Judging by their new seventh season—the first to be stocked at Double Double—energies at the Real Bad Man camp are at an all-time high. The label rounded out 2020 with a much-anticipated collaborative album with Detroit street rap innovator and Griselda Records signee Boldy James. In 2021, Adam Jay Weissman’s label shows no signs of slowing. In recent collections, the label has moved away from its thematic collections which, according to Weissman, became too constricting. Weissman has stated in interview that he founded RBM in search of creative control: “if I wanted to make tie-dye shirts with graphics all over them, it wouldn’t have to go through a panel discussion.” This new collection puts the label’s psychedelic-bent aesthetic on full display across a range of tees and accessories. With designs that express an expansive appetite for visuality and a gift for juxtaposition, RBM is living up to its founder’s vision.
Don’t blame Real Bad Man, blame William S Burroughs. The Real Bad Man Asshole SS Tee takes inspiration—and the quote printed on the back of the tee—from Burroughs’ controversial 1959 cult classic novel ‘The Naked Lunch.’ Imagery from the book is printed across the back of this tee in the form of the cockroach typewriter. The crassness of this graphic and Burroughs quote draws attention away from the tee’s tye dye: a unique effect resulting in minimal flourishes across the piece. Here in the white colourway, this short-sleeve t-shirt also features RBM branding printed on the chest and a ribbed crew neckline.
Note: It is recommended that you go up a size unless you prefer a snug fit.
Made from 100% cotton.
Printed and hand tye-dyed in Los Angeles.
Level 1, 115 Queen St
Brisbane Q 4000
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