Tamla Women's T-shirt

Before Motown, Barry Gordy had Tamla Records.  Founded in January 1959 with an $800 loan, Tamla was named after a record Gordy heard that was recorded by Debbie Reynolds called “Tammy and the Bachelor” a few years earlier.  Tamla’s first act was a group called the Matadors who changed their name to The Miracles and featured a young Smokey Robinson.  In 1960, they recorded their first hit on the Tamla label called “Shop Around” that put both the group and the label on the map (the song reached #1 on the R&B charts and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100).  The following year, the label released another #1 recording by The Marvelettes, entitled “Please Mr. Postman” that help cement Gordy’s music standing. Tamla continued to be used as the label of choice for Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and the Marvelettes.  In 1988, the label was merged with its sister label, Motown.

The Tamla logo is printed on a soft 4.3 oz. premium tri-blend t-shirt.  The shirt runs a little small so if you like a looser fit, order the next larger size.

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The T-shirt

The t-shirt we use to print the designs is from a company call Next Level Apparel.  They make some of the best t-shirts in the apparel biz.  Our base t-shirt is their premium tri-blend crew neck t-shirt.   This t-shirt is a mashup of 50% polyester, 25% combed ring spun and 25% rayon.  That mix makes for three things:  an extremely soft t-shirt that drapes nicely with a vintage-type look.   So you’re getting a cool looking shirt that feels great.  The t-shirt weighs 4.3 ounces.  So you’re not wearing a bulletproof vest but a mid-weight garment.  And since the fabric is mostly polyester and rayon, there is little, if any, shrinkage.  Now the t-shirt does run a little small so if you like a roomer fit, please select the next size above what you normally wear.

Also, we don’t believe in offering you a one-style-fits-all or “unisex” t-shirt (whatever that is).  We give the fellas and ladies a t-shirt that’s specifically made for them and their unique features.  If a particular style of t-shirt isn’t available for a gender then we’ll let you know and recommend a size in that shirt that may accommodate you. 

In the future, we’ll rollout different styles of tees like a scoop neck (for that off-the-shoulder Flashdance look), long sleeve, hoody and ¾ sleeve raglan so you’ll have a variety of options to choose from year round.

Care Instructions

We recommend turning your t-shirt inside out when washing.  Please machine wash in cold water with like colors.  It’s best to hang dry but it’s cool if you tumble dry on low setting.  Please do not iron on the decoration.

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