You have seen famous designers and clothing brands imitate these striped Russian Sailor shirts or "Telnyashka". These are the real things.
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ABOUT THE DESIGN:
Straight from the alleyways and dark streets of Odessa comes this traditional Russian made "Telnyashka". Standard issued to Russian armed forces, it was made fashionable during the 40's and 50's by hoodlums, hooligans, Thieves, ex-cons and various other colorful characters and is still quite popular today with men and women in Russia.
This particular style is closer to a sleeveless shirt than a tank-top due to it's cut and the high neck-line. It is designed to accentuated the chest and shoulders.
The eagle on the front was tattooed mostly during the 30's and 40's and belongs to some of the earliest Russian Criminal tattoos. It symbolized strength and freedom. It was very popular among the Thieves of that time. This particular one was a play to mix the Soviet hammer and sickle with the Imperial eagle of Tsarist Russia.
100 Percent Cotton, Sailor / Nautical / Striped Shirt with Silk Screen Print