Gecko Blend - Light Purple- Puff-Ink Long Sleeve Pigment Tee
Gecko Blend - Light Purple- Puff-Ink Long Sleeve Pigment Tee
Gecko Blend - Light Purple- Puff-Ink Long Sleeve Pigment Tee
Gecko Blend - Light Purple- Puff-Ink Long Sleeve Pigment Tee
Gecko Blend - Light Purple- Puff-Ink Long Sleeve Pigment Tee
Gecko Blend - Light Purple- Puff-Ink Long Sleeve Pigment Tee
Gecko Blend - Light Purple- Puff-Ink Long Sleeve Pigment Tee
Gecko Blend - Light Purple- Puff-Ink Long Sleeve Pigment Tee
Gecko Blend - Light Purple- Puff-Ink Long Sleeve Pigment Tee
Gecko Blend - Light Purple- Puff-Ink Long Sleeve Pigment Tee

Gecko Blend - Light Purple- Puff-Ink Long Sleeve Pigment Tee

Regular price $34.95
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ABOUT GECKO BLEND LIght Purple- PUFFED-INK, PIGMENT ONE-OFF

Gecko Blend is a design that we used early on in our relaunch and it's been sold out for months. We only re-released Gecko Blend this time, because it's such an iconic design from the 80s, that we wanted to use it while printing our rare, limited edition, color-changing HYPERFLASH shirts.  We chose the light purple color, because in the late 80s when this design first came out, light purple was one of the most popular colors for men and women -- and now, it's coming back into style BIG TIME! We also added a puffed front shirt logo in the day glow neon red puff!

WHY THIS PUFFED-INK SHIRT OOZES WITH NOSTALGIA LIKE NON-OTHER

This shirt is  "puffed" for the first time ever, which gives it a distinct retro quality that is VERY hard to find--- it is 

saturated with nostalgia.

\HOW TO PERSONALIZE YOUR PUFFED INK SHIRT TO MAKE IT LOOK VINTAGE

1. This shirt is "Pigment Dyed." Pigment dyed shirts have a unique quality as they are extra colorful and bright to start, but the more you wear them and wash them, the more they begin to fade. If you wear it a lot first before washing it, the fade will happen in the areas you naturally engage with the most. If you wash it after one wear, the fade begins to happen along the stitching of the shirt.

2. These shirts are 100% cotton, so they shrink just a very tiny bit. That causes the ink to move with the fabric... but the ink doesn't shrink, so that is when the puff can raise even higher, or can be "pulled and stretched" and start to crack. The more you crack it, the puffed ink can begin fall and break off, giving it that super vintage look and feel -- the kind that "digitally printed" shirts try to duplicate, but looks super fake vintage.  

3. That being said, Gecko Hawaii uses the top of the line inks, so these shirts won't crack for along time unless you pull and stretch them, or wash them over and over again 10 times in a row after each wear.

What you're left with is probably one of the most authentic mid 1980s puffed-ink reproductions on the market, using an iconic hand drawn design from the 80s, on a shirt color that was super 80s, printed with the same machines from the 80s, by the same team from the 80s!

THE ONLY THING THAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT FROM SHIRTS IN THE 1980s IS THAT IT WAS PRINTED IN NOVEMBER 2020!   

 

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches
Why Go With Gecko?
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We're in this together. You probably remember us from the 80s and 90s. If you do, you know we have tons of different fits in our arsenal. We're constantly picking out styles from our vault to bring back to the surface. Be a part of that journey and show your support for your favorites! 

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