The Red Baron 1969 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt




If you are of a certain age, The Red Baron needs no introduction or explanation. If not, well, we’re not talking about Baron von Richthofen, the renowned German World War I pilot. It was the ’60s and over the top hot rods were all the rage. Looking for a follow-up to their very successful ‘Beer Wagon’ plastic model kit, Monogram’s designer found it in a World War I German army helmet. Again, if you were around back then, it’s not as weird as it sounds. German helmets were adopted as a sign of rebellion by bikers, surfers, and other cultural outlaws, so it made sense to build a hot rod model around one. Of course, like with the ‘Beer Wagon’ kit, a real-world version would materialize and just like the model, it too was an instant hit. The builder of the car nailed almost every detail of the replica, hand-building the majority of the components to things just right. Fans of the model seeing its full-size counterpart will however find one major difference – the zoomie style exhaust trumpets exit left instead of right. This is because the model designer used a stylized version of a 6-cylinder MB aircraft engine in the kit, but that actual engine was way too large for a hot rod. The car’s builder wanted something that appeared similar in size to stay as true as possible to the kit, so their solution was to use one of the new Pontiac OHC six-bangers that were fresh out of Detroit, and as such, the exhaust switched sides in the full-size Red Baron.


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
  • Side-seamed
  • 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.

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
Width 17.99 20.00 22.01 24.02 25.98 27.99 30.00
Length 27.99 29.02 30.00 31.02 32.01 32.99 33.98
Sleeve length 8.90 9.17 9.45 9.72 10.00 10.39 10.79
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.

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