Perkins Paste T Shirts for Kids

  • $45.00


This one is unashamedly specific to Australia (and even more specifically the State of New South Wales).

Anybody who went to school in NSW of a certain age will likely remember Perkins Paste and the familiar pink plastic jar that it came in.

The label claims that it: "sticks quickly," "cannot spill," and is "non toxic" (all admirable features for a glue). Nothing on there about taste. Even so, every class in every school had a kid (or kids) who scored big points by being able to eat significant quantities of the sticky white almondy substance.

This design was initially manifest on a T Shirt in collaboration with Perkin's Products as a promotion for our Stationery Department (where we dutifully sold the actual stuff). They actually used to send us a cheque from time to time to thank us for the promotion.

The image captured the imagination of CustOMERs, and soon took on a life all its own.

Sadly, Perkins Paste appears to have vanished from the marketplace. A recent search has proved fruitless. Extinction is a real possibility. But fear not; its pink and sticky spirt lives on via this homage.
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Regular fit, crew neck, mid-weight, 180 GSM, 28-singles, 100% combed cotton (marles 15% polyester). Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage

Size
Body Width (cm)
Body Length (cm)
Kids 2
31
42
Kids 4
34
46
Kids 6
37
50
Kids 8
39.5
54
Kids 10 42 58
Kids 12 44.5 62
Kids 14 47 66

 

How to Measure:

  • Lay an existing t-shirt flat.
  • Body Width: Measure 3cm below armpit, from one side to the other.
  • Body Length: Measure from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the t-shirt.

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