Tag Archive | Clothing

Abbey Road In Colors T-Shirt

Abbey Road in Colors

Ah, The Beatles; who with any shred of musical taste doesn’t love them? This 100% preshrunk ComfortSoft® cotton shirt — featuring a bold take on the iconic image of The Beatles crossing Abbey Road designed by Bomdesignz — is available in your choice of three fits: Unisex T-Shirt, Oversized T-Shirt and Ladies Fit. Get yours for just $19.95 at This link!

Abbey Road in Colors Shirts

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“DING!” Breaking Bad T-Shirt

Ding Breaking Bad T Shirt
Hector “Tio” Salamanca Lives!

If I have to explain the significance of this T-Shirt to you, then you are in no way an avid fan of Breaking Bad, the Greatest TV Show ever in the Universe of All Time.

DING! T-Shirt Features:

  • 100% preshrunk ComfortSoft® cotton
  • Lay-flat collar and taped shoulder-to-shoulder for ultimate comfort
  • Fit: T-Shirt (unisex), Oversized T-Shirt, and Ladies Fit
  • DesignBy Alecxps
  • Available Sizes: T-Shirt and Ladies Fit: S, M, L, XL, 2XL.
    Note: Ladies Fit shirts run small, please see our T-shirt size chart
    Oversized T-Shirt: 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL

Purchase yours now for just $19.95 and get it in time to wear for the finale, at This Link!

Shark Attack Swim Suit!

Shark Attack Bathing Suit

Ouch! Talk about a conversation piece on the beach! The Sharkini one piece swim suit by Bad Aby Designs is made to order and sells for $100 (rush orders are available for an additional $50). Features include leatherette “teeth” trim and one chain strap, with molded foam bust cups sewn in. With the turn around time at approximately 3-4 weeks (based on their current volume of orders) it’s almost too late in the summer to get this rad suit in time for Beach season, at least here in NY, but there’s always next year! Visit This Link to order yours!

Thanks to Geoffrey for the Tip!

Bacon Thing of The Day: “You Are Bacon Me Hungry” T-Shirt

You Are Bacon Me Hungry T Shirt

All Bacon Fans will want to wear this cool and comfy T-Shirt that comes in your choice of over ten different shirt colors! You might even want to pick up more than one!

You Are Bacon Me Hungry T-Shirt Features:

  • 100% Preshrunk ComfortSoft® cotton
  • Lay-flat collar and taped shoulder-to-shoulder for ultimate comfort
  • Fit: T-Shirt (unisex), Oversized T-Shirt and Ladies Fit
  • Suggested Color: Black
  • Design by Donovan Santiago

Very reasonably Sale Priced at just $14.95, pick up one (or two) at This Link!

Punk: Chaos to Couture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Chaos to Couture Rainbow Wig
“Photography Not Allowed” (All Stealth Photos By Gail)

Thanks to a special allowance for the Memorial Day Holiday, The Met ended up being open on Monday and Geoffrey and I were able to head to the scenic upper west side on a very gorgeous, sunny day to check out the much ballyhooed fashion exhibit, Punk: Chaos to Couture. Photography is not allowed in the exhibit, which is a huge drag, but I was able to sneak in a few “stealth snaps” while the vigilant Art Nazis were distracted by other things, so please excuse the poor quality of my shots for this post as I was shooting in the dark with no flash! Punk Rock!

Chaos to Couture OldSchool Outfits3

The exhibit starts out with examples of actual DIY fashions worn by the original British punks of the late 1970s. These hand fashioned outfits then inspired pioneering designer Vivienne Westood and her business partner, Malcolm McLaren, to open the clothing shop, SEX, where they sold early versions of bondage trousers, Band T Shirts and other punk gear.

