80s Monkey Business Crew Gary Hart Ringer t-shirt Medium
Chest 18.5 in.
Length 26 in.
Content: 50% cotton, 50% polyester
Tag Brand: Sneakers
This vintage tee perfectly embodies the 1980s aesthetic, featuring old school graphics and a classic ringer style. Better yet, it's loaded with a scandalous history. The phrase "monkey business" may ring a bell for some-one that sounds like Gary Hart.
Gary Hart was a strong contender in the 1988 presidential race until a racy photo surfaced with model Donna Rice sitting in his lap in 1987. Rumors of an affair has been circulating for some time, and Hart always denied them. He was so sure that he challenged the media to investigate his private life, stating in an interview with The New York Times "They should follow me around...They'll be very bored." Bold move. Needless to say, Hart's presidential campaign was over from there.
The infamous photo shows the married U.S. Senator from Colorado happily sporting a Monkey Business Crew t-shirt much like this one, with the young model Donna Rice planted on his lap during a yacht cruise (the boat was named Monkey Business).
After 31 years, this incident continues to live on in infamy. Through retellings, the iconic photograph, movies like The Front Runner starring Jack Hughman, and even this awesome t-shirt.
Fits like a modern unisex adult medium.