'MATING GATOR' L/S POLO [NAVY & SLATE]
£54.00 Sold out
All new long sleeve polos with 44 year old upcycled ‘mating gators’patches from the USA. We got these from the original maker - a guy simply known as the ‘T-Shirt Dude’ out in Missouri in 2015. They started making these as a twisted homage to the famous Croc circa 1977 🐊 .
Made to sew or stick onto polos and pullovers, they became hugely popular amongst college kids as an anti preppy statement and they sold thousands of them, until they got a little cocky and took out a magazine advert which then saw the inevitable 'cease and desist' from Lacoste/Izod.
Always more than intrigued by mad, parody or bootleg stuff, we then ended up getting in touch with Alan 'T-Shirt Dude' Spetner himself, somehow and chatted via email, I got the last bag of these from him, which he said he had sat in a drawer for the last 38 years, this was 2015 and they ended up in one of our little boxes of curiosities until we recently stumbled across them again last summer.
Available in Navy and Slate Grey, slightly small fitting.
This is a pretty unique item, it’s a 44 year old badge recycled onto a nice new polo, which in the spirit of things, is a PETA ~ approved Vegan friendly garment.
Limited numbers produced, of course. 🐊
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