Having a business infested by worms and maggots is typically not the best calling card, but then again, Linc’s Tackle on Rainier Avenue wasn’t your typical merchant. Linc’s Tackle stood, virtually unchanged by time, on the outskirts of Little Saigon since 1950. It was back then that Lincoln Beppu, a Japanese immigrant who ran Togo’s Tackle Shop at Third and James in downtown Seattle before being interned during World War II, first opened the eponymous storefront. After the war, Linc returned to his shop and his family went on to serve six generations of Seattleites and taught tens of thousands how to fish. The Beppu family had a unique business repairing reels and spooling them with fresh fishing line, tying custom-made leaders with fresh hooks, and making custom-built rods. All are features you won’t find at most stores, where many products are mass-produced overseas. They also rather randomly were a Honda motorcycle dealership for years, but can’t say that I recall ever seeing one there. Linc’s closed upon Beppu’s retirement in 2017 and the property where the tackle shop resides will soon make way for a multi-level office building.
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.