It Goes to 11 — 80's Comedies

You Realize If We Played By The Rules, Right Now We’d Be In Gym?

You Realize If We Played By The Rules, Right Now We’d Be In Gym?

Playing hooky is really just a state of mind. Take, for instance, the amazing photo embedded below, which was submitted by our friend — and Found Item fan — Jeremy. Using screen grabs from the film (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, duh), J and his pals painstakingly sourced all of the elements needed to recreate the principal characters’ wardrobe. One such piece, naturally enough, was our Caduceus design (far right). The fidelity to the original, as a whole here, is rather remarkable; our kudos, gang. UPDATE: We spoke with Jeremy about his photo earlier in the week. Here’s what he had to say…...

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Big Fun: 33 Huge Reasons Why We Love Heathers

Big Fun: 33 Huge Reasons Why We Love Heathers

Oh, the fucking humanity. Jawbreaker. Mean Girls. The Sleepover. The Craft. Every bad girl subplot on Gossip Girl. None even come close to the dark surreality of Heathers, a movie that, to this day, no one will watch with me. Because at one point in my life — let’s say 1992 for convenience — I seriously watched this movie at least twice a week. It was in constant rotation for a while, along with Grease, Rock n’ Roll High School, and Barton Fink. Make of that what you will, and join me as I revisit a film that deserves a revival. (But, please, sweet baby Jesus, not a wretched remake.)...

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Everyday Should Be Halloween: Look At This Rad Collection of Costumes

Everyday Should Be Halloween: Look At This Rad Collection of Costumes

Well, the Big Day has come and gone. The preparation, the anticipation, the urgency — all of it is so very liberating and intoxicating. Fleeting too. And what fun transpired. I could tell you about said joviality, or better yet, I could show you. Behold, then, this ghoulish breezy, user-submitted gallery of 2009 Halloween costumes, each constructed around one of our fabulous tees. As you’ll see, some of the entrants are particularly spot-on and painstakingly accurate. Which, on that note, reminds me: if you have pics you’d like to contribute, message me at travis@founditemclothing.com and I’ll post them in this space. (For...

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“You Looking to Catch Something:” Stiles Top 10 Lines from Teen Wolf (Rewind!)

“You Looking to Catch Something:” Stiles Top 10 Lines from Teen Wolf (Rewind!)

Editor’s note: this is an oldie but a goodie. In honor of Halloween, we are rerunning it for your reading pleasure… Loyal readers of It Goes to 11 know that we heart 1985’s Teen Wolf here at FIC. The implausible story, the inspired comedic performances, the side-splitting dialogue, the feel-good conclusion — this fine flick has it all in spades. Michael J. Fox is certainly the star of the film, but in many ways Jerry Levine’s Stiles character (pictured below) steals the show with his self-assured preening, cocky chutzpah, entrepreneurial spirit, and rich, fantastically colored wardrobe. (Shameless reminder: we sell two of his attention-grabbing tees here and here.) For a...

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New Shirt from Real Genius!

New Shirt from Real Genius!

As some of you reading this are most likely aware, Found Item Clothing was accidentally inspired by a late-night screening of the 80’s cult classic, Real Genius. Chris Knight, the film’s rakish and eccentric lead (portrayed by a young Val Kilmer), exhibits some real sartorial flair; every one of his assorted tees is offbeat and sui generis, a perfect distillation of his character’s personality, quirks and all. In any case, the initial success of two shirts from that flick — I Heart Toxic Waste and Surf Nicaragua — yielded two more — International Order For Gorillas and Summer Games 1984. 50 shirts (give or take a few) and three...

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