Triple-D Tee

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  • Regular price $ 18.00


On August 6, 1928, Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One of the most iconic and influential American pop artists ever born, Warhol is probably best known for his work with Campbell's Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe, though he did a pretty cool piece in 1963 called Triple Elvis, which sold for $81,900,000.00 at auction in 2014. 

Interestingly enough, 1928 also marks the year in which the Vittoria "derailleur" was designed in Italy. The Vittoria design reportedly inspired Swiss racer Oscar Egg to develop his Super Champion Gear derailleur, which was the only shifting system used in the 1937 Tour de France. [Gear shifting was banned at the Tour de France from 1919 - 1937]

Your logical next question is: Is this Triple-D Tee a Warhol? 

Given that he died in 1987, and derailleurs weren't this sophisticated back then, the answer is no. 

Still, if you were to buy one of these Triple-D tees, wear it for a year or so, and then put it on the bottom of a drawer to preserve it for, say, 50 years, you're pretty much guaranteed to get at least 81 bucks for the thing on eBay. 

Think of it as an investment.