SURPRISE RELEASE! 4/7/22
Gecko Hawaii X HYPERFLASH presents...
The 1986 Classic: Gecko Style!
On a Blue-To-White, Heat-Activated, Color-Changing HyperFLASH T-SHIRT!
- Originally printed in 1986!
- 2X Retro Puff Ink!
- Iconic 80's/90's puffed front pocket logo!
- Tee Changes color from blue to white at 88 degrees!
- 100% Cotton
- One of our most popular classics!
About The Design
This shirt that we’ve brought back from the Gecko Vault is called “Gecko Style” — and it was really one of the first Gecko Hawaii Tees that was a SMASH hit at mainland surf shops. For some reason, we specifically remember it first going absolutely wild in Santa Cruz, CA.
Today, Gecko Style is an EXTREMELY RARE find in the vintage world. It encapsulates the mid-eighties to a “Tee.” From the font (all hand drawn) to the puff, to the neon, and it also stars a more “Vintage” looking version of what would become our iconic Gecko.
We did EVERYTHING to try and keep this design great shirt to rep Gecko as a brand, and one the first times that Hawaiian and California surf, skate, sport & streetwear collided. The rest —as they say —- is history!
Gecko HYPERFLASH is a homage and retro flashback to the magical "thermochromatic" color-changing apparel of the early 1990's.
Gecko HYPERFLASH ALWAYS SELLS OUT -- SOMETIMES SAME DAY!
PLUS -- RETURN OF THE RETRO 80S "Puff Ink" Front Pocket Logo!
How To Choose Your Fit & Size
For HYPERFLASH ThermoChromatic Tees
If you've tried our slim fit tees and our classic fit/pigment dyed tees -- the sizing of these is somewhere in between. For the long sleeve shirts, If you like a looser feel/fit, definitely go a size up. If you are taller and like longer sleeves, we recommend you go a size up too. However, if you have shorter arms, or you like a normal/slightly slimmer fit -- go with your true to size.
The sizing of these are slightly different than our normal tees, because with the Thermochromatic dyes, they go through a washing process -- which eliminates 95% of shrinkage prior to purchase.
Gecko Hawaii HYPERFLASH shirts are heat activated and change color around 80 degrees, which gives it a super rare, "living, breathing, tie dye" feeling. Think of it as "the mood ring" of t-shirts -- but WAAAAAY cooler!
Thermochromatic technology has improved dramatically since the 1990's, but most apparel companies don't make it, because they are afraid to take risks, and it is REALLY expensive to make. However, our fans kept asking since our relaunch, so we are making it happen again!
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