Teddy Pendergrass Signature Women's T-shirt

There are some artists who are so iconic you just say their first name and you know who they are.  Teddy Pendergrass is one of them.  Originally a drummer, Teddy got his start playing drums for a struggling Philadelphia-based Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.  Soon after joining, the group changed labels moving to the famed Gamble & Huff’s Philadelphia International Records.  After hearing Teddy sing, Melvin was wise enough to move him to the front line singing.  That’s when things blew up.  From ’72 to ’75 the group was red hot striking gold with sultry ballad “I Miss You,” “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” “The Love I Lost,” “Bad Luck” and “Don’t Leave Me This Way.”  Teddy left the group in 1975 and, under Gamble & Huff’s tutelage released his solo album in 1977.  The album produced two hits:  “Only You” and the sexy “Close The Door” Teddy’s first #1 hit.  No sophomore jinx was in the plans for Teddy as his follow up LP, “Teddy” included the follow-up to “Close The Door,” “Turn Out The Lights” that reached #2 on the R&B charts. 

Teddy was paralyzed in an auto accident in 1982 but still continued to produce music recording a #1 hit in 1988, the up tempo song “Joy.”  Teddy passed away in 2010 but he left us with a great gift of music that we pay tribute to.

The Teddy logo is taken from his second album.  It's printed on a soft, like his music, 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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