Gus Mclean served in the Royal Scots for 3 years – with tours in the first Gulf war and in Ireland, before transferring to the Corps of Army music where he played the flute. He took the decision to leave the army in 1996 for a career change into welding which he did for many years before the impact of his army years saw him suffer a breakdown.
In 2014 Gus found Help for Heroes and a love of doing arts and crafts which he says, ‘’helped me get to a better place mentally and gives me a better outlook for the future’’. ‘’Art helps me with my concentration. It makes things so simple, you don’t get anything wrong, even if you don’t like it at the end. It’s like the time you spend not thinking about your problems it just helps towards your recovery, it gives you a break from your anxiety’’.
Gus has designed a fantastic range of clothing for our AW19 collection. The premium Triumph range has taken patriotic influences and mixed this with two helping hands into an embroidered emblem across the collection. The stand- out ‘Old School Tattoo’ T-Shirt is inspired by Gus’ tattoo style art and incorporating Helping for Heroes into a scroll effect. Gus says,’’ The fact that my design is going to raise money for Help for Heroes is brilliant.’’
‘Your money is doing more than you can imagine, helping family's get back on their feet - to some kind of normality. It’s something to be proud of’’. Gus Mclean, Veteran
The stand-out ‘Old School Tattoo’ T-Shirt is inspired by Gus’ tattoo style art and incorporating Helping for Heroes into a scroll effect. Gus says,’’ The fact that my design is going to raise money for Help for Heroes is brilliant.’’