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I'm A Contra T-Shirt

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
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Finding your size 

These tees have fairly standard sizing. In general, you should be able to go with the size you normally wear. The measurements here are the measurements of the shirt itself, not your body. Compare with one of your favorite shirts to verify the fit, and if in doubt feel free to contact customer service for assistance!

Our model (as seen on product pages) 5' 10.5" and weighs 150 lbs. He wears a Medium tee for a standard fit and a Small tee for a tighter fit.

 Size Chest Circumference of Shirt Length Of Shirt
S 36" 28"
M 40" 29"
L 44" 30"
XL 48" 31"
2XL 52" 33"
3XL 56" 34"
4XL 60" 35"
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"Cold War" is probably a misnomer for the period of heated struggle between the worlds superpowers — it was a time of insurgencies abroad, protests at home, and no shortage of scandals.

 Are you a supporter of the struggle against the 'reds? You're a contra too!



Besides, what's a nationwide scandal without some quality merch to go along with it?

 


The Iran-Contra Affair is arguably one of the United State's greatest blunders of the Cold War - rampant propaganda from the white house's mouth and many under-the-table dealings with our enemies occurred all in the name of squashing communism in Nicaragua. One of the most tangible, and perhaps infamous pieces of the pro-contra campaign is what we've recreated here.


The Contras (short for la contrarrevolución) were a collection of anti-socialist insurgent groups formed after the Nicaraguan revolution. They were largely armed, trained, and financially supported by the U.S. government. Congress under the Reagan administration barred support for them in response to acts of terrorism and human rights violations. Under the table however, the Reagan administration continued supporting them — a highly illegal move that finally culminated in the Iran Contra Affair.

US government propaganda poster, translating to "lets stand against aggression" (left) and Robbie Conal's anti-Reagan 'contra diction' poster (right). A stark contrast of Reagan's actions and the response of the populace.


In layman's terms, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North conducted arms deals with embargoed Iran and using the proceeds to continue funding the Contras. President Reagan remained vocal in his support for the contras up until he and his cronies were caught red handed. Much of the evidence of the whole affair was destroyed when the scandal came to a crescendo.

Conspiracy aside, the entire scandal was still a hot mess. Few tangible pieces of one of the most iconic mishaps in the Cold War remain, and we wanted to bring a piece of history back into the spotlight.

Sizing

Our Contra tees are built on the Hanes Beefy-T for an accurate 80s fit and feel. Please see the Sizing Chart page for more information. 

Although the shirts are technically unisex, the Beefy-T is cut for a male wearer and may appear baggy and long on women. The shirt will shrink slightly during the first wash. After this it should fit true to size.

Construction

Our tees are screen printed with quality, custom-blended inks in the USA. Printing techniques accurately replicate the original “I'm a Contra too” t-shirt and should outlast the original in color, fastness, and durability.

The Hanes Beefy-T is constructed of 100% cotton, with slightly heavier-than-average fabric weight for durability.

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Reviewed by Mark S., from United States
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>6' 4"
Weight
125-140
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S
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Perfect
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Aye bby you want some anti commie dick?

I'm 6 foot 6 inches, two separate measurements. This shirt make sure the ladies know that.

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>250
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XXL
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Flattering Fit

Very nice fit on this shirt, really looks great as I'm crawling through Bolivia with my M16A2 I got from that guy with the shades.

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Reviewed by Chase M., from United States
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Height
5' 8"
Weight
150-160
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M
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Extra Contra Comfort

Shirts great, design is clear and came out awesome. The shirt feels better than most of the tees I have in my closet which is cool.

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sage

I spilt honey mustard on this shirt once.

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Reviewed by Andy H., from Germany
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5' 7"
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190-210
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everybody in the hood knows I am a contra too

Greetings from the half socialist republic of Germany - this shirt + Bundeswehr short Short combo and a mean Bundesgrenzschutz-stache scares the shit outta Ché shirt wearing, soy latte drinking, gentrifying hipsters (if they know a little history, but mostly they don't). BJJ Class today will rule. Kisses over the Atlantic.

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