• Rainbow Helltown Merman Tank Top
  • Rainbow Helltown Merman Tank Top

Rainbow Helltown Merman Tank Top


The quintessential Provincetown tank top - designed and made locally, exclusive to Arcadia, revised to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riot of 1969 in NYC, considered to be the birth of the American gay rights movement.

A furry, muscled merman rises from the bay, covered in tattoos of Provincetown lore.

Helltown refers to an old fisherman's settlement out at Herring Cove beach aka Boy Beach and Hatches Harbor (where the breakwater is now), which was beyond the last Puritan parish church in Truro. It was therefore the scene of much carousing, drinking, partying and carrying on when the fishermen were not hard at work, and condemned as a helltown by the righteous of Truro parish.

Not much has changed, thankfully!

Tank top is bright blue US made Bella+Canvas brand tri-blend (50% polyester, 25% cotton, 25% rayon) for superb softness from the first instant and long lasting wear without any shrinkage.

For those of you who know me, I wear a medium in tanks and tees, a large in baseball shirts and either medium or large in sweatshirts.

Made in Provincetown