The Sunset Sound of Music


There was a time, not so long ago, when the mere act of owning a van got you laid and rock music ruled the radio.  For this Lynyard Skynyrd Lovin’ American, the studio albums of the 1960s and 70′s represent the high water mark in American music, and during that time there was no more hallowed ground on planet earth than that of Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood California. Jim Morrison,  Elton John, Led Zeppelin,Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young. In total, over two hundred Gold Albums have been recorded and mastered in this humble little studio hugging the west side of Sunset Boulevard.  It’s hard to wrap one’s head around gravity of what went down in that studio when Morrison was on his game and Diamond Dave wore a set of headphones on his crotch (see below) but the audio evidence is indisputable.  Long live rock.



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Department of Rock Worship




Detroit’s Hardest

Horses Cut Shop got into the business of selling t-shirts from actual places because there is a lot of cool, down-to-earth ass kicking going on in America that people need to know about. Case and point: Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym.  Owner Carlo “Khali” Sweeney started this not-for-profit gym seven years ago to give Detroit’s youth a place belong and feel safe. But make no mistake, there is some serious learning going on here. Not only is the Downtown Boxing Gym home to several nationally ranked fighters but students of Sweeney’s gym have maintained a 100% high school graduation rate vs. a city wide 32%. And that’s no accident.

Downtown Boxing Gym T-Shirt

“I don’t care if they box or not. That’s not important to me. I want them to graduate from school. I want them to be self-sufficient. I want them to be able to, in any situation, make the best decision without being a follower. I want to create more leaders.” – Carlo Sweeney

The gym’s program maintains roughly sixty five students ranging in age from eight to eighteen, with dozens more on the waiting list.  Over seventy five percent of Carlo’s students live in a three mile radius of the gym located on the East side of Detroit, many of them residents of the nearby public housing units.

Being a registered non-profit, money is always an issue at the Downtown Boxing Gym but it has never been the goal so Horses is happy to help where we can . Like all the shirts we carry, a portion of the sale of this shirt will go back to support Carlo and the students at The Downtown Boxing Gym. Check out the shirt by clicking on the image or you can also make a donation straight to the gym on their website


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Office of The Sweet Science

Size Matters

Horses Cut Shop has gone through great lengths to ensure that our t-shirts fit like a nice, long grope from a beautiful stranger. All shirts are 100% cotton and made right here in the USA to satisfy your inner Riffraff. That being said, we receive a lot of questions regarding fit and how to shop for just the right size. The following text it pulled from our website in the sizing section. May it answer all your burning questions.


What is a “size”, really, besides a judgment. For the most part we can’t help what our size is. Sure, maybe we eat too much or have a soft spot for that tape worm that robs us of our nutrition but, by and large, we are who we are and when it comes to fitting you with a t-shirt, Horses has you covered.

Xtra Xtra Large: This is as big as we go. An XXXL shape could wear the XXL but he’d have to be careful on the pull-up bar as the more than two and a half feet of garment between the neck and groin is going to hike up no matter how we stitch it. And unless you’re Lyle Alzado (God rest his soul) you’ve most likely got a little partner down around the middle who’s going to get a face full of air if you try. That said, our XXLs are stitched just like the smaller sizes with a healthy allotment of thread on the seams to keep your Lou Ferigno physique under wraps during brawls, jail breaks and late night horse play.

Xtra Large: Rumor has it that Denzel Washington wears an XL. I don’t by it. My cousin has a friend who delivers pipe to some of the production houses down in LA and he said Denzell needed an extra hand stepping up onto a tailgate of a taco truck. The XL is the go-to size when you’re big enough to be mistaken for an athlete but still small enough to see your pecker in the shower.

Large: Meet the white bread of shirt sizes. This is, hands down, our most popular size. It fits like a large, and provides enough options for a medium sized guy to over-eat or contract some swelling in the joints and still look like a champ. An XL can easily drop down to a L if he can still fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run (thank you Rudyard Kippling).

Medium: The mediums among us are a lucky lot. Their silhouette is ripe for being an on-screen actor, fighter pilot, guitar tech or teen idol. This breed of men will find our M size to be right up their alley. Our stitching is optimized for this fit and allows the wearer a full 360 degree range of movement if they can somehow pull that off physiologically.

Small: Slight, wily, pocket-sized… call it like you will but make no mistake, just because something is small doesn’t mean it won’t royally fuck you up. (Please see” fire crackers, Bruce Lee, Kidney Stones.) We take great pride in providing a solid garment for our modest friends. Same quality print, but with less to catch on fire.

Horses Cut Shop
Department of Garment Science