From the routine lines for consumer goods to the ritual queue to Lenin’s mausoleum on Red Square, queues brought Soviet citizens together in expectation of the future and shaped their personal and collective identities.
This shirt features a phrase familiar to everyone who has ever lived in a Soviet republic (or a post-Soviet city!): 'кто последний?' which translates as 'who's last [in the queue]?' - a question that one must ask when approaching a queue (non-negotiable!)
Queue-standing in the Soviet Union was a fundamental part of life. In fact, some people would refuse to buy anything without a queue because no long line meant there must not be anything worth waiting for. Standing in line was not just a means of getting something — it was almost a sport, an activity in itself.
*We thank our friend Pascal Dumont for suggesting this shirt design, inspired by his countless hours of queuing in various post-Soviet cities.
• 100% ring-spun cotton
• Double stitching on the neckline and sleeves
• Pre-shrunk, shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center
• Dark heather is 65% polyester, 35% cotton
• Shipped from USA & EU
|Length (inches)||28||29 ¼||30 ¼||31 ¼||32 ½||33 ½|