Closeout SALE - in-stock items only $45.00 off retail price of $100.00!
This shirt with graphics reached some level of fame, due to its appearance on the cover of LIFE magazine in July 1942. We've always held this design in great fascination, and using the Eastman 1940's off-white "skivvy" tee shirt as the foundation, a masterpiece copy of the vintage shirt can now be offered.
The original tee shirts were made on loop-wheel, “body-size” looms which yield a shirt with no side seams, thus weaving a perfect tube. To do this requires special looms that are only used by specialist manufacturers these days; subsequently, the looms are hard to source and expensive to produce garments on because you need one loom for each size you want made - but it's the proper way to make a vintage-style tee shirt, and it's the only way they were made for the U. S. military in the 1930's- ‘40's.
The expertise for making such a garment is largely only found in one place in the world these days - Japan. The Japanese have become renowned as world experts in vintage-style garment manufacture and home of body-size construction, being able to produce super-accurate, vintage-quality fabrics. Needless to say, we were only interested in producing the very best that could be achieved, so our Tee Shirts are made in Japan.
For those who appreciate the fine details and quality of a vintage garment and, therefore, the absolute authenticity of a high-end reproduction, the Eastman Tee Shirt is sure to delight. This is the definitive, classic, white tee shirt of all time.
Available in sizes 36 - 44. Please see our SIZING TIPS for advice on how to get the correct fit.
Imported from Japan
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