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Nagra Serie Noire all over T shirt by Yukio Miyamoto

£ 49.00

Developed by Nagra for the CIA in the early '60s the fully featured reel to reel was around the size of a modern smartphone but thicker to accommodate the diameter of the batteries.  The machine had a single quartz modulated motor to manage the laws of conservation of angular momentum thus eliminating eliminate wow and flutter.  In having only one DC motor rewind was manual.  A reference tone was run down the middle of the 3mm deep tape to allow recordings to be synchronised with 24fps cameras.   Generally if you were recorded using one of these machines you were seriously compromised; chaos and compulsion were very likely future bedfellows.  I understand the latest devices are fully solid state and miniaturised to the point of being incorporated into something resembling a credit card.    Nagra machines, notably the Nagra Series III and IV won Oscars on multiple occasions. Yukio's model is taken from a machine that he owns - before he mastered graphics packages like Adobe Creative Suite he was a highly regarded Sound Engineer.   His file is of such quality and resolution that we can enlarge it to cover the whole of the front of a shirt as we do here.

Our t-shirts are unique for being wholly made with CoolMax freshFX. CoolMax is a patented fibre designed to wick perspiration and accelerate moisture evaporation, keeping wearers cooler and drier. This wicking feature of the fabric is made possible by micro channels engineered into the profile of and surface of the fibre. These channels are cleverly dimensioned to exploit the surface tension and capillary action of water. Being physical properties of the fibre, these channels endure and do not significantly diminish with wear or washing.

Antimicrobial (freshFX) treatment stops the propagation of odour producing bacteria. This is achieved by embedding silver salt crystals into the structure of the fibre. FreshFX treatment like the wicking is permanent and does not leach out with everyday use. These characteristics ensure the shirts remain cool, dry and odour free regardless of what you might do in them. Performance of the fabric is guaranteed through a certified and monitored manufacturing process.