Located, true to its name, in a parking garage on 84 King Street in Manhattan, Paradise Garage was one of the only clubs ever built for a specific DJ. As a venue, it was relatively nondescript, but what it lacked in decor it made up for with its much-revered sound system and passionate members. The sound system was developed, designed, and installed by Richard Long & Associates (RLA), and was said by club patrons to be the best in NYC, if not the world. A distinctive style of dance music known as garage house or simply “garage” originated there and the club has been credited for its influence on the development of the modern dance club. The Garage’s legend is synonymous with that of DJ Larry Levan who was the club’s resident DJ in the most literal sense; at one point even living in the club. “Saturday Mass” is what people called his marathon 12-hour sets as Larry would preach through his music from the DJ booth, much like a minister from the pulpit. Levan delivered his sermon every weekend, from the club’s opening in 1977 to the day the Garage forever closed its doors in the summer of 1987.
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.
- 100% combed and ring-spun cotton*
- Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
- 30 single
- Tear-away label
- Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
- 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.
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.