TAPE HUT PADUCAH 1 Short-Sleeve T-Shirt

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Everything old is new again, right? Kinda. Although we doubt very seriously that you're gonna rush out and buy Elvis' Gold or Chicago III on 8-track, but kitsch is always cool and having Paducah kitsch is even cooler.

The Tape Hut was this old quonset hut on the Beltway in Paducah that sold 8-track tapes and players, too. It was owned and run by a cat named Joe Shane who started out in the 8-track biz out of the trunk of his '66 Pontiac in 1969 when he was a student at Murray State.

As 8-tracks grew i popularity, Joe's biz took off to the point that he moved from the trunk of his car into this 20,000 sq ft space. Tape Hut sold 8-tracks for $3.98 - 4.69 and 8-track car players for $49 up. They even dabbled in quadrophonic 8-tracks and reel-to-reel players.

But, as trends always go, 8-tracks gave in to cassettes, cassettes to CDs, CDs to streaming, and so on and so forth.

So, we're paying homage to Joe, to Paducah, to 8-tracks with this period piece of a t-shirt. Looks great in green heather plus we've got a coupla other colors just in case that's what your wardrobe calls for.

An element in this design was created by Ben Didier from The Noun Project.

This thick cotton t-shirt makes for a go-to wardrobe staple! It's comfortable, soft, and its tubular construction means it's less fitted.

• 100% ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Double stitched sleeves and bottom hem

Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Length (inches) 27 28 29 30 31 32
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28

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