Club Exotica 1961 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt

$29.95

 

Description


Exotica is a musical genre that was popular during the 1950s to mid-1960s with Americans who came of age during World War II. The term exotica was coined by Liberty Records founder Simon Waronker, and the musical colloquialism means tropical ersatz, the non-native, pseudo experience of insular Oceania, Southeast Asia, Hawaii, tribal Africa, and many other locales. Exotica’s popularity injected new life into the aging tiki bar scene, bringing new, younger customers into bars and lounges that have been around for decades. Los Angeles’ Club Exotica was a new club that jumped into the fray to create a new exotica lounge experience that not only included the Polynesian decor, exotica music, tropical drinks, and a Caribbean menu, but one upped the competition. With a house band and dancers in various states of undress providing entertainment, plus topless waitresses, Club Exotica brought a naughty edge to tiki culture that Angelenos really enjoyed or at least they did for about a decade before the bottom fell out of the tiki scene, and they closed up shop.

 

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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