Michael Gitter is the founder of DoYouRememberTees. Born and raised in Long Island, by his early teens he was dancing on speakers in some of Manhattan’s most notorious 70’s clubs. He has fond memories of parting until dawn on lower Broadway, and then of meeting his father, whose office was right next door. Michael’s passion for this night lifestyle and insider’s knowledge of the scene led him to create Gitter’s Guide, a series of 24-hour and late night guides, published by Simon& Schuster.
DYRT ( short for DoYouRememberTees) brings together some of the best gone but not forgotten clubs & bars, restaurants, casinos, gay venues and retailers that ever existed and reprints the logos, which are authentic logos from New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles – on 100% soft cotton t-shirts. The garments are a living tribute to nightlife’s golden age.
“It’s the authenticity of the shirts that excite us most about this project,” (Michael Gitter)
The shirts represent a unique and authentic addition to the trend toward vintage and nostalgic clothes. Fans of the 70s club will feel nostalgic seeing these designs but I – since I am not of the age to have partied like an animal in the 70s – constantly have a “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Mexican, Robert Rodriguez/Tarantino ” vibes looking at some of the logos.