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Earl ‘Bud’ Batteate was born November 20, 1918, and grew up on his father’s Oakdale, California cattle ranch. He got the rodeo bug when he was just 7 years old and rode his first calf. Ten years later, Batteate was a young rodeo champ, got married, had a son, and decided to take up cattle hauling to support his new family. His dad transported cattle, but mostly for their own stock, so Batteate knew the business and undoubtedly had his dad’s help in getting him going. Starting out with a single truck as Batteate Livestock Transportation Co., he grew his business to more than 30 trucks by the mid ’40s, continuing to drive himself, while also riding rodeo nights and weekends. Earl ‘Bud’ Batteate ran his business for over 60 years, and while he did eventually retire from trucking, he never did stop being a cowboy, riding horses until his passing at the age of 99.
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.
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.
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.