhandi Says Relax Parody T-shirt for Boys in 5 Colours, 3 to 14 Years