WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—Hanesbrands Imagewear announces today that Eskimo Joe’s, the popular bar and restaurant located in Stillwater, Okla., has been inducted into the Hanes Beefy-T T-shirt Hall of Fame. The company presented Eskimo Joe’s co-founder Stan Clark with the inaugural Hanes Beefy-T Hall of Fame Award during
Eskimo Joe’s 35th anniversary party on July 24. Hanes also recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Hanes Beefy-T T-shirt.
Clark estimates that during the past 20 years, Eskimo Joe’s has sold more than 500,000 Hanes Beefy-T T-shirts per year. The Tulsa World once recognized Eskimo Joe’s as having one of the world’s most collectible Ts, ranking it alongside Hard Rock Cafes in London and New York City. Eskimo Joe’s T-shirts have reportedly been spotted around the globe, from the Red Square in Moscow to the Great Wall of China, the North Pole to the Sydney Opera House. Visitors to Eskimo Joe’s have included first ladies, actors, singers and other celebrities.
The Hanes Beefy-T T-shirt Hall of Fame, located at the Hanesbrands Imagewear corporate headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C., recognizes screen printers, distributors and others within the decorated-apparel industry. In addition to Eskimo Joe’s, Hanes plans to induct two other companies later this fall with a formal Hanes Beefy-T Hall of Fame recognition event for all inductees in Jan. 2011.