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Appliance Headers 1960 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt



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Sandy Belond ran Sandy’s Muffler Shop, where his custom-made headers sold for $15 a set and were quite popular with the hot rodders in the SoCal area. Sandy closed up shop to join the Marines and headed off to WWII, but when he returned in ’47 he was itching to get back to building custom headers and worked out a deal to lease a garage at Karl Orr’s Speed Shop. By 1948 he was in business as Belond Headers and selling through Karl’s shop. By 1958 Sandy had assembled a small team and was selling his headers through more than 2,000 dealers and his business was hugely successful. Sandy sold the business to A-P Industries, better known as Appliance Plating, and by 1960 they had rebranded Belond Headers as Appliance. Appliance couldn’t figure out how to run the business, so they hired Sandy to run it, and he did so until his passing in 1988. Appliance-made headers continued to leverage Sandy’s basic designs, but added their own bright white ceramic coating which, in most cases, lasted longer than the engines they were bolted to, which is no small feat for a coating on one of the hottest parts of a car. We’re not sure where the buzzard comes in, but it was on most of Appliance’s decals over the years and on many cars at the track, as they of course tossed a few in with each set of headers.


Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium Bella+Canvas 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you’ve dreamed of and more – it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton*
  • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
  • 30 single
  • Tear-away label
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Side-seamed
  • Retail fit
  • Runs true to size


Not sure what size is your best fit? We recommend taking one of your current t-shirts, laying it flat and measuring it. The measurements in the chart below are taken with the shirt laying on a flat surface. To get the length, measure from the high shoulder point down to the bottom of the shirt. To get the width, measure approximately 1-inch below the armhole, across the chest, from seam to seam. While our tees are all made using premium, pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton, there can be some shrinkage depending on your personal wash and dry cycles. With that said, if you’re on the fence, we always suggest going up a size.


Width 17.99 20.00 22.01 24.02 25.98 27.99 30.00
Length 27.99 29.02 30.00 31.02 32.01 32.99 33.98
Sleeve length 8.90 9.17 9.45 9.72 10.00 10.39 10.79


All sizes are provided in inches!

*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.

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