Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Shirt Geekery

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shirt Geekery





Piggybacking on yet another nice post by Dennis Cozzalio, I thought I would profess my love and addiction for all things movie and shirt related. I am a pretty big collector of t-shirts in general. Always on the lookout for a geeky or silly shirt relating to movies I love. When I came across the LAST EXIT TO NOWHERE (Dennis mentions them as well in his post)site, I was floored by how many clever film shirts that they had that I wanted to buy. They are of course UK-based, so shipping can be a bit steep so I usually wait for one of their sales to set my sights on acquiring anything. I can however attest to the quality of the shirts they peddle and the quality is high. In my comments on Dennis' blog I also mentioned another favorite shirt site for me FOUND ITEM CLOTHING. Great site for the geek who likes replicas of shirts worn by movie characters in films. I believe the whole site began because the founders couldn't find a nice version of Val Kilmer's "I 'heart' Toxic Waste" shirt as worn by him in the 80s classic REAL GENIUS. They went on to do designs for almost all of the other shirts you see Kilmer wear in the film including "Surf Nicaragua", "Summer Games 1984", the Roy Rogers shirt and my personal favorite "International Order for Gorillas". They even have bunny slippers for sale on the site so you can complete your Chris Knight ensemble. Also, tons more great pickings for the 80s film geek including many of the unforgettable classics that Booger wore in REVENGE OF THE NERDS. The much sought after "Greasy Tony's", "High on Stress" & "Gimme Head Till I'm Dead" are all there. They even have shirts from one of my favorite 80s sidekicks, "Stiles"(played to perfection by the incomparable Jerry Levine) including the definitive, "What Are You Looking at Dicknose". No true TEEN WOLF fan could pass these up. Are you a lover of THE MONSTER SQUAD? BREAKING AWAY? ZAPPED? SLAPSHOT? FOOTLOOSE? THE BAD NEWS BEARS? CADDYSHACK? They've got you covered. Last, but far from least they have a nice repro of Cru Jones' own fundraiser shirt from the BMX tour de force RAD...
I've also ordered lotsa stuff from MINI-CASSETTE TEES . I'm very fond of their shirts emblazoned with Lego versions of classic characters like Ash, Quint and the quite singular Jack Burton. There are a plethora of great shirt designs there for the cult film geek. Also, no film geek's shirt collection is complete without at least one video logo shirt from ROTTEN COTTON. New World, Vestron, Cannon,Video Gems, Embassy, Lightning, Paragon, Thriller- take your pick. There are so many great film shirts out there ladies and gentlemen. Even THREADLESS spinoffs like GLENNZ have some fun selections. I also saw a "Vote For Torgo" shirt the other day. Just right for the Hot Topic shopper who's also a fan of MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE....



4 comments:

Matt-suzaka said...

Ah man, I love Rad and that shirt is so great! And Real Genius is a masterpiece of comedic cinema! Thanks for pointing these sites out!

Rupert Pupkin said...

my pleasure sir! as I said, I am ADDICTED to movie shirts!

travis said...

Thanks for the kind words fellas! It is greatly appreciated... rest assured, more designs are in the works!


-travis@founditemclothing.com

Rupert Pupkin said...

Very cool Travis! I will be buying some of them!

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