The Video Station 1978 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt

The Video Station 1978 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt

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Description


In December 1977, George Atkinson spent approximately $3,000 to buy one Betamax and one VHS copy of each of the 50 available movie titles from Magnetic Video, which were then being sold to the public by direct mail. He announced the availability of the videos for rent in the local newspaper under the business name ‘Video for Rent’ along with a coupon for readers to fill out and mail in. As the mail order rental response was overwhelming, Atkinson renamed his operation ‘The Video Station’ and opened what would be the first professionally managed video rental store in a 600 square foot storefront on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. In order to raise capital, Atkinson charged $50 for an annual membership and $100 for a lifetime membership, which provided the opportunity to rent the videos for $10 a day. Atkinson was soon threatened with a lawsuit for renting videos, but discovered that U.S. copyright law gave him the right to rent and re-sell videos he owned. His legal battle to protect the public’s right to rent videos was a major catalyst for the establishment of the worldwide video rental industry and, by extension, the streaming services that are so ubiquitous today.

Details


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

Sizing


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.

SMLXL2XL3XL4XL
Width17.9920.0022.0124.0225.9827.9930.00
Length27.9929.0230.0031.0232.0132.9933.98
Sleeve length8.909.179.459.7210.0010.3910.79

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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