About 16 years ago we created the first of many over packaged consumer clothing products called the Stripe Ts.
It was a series of four shirts with designs from noted pinstripers Von Franco, Jimmy C, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and Andy/Adam Cruz’s father, Angelo Cruz. After gaining some traction in Japanese markets (didn’t everything?), the product sort of drifted down the House Industries Boulevard of lost interest.
Big Daddy, Jimmy C and Von Franco all had their own logos but Angelo Cruz did not, so Ken and Andy drew a little something up that looked like this.
Besides a cameo in the silver plate of our 2004 10-year book…
For the trainspotters out there who clocked the Chevy bowtie on the front of the Mercury, we too scratched our heads for a second. Truth is Angelo’s real Merc does currently have a 327 under the hood.
Posted by Rich Roat on March 24, 2010