1967 Brm H16 tee shirt by Peter Hutton



BRM had previous 16 cylinder engines in the form of a 1.5 litre supercharged 48 valve V16. The H 16 was essentially two flat 8’s, one above the other. It used components from BRM’s successful 1.5 litre V8s. Jackie Stewart among others was underwhelmed by the H16. The engine was very heavy, too many cylinders and not enough valves you might say. That said the H16 sounded marvellous and looked the part. With this t shirt we are admiring the skill of illustrator Peter Hutton, and the exuberance of post war British engineering. The engineers and designers of this engine, Tony Rudd and Geoff Johnson complained the specifications had not been followed, particularly with regard to the crank cases, but it is the case the engine was the conceptual antithesis of Keith Duckworth’s DFV8 which a year later and for years thereafter swept all before it. Jim Clark gave the H16 its only victory in a Lotus 43 at Watkins Glen in 1966.
Peter Hutton has been one of the UK’s leading illustrators since the late 1950’s. His reputation as an illustrator among the community of owners of historic vehicles is such that they are happy to partially disassemble their cars and bikes to allow him to deliver his take on the key components. In his own words. Although I take some photos I do sit and draw the car, to draw is to understand how components fit together, you see things you cannot see in a photograph, drawing requires total concentration and an image is ingrained in the memory for when pen is put to paper for the final drawing. I would say it shows. There are eight of Peter’s illustrations available on t shirts and I hope in time there will be more.

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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