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These tees are a misprint - the artwork has the foliage from the Quarantine Tour Oakland tee. More tees with the correct artwork will be available in mid-October.
All profits from these tees will be paid to staff at our Oakland and Santa Fe stores.
With everything else happening in the world right now, it can be easy to lose sight of the pandemic that continues to rage around us. We’ve done a great job through the pandemic of supporting our team, and they’ve done a hell of a job persevering through some hard times. We’re running this tee (and one for our Santa Fe location) again to show our commitment to them by bolstering our staff’s pay.
All of the profits from these tees will go directly to our team as a bonus on top of their salaries. The profit is defined as everything left after fabric, sewing, shipping, credit card fees, and our 2% donation to charity.
The design brings together the Sukajan (an item of particular fascination within our shop) together with a commemoration of the tour of duty we’re all on right now.
The Sukajan style originates in the port city of Yokosuka - the name of the jacket is a portmanteu of Yokosuka and "Janpa" (the Japanesewasei-eigo, pseudo-anglicism of "jumper"). These jackets were originally taken home by US soldiers as souvenirs starting immediately post-WW2. In the 1970s, Japanese youth adopted the style as well.
This graphic is printed on the newest iteration of our Telegraph Tee, our simple classic t-shirt. These tees are 100% made in Los Angeles - the knitting, cutting, sewing, dyeing, screenprinting and woven labels are all done within a 25 mile radius of downtown Los Angeles.
Our previous tee factory went out of business during the pandemic (and took our labels and blank tees with them), so we’ve had to start over from scratch to continue our Telegraph Tee. Andrew from Freenote Cloth has done right by us, and donated many hours of his time to help us source new fabric and new sewing facilities in Los Angeles.
The fabric for the new version of the Telegraph Tee is a 8oz, 30/1 American-grown cotton spun, dyed, and knit in Los Angeles. The 30/1 count works like this - there's 840 yards of single-ply (that’s where the 1 comes from) cotton thread on a spool, and the number 30 refers to how many spools in a pound. The higher the number, the finer the yarn, and the softer the shirt. Above 40/1, the fabric becomes too fine to wear in most cases, and we chose 30/1 as a happy medium between a soft hand and a long life.
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All measurements are in inches.
Model Gen wears a size 40
Gen's sizing specs are:
6'1 and 180lbs
41" chest and 31" waist
True to size. No shrinkage expected with cold wash and hang dry.
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