Chaos to Couture Sex Shop
Recreation of Vivienne Westwood’s Punk Rock Boutique, Sex

Chaos to Couture OldSchool T Shirts
Vintage Punk T Shirts

It is important to understand — and this cannot be emphasized strongly enough — that the phrase “Punk Fashion” is a bit of an oxymoron, as the early Punks were not interested in following or copying any kind of fashion, but rather were doing something completely original using clothes already found in their own closets.

Chaos to Couture OldSchool Outfits2
The Punk Aesthetic Begins its Influence on Haute Couture

Chaos to Couture OldSchool Outfits

Like 2011′s Savage Beauty, which showcased the genius of the late designer  Alexander McQueen, Chaos to Couture maintains a reverance to the Wearable Art status of these clothes and thus is expertly laid out via a series of connected galleries that often recreate the look of downtown clubs and alleyways where the original punk fashion aesthetic was born. The rear walls of most of these galleries are illuminated by video projections of the classic punk bands performing and I enjoyed hearing some of my favorite punk music of that era by great bands like The Buzzcocks and The Damned, which helped to authenticate the sensorial experience.

Chaos to Couture Multipel Outfits

As the exhibit segues gradually into runway designs by fashion houses such as Comme De Garcon, Dolce & Gabbana and Moschino (among many others), it becomes a bit more ridiculous that they are trying to maintain any kind of tenuous relationship to the Punk Rock movement, but the clothes are nevertheless fun to look at.

Chaos to Couture Gift Two Outfits

Still, paying $5,000 for a pair of shredded jeans because it has a designer label is not punk, it is just pathetic.

Chaos to Couture Black Dress
Chaos to Couture Blouse and Black Skirt
Chaos to Couture Fanta Dress

Be sure to also check out the exhibit gift shop, where you can see an exhibit based on a working class-founded movement that embraced the DIY ethic celebrated with overpriced, factory made souvenirs!

Vivienne Westwood Platform Shoes
Miniature Vinyl Platform Shoes Based on a Design By Vivienne Westwood

Two different people admonished me about taking this photo, even in the gift shop (!), so you can be assured that I made certain to get the above shot!

Pink Safety Pin Purse

This pink safety-pin studded clutch purse — that you could make for about $10 — sells in the gift shop for $1500! Not a typo!

Chaos to Couture Gift Shop

Punk: Chaos to Couture Runs Through August 14th, 2013 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Located at 1000 Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street.

Chaos to Couture Gift Shop Poster

Bacon Thing of The Day: Darth Bacon


“May The Grease Be With You”

Darth Bacon (aka The Dark Lord of Bacon) is the creation of artist Dan Goodsell. You can own his crispy and imposing image on a T-Shirt for just $20 by visiting the Mr Toast Online Store at This Link.

Thanks to Al Stone For The Tip!

Yes, It Exists: Bryan Ferry In a Commercial for H&M

H&M – Holiday 11 – Bryan Ferry and Tara Ferry from Chamdin & Stöhr on Vimeo.

Now I’ve seen everything.

Alexander McQueen Show Nears Closing Date, MET Extends Exhibit Hours


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The New York Times’ Arts Beat Blog reports that the Metropolitan Museum of Art is extending the hours of the wildly popular Costume Institute exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, which opened on May 4th.

The exhibit, which I saw a couple of weeks after it opened and was completely wowed by, was originally due to close on July 31st but it has been extended through August 7th due to overwhelming demand. Starting July 22nd The Met will allow members to enter the museum at 8:30 AM, an hour before the show opens to the public, via the museum’s 81st Street entrance and 80th Street garage. Additionally, from August 4th to the 7th, the exhibition will remain open until 9:00 PM, and hours for the show are now offered on Mondays, when the museum is generally closed to the public. Monday tickets, which cost $50, are available at the Met and on its website at This Link.

According to the Times, over 440,000 people have come to see the retrospective of the British fashion designer’s outrageous Haute Couture since it opened in May. Alexander McQueen committed suicide last year at the age of 40, but the Savage Beauty of his work lives on.