Friday, October 24, 2008

Imitation originals

Worn by the Dude in the Big Lebowski (and also worn by Jeff Bridges in the Fisher King), we’ve recreated this classic Japanese baseball shirt. After much research, we’ve determined that the player is Kaoru Betto, who played for the Osaka Tigers in 1948 & 1949. Known as “the Gentleman of Baseball,” Betto was one of the first Japanese power hitters. This re-creation is extremely faithful to the original and is printed on a tan and brown raglan just like the Dude’s.

Prove you're a rebel by copping someone's movie image. Nevermind the contradiction: it's part of being American, real or otherwise.

I wanted The Skeleton Shirt from This is Spinal Tap, but it's probably too late to ship to Saipan by Halloween.

The folks at founditemclothing say it started with an internet search for that elusive "I Love Toxic Waste" t-shirt and has grown into a nifty niche market. I count 31 movies (get the video, too since our local Blockbuster is going down) and they're asking for suggestions.

Their bunny slippers aren't authentic, but they found some and have a helpful link to if you can't find your size.

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