J. Newbury American Flag Tee-Shirt

flagteeshirt1flagteeshirt2flagteeshirt3Trust me. It’s difficult to conceive a good tee-shirt. I like this one because 1- it’s hand drawn, not a computer manipulated image downloaded from Photoshop. 2- it’s a new way to show the American flag (yes, you see correctly, different drinking glasses replace the 50 stars and there is no reason anyone get offended. Ok? And no, I don’t drink))  3- For those who care or who are allergic to the 50% polyester contained in most tee-shirt fabrics, this one is screen printed on recycled organic and vintage material. It’s a little bit expensive at $30 (shipping included) because like for custom bikes…you have to pay the artist. Christmas gift? Available in size: XXS, XS, Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL. Order online at J. Newbury Tee-Shirts.

25 Responses to “J. Newbury American Flag Tee-Shirt”

  1. 1 A$$HOLE Nov 15th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Sorry but I still find it offensive. Art is fine but the American Flag is not open to interpretation. Wear that shirt in to an American Legion or to a veteran rally and see the “warm” reception you get.

  2. 2 Ray Nov 15th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    A$$hole. I am Vietnam war veteran and I am not offended. Come on! US soldiers do much worse at war and at peace. The national flag has always been a source of inspiration for all artists. Artists are oxygen. Open your mind.

  3. 3 A$$HOLE Nov 15th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    My mind is plenty open. You do not agree with my view, fine. I was not asking for your approval, just stating my opinion. It is a right that you, yourself fought to preserve. His (the artist’s) right to deface the flag, and mine to bitch about it. It is a picture of a tattered flag, with the stars replaced with martini glasses, and the colors removed. It is dispicible. Just because an artist sees it acceptable, does not make it right. Just because it is dreamt up by some jerkff claiing to be an artist, does not make it true art. And THANK YOU Ray for your service to our country!

  4. 4 Steve Nov 15th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    I purchased a few of these shirts for friends of mine who are naval aviators. Not only do they find them not the least bit offensive, but they wear them out to the bars near base as well as under their flight suits. If you check out these guys website you would read that the one red stripe is representative of Mass., the artists home, and the cocktails represent good times, relaxation, and diversity.

    Anyone who is offended by this should probably have a cocktail and relax. BTW these guys do a sick hand drawn shirt of an old Vincent cafe racer…

  5. 5 Johny Welch Nov 15th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    A$$hole. You contradict your self. One one hand you say you respect artists. On the other hand when you don’t like what they do, you call them jerks. The intention is not to deface the American flag. Relax, man. You are too tight. It’s just a little bit of humor. And you have none.

  6. 6 A$$HOLE Nov 15th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    I did not contradict my self! Learn to read. I said “Art is fine…” I never said shit about respecting artists. Again I was not fishing for acceptance from anyone when I stated my opinion. This is a blog filled with people’s opinions. I have plenty of humor, I just know when I see something I think is in poor taste. I am sure the same people telling me to relax are the same people who got their panties in a bunch when another artist depicted Obama as the Joker. Beat me up all you want but that will not make me change my stance. I think Cyril just enjoys this kind of back and forth. He could have just as easily shown the hand drawn picture of a motorcycle that is on the same website, and hell that would have even been industry related and pertinent. Offended by my opinion…? Tough shit!

  7. 7 jatinder pal Nov 16th, 2009 at 2:58 am

    I m ordering one.

  8. 8 Boss Hawg Nov 16th, 2009 at 7:17 am

    I am a Vietnam Era Veteran myself and I wholeheartedly disagree with altering the United States of America’s Flag in any manner whatsoever moreover offering it up for sale.

    Let a towelhead offer these up for sale and see how many of you coffee shop dudes jump on that one and contradict yourselves.

    Nothing else to add.

    Boss Hawg

  9. 9 Cade Nov 16th, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Under no circumstances should the American Flag be altered. It takes a altered mind to alter the American Flag.

  10. 10 Chopped Nov 16th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I am ordering one to wear when I visit the beach with my super hott girlfriend who will be sporting an American flag print bikini.

  11. 11 Joey Nov 16th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    There are already thousands of artist interpretations of the American flag. Nothing offensive. I like this one vintage feel.and I guess it’s the only reason why Cyril featured it. Some people above are constipated.

  12. 12 hoyt Nov 16th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    i’ve seen worse on fat ” ‘Mericans” stretching the be-jeezus out of the flag in a more tasteless design.

  13. 13 J G Nov 16th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Once at a photoshoot we were doing the female model wanted to wear an American Flag bikini and even though none of us disapproved we stopped it. Its just guys like A$$HOLE that you have to watch out for in marketing. Hey A$$, whats your opinion on Captian America bike, is that ok? Maybe you should define where we can use the American Flag since someone put you in charge.

  14. 14 A$$HOLE Nov 16th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Comment removed for being offensive.

  15. 15 Joey Nov 16th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    It seems that A$$hole is more offensive than this tee shirt. When one chooses such a screen name, he shows the kind of person he is.

