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Prisoners’ T-Shirt £55.00 £10.00

Junk Male ‘Jail-Bird’ (Double-Sided)

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Prisoners’ uniforms – featuring a distinctive repeated ‘arrow’ motif – almost became a visual cliché, due to their prolific use in cartoons and the like. But where did they come from – and were they ever actually used? The answer is ‘yes’, but that begs the question; ‘why?’

The concept of covering convicts uniforms with arrows, was first used in the United Kingdom during the 1870’s, by Sir Edmund Du Cane (Chairman of Convict Directors – and Surveyor-General of prisons). Du Cane considered the arrows to be both a hindrance to escape, and also representative of a ‘mark of shame’.

The use of the ubiquitous arrow – which loudly announced that a prisoner was effectively ‘Government & Sovereign Property’ – was even hammered into the soles of prison-issue boots, so that a convict left traces of arrow-prints in the ground wherever they trod. This neat and effective sartorial trait was hardly popular with the inmates however, one of whom opined that the “hideous dress” to be “the most extraordinary garb I had ever seen outside a pantomime”.

Nowadays, we are somewhat more humane and circumspect, and the striking ‘arrow motif’ has been consigned to the history books... except with Junk Male: We’ve brought it back to urban (or is that ‘urbane’) chic... with our highly effective ‘Gangsta’ T-Shirt!

The Junk Male ‘prisoners’ shirt’, is printed on ultra soft ‘Wandsworth Grey’ marl fabric (especially for inmates with sensitive skin). The T-Shirt is double-sided, and printed with prison arrows on both the front and reverse.

In summary: No man is perfect, and this garment simply advertises that fact. Please note, this is a Hugger-Fit T-Shirt with shape-retention marl fabric, so order a size up. This garment is particularly suitable for meat-heads; ripped gangsters... and buffed gym-bunnies.

++STOP PRESS++ Final reduction, last remaining stock being sold at just £10 each; that’s a £45 saving off the list price!