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I'm A Contra Hoodie

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Our hit "I'm A Contra" design is back, and now available on an extra-cozy hoodie.

"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

These hoodies are relaxed-fit, meaning you'll probably want to stick to your US shirt size unless you're an oversized-hoodie-enjoyer. If you're on the upper end of your US shirt size, definitely size up as these will shrink slightly in the wash.

Construction

Our hoodies are screen printed on Hanes P170 hooded sweatshirts 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. 

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Reviewed by D.E., from United States
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Height
6 1"
Weight
210-240
Size Purchased
L
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Perfect
Rated 5 out of 5
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Pleasantly surprised.

I got this as a part of a Gumball order. I pulled this out of the box and thought "Oh, that's neat. I don't see myself wearing it, though."

Then, a couple days later, on a slightly chilly Wyoming morning, I pulled this on to give it a shot. Oh my word it was a good choice.

The inside is so, so soft. The front pocket is perfectly adequate for putting your hands in, as well as some small hand tools or whatever other kind of stuff you would put in a hoodie pocket.

The sizing threw me off. I'm what the kids these days might call a "thicc boi", and most of the shirts and tops I wear are mens' size XL, which doesn't drape over my gut like a tarp but also doesn't look like it's painted onto my torso. This size L actually fits... pretty nice. It's not form-fitting, but is maybe a little snug, but is still comfortably wearable. It isn't so loose that I could wear a concealed weapon without printing, for instance. If I were to go on a jog, though, it works.

So, yes, it's a hoodie. A pretty nice, functional hoodie at that. I wouldn't have bought this if it wasn't part of a grab bag, but I think I'll hang onto it.

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Reviewed by Ben H., from United States
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6'
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190-210
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L
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Perfect
Rated 5 out of 5
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Stick it to the tankies!

I now can show to all my tankie friends I am above them and that my superior economic and government style succeeded over them in every way.

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Reviewed by Mason W., from United States
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5' 8"
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XL
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Perfect
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Contra 🤙🏻

Keeps me warm while riding in the Jungle at night

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5' 11"
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M
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A Little Small
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It's a sweatshirt

Simple sweatshirt, cool design. Would recommend actually ordering a size up from your normal t-shirt size.

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Good to let everyone around town know you’re a contra too

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