The Wright brothers Van Cleve bicycle on coffee T-shirt
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Built Wright. T-shirt short sleeve



Before they flew, they rolled.

History was made at the Wright Cycle Co. Your shirt shows the top-of-the-Wright line—The Wright Van Cleve. It took mechanical ingenuity and perseverance to design and manufacture a bicycle in the 19th century.

That same mechanical ingenuity and perseverance took the Wright brothers into the sky. Observations recorded from the action of balancing and turning a bicycle lead them to believe that a flying machine needed not two, but three axes of control.

Classic crew cut and design. Caption at the top reads “1897 Wright Van Cleve bicycle”. The label on the inside reads “The Wright Brothers.” Like the Van Cleve, it’s built in the U.S.A.


  • Tri-blend (50% polyester/25% cotton/25% rayon) construction
  • Polyester retains shape and elasticity
  • Cotton lends both comfort and durability
  • Addition of rayon makes for a unique texture and drapes against the body for a slimming look
  • Durable rib neckband
  • Trim fit
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Product description

Our T-shirts are made of the most comfortable, highest quality fabric out there today. The tri-blend cotton-poly mix comes from our manufacturer in Los Angeles, while the printing is done right here in Dayton. With these T-shirts, you not only feel the difference in comfort, but also feel the pride in bearing the logo of one of the world’s most famous names.

Add to that the pithy messaging on each shirt. We have created somewhat cryptic messaging on each shirt, accompanied by an enticing graphic that pulls folks in. But no worries, each shirt comes with a hangtag telling the story behind the messaging. Together, they form a compelling compilation of the inspiration behind The Wright Brothers brand story. It is then up to you to retell the story on your shirt to everyone you meet. We want YOU to become a brand ambassador, specially since a portion of our royalties goes toward the good work of The Wright Brothers Family Foundation in helping to preserve and promote the legacy of the Wright brothers and aviation heritage worldwide. With that much meaning attached to them, you’ll likely want to collect them all!

Size chart

Unisex Shirts

U.S. Sizes
Metric Sizes
Chest (cm)86–9197–102107–112117–122122–127
Waist (cm)76–8181–8484–8691–97102–107

Garment Specifications

U.S. Sizes
Front Body Length28-3/4"29-3/4"30-3/4"31-3/4"32-3/4"
Chest Width17-3/8"19-3/8"21-3/8"23-3/8"25-3/8"
Metric Sizes
Front Body Length73 cm76 cm78 cm81 cm83 cm
Chest Width44 cm49 cm54 cm59 cm64 cm

Product Specifications

Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 10 x .5625 in

S, M, L, XL, XXL


Athletic Grey

Manufacturer’s guarantee


The Wright Brothers Store wants you to be delighted with your purchase of our promotional item (i.e., hat, T-shirt, tennis shirt or sweatshirt). For this reason, our promise to you is that for 45 days following the date of purchase, we will replace this item without charge with a similar item (at our option) if it is defective in either materials or workmanship.


For 45 days from the date of purchase, The Wright Brothers Store will replace any defects in our materials or workmanship. Replacement of product will be at the discretion of The Wright Brothers Store if we are not able to repair the item to our standards.

This warranty does not cover damage resulting from normal wear and tear, abuse of the product or common carrier mishandling. This warranty give you specific rights and you may also have rights which vary from state to state.

Returns for claims under warranty should be sent freight prepaid along with a brief note of explanation and a copy of your receipt. Please include your return address, daytime phone number and email. Item should be placed in a clean plastic bag prior to packaging. Ship the item to: The Wright Brothers Store, 123 Webster St, Studio 1A, Firefly Building, Dayton, OH 45402-1323 U.S.A. Call The Wright Brothers Store at 937.223.7500 if you have any questions.

The Wright Family's Hawthorn Hill family home in Oakwood

In early 1912, the brothers bought 17 acres of land in Oakwood, a suburb of Dayton. The brothers and their sister Katharine worked together on the design of the new house. Tragically, Wilbur died from typhoid fever on May 30, 1912 just before construction began. He was 45 years old. in April 1914, Orville, Katharine and the Bishop moved into the house.

Support the Wright brothers’ legacy

A large portion of the license royalties from the sale of The Wright Brothers® merchandise goes to The Wright Brothers Family Foundation, whose focus is on preservation of Hawthorn Hill, the Wright brothers’ family home in the Oakwood suburb of Dayton, and on promoting the hometown legacy of the Wright brothers while supporting various aviation heritage causes worldwide.

Place a visit to Dayton on your bucket list and explore the Birthplace of Aviation. The National Aviation Heritage Area (NAHA) includes various Wright brothers sites including the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Dayton History, Woodland Historic Cemetery & Arboretum, Wright B Flyer, Inc, Wright State University Wright Archives and more.

Shipping & returns

Free Shipping applies to all orders over $100.00, shipped via UPS Ground within the Continental United States (exclusive of Alaska, Hawaii & U.S. Territories). A return-shipping label is included in each package of non-promotional items. Free Shipping details are subject to change at anytime without notice.


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