About Found Item Clothing - Our Story


After a faithful, late-night screening of Real Genius, I really, really, really wanted an I Love Toxic Waste t-shirt. My search for the perfect shirt, however, was extremely frustrating; I couldn't find anything that looked similar to the design from the movie, either online or in thrift stores. Unable to find a quality replica, I decided to produce my own with help from some talented friends. 

During the course of this project, my appreciation for Chris Knight's other t-shirts grew, so we decided, naturally enough, to remake them too. Every aspect of these designs was studied and lovingly recreated with great fidelity, from the fonts and the detailing, to the image placement and garment types. During my initial search for an "I Love Toxic Waste" shirt, I was surprised to learn that other people were looking for the tees from this movie as well. And so, founditemclothing.com was born, with the goal of making these great tops available to all. 

Since then, people have started requesting shirts from other movies, and I've started watching for shirts in other films, too. As such, our catalog of shirts continues to grow... 



Just wanted to let you know I got "Surf Nicaragua" and "Gorillas" today and they are both most excellent. I'm wearing Gorillas right now and today my friends who know Real Genius are going to poop their pants with envy. Envy, and also sweet, sweet joy, that someone out there had the love, and the freeze frame, to make these fine tributes. Thanks, 

- J. E.

I have scoured the net for YEARS looking for this shirt. That it now exists again is in all honesty the end of an extremely long walk through the desert for me. Thank you very much for resurrecting it. 

- Matt

I just wanted to let you know that I received my "Caduceus" T-Shirt just last week and I've worn it about 3 times since (I have a policy of not wearing the same t-shirt twice in a week, but I can't help it with this one). The quality far exceeded my expectations. Ferris Bueller's Day Off is my favorite movie of all time and I've searched for this shirt many times before with no luck. Thank you for making my dreams come true. 

- Brandon

I could not be more satisfied with my dealings with you and Found Item Clothing. My co-workers and I often bemoan the state of customer service in America these days. You guys do it right and it's very refreshing. Thanks for all your work and attention. 

- Daryl

I just have to say, thank you sooooooooo much! I recently found your "Flynn's" arcade shirt from the movie Tron! Oh my god! I seriously thought I was going to have to have it specially made as a gift for my boyfriend. I can't believe it. You rock my world. You just aided in making me the coolest girlfriend ever! I just wanted to say thank you and let you know that what you do is important to people, creates memories that last a lifetime and you truly do rock! 

- Candace

Last week I ordered Jack Burton's Fu Manchu tank top. I just got it today (amazingly fast shipping!), and it's freakin awesome! It's even better than the one pictured on [other websites]: the colors and overall fit are much more accurate! You did a great job of recreating it, and it's great to know who I can depend on to find movie shirts. 

- Margaret K.

I just wanted to take a minute to thank your for recreating some great shirts from classic movies. I've received 2 of the Real Genius designs and 1 Revenge of the Nerds design. I am very impressed with the quality of designs, they seem to be exact replicas of the original shirts. In fact, I've just ordered 2 more designs from your website. 

- Jason

I just wanted to write and thank you and your company. I ordered the Happy Gilmore "Guns Don't Kill People" and Real Genius "Surf Nicaragua" shirts last week and love them. I bartend at my friends restaurant and have gotten many compliments on the shirts. 

- Chris