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Justin B
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Sportique Tag Early 1980s Record Store Promo The Beatles Tank Top

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I recently came across this tank top from the early 1980s for Luke's Record Exchange in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. It has a Sportique tag, and the RN number comes back to the Union Underwear Company. I figured I'd share the photos since it's cool tank top, represents a bit of local pop history, and has a tag that I don't often see.
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Luke's Record Exchange in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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Sportique Tag Early 1980s Record Store Promo The Beatles Tank Top
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jimmyj
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Re: Sportique Tag Early 1980s Record Store Promo The Beatles Tank Top

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Very cool thanks for sharing. It's the ol' FOTL / Screen Stars RN.

Maybe it predates the Women's Screen Stars on this page (that also has lace on the edges):

https://www.defunkd.com/blog/2016/12/06 ... -timeline/

I never really put this together until now, but it's likely the same as this tag:

https://www.defunkd.com/brand/sportique/

Which was also tailored for women as the sizing is much smaller.
Jimmy J

Justin B
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Re: Sportique Tag Early 1980s Record Store Promo The Beatles Tank Top

Post by Justin B »

Thanks for the info! And the old FOTL RN connection helps explain why the Union Underwear Company is located on ONE FRUIT OF THE LOOM DRIVE in Bowling Green, KY. :D

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