A exact reproduction of the original WWII U.S. Navy contract white t-shirt right down to the printed contract number inside the neck:
G.I.s and sailors of the US military in WWII were issued with these basic white underwear Ts, and were often seen stripped down to just this basic garment when working in hot environments, or relaxing on the ship’s decks. As was often the case, with their usual casual way of wearing their attire, it was they who started a trend that made it cool to be seen in just your underwear.
Anchor tattoo and bravado sold separately
I wonder if Eastman sees the irony behind making these t-shirts in Japan? Yea I know it’s likely a cost issue because U.S. labor is expensive, but off the top of my head I happen to know a few U.S. companies with the loop-wheel looms required the make these t-shirts to spec without a side seam.
£40 ($64 USD) over at Eastman.