Wednesday, August 17, 2011

SO I DID IT AGAIN.....






all artwork © patrick segui

 So i did it again ....here's the new period correct, hand made reproduction sweatshirt.I must say that this one is even more convincing and is your best ever alternative to the real deal.

i've chosen one of the most iconic and reproduced USN squadron's mascot : felix the cat of the famous VF-3 .

The VF-3 is the second oldest fighter squadron operating in the U.S Navy and is known today as Fighter Squadron Thirty One.VF-3 has a rich history and we can trace It’s beginnings in July, 1935. During WW2 VF-3 served aboard the carrier USS Lexington until its sinking during the Battle of the Coral Sea .It was then assigned to the USS Yorktown until the Battle of Midway. After Midway, the squadron served in several other posts, including the USS Enterprise until the end of the war. After the battle of Midway, VF-3 and VF-6 [who was also using the same mascot] swapped designations on July 1943, resulting in a three year controversy as to which squadron owned the "Felix" name and emblem it was until VF-3 was re-designated VF-3A on November 15th 1946 and awarded the official approval to adopt Felix the Cat by the Chief of Naval Operations. VF-3A was then re-designated VF-31 on August 7th, 1948.  The Chief of Naval Operations approved the official adoption of the "Felix the Cat" name and call-sign by VF-3A.  On August 7th 1948, VF-3A became today's VF-31 aka the Tomcatters.....



10 comments:

  1. Sure to be another crowd pleaser!!

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  2. looks killer. Will you be doing a limited t shirt run with this stencil?

    GO NAVY

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  3. 2 for the price of 1 offer...AHA?

    Seabees t shirt and VF3.

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  4. These are great Patrick because they look so authentic. When I first bought the McCoys, hmmm maybe in 1994? All there graphics were cool like this, they were good because they were so military, simple stencil type, like they would have actually been, then as the years passed and it changed and developed into toys McCoys the prints got more and more austentacious and stupid, now to me it looks just like the rubbish that the Cockpit used to do. They have lost the utility that is core to a realistic military feel.

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  5. That's the idea : make it raw, as simple and folky looking as possible ....basically recreate what could have been back then with a limited amount of supplies and time.certainly not what we are seeing right now on the market : some designer's fantasy .....

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  6. Patrick, beautiful work! Really nice to see you honoring Fighting Squadron Three. Are you offering this sweat in a sz. large (42-44)? VF3's Felix the cat would look amazing on the right kind of t-shirt as well.

    Regards, Grant

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  8. Bonjour Patrick, tout simplement sublime. Comment se procurer ce tee shirt en taille L?
    merci!
    Mon mail whereisthecool@gmail.com
    merci!

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  9. cher laurent ....la production n'est pas encore lancee . tres prochainement je l'espere . suivez le blog pour info...cheers

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