Our crest is a driver’s coat of arms, inspired by our love of driving: the engagement of the clutch disc, the hard braking on drilled rotors, digging into the winding roads, swathed in evergreens, aimed towards the peaks on the horizon, bathed in the warming rays of the rising sun. And sealed with our classic manual shift pattern design. Representing not where we come from, but where we want to be. A light, earthy-grey ink on the most comfortable black shirt you will ever own.
Silky-soft premium Los Angeles Apparel Poly-Blend shirt made in the USA
Water-based discharge ink for supple feel and vintage look
Printed collar 'tag' replaces itchy fabric tag
Embroidered H&T hem tag for bespoke feel
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We use a 50/50 Lost Angeles Apparel shirt for this design, made proudly sweatshop-free in the United States. 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.