Nagra Noire series T shirt by Yukio Miyamoto



Our Nagra SN T-Shirt is illustrated by Yukio Miyamoto.
The SN of Nagra SN stands for Series Noir – Being about the size of a smart phone, but wholly analogue, they were favoured by the dark side; creeps otherwise known as secret policemen. People who think they know best but whom the evidence shows know nothing. The Stasi and their ilk were among the few who could afford a reel to reel tape recorder that cost the same as a small car of its day: a Mini, less purchase tax and vat, was probably less than £575 in 1970.

The tape on the reel to reel was just 1/8th of an inch, 3.8mm deep. The motor was quartz regulated such that Newton’s laws of angular momentum were controlled. Wow and flutter were all but eliminated regardless of how the often concealed machine moved with the person or thing carrying it.

With the intricate circuitry and batteries there was no room for a motor to rewind the tape. This was accomplished through a small and exquisite hand crank driving through a gearbox. The audio quality was such that the taped sound could be applied directly to film. When they were not in the hands of the noire side of life they could be found on movie locations in the pockets of actors and sound men and no doubt women too.

Yukio Miyamoto’s 3D images of this exquisite piece of miniature engineering match Nagra’s precision and quality. Celebrate a great example of human ingenuity wear our Yukio Miyamoto Nagra Series Noire tape deck T-shirt.

The shirts:

These t shirts are unique for being made exclusively for us wholly with cool-max-image-e1485361440757.png fibres ring spun into yarns manufactured exclusively for WeAdmire. These yarns are then knitted into a single jersey fabric suitable for t shirts.

The CoolMax bit exploits the surface tension of water to wick moisture from your skin. It works through micro channels engineered into the profile of the fibre. These channels are physical attributes, they are there for the life of the fibre.

The Fresh FX bit embeds a silver salt in the molecular structure of the fibre that stops the propagation of bacteria which, left unchecked, ultimately cause a sour odour. Because the silver salt is embedded within the fibre it, like the wicking, is similarly permanent; it will not leech out with wear and washing.

These attributes deliver shirts that remain cool and dry almost regardless of what you might do in them and similarly they remain fresh. And the ongoing performance of the fabric is guaranteed. This is important, these shirts will become your favourite items of apparel, you will want to wear your shirts again and again.

These shirts are marvellous to travel with, they stay fresh if you don’t have the chance to wash them, they wash easily when you do have the chance, and they dry super quickly. There is also a very useful side effect to all this: our shirts keep anything you wear on top of them and what you might wear after wearing them fresher too.

The cut and fit and sizing of these shirts is exclusive to us and was specified by Anastasia Vouyouka, a published guru of fit in the fashion industry.

The feel of the very best natural fibre shirts you have experienced with the performance of the fibres that set the benchmarks for wicking and freshness. It is very unlikely you will have experienced this level of technical performance in a decorated t shirt before.

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