ChiTown Stand Up (RED)

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ChiTown Stand Up (RED)

28.00

This shirt actually caused some controversy when we first released it. Not a lot, but a few questions about the men from the iconic photo. If you're not familiar with the men in this popular photo I will give a short explanation. These are the men who served in the Battle of Iwo Jima. This 5 week battle in 1945 consists of the US capturing the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Army during World War II. 

Now speed up to the US Marines taking over the island and planting the American Flag in the ground. This is one of the most known pictures, it's also one of the most prideful image. This photo embodied pride, strength, power, joy and victory. Chicago is a very prideful city. We wanted to show that pride with a image that couldn't be more powerful and pay homage to the men that fought for us. This is shown through using the men in the original photograph. We added the Chicago Flag being raised, along with the Chicago skyline being faded in the background as if it is the original photo. 

When we use old pictures or originals we tend to put a modern spin on them. Hence the name of the shirt. Keeping it classic, but still up to date. Keeping it's timelessness. 

Titled: "ChiTown Stand Up" 

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