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Tiger King Inspired Custom T-Shirts and Apparel

Tiger King Inspired Custom T-Shirts and Apparel

Krista Simmons
4 minute read

Hey, all you cool cats and kittens!


Here at UGP, we take pride in the fact (are facts debatable?) that we watch all of the best shows out there. Since we’ve declared ourselves to be certified TV show experts, as well as t-shirt experts, we decided to come to you today with a recommendation: Tiger King. The man behind the show, Joe Exotic, has become a cultural phenomenon, and although he may not be the best role model, who’s to say that he isn’t a fashion icon? If you see a picture of the ‘tiger king’ himself and think, “I want to look that cool”, then you’ve come to the right place! We at UGP can help with all your custom t-shirt and apparel printing needs, and we’ve got some great options for you to look truly Exotic-inspired.


Since its release on Netflix in March, Tiger King has taken the world by storm. The documentary series is dramatic, emotional, chaotic, and, at times, comedic. It introduces you to an eclectic cast of individuals entangled in the life of the main character, Joe Exotic. Joe Exotic is a former zoo operator, presidential candidate, a convicted felon, and a fake country music star.


Fun Fact: Before they were helping give you the best custom t-shirts possible, a member of the UGP family has met the tiger king, Joe Exotic, himself! Our Norman, Oklahoma, Sales Manager, Barrett, had the strange experience of meeting him while en route to see the newly released film, The Matrix Reloaded, at a mall in 2003. 


Me and a group of fraternity brothers were at the movies waiting in line. While we were waiting, Joe was set up with a backdrop, and you could have your photo taken with a baby alligator (that had its mouth taped shut) or a baby tiger.”


Barrett recalls Joe Exotic selling these photos (but no t-shirts -- we feel like that could’ve been a missed opportunity there) and chatting with the star of Tiger King, but he and his friends didn’t take Joe up on the offer of a picture with the tiger king. Why’s that? Barrett had a pretty good reason, “None of us broke college guys wanted to pay for a picture.”


Ultimately, the Tiger King documentary brings to light the sad reality for many wild animals, forced to live their lives trapped in cages. The irony of the story is that Joe Exotic’s fate turned out no differently than theirs. He is a wild animal, forced to live his life in a cage. 


Now that you’ve heard one of our own’s encounter with the man himself, here are some products that you can customize with UGP to create your own exotic style:


UGP 'Tiger Fans' Collection

We have our own custom t-shirts perfect for any Tiger King fans! These t-shirts are perfect for showing your love for your new favorite mini-series, and are also comfortable and stylish. Get one, or a couple, of these great t-shirts today!


Pacific Headwear Vintage Adjustable Cap



Gildan Ultra Cotton Sleeveless Shooter T-Shirt



Dri Duck Hooded Boulder Cloth Jacket

If Joe Exotic’s style isn’t for you, then you could always turn to that cool cat Carole Baskin for some fashion inspiration!


Gildan Ultra Cotton Ladies Basic T-Shirt

Bella Canvas Lightweight Flowy Tank


Devon and Jones Ladies Pique Polo


No matter what style you’re going for, UGP will always be here to help you look your best with our custom apparel! We’ll be back with more recommendations later but for now, we’ll leave you with this gem of a video

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