THE BLACK SQUALL COLLECTION
Beware all you snitches and traitors of the Black Spot!.. for if received, you shall be deposed.
The Black Spot was a literary device invented by author Robert Louis Stevenson in his novel TREASURE ISLAND, 1883. In the book, pirates are presented with a "black spot" to officially pronounce a verdict of guilt or judgement...i.e. Chapter 29: "It was around about the size of a crown piece...The printed side had been blackened with wood ash, which already began to come off and soil my fingers; on the blank side had been written with the same material the one word 'Depossed.' (we kept true to Stevenson and copied and printed on our t-shirt the olde english version of deposed as was printed in 1883).
Artwork features Moreschi's graphite drawing on the front with a pirate crewman preparing his blades, inspecting the sharpness of one. The black spot is the background with a kind warning to those traitors... snitches get stitches. On the back starting at the collar, the word "depossed" (spelled as it was in the original novel) and drawing (pun intended) down the spine is the blood of the traitor dripping off the cleaver spelling out "the verdict is in." Sleeve art is the collection label of a pirate sloop out running a black squall swelling up in the distance.
Classic Unisex crew neck t-shirt that looks and feels like cotton. Features a ribbed taped neck collar.
Dye Sublimated printing (ink is dyed into the fabric - you will not feel the art print, it will not peel or crack!) for a soft to touch feel of the "print to garment." Full front print, sleeve print, and collar art for the back of the tee- please refer to photos for a visual.
- Unisex 3.5oz - 3.8oz side-seamed tee.
- Front cover-stitched self-fabric set-in collar.
- Fabric polyester, cotton, and viscose blend tees.
- Tear away labels.
Recommended Cleaning Instructions:
- Machine wash cold, no softeners.
- Do not bleach, wash separately.
- Tumble dry low.
- Do not Iron art prints.
- Do not dry clean.
These vintage tees seem to fit a bit tighter than the basic 6.0 oz. heavy cotton tees we normally sell or the performance Vapor style tees. We recommend if you like your tees a bit looser or roomier, get one size up your normal tee size.
BASIC Short Sleeve Sizing Chart and Fit Suggestions