Gecko Dagger '92 - Black Tee


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Gecko Hawaii SKU: GHDAGBTS

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Gecko Dagger 1992 A First Time Glow In The Dark Re-Issue!

100% Cotton Beach Tee Designed & Printed in the USA @ Gecko Hawaii HQ

This tee is hard core nostalgia...

Look closely... at first glance, the Gecko is climbing a dagger... but if you look a little deeper... he may just be swimming on a surfboard...

Gecko Dagger is one of those of tees that we get emails & IMs EVERYDAY to bring back. This was one of the most popular shirts in 1992. At the time, Gecko Hawaii was working with "Mervyn's" and they insisted that we changed the name from "Gecko Dagger" to "Gecko Ribbon."  Lame. Those things happens when a big corporation takes a bit of control over your brand...

To make it radder and compensate -- we decided to call it part of our "tattoo series" and instead of a sticker on the tag, we gave away a temporary tattoo...

...To be honest, we didn't realize the impact that this shirt and those tattoos had until we relaunched -- when people started sending us pics of their ACTUAL Gecko tattoos! So... something must have worked right! 

Since this is the very first time we have brought the Dagger design back -- and because the original Gecko crew is back together --- with full control over the brand (no one can tell us what to do anymore --- except Gecko fans) we are restoring the rightful name to the design and celebrating with a special, limited edition, Glow-In-The-Dark release. The Gecko and the "GH" logo both glow.

 If we ever re-issue it again down the road, we don't plan to keep it "glowing" -- so get your hands on a variant of this version while you can!

Why should kids get all of the Glow In The Dark fun? 

As we're headed into the fall, we thought "Dagger" was the perfect design to run with -as it originally came out in 1992, the colors were very bold, but not "neon bright."

We did touch the Gecko up a bit -- making it slightly brighter than the original, (and glow in the dark is just naturally bright), but we kept the other colors the rich, bold, autumn colors of the OG so that anyone who had the shirt can feel the nostalgia that they're craving. The only thing that glows in the dark is the Gecko and it's shades.

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