  16. 16 nicker Nov 17th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Sorry, i’m with A$$- on this one.

    Don’t see any art here worth supporting out-a my wallet.
    And no one in my VFW post would be impressed by it either.


  17. 17 A$$HOLE Nov 17th, 2009 at 2:38 am

    No, My comment was removed for calling JG out on his bull$hit. I never claimed to be in charge of $hit, and I never asked for anyone’s approval. I go by an old concept called propper flag etiquette and protocol. A tattered flag is to be properly retired via an official flag retirement ceremony. The American flag is not to be altered, used as a tablecloth, curtans, or disrespected. I merely state my opinion on a blog, and a few of you decide to attack me for that. I deal with hundreds of American flags everyday, as well as assure the propper dispaly, handling and treatment of said flags. I am what is considered a traditionalist. I believe the flag stands for freedom, the stars on the flag stand for the 50 sovereign states, the blue stands for justice, and the red stands for the blood shed by the men and women in uniform who have given their life defending our way of life. I believe the statue of liberty is the 8th wonder of the world, not due to it’s size, or complexity but for the emotion and hope she envokes in people from all over the planet. I believe in immigrants, but they must come through the front door. Hell I even believe in freedom of speech and expression, I just do not agree with someone using my flag as a rag to make a statement. I realize controversy sells t-shirts, but is a stop-gap measure used to disquise a lack of real talent. As I said in my removed post, the Captain America bike was not painted with holes and frayed ends on it with martini glasses in place of the stars. It was painted with a flag motive to represent the freedom of the lifestyle, and pay homage to the symbol that makes that lifestyle possible. Like I said before, if you do not like my opinion, tough $hit. Careful where you wear that shirt, JOEY, someone might help you take it off.

  18. 18 Rich Paterno. Nov 17th, 2009 at 9:48 am

    I am patriotic, respect the US flag and I have a sense of humor. It’s only a tee-shirt. People above already told you to relax. Can you?

  19. 19 Grayhawk Nov 17th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Obviously to A$$, the American flag is not a joking manner or point or sense of someone’s humor nor of display other than it’s intended image/meaning, wouldn’t hurt to have a few more Americans with his last comments perspective on this.

    I would suggest he is relaxed, he just doesn’t like the US Flag imaged in flag form any other way than the stars and stripes of united liberty past, present and future.

    Once saw an artist at an artistic show in the hill country who did a display based on the Texas flag whereas he gave it a tattered and frayed look to fit in with his display , when confronted with the meaning it may or may not project the artist had no clue it could be perceived as controversal or disrepectful just that he thought it was cool and was not his intention.

    As in this case I am sure there are plenty of artistic images that artist could present that would not be seen/felt as dispectful by those of us that are of that mindset and still sell their art.

    Anybody know why the red is on the bottom of the Texas Flag?

  20. 20 Woody Nov 17th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    had he done it with an actual flag I can see the uproar, but using the basic doesn’t structure isn’t the same IMHO. No dog in this and I wouldn’t wear one, but I don’t think it’s all that offensive, just dull.

  21. 21 Jeff Nicklus Nov 19th, 2009 at 5:54 pm


    As you know, the red stripe represents the bravery that those who fought for Texas independence showed.

    Schools out.

    Over & Out,


  22. 22 Jeff Nicklus Nov 19th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    A$$HOLE, Boss Hawg,

    Have to agree with you guys 100%. In my humble opinion someone should take Mr. Newbury out behind the building and discuss the situation with him. These shirts would make a great bandage!

    Over & Out,


  23. 23 Conrad Nicklus Nov 24th, 2009 at 2:02 am

    I find this shirt extremely offensive. Maybe to the people in France, Irag, Africa etc this is “cool” but then again we dig their butts out of tranches constantly, but then they laugh at us religiously. This picture makes us AMERICANS look liek a pack of fucking drunks in front of the World, unacceptable and the person who drew it should be taken out back and beat to shit.

    Conrad Nicklus

  24. 24 Conrad Nicklus Nov 24th, 2009 at 2:05 am


    Man I agree with you 200% I didnt even read the posts on here, I just saw the picture and was enraged. How much crap is this, people thinking it is cool to put a bunch of damn alcohol glasses on my American Flag? NOT FUCKING COOL AT ALL. OUR country us facing enough issues right now and some liberal asshole finds it fun to make a shirt like this, not cool nor acceptable. I honestly am pissed that Cyril would ever think of putting something like this on here.

    Conrad Nicklus

  25. 25 A$$HOLE Nov 27th, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Conrad…Amen! Sick “Em! Honestly if I saw someone out and about in this shirt, I would help them remove it. I am sure they would bitch a bit, but they would never put up a fight to defend their shirt, as they do not have the heart, and would not stand a chance against an enraged patriot. Kick me, knock me down, ridicule me, fine. Disrespect my country, and face my wrath. You’re toast. I will plant my Red, White, and Blue American flag in your ass, traitor!

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