MIR749 [EAGLE DIVISION] Vintage Military Surplus Thermal Long Sleeve Shirt
Vintage Russian Army L/S Thermal Shirt featuring Russian Criminal Tattoo inspired designs by MIR.
***AVAILABLE in : CREAM/OFF-WHITE
***SIZES: UNISEX SM, MED, LG
Stretchy Rib-Knit 100% Cotton. THESE SHIRTS ARE SLIM FIT!
Model is wearing a MEDIUM
If you need help with sizing or have any questions, please don't hesitate to CONTACT US
ABOUT THE DESIGN:
On our recent trip to Russia, we scored a good supply of these awesome vintage Russian Army thermal shirts in pristine condition. They are made from a super warm stretchy rib-knit cotton material and are perfect for the cold winter ahead. Because of the ribbed texture of these shirts, the prints come out looking a bit distressed which adds to the overall vintage look of these great shirts. Don't sleep on these, there's a limited supply!
On the front is the MIR Eagle logo. This eagle emblem has been around for thousands of years. It was first used by the Roman Empire. This type of Eagle was a powerful anti-establishment and anti-authority tattoo during the 50's and 60' . In Russian prison subculture, this type of symbol was usually meant to show disdain for the system and the Communist government. The eagle conveys the message "Strike first, Dont wait for them to hit you!"
MIR is a Russian word for "peace". But its an acronym for "Menya Ispravit Rastrel" meaning "Execution will Reform Me".
On the back is the SHTRAFBAT (~shtra'afba'at) logo. It comes from the Russian term "Shtrafniye Battal'yoni" meaning "Penalty Battalions". It was the name given to the penal battalions that were drafted from various prisons and camps around USSR during World War II. Inmates were told that if they joined the army to fight the Germans and help the Motherland, then their sentences would be commuted and they would go free after the war. Needless to say that after the war was won, Stalin ordered those inmates who served in the SHTRAFBAT to be put right back where they came from, the "Zona" (prison).
Silk Screen Printed on cotton rib-knit Russian Army thermal long sleeve shirts.
You can create your own Russian Criminal Tattoo shirt. For info contact us HERE