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I'm A Contra T-Shirt
I'm A Contra T-Shirt
I'm A Contra T-Shirt
I'm A Contra T-Shirt

"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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"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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An excellent shirt, but gondola stole it for himself and now I need another.

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Hating commies goes beyond legal and illegal

Gets me countless dirty looks, from Bass Pro Shops to the average strip mall. 10/10

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Loved this and was exactly what I was looking for. Quality t-shirt as well!

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