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Tom of Finland® Collaborative "80's God" Tee

Tom of Finland® Collaborative "80's God" Tee

$48.00

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We wanted to create an image that really celebrated the impact of Toms work on gay culture and we think we did that with our "80's God" Tee.

During the 80s the Aids crisis was not only devouring gay culture it was seen as a shameful and nightmarish threat so to even address the situation, which the Reagan administration turned its back on for YEARS, Tom made work about safe sex which at the time was very bold and transgressive! In this image one of Toms men held a condom in his hand and through this of course the message was "Practice Safe Sex". To even address the plague of AIDS was seen as "frightening" so to have a healthy handsome "Toms Man" address the issue gave a "heroic" element to the extremely important issue. So what we did is we made a throne for him built in a style similar of 80s "Memphis design" and added a very 80s lightening bolt to his hand which likens him to Zeus. So in this way we establish Toms man promoting safe sex as a hero or a "god".

This tee is a grey tee with extremely high quality printing. Our upscale tees are extraordinarily comfy and the print quality is fantastic. These Tom of Finland / Slick It Up collaborative tees are limited edition and collectible.

The tees come in four sizes small, medium, large, x-large and if youre unsure about sizing we say chose the larger size as they are fitted so they run almost a size smaller. If you normally wear an XL size you may need to cut off the sleeves for a more comfy fit. They are printed on a super high quality comfy poly blend for the best fit and wear.

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We wanted to create an image that really celebrated the impact of Toms work on gay culture and we think we did that with our "80's God" Tee. During the 80s the Aids crisis was not only devouring gay culture it was seen as a shameful and nightmarish threat so to even address the situation, which the Reagan administration turned its back on for YEARS, Tom made work about safe sex which at the time was very bold and transgressive! In this image one of Toms men held a condom in his hand and through this of course the message was "Practice Safe Sex". To even address the plague of AIDS was seen as "frightening" so to have a healthy handsome "Toms Man" address the issue gave a "heroic" element to the extremely important issue. So what we did is we made a throne for him built in a style similar of 80s "Memphis design" and added a very 80s lightening bolt to his hand which likens him to Zeus. So in this way we establish Toms man promoting safe sex as a hero or a "god". This tee is a grey tee with extremely high quality printing. Our upscale tees are extraordinarily comfy and the print quality is fantastic. These Tom of Finland / Slick It Up collaborative tees are limited edition and collectible. The tees come in four sizes small, medium, large, x-large and if youre unsure about sizing we say chose the larger size as they are fitted so they run almost a size smaller. If you normally wear an XL size you may need to cut off the sleeves for a more comfy fit. They are printed on a super high quality comfy poly blend for the best fit and wear.

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We wanted to create an image that really celebrated the impact of Toms work on gay culture and we think we did that with our "80's God" Tee. During the 80s the Aids crisis was not only devouring gay culture it was seen as a shameful and nightmarish threat so to even address the situation, which the Reagan administration turned its back on for YEARS, Tom made work about safe sex which at the time was very bold and transgressive! In this image one of Toms men held a condom in his hand and through this of course the message was "Practice Safe Sex". To even address the plague of AIDS was seen as "frightening" so to have a healthy handsome "Toms Man" address the issue gave a "heroic" element to the extremely important issue. So what we did is we made a throne for him built in a style similar of 80s "Memphis design" and added a very 80s lightening bolt to his hand which likens him to Zeus. So in this way we establish Toms man promoting safe sex as a hero or a "god". This tee is a grey tee with extremely high quality printing. Our upscale tees are extraordinarily comfy and the print quality is fantastic. These Tom of Finland / Slick It Up collaborative tees are limited edition and collectible. The tees come in four sizes small, medium, large, x-large and if youre unsure about sizing we say chose the larger size as they are fitted so they run almost a size smaller. If you normally wear an XL size you may need to cut off the sleeves for a more comfy fit. They are printed on a super high quality comfy poly blend for the best fit and wear.