Fred Otash Detective Bureau T-Shirt

£ 20.00 GBP

The Fred Otash Detective Bureau T-Shirt is inspired by the infamous 'Hollywood Fixer', private investigator and former LA cop Freddy Otash.

Otash has most recently been fictionalised in James Ellroy's 2021 novel Widespread Panic.

Size
SKU HO1518

FRED OTASH DETECTIVE BUREAU T-SHIRT

An American history t-shirt available in black cotton.

The Fred Otash Detective Bureau T-Shirt is inspired by the infamous 'Hollywood Fixer', private eye, smut peddler and former LA cop Freddy Otash.

Believed to have been the inspiration for the Jake Gittes character in Polanski's Chinatown, Otash developed a reputation as a wiretapper and problem solver for the rich and famous of Los Angeles.

During an illustrious, if nefarious, career he spied on Marilyn Monroe, JFK and Sinatra and gathered lurid exposes of the Hollywood elite for Confidential magazine.

Otash published his autobiography in 1976 but most recently featured as the central character in a largely fictionalised account of his confessions in Widespread Panic by James Ellroy.

    Here at Hellwood our t-shirts are printed onto the Gildan Heavy Cotton brand of t-shirts (GD5000).

    Material: 100% cotton.

    • Seamless twin needle collar.
    • Taped neck and shoulders.
    • Tubular body.
    • Twin needle sleeves and hem.

    Weight: 

    • White 170gsm.
    • Colours 180gsm.

     

     

    LEAD TIMES

    Please be aware that we do not hold any items in stock. All t-shirts are printed on demand when ordered by our trusted print partners in the UK. Because of this, there is a required lead time from the date of purchase for your order to be picked, printed, packaged and dispatched.

    Average lead times are between 3 and 5 working days. During exceptionally busy times (for example Christmas) production can take longer.


    IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE

    Due to the current lockdown situation and social distancing guidelines, workforces have been drastically reduced at every stage of the production process, from t-shirt suppliers to printers. This has had the unfortunate knock on effect of extending lead times significantly as a far smaller number of t-shirts can be produced and shipped.

    Our printers are currently advising that orders can take up to 7 working days to be shipped.

    While we appreciate this is far from ideal, we hope you can understand that these are exceptional circumstances and that everything that can be done is being done to get these times back down to normal levels.


    SHIPPING TIMES

    Royal Mail suggest the following average delivery times.

    Destination Average delivery time If dispatched on Typically delivered by Report to us if not arrived by
    United Kingdom 1-3 days Monday 1st Tuesday 2nd - Thursday 4th Thursday 11th
    Europe 3-5 days Monday 1st Thursday 4th - Monday 8th Monday 29th
    Anywhere else 5-10 days Monday 1st Saturday 6th - Friday 12th Monday 29th

     

    Please note, we use First Class services within the UK, and many items can arrive extremely quickly (often 1-2 working days) however we have to advise that items can take their working day periods as stated in the average delivery time above. There is no guaranteed delivery date or tracking number available for First Class post.

    Due to Royal Mail guidelines we have to allow a certain length of time for items to be delivered before they will be considered 'lost in post'. For deliveries in the UK this is 10 days, the rest of the world the wait period is 28 days. While it is rare for items to go missing, it can sometimes happen but on those rare occasions we'll do everything we can to assist and will, where necessary, arrange for a free replacement to be issued.


    DIRECT TO GARMENT PRINTING

    When you order a t-shirt or hoodie from Hellwood Outfitters, we process the order before passing on the details to one of our print partners. All of our preferred printers use a method called Direct To Garment Printing (DTG), a digital printing process that offers many advantages over standard screen printing.
    DTG printing applies specialized textile inks directly into the fibres of the clothing that is being printed. Because of the digital nature of the printing process it means that our designs don’t need to be limited to a small selection of colours or simple designs.
    DTG is a full colour CMYK printing process which allows for a palette of millions of colours and complex designs. When properly cared for, DTG printed T-Shirts and Hoodies will remain as soft and bright as when first printed and unlike some other printing methods, our designs won’t crack or peel.
    This handy video illustrates the DTG Printing process.
     
     
     


    THE EFFECT OF BREXIT FOR OUR EU CUSTOMERS


    As of January 1st 2021, the UK is no longer a member of the European Union. As a result of this, all of our EU customers will become responsible for all regional import taxes and duties levied by your local tax authority.

    These charges will be paid at the point of delivery by the customer. In order to aid this process, all orders made from EU countries must provide a valid telephone number for our courier to avoid custom delays. 

    If you refuse or do not pay these charges, what happens next is out of our control. Because we do not print or ship the t-shirts ourselves, all returned goods will not be received by ourselves and therefore cannot be refunded. Any refund we may be able to offer will have a return postal charge deducted from it to ensure that we receive the returned item.

    While we appreciate that none of this is ideal, it is unfortunately the way things are for the time being and we have no choice but to comply with the new regulations.

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