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“X” Marks The Spot: 30 X-Men Tees

“X” Marks The Spot: 30 X-Men Tees

Between Captain America, Thor and X-Men: First Class, 2011 promises to be a banner year for Marvel superheroes on the wide screen. Of the three, the latter holds the most appeal for this writer, as it promises to explore the early origins of the relationship between Professor X and Magneto. Interestingly, it’s also been positioned as a period piece with mutant mod trappings, set in the late 60’s and juxtaposed against real historical events of the era. Naturally, there’s been some heated fanboy chatter online about the casting (not so much the actual actors, but the roles they will assume), the plot, the rushed...

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A Pictorial History of the Dookie Chain

A Pictorial History of the Dookie Chain

An obvious antecedent to today’s so-called “bling,” the ostentatious dookie chain (gold ropes of varying length) emerged as the fashion prop of choice for hip-hop artists — both aspiring and established — in the 80’s, thanks in large part to the growing influence of Yo! MTV Raps (which yours truly watched with some regularity as a teenager from the safety of his parent’s suburban living room). Like other messy historical conundrums, it is difficult to pinpoint or establish the true origins of this phenomenon/trend, but certain figures, long associated with this look, come to mind as possible candidates. Below, I’ve embedded five...

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Halloween Wrap-Up, Part 1

Halloween Wrap-Up, Part 1

Hey kids. In a previous post, I asked for readers out there to send us Halloween-themed pictures (ideally, you wearing our shirts as part of your costume). Sadly, I haven’t received a single submission, which means that I will be claiming the FREE T-SHIRT that I promised to the best entry. In lieu of customer-generated pics, let me share some of my own. The good company man that I am, I took my sartorial cues straight from The 3rd Annual Found Item Clothing Halloween Costume Guide, and lived life, for one night at least, as the character Stiles from Teen Wolf. For those that haven’t...

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