Each t-shirt is made to order and is 100% unique! It will take 3 days to make it. When finished, you will receive an email with all the shipping information.
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This vintage USAAF T-Shirt is printed by hand. Furthermore, the t-shirt is aged and dyed by hand.
This USAAF is my inspiration for this beautiful t-shirt
Craftsmanship For The Vintage USAAF T-Shirt:
About the Tee
This lightweight cotton t-shirt makes for a go-to wardrobe staple! It’s comfortable, soft, and its tubular construction means it’s less fitted.
The lightweight tee, is little see through.
As a designer, I’ve always used high quality cottons for my printing projects. But this particular USAAF tee, my objective is to give you the best comfort and cotton there is.
• 100% ring-spun cotton
• Fabric weight: 165 g/m2
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Double stitched sleeves and bottom hem
Hand Dyeing Method For the USAAF T-Shirt
In my various research and documentation, during ww2 combat operation, military t-shirts from WW2 were never perfectly clean or white. They showed signs of sweat, elements exposure and wear. My goal is to mimic that by giving the shirt a soul! To make it even more authentic and comfortable for you, I used natural dyes such as curry powder and coffee. And for extra staining effect, I also use water based paint for fabric.
The dyeing process takes between 2 to 3 days to be completed, but the result is worth the wait.
Hand Printing Method for the USAAF T-Shirt
This t-shirt is 100% hand printed. It takes a couple of hours to a day to finish the printing for one t-shirt.
To apply the paint on the shirt, I use my custom made stencils, Speedball paint and a pastel brush. Each t-shirt is unique! The stroke of the brush can’t be copied and pasted on each t-shirt. Each one has its own unique finish.
You’re getting an art piece, that no machine can reproduce.
Hand Weathering Method the USAAF T-Shirt
Weathering is a long process that can take 1 to 2 days to finish. Each section of the shirt is carefully distressed with various type of tools such as: sand paper, paint, x-acto knifes, metal brushes, razors and bleach.
USAAF Hand Painted Packaging Method
Packaging is the last and most important part of the design process. Since this bag is all hand painted, it’s only natural to have the same method applied to its packaging.
I use a recycled brown paper bags that I customize just for you. I lock the packaging with a military wax seal until it reaches you. Every single detail, has a countless hours of hand work.
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