If you attended ASU in the 70s, 80s, or 90s, you most likely remember Minder Binder’s and spent more than a few nights there knocking back a few stiff drinks and/or pitchers of beer. This eclectic bar got its start back in the fall of ’69 when Al Ehringer and Bob Scura, two pilots who loved drinking and hanging out with friends, decided that they wanted to open a bar. They were determined to create a destination for the local ASU college crowd, original architect Richard Wilken said. The restaurant was named after the main character in one of the owner’s favorite book-to-movie, “Catch 22.” The men used their free-flight job perks to go scavenging for decor that was fun, silly, and festive, whether it be from an Amish community yard sale or an auction at a European castle, Wilken said. There was a collaborative nature in designing the restaurant and bar that let the two relive their youth, and even the carpenter had some say in where things would go. The two were jokesters, as Wilken remembers they would host annual Minder Binders “going out of business” sales (with no intention of going out of business) and signs to the bathrooms pointing in opposite directions meant to confuse. The team created a venue where regulars were always in on the joke, and new patrons were in for surprises. “It was a place where you could have fun and not worry if you spilled a little bit of beer on yourself. Go ahead and dance and get sweaty — it’s OK. It was a place to really get loose and have a good time,” Wilken reminisced. The party spot closed after one hell of a run in 2005.
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 Next Level 3900 Premium Women’s tees, aka ‘the boyfriend tee, one of the softest, best-wearing women’s t-shirts available today. We utilize 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 both comfortable and flattering while the feminine fit and shorter sleeves add a special touch to this classic missy cut tee.
- Slim fit with longer body length
- 100% Soft cotton (fibre content may vary for different colors)
- Light fabric (145 grams/4.3oz.)
- 32 singles
- Tear away label
- Runs smaller than usual
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. The Next Level 3900 is a fitted women’s t-shirt, so if you are looking for a roomier fit, we suggest going up a size or with the unisex Bella + Canvas 3001 we print our men’s t-shirts on as they are the same super soft ring-spun cotton that feels like an old favorite. 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 90% ring-spun cotton and 10% 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.