Iocane Tee (Vintage Black)
"Never go in against a Sicilian, when death is on the line!"
An iocane bottle adorns the back and right chest of an all-gender vintage wash tee, manufactured in ethically responsible and socially compliant factories, screen printed in a small, family owned California shop, and drawn and designed by me—a child of immigrants, self taught artist, and small business owner. When you purchase this piece, you support so much, and so many.
Fit: Gender free sizing, casual fit
(I'm 5'1" 130 pounds, and I prefer a small or medium if tucked in, and a large if worn untucked with sweats or leggings)
Fabrication: 100% ringspun cotton, mineral washed, feels extremely soft and light
PLEASE NOTE: this vintage tee achieves its look and feel through special dye and mineral wash processes, which create unique and natural variances in texture, distress, and shade. These are intentional and are not considered defective. Please take care as the colors may transfer. Wash separately, cold, inside out.
I grew up in Los Angeles in the 80s, and much of that growing up was spent across the street at Mrs. Adams' house. My dad was a single parent, and she was the surrogate grandma who helped him survive that. Her granddaughter, Melinda, was my sisters age, and her son, Charlie, lived in the house next door. They were our family, and it always felt safe there.
We spent our holidays with them, and went on family vacations together. My most vivid childhood memories are of playing hide and seek in that house, or sitting in one of the three big chairs in the TV room, often with a TV tray full of chicken noodle soup and saltine crackers.
That’s where I watched The Princess Bride for the first time, and where I’d watch it again and again and again for years until that VHS finally gave out.
In the past 30 years, I have watched the film more times than I could possibly count. I read the book once every few years, and I rarely go a day without quoting it in conversation. I shared it with my son when he was small, and almost always have it on when I'm writing.
I know I'm not alone in the way that I cherish this film—it's probably your favorite, too. And so, I humbly present to you my homage to the greatest movie of all time. It was a joy to create, and I hope it brings you an ounce of joy, maybe more.