In 1931, Dat Motorcar Co. chose to name its new small car “Datson,” a name that indicated the new car’s smaller size when compared to the DAT’s larger vehicle already in production. When Nissan took control of DAT in 1934, the name “Datson” was changed to “Datsun,” because “son” also means “loss” in Japanese and also to honor the sun depicted in the national flag – thus the name Datsun. Datsun didn’t make it’s way to America until the late ’50s, but by the time the 1973 oil crisis came around, they were well-positioned with their smaller, fuel-efficient line of vehicles. This design is based on the logo most Americans probably recall when thinking of Datsun as it’s their most refined version which was in use from 1976 to 1986 before the nameplate was retired in favor of the Nissan brand.
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 Gilden 5000B tees, one of the best-wearing kid’s 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, this youth pro weight tee is perfect for every kid who wants a comfortable shirt to play, relax, or romp around in and our durable, high-quality prints will survive many adventures.
- Regular fit
- 100% preshrunk jersey knit cotton (fibre content may vary for different colors*)
- Light fabric (5.3 oz/yd²)
- Tear away label
- Seamless double-needle 3/4″ collar with ouble-needle sleeve and bottom hems
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.