The Grateful Dead - Uncle Sam - Hooded Zip Sweatshirt | StoreYourFace
If you are looking for a cool hooded zip sweatshirt designed by Grateful Dead "Store Your Face" you have come to the right place! The sweatshirt is available in five colors and six sizes from Extra Small to double Extra Large. The print is on the back side of the T-Shirt. We are convinced that you will be satisfied with this purchase 😉
About the product:
Sleeve length, in
There’s nothing like a soft hooded sweatshirt to layer for cold winters. This hooded full zip sweatshirt features a soft and qualitative 50% cotton and 50% polyester fabric that has a regular fit and has the perfect balance of long-lasting comfort and a contemporary silhouette. It’s in a unisex style design to fit both men and women.
.: 50% combed ringspun cotton, 50% polyester .: Medium heavy fabric (7.96 oz/yd² (270 g/m²)) .: Regular fit .: Brushed fleece inside .: Runs true to size
About Uncle Sam ☠
The Grateful Dead and Uncle Sam have an interesting relationship. The band's followers, the 'Dead Heads', have produced a great deal of artwork, much of which features imagery related to Uncle Sam. Sam's trademark hat, in particular, appears in many examples of dead-head artwork. The hat often is worn by a skeleton.
Uncle Sam also appears in the lyrics of the Dead song 'US Blues'.
Since the band and its legions of followers have something of an anti-establishment flavor, some critics have suggested that the Dead's use of Uncle Sam imagery is insincere. One music critic referred to the Dead's use of Uncle Sam's hat as 'inspired mockery.'
Band member Bob Weir, however, has stated that the band has respect for Sam, 'he's up there with Marilyn Monroe and Paul Bunyan and people you may not know, James Dean, Otis Redding, the great ballplayers. We have our pantheon, and one of the figures in the pantheon is Uncle Sam. He's sort of like the godfather figure of American culture. So we actually have a fair bit of respect for him. And he comes around in different guises, you know - in our little region, he comes around as a skeleton, but he's still wearing the same hat.'