• Rainbow Helltown Merman Tee Shirt

Rainbow Helltown Merman Tee Shirt


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 modern 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!

Tee shirt is electric blue triblend, American made by Royal Apparel (50% polyester, 37% cotton, 13% rayon) for superb softness from the first instant and long lasting wear without any shrinkage. This is the same tee that we use for all our designs, for ease of sizing for repeat customers.

  • Extra Small is 26" by 15.5" wide
  • Small is 27" long by 17" wide
  • Medium 29" long by 19" wide
  • Large 29.5" long by 21" wide
  • Extra Large 29.5" long by 23" wide
  • XX Large 31" long by 25" wide
  • 3X Large 32” long by 27.5” wide

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