Most Seattleites you’d come across these days would refer to the old Rainier Brewery on Airport Way South as the original brewery, but those who
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Ed Harvey opened his boat building business, Harvey Marine, in Aloha, Oregon back in 1954, but it really didn’t get much attention from until 1974, when a 26′ tall rabbit took up residence. As the story goes, a big storm damaged a fiberglass Texaco ‘Big Friend’ statue at a local service station and the owner brought it to Ed for fiberglass repair. Ed fixed it, but the owner never returned, so the statue lay abandoned in the boat yard for years until Ed decided to decapitate Big Friend and replace his noggin with a rabbit head of his own design. It quickly became a local landmark that became known far beyond Aloha and remains a popular roadside attraction to this very day.
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.
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.