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Skyline Club T-Shirt

$28

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All About the Skyline Club T-Shirt

You wouldn’t expect an unassuming roadhouse in what was then a northern suburb of Austin to hold a place in country music legend. The Skyline Club, opened in 1946 at 11306 North Lamar — which was called the Dallas Highway at the time and located 2.5 miles north of city limits — played host to acts like Elvis Presley, Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills and Marty Robbins. But it’s most famous for being the last venue that both Hank Williams and Johnny Horton ever played.

Both men unknowingly gave their final performances at the Skyline before dying in their cars — Williams of heart failure in 1953 and Horton in a traffic accident in 1960. Even stranger, both men were married to the same woman when they died. Horton wed William’s widow Billie Jean Jones less than a year after Hank’s death.

After the Skyline Club closed in the early 70s, it had a second life as the Soap Creek Saloon, a prominent venue for Austin Outlaw Country artists like Willie Nelson and Jerry Jeff Walker. In the 80s, it became a popular place to catch rock and punk bands like The Meat Puppets. The building was demolished in 1989 and is now a CVS. Which is like the opposite of punk.



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Skyline Club T-Shirt

$28

1 reviews


Color:
Matador
Size:
S
1
4 interest-free payments. Available for orders above $35.

All About the Skyline Club T-Shirt

You wouldn’t expect an unassuming roadhouse in what was then a northern suburb of Austin to hold a place in country music legend. The Skyline Club, opened in 1946 at 11306 North Lamar — which was called the Dallas Highway at the time and located 2.5 miles north of city limits — played host to acts like Elvis Presley, Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills and Marty Robbins. But it’s most famous for being the last venue that both Hank Williams and Johnny Horton ever played.

Both men unknowingly gave their final performances at the Skyline before dying in their cars — Williams of heart failure in 1953 and Horton in a traffic accident in 1960. Even stranger, both men were married to the same woman when they died. Horton wed William’s widow Billie Jean Jones less than a year after Hank’s death.

After the Skyline Club closed in the early 70s, it had a second life as the Soap Creek Saloon, a prominent venue for Austin Outlaw Country artists like Willie Nelson and Jerry Jeff Walker. In the 80s, it became a popular place to catch rock and punk bands like The Meat Puppets. The building was demolished in 1989 and is now a CVS. Which is like the opposite of punk.



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Alvies boots and leather flip-flops are made by one of the oldest and most respected bootmakers in León, the bootmaking capital of the world. History fact: León has been a shoemaking hub since 1645. Many of the bootmaking OGs in our ethical factory have been crafting boots by hand for decades. They use traditional methods and are paid a fair wage for their skills.

HANDMADE IN LEÓN, MEXICO

Alvies boots and leather flip-flops are made by one of the oldest and most respected bootmakers in León, the bootmaking capital of the world. History fact: León has been a shoemaking hub since 1645. Many of the bootmaking OGs in our ethical factory have been crafting boots by hand for decades. They use traditional methods and are paid a fair wage for their skills.

KICKING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

Alvies sends a percentage of each sale to worthy causes through our Alvies Kicks Back program. In the spirit of celebrating Austin’s bygone venues, we're giving a portion of sales of all Vintage Venue shirts to two programs focused on the service industry: Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and the Southern Smoke Foundation's Austin Relief Fund. Learn moreabout giving back

KICKING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

Alvies sends a percentage of each sale to worthy causes through our Alvies Kicks Back program. In the spirit of celebrating Austin’s bygone venues, we're giving a portion of sales of all Vintage Venue shirts to two programs focused on the service industry: Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and the Southern Smoke Foundation's Austin Relief Fund. Learn moreabout giving back