Close

MIR1's Shop Announcement

********************************SALE V-DAY SALE V-DAY SALE V-DAY SALE***************************
----------------------------->FREE SHIPPING TO US and CANADA! 50% OFF INTERNATIONAL<----------------------------------

MIR is an apparel line that features designs inspired by Russian Criminal Tattoos. SHTRAFBAT Division is a men's and women's collection from MIR, in which we take vintage and current military surplus items and up-cycle, re- cycle or give it new life by reconstruction, alteration or silk-screening.

UPDATE: SHIPPING TIME ARE A BIT LONGER THAN USUAL RIGHT NOW AS WE ARE A ONE MAN ARMY AT THE MOMENT, PLEASE BEAR WITH US. IF YOU NEED AN UPDATE OF A SHIPPING TIME, DONT HESITATE TO CONTACT US.

NOTE: DISREGARD THE "Only 1 Available" IN THE LISTING OF EACH ITEM. WE HAVE ALL SIZES AND AS MANY AS NEEDED.

YOU CAN NOW ALSO SHOP THE SHTRAFBAT MILITARY INSPIRED COLLECTION FROM MIR DIRECTLY AT THIS SHOP

YOU NOW HAVE THE OPTION TO MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOM RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TATTOO SHIRT USING ANY OF THE TATTOOS U SEE IN MY LINE. I CAN PRINT ON ANY ITEM THAT I HAVE LISTED(E.G. T-SHIRT, HOODIE, DRESS, ETC.)
FOR CUSTOM ITEMS PLEASE SEND ME A CONVO OR CLICK ON THE "REQUEST CUSTOM ITEM" LINK ON THE LEFT.

MIR MENTIONED ON BOING BOING BLOG!!!
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/11/19/russian-criminal-tat.html

*******************************************************************************************
THE WHAT?
There was a time not too long ago when the images on these shirts stood for anti-authority, pride, honor and freedom. Freedom in a world where being a sheep was expected from all citizens. In a country where people were told how to live, what to say and what to think. The bodies that bore these images belonged to men and women who wouldn't bow down to the communist machine and decided to live life by their own laws. Be it good or bad, it was a choice they made and most stuck to it for their whole lives. They became wolves instead of sheep and recognized only the law of man (human law). They had their own code and their own courts.

The images in our designs are inspired by old Russian Criminal Tattoos that were about standing up to the powers that be and baring your teeth, about not selling your soul to the government. These tattoos were also a very diverse system of codes and information that can be read and deciphered by others in the know. We try to give u small glimpse into this old sub-culture with the descriptions of each design.

The stigma of these tattoos has faded over the last 2 decades and this art and it's images are slowly disappearing. MIR aims to keep the "Anti" alive for just a little longer.

SHTRAFBAT(~shtraaf-baat) - the name for the penal battalions that were drafted from various prisons and camps around USSR during World War II. Inmates were told that if they joined the army to fight the Germans and help the Motherland, then their sentences would be commuted and they would go free after the war. Needless to say that after the war was won, Stalin ordered those inmates who served in the SHTRAFBAT to be put right back where they came from, the "Zona" (prison).

*******************************************************************************************
DISCLAIMER: ALL THE TATTOOS THAT ARE USED ON THE SHIRTS ARE FROM 50'S AND 60'S AND DO NOT PROCLAIM U TO HAVE ANY ASSOCIATION WITH, RANK, OR STATUS IN ANY CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION OR CODE. SOME OF THE SHIRTS ARE HUMOROUS AND SOME ARE COMMEMORATIONS OF AN ERA THAT HAS GONE BY, BUT IS NOT FORGOTTEN.
SO DON'T WORRY, YOU'LL BE SAFE =)

WHOLESALE AVAILABLE, CONTACT ME.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.