Club 21 Tucson Vintage T-Shirt

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Tucson's Club 21 was the sole survivor of the once common family-owned restaurants alongside US 89 through the Old Pueblo. Long after all the original roadside diners and small restaurants that once lined the famous Miracle Mile along the Stone-Drachman-Oracle Corridor were gone, Club 21 remained in the Founding Family's hands for an amazing 73-year run. Club 21 opened its doors just as US 89 was on the doorsteps of ever-increasing post World War II traffic. The restaurant's highway location at the north roundabout of Miracle Mile helped it reap a steady flow of local and traveling customers until I-10 eventually swiped most of Miracle Mile's traffic. Freeway be damned, Club 21's menu and reputation was by then well known far and wide, so the little restaurant that could not only continued to survive but thrived until finally calling it quits in 2019.

But what about the name? While several competing stories exist about how the restaurant got its name, owner, Taft "Skip" Jacob says that his dad, George Jacob, and uncles salvaged parts of old signs — one reading "Club," and the other "21" — to come up with a name for their fledgling cafe. Hey, that's good enough for us!

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. Detailed features include 100% combed and ring-spun cotton,* 4.2 oz (142 g/m2) fabric weight, tear-away label, shoulder-to-shoulder taping, side-seamed construction and most importantly made entirely with super soft and smooth 30 single yarns (most cheap tees are made with 18 single). All BELLA+CANVAS tees are WRAP Certified, ensuring everything from human resources management, health and safety standards, environmental and eco-friendly practices, legal compliance including import/export and customs compliance, and security standards all exceed accepted industry standards to guarantee a sustainable, ethically source garment that you can feel good about.

Please refer to the size card below to help find the right size for you. Some people will say B+C shirts run a little small while others will say that they are 'true to size' so clearly, sizing is subjective at best as just like opinions, everyone's body is different. If you're on the fence about sizing, we always suggest going up a size as even high-quality pre-shrunk tees like these average about 1% shrinkage, all dependent on how you wash and dry them, of course.

*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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