A merkin is defined as an artificial covering of hair for the pubic region, and given the post ’70s increase in meticulous grooming of one’s nether regions, you’d think the merkin must be a rather modern invention, though it’s actually been around for at least five centuries. The purpose of a merkin was a practical one: women, particularly prostitutes, shaved their pubic hair to combat pubic lice, but for cosmetic reasons, donned the wig to cover their genitalia. Merkins had the advantage of being easily removed and cleaned to combat common lice, but merkins were also used by more noble (and hygenic) members of society – both male and female. Bare pubic regions were considered quite hilarious centuries ago and for those without pubic hair or perhaps that which was thinning, merkins brought back a level of normalcy, specifically during intimate contact. Today, merkins remain common, though more so among actors doing nude scenes while protecting their modesty, but for those in need, professional merkin makers do still exist and will help you find the perfect hairdo for your most intimate of areas.
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.
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.