As humans, we can’t help but imagine the wild lives of animals. We are seduced by the danger, by the connection to nature. Lions in particular capture our daydreams as kings of beasts roaming the dry, grassy African savanna, stalking their next meal. In reality, they spend nearly 20 hours of their day sleeping, going on the hunt at night. It’s also the lionesses that actually do the prey hunting since the menfolk are a little to heavy and slow. Regardless, lions have a wondrous mystique that exudes noble danger. We can’t help ourselves; we’re drawn to the flame. Lions possess a powerful image that lends itself to tales like The Chronicles of Narnia, The Wizard of Oz, or The Lion King. We took that dark, mysterious elegance and placed it on one of our Triblend T-shirts with the proverbial lions share of softness.
This lion is captured in a side profile, cutting a bright figure on the sleeping figure of the Serengeti plains. His smaller mane suggests a younger male, still battling to prove his mettle. What’s he thinking? What’s he stalking? Look deeply in his eyes to puzzle out an answer humans can barely comprehend in its ferocity This work features a highly detailed ink drawn realistic aesthetic with an entire web of thin pen strokes used to suggest the details of a lion’s head. Contoured hatching of the line work creates the swept, curving texture of the lion’s fur, each group of marks aligned in flowing directions that is particularly noticeable in the mane portion. Although the piece eschews the use of color, the ample use of varying line weight, length, and hatching creates plenty of three-dimensionality. The monolithic color focuses your attention on the forms themselves, highlighting the technical details of the line art–in a way as stoic and brutalist as the lion itself..
If you daydream about these nocturnal predators, wandering icons of the African wild, then you’ll be happy to wear this print. Whether you’re on the hunt in the concrete jungle or sojourning through the unspoiled back country, this shirt will keep the roar of the majestic lion bouncing around your head. Keep an eye out, you never know where danger lurks.
This design is made for our dark colored Triblend T-shirts. We also offer an inverted color design for light colored T-shirts, as well as a colored version for those looking for something a little more funky.
This roughly triangular shaped print is centered on the chest and measures about 14 inches x 13 inches.
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Benefits of Triblend Fabric in our Shirts
Our shirts are made exclusively of Triblend: a premium blend of 3 different fabrics for superior performance
Details & Specs
- 50% Polyester, 25% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton, 25% Rayon - 100% Triblend jersey knit
- Fashion slim fit
- Pulls over
- Crew neck, baby rib knit for extra fine comfort
- 32 Singles for perfect softness and weight
- Lightweight 145g/4.3oz per sq yard (~4.8 oz/shirt, Med)
- Printed in Detroit, USA, with full color digital high resolution
- Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
Sizing & Fit
Protip: Prefer something with a roomier fit? Just order 1 size up!
How to Care for Your Sweet ShirtMachine wash cold inside out to protect the print, no bleach. Pretreatment may remain on your made-to-order shirt which will add a harder, rougher texture (it's to help the print look good), the first wash will remove it and make everything nice and soft. Tumble dry low. Iron low, but avoid print.
Measurements in inches. Equivalent suit jacket sizes in parentheses for chest measurements.
| Chest Length|
|27 ½ (36)||28 ½ (39)||29 ½ (42)||30 ½ (45)||31 ½ (49)||32 ½ (53)|
|Body Length||18 ¼||19 ¾||21 ¼||22 ¾||24 ¾||26 ¾|
|Sleeve Length||7 ¾||8 ⅛||8 ½||8 ⅞||9 ¼||9 ⅝|