Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wegener T-Shirts



For a decent chunk of the surfing population, the t-shirt is as much about proclaiming rank and status as any fancy Bird-Of-Paradise feather bonnet on a Sepik River tribesman in New Guinea. Admit it, if you saw some guy strolling through the parking lot proudly rocking a shirt from 9Fish or some inland action sports emporium you're not going to take him too seriously. (I'm ignoring the whole Marshall Bros./ironic valley dude deal here- arcane Mailbu trends no longer have the cultural weight they once did.) Meanwhile a good t-shirt still carries some of the thrill of being a kid and landing an exceptional item, maybe a relative or friend going to Hawaii or Australia would bring a good one back and you'd be set, strutting around like Fitzy himself because you had a new Bolt shirt. Here's a shirt that won't make you look a goose in the lot, full underground cred with the Wegener shirt, M, L or XL and he has a really nice OG Hanes, full CalTrans safety orange colour one as well. $25 bucks gets one in the mail to you, info at foamandfunction.com to order as always. Oh, and that's the back- the front has the image only on the left chest.

3 comments:

R.T. said...

rank and status as any fancy Bird-Of-Paradise feather bonnet on a Sepik River tribesman in New Guinea...

or

...any fancy Penis Gourd on a Dani tribesman of Irian Jaya, New Guinea:

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Kirk said...

Thanks RT, well observed but I'd always thought a Brown Birds shirt was more the equivalent of a penis gourd, and it has been observed among purchasers of the Brown Birds shirt that they need to step up a gourd size or two -amazing what quality menswear can do for you.

R.T. said...

epic! now i know what my halloween costume will be: nothing but my brown birds t-shirt and penis gourd!