When we first opened for business on Union Street, we inherited a few things: a bed, a couch and some random other cast-offs belonging to the artist who previously lived (quite illegally) in the upstairs of what was our first storefront. He also left a giant Eagle mural that he painted across the transom of the store.
The first thing we did was clear out the old makeshift loft, but every day we’ve been in business we’ve had that Eagle looking over us. And now we’ve got an interpretation of it immortalized in this T-shirt.
For those of you think an Eagle mascot is a motorcycle brand cliché, you’re probably right. But considering the fact this 30-foot-wide screaming eagle has been perched on the front of our building since before we opened in 2012, we felt sentimental enough about it to commission this dirty bird redux. Plus, illustrator Denton Watts knocked this out of the park.
While we were at it we asked Denton to work on something a little more a little more original/relevant for New Yorkers—click here to meet Hank, the dirty New York City pigeon, in all his majesty.
We first met Denton when he bought some Stylmartin boots and Lee Parks deerskin gloves from us back in 2013. Obviously a man of refined taste, we began following the @Dentonwatts portfolio stream on Instagram and before long he produced the first of our artist series t-shirts with his killer Sidecar design.
These shirts are silk-screened right here in Brooklyn on soft cotton t-shirts, and include the Union Garage size label printed inside the collar—so no itchy tags to worry about. Available in men’s and women’s.