Being that the Cockatoo Inn vintage tee was the one that started it all, we thought we'd revisit it this week.
If you've never heard of the Cockatoo Inn, here's a brief recap of its sordid and magnificent history. It was run by a mobster, had rumored to be where JFK rendezvoused with Marilyn Monroe, and where a US defense contractor was arrested trying to sell secrets to the Russians. In the mid-1990s, it was used to impress Samuel L. Jackson's character in the Quentin Tarantino film, "Jackie Brown":
Our founder, Phil Royale, recounts his first trip to the Cockatoo Inn:
"In the 80s, my brother was a defense contractor for Lockheed. He took me to the Cockatoo, presumably because it had a bit of notoriety. As a kid, all I noticed was its amazing breakfast spread, which for a picky eater like me, was unique. My mother and brother laughed at how much I ate. When both of them passed away recently, I decided to make a tee that paid tribute to that warm memory."
The original Cockatoo Inn tee design sold out in limited quantities, and the Series 2 tee was updated this year with an orange and white 2-color print:
Luckily, we'll always have Jackie Brown whenever we want to stop by. Additional information is available on the official Cockatoo Inn website.
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