April 19, 2018
I recently stumbled upon the BVR Design Instagram feed that features remarkable aviation t-shirts. Being a vintage aircraft nut myself, I was instantly fascinated by the unique design and layout of the shirts. After exchanging a few notes with the designer, Dylan, I inquired about what was on the drawing board next. A few mutually appreciated types were mentioned but when one of my favorites was in the queue I had to speak up! Within a few days the Lockheed 12 t-shirt was released.
As a deep-rooted, die-hard, Lockheed fan I often cruise the internet in search of “new” modern aviation t-shirt styles that also have an authentic vintage look, but am rarely able to find anything worth purchasing. So when I laid eyes on this Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior shirt from BVR, I knew this one would be worth it. Not only was the Lockheed rendering true to detail, but the addition of the designation and first flight dates anchoring either side of the aircraft were spot-on. The added touch of the classic Lockheed lightning bolt gave the final design punch to secure the deal. I had to have one!
Once it arrived, I was able to actually take a closer look at the artwork. It was an incredibly accurate representation of this classic airplane. The shirt is excellent quality and is comfortable. The fit is true to size so I recommend adding one of BVRs designs to your collection.
Further designs to come off the BVR drawing board that have me excited would be the ones in the Air Racing series. The powerful Gee Bee Z, the sleek Crosby CR-4, the timeless Travel Air Mystery Ship and the racy DH.88 Comet. I have just purchased 4 more shirts to add to my collection and am on the edge of my seat waiting for the next design release.
The eye-catching selection covers a broad aviation audience, so when shopping for yourself it will be hard to choose which one to buy first! The selections are also perfect for gift giving. Click through to BVR for some beautiful bespoke aviation t-shirts.
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