Late Night With David Letterman 1982 Vintage Ringer T-Shirt




Late Night with David Letterman was an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman, whose persona was that of a wise-ass little brother, that premiered on NBC on February 1, 1982. He invented, or at least personified, a generation of ironic comedy that commented on the media, even as his show was a part of it. He developed signature goofy segments like “Stupid Pet Tricks” and often found comedy in the mundane, just by being himself in unexpected situations. He hosted Late Night on NBC for 11 years, and then lost out to Jay Leno in the bitter battle to ascend to Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show chair. As a result, Late Night moved to CBS, where he was expected to turn into a grown-up, but Letterman stayed goofy while also finding his more serious side. Politicians came to visit, and he became known as a great interviewer, but remained a comedian and a true king of late night TV.

***Please note that our ringers are from a different manufacturer than our regular men’s/unisex t-shirts, so double-check the sizing!***



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 Port & Co. PC54R Unisex Short Sleeve Ringer Tees 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% heavy weight cotton*
  • Fabric weight: 5.4 oz/yd² (183 g/m²)
  • Tear-away label
  • 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.

Width 18 20 21.97 23.98 25.99 28 30
Length 28 28.98 30 30.99 31.97 33 33.98

All sizes are provided in inches!

*Heather colors are 50% combed and ring-spun cotton/450% polyester. Athletic Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. **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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