Black Dragon Fighting Society 1967 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt

Black Dragon Fighting Society 1967 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt

$26.95

 

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Description


If you’ve read late ’60s or early ’70s comic books, then you’re probably heard of the Black Dragon Fighting Society. Founded in 1967 by karate master, John Keehan, billed himself as “The Deadliest Man Alive” under the name ‘Count Danté,’ the mysterious sounding martial arts group advertised relentlessly through full-page ads in comic books. One had only to mail order his World’s Deadliest Fighting Secrets instruction book to receive a free Black Dragon Fighting Society membership. Danté was disillusioned with conventional karate’s focus on ceremony, tradition and protocol over what he felt to be effectiveness and developed his own style that he called street-effective. Through these efforts, he developed a system that became known as the Dan-te system, Dance of Death or sometimes the Kata-Dante. Theoretically, by learning all the steps of Danté’s Dance of Death through his instruction book, you would become an effective fighting master worthy of your Black Dragon Fighting Society membership. And no, we have no idea why the ‘Black Dragon’ was always almost portrayed as a white dragon in the Count’s ads 🤷‍♂️

Details


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

Sizing


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.

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
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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