Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fashion Victim: Cloud Shirt

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Above is a superb long-sleeved shirt, probably from the early to mid 1970s. It has a lot to offer: a weird, hand-drawn design; a totally counter-intuitive color scheme; grace notes such as the pleated pocket (not shown) and squared buttons; blue clouds, etc. Here's more or less the entire design:

The label is "By Martini" and it proudly proclaims the obvious: 100% Polyester. This garment will eventually be rediscovered, in perfect condition, in a landfill in 2275. And it will be heralded as a great work of art.

Do I actually wear weird shirts from my collection like this? Heck yeah, I'll wear it to work tomorrow.


dguzman said...

This work of art far outdoes my own cloud shirt from junior high; it was a repetitive little design, stamped in rows, of a little fluffy cloud with a rainbow coming out of it. Big collars, bright red plastic buttons, huge cuffs with two buttons. Circa 1977.

Wish I still had it.

Karen Zipdrive said...

The square buttons really add the coup de grace to this monstrosity.