Meet Hank, the dirty New York City pigeon, in all his grandeur.
Eagles get all the glory—national bird status; a century of Harley Davidson ephemera; high school mascots nationwide. They’re one of the most majestic and impressive animals. We get it.
Sure there are bald Eagles all up and down the Hudson river just miles from the shop, but we figure this is a more fitting totem animal for New Yorkers—the best of whom tend to not take themselves too seriously.
After commissioning our own Eagle t-shirt from illustrator Denton Watts (as an homage to the 30-foot-wide screaming eagle mural we inherited with our building) we asked Watts to ink a complementarily pigeon to go with it. And he nailed it.
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.