“Dude – All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I’m fine.” Jeff Spicoli wears this beautiful yellow Colt 45 t-shirt in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and while the movie is over 30 years old, Spicoli’s shirt is legendary and continues to be a difficult find, yet here it is in all its well-worn vintage glory. Wait, why so many shades of yellow, you ask? People are always asking what the ‘real color’ of the one Spicoli wears in the movie and our answer is alwasy that it depends. The shirt is most visible in the conveneince store scene and between the store’s flourescent lights, any analog color timing (grading) work done on the film, plus subsequent color correction and improvements in duplication, means it’s a real crap shoot. The color you remember seeing in the theater back in ’82 and the one someone else sees in the DVD copy they just bought are often totally different. With that said, we have it on good authority that the original screen used shirt was a mustard color, but because some people can’t stand that color, feel that it should be a brighter gold, or just want a nice sunny yellow, we’ve got you covered 😎
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
- 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.
*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.
.: 100% Airlume combed and ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
.: Retail fit
.: Tear away label
.: Runs true to size