The Starting Line

180 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
At the Starting Line, punchy yet tasteful merch is the standard: A shelf of faux-faded advertising T-shirts have old-fashioned illustrations for products and services that include "Man's Lumber" and "Drill Instructor." Similarly, a trucker hat sports a cute picture of a rooster along with one word: cock. But not everything relies on language for a punchline: Cargo shorts that appear to be made of camouflage fabric on closer examination reveal that their khaki-green-and-black pattern is composed of interlocking peace symbols.


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