Getting internet connectivity from the telecom mega corporations and cable companies of the world as most do today is rather perfunctory, but during the ‘90s and even into the early 2000s, you could get internet service from countless ISP’s. Due to the lack of infrastructure needed to provide dial-up access, literally anyone could launch an ISP and one such example came from a very unlikely source – David Bowie. On Sept. 1, 1998, Bowie and the network services company UltraStar launched BowieNet in the United States with the rest of the world to follow. BowieNet proved to be an early foray into building a digital connection between celebrities and fans that would later be provided by way of the premium access sites, managed social media channels, and branded mobile apps that we all know today. The design is just dripping with the techno design style of the era, so whether you’re a Bowie fan, a hacker, or just a geek, this one should do it for you.
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 Next Level 3900 Premium Women’s tees, aka ‘the boyfriend tee, one of the softest, best-wearing women’s t-shirts available today. We utilize 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 both comfortable and flattering while the feminine fit and shorter sleeves add a special touch to this classic missy cut tee.
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. The Next Level 3900 is a fitted women’s t-shirt, so if you are looking for a roomier fit, we suggest going up a size or with the unisex Bella + Canvas 3001 we print our men’s t-shirts on as they are the same super soft ring-spun cotton that feels like an old favorite. 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.
*Heather colors are 90% ring-spun cotton and 10% 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.