Our driver's coat of arms, the Heel & Toe Crest, printed intricately on the left breast in gold and black on a silky poly-blend long sleeve shirt. A large two-color print adorns the left sleeve with a bold and simple design printed in a stealthy black with an ampersand that pops in a matching gold, oriented so as to be readable when driving with one's arm on the window sill to show everyone how you roll.
Silky-soft premium Bella+Canvas poly-cotton blend long sleeve shirt
Water-based discharge ink for supple feel and vintage look
We use a 50/50 Bellas+Canvas shirt for this design, made proudly sweatshop-free in the United States and Nicaragua. An ultra-soft, ultra-comfy shirt that feels like you’ve owned it for years the moment you put it on, and for years to come. Sure, these cost us a few more dollars than other brands, but we believe the premium quality is worth every penny. This shirt is a middle ground between the Tri-Blend and 100% Cotton shirts—blending the two fabrics (50% Polyester and 50% Ring-Spun Cotton) increases strength, decreases weight, and adds softness and breathability.
This shirt is silk-screened by skilled craftsmen in Portland, Oregon, at a shop renowned for their work with water-based and discharge inks. Unlike plastisol inks which place a layer of plastic-like ink on the surface, these special inks actually dye the fibers of the fabric. This leaves a printed area that is light and soft to the touch that won't crack and disintegrate from wear and washing. When using a light ink on a dark shirt as we do here, a discharge agent is added to the ink that bleaches the original dye from the organic fabric; this creates a distinct heathered effect when used on poly-blend fabric, giving the print a broken-in or vintage feel.