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Tom of Finland Tee

Tom of Finland Tee

Regular price $30.00 USD
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About Tom of Finland:

Tom of Finland, born Touko Laaksonen, was a Finnish artist known for his iconic and influential work in homoerotic art. He is considered one of the most important figures in the history of gay art and has had a significant impact on LGBTQ+ culture.


Tom of Finland's artwork predominantly featured hypermasculine and muscular men engaged in homoerotic and fetishistic scenes. His illustrations often portrayed men in leather, uniforms, and other fetish gear, celebrating the male physique and sexual desire. His drawings became widely recognized for their confident and empowering representation of gay sexuality, challenging societal norms and advocating for sexual liberation.


Laaksonen began creating his illustrations in the 1950s, during a time when homosexuality was highly stigmatized and illegal in many countries. He used the pseudonym "Tom of Finland" to protect his identity and avoid potential repercussions. His artwork circulated underground and in gay publications, gaining a dedicated following.


Tom of Finland's art played a crucial role in shaping the aesthetics of the gay community and contributing to the emergence of the leather and BDSM subcultures. His images provided a positive and affirming representation of gay desire and identity at a time when homosexuality was largely marginalized and hidden.


Today, Tom of Finland's art is celebrated globally, and his influence can be seen in various forms, from fashion and pop culture to contemporary art and LGBTQ+ activism. His work continues to inspire and empower individuals, and his legacy as an artist and icon of sexual freedom remains significant.


About the Tee:

A 100% with ring-spun cotton, the soft-washed, garment-dyed fabric brings extra coziness to your wardrobe while the relaxed fit makes it an excellent daily choice. The double-needle stitching throughout the tee makes it highly durable while the lack of side-seams helps the shirt retain its tubular shape.

.: 100% ring-spun cotton
.: Medium fabric (6.1 oz/yd² (206.8 g/m²))
.: Relaxed fit
.: Sewn-in twill label

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