Our story

Our first, tentative steps into the retro world came in 2010 when we published our first ever book, the ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1970s Sheffield’.

Things might have stopped there if it hadn’t been for the most amazing chain of events that made us realise the true power of nostalgia.

Divorcees Ann and Chris Jackson hadn’t spoken for nearly three decades when a photo of their 1970s wedding day appeared in the book.

The photo that changed everything

The photo that appeared in the 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1970s Sheffield'

They ended up getting back in touch and re-married on the strength of the ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1970s Sheffield’.

Inadvertent match-maker Neil Anderson – the man behind Dirty Stop Outs – was guest of honour at the wedding and the Dirty Stop Outs suddenly found themselves featured in national media titles spanning ITV to the Daily Mail.

We’ve gone on to re-kindle old romances, friendships and more through our retro events and products and central to everything is our ‘re-discover your mojo’ ethos.

Dirty Stop Outs are all about enabling the universal need to be ‘young at heart’.

Our customers

We're a brand with a big voice that believes coolness shouldn't be the preserve of the 18 to 30s. We think you're never too old to disgrace a dancefloor and certainly never old enough to know any better!

The Dirty Stop Outs create authentic lifestyle products and experiences that re-connect our customers with the very best times in their lives – when music, fashion and dancefloors were the only things that really mattered.

Our Dirty Stop Out's Guides are lovingly researched for months and years and involve contributions from literally hundreds of people. It's only that way that we come up with something truly authentic - a quality product that will be cherished for years to come.

Our sell out events are the result of months of planning and research as we use our detective work to track down long-lost DJs, club owners and more.

Our biggest honour to date was re-staging Peter Stringfellow's legendary King Mojo club that ran in Sheffield in the 1960s. People travelled from across the globe to be there – including the man himself!

So we’ve really only got one question for you - why grow up when you can still be a Dirty Stop Out?