Many have speculated as to what the Haymaker T-shirt means. Is it Chuck Norris or Paul Bunyon knocking out a bear? Or might it represent the Cold War since the bear has Russian on it and the guy on the tee looks American? Maybe it's a t-shirt with an image of your dad or boyfriend on it? A lot of dudes look like the guy on the shirt...
Over the last three years, this t-shirt has broken down all boundaries of race, gender and religion. It’s become a favorite tee for nerdy book readers and it’s been given badass tee status by bros and MMA t-shirt lovers alike. It’s also ended many a battle over who thinks they can knock out a bear (you win when you buy the tee). We even went as far as shipping the haymaker tee to Steven Colbert. He was nice enough to write us back a letter (or at least it looked like it was from him…). It said:
“Dear Sharp Shirter, thank you for sending me this bear punch t-shirt. Fortunately, I’m no longer running for public office and I am free to accept gifts.”
We thought that was a pretty sweet moment for the Sharp Shirter camp.
This bear punch shirt has also led to a couple of awesomely obsessed fans that have made the tee into a life goal of sorts. One buddy of mine by the name of Voltaire Casino took his haymaker hoodie with him across the United States and took photographs of all his friends in wearing it in different poses. Check it out here.
Another one of our fans made the haymaker t-shirt into a definition that you can check out here. All in all, we’re really psyched to have this design in our collection (we even changed our logo to incorporate it).