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Ultimate t-shirt for trolling science fiction fans


$20-26 from Offworld Designs. (via Diane Duane)

Vans slip-ons with Murakami artwork

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Legendary Japanese "superflat" artist Takashi Murakami designed a fantastic line of Vans sneakers for adults and kids to be released later this month.

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Watch: 400 years of hats

GQ looks at the last four centuries of fashion in men's hats. And yes, it includes the porkpie hat from Breaking Bad.

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Shoe that wraps like a scarf: Vibram Furoshiki

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Vibram leveraged its reputation for killer army-boot soles into a second life as manufacturer of shoes with individual toes for "barefoot" runners -- now they've made Furoshiki, a shoe that wraps around your foot like a scarf, whose promise is a better-than-ever fit.

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Here's what official Islamic State “wear a hijab, or else, ladies” paperwork looks like

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The Associated Press has published a number of official Islamic State documents, including one that mandates that women wear a veil to cover the head and torso.

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The history of women’s swimsuits in one video

BuzzFeed is back with another history video.

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Otter Wax, for reproofing your waxed cotton

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Waxed cotton is beautiful and functional, but you've got to maintain it. Otter Wax is the brand I've relied on to keep my jacket happy.

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Crazily chunky knitwear and blankets


Etsy's Ohhio knits with crazily thick Merino wool yarn in 70 colors that runs 3"/stitch: the cuddliest blankets; lush scarves and giant cowls (via Crazy Abalone).

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Star Trek TNG ties


Give Dad the red one: $30, also comes in gold and blue.

Video charts women’s ideal body types throughout history

Buzzfeed invited a diverse set of models to represent the ideal female shape throughout history

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Pokemon ghosts are still fashionable, still spooky

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If you have a fond memory for Pokemon games, you'll remember that Lavender Town tends to be where all the ghost stories can be found. Somewhat famously, Lavender Town is also the source of a great work of creepypasta—now it is the inspiration for a great handmade outfit.

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Nail salons in NYC: brutal sweatshops

"If you go to a [nail salon] with rock-bottom prices, that chances are the workers wages' are being stolen" -- the $10.50 New York City manicure was built on illegal, shameful labor practices that brutalize the vulnerable immigrant women who sleep on coffin-life pallets and give up their children to caregivers because they can't make ends meet.

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Cel-shaded jeans, now for sale!


Last summer's Borderlands-style brilliant cel-shaded jeans are now available as £77 custom readymades from Etsy's Deja Neuf Heures.

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Zardoz vs ET


The latest tee from our pals at Monochrom: Zardoz is Pleased, based on an original 2015 oil painting.

Print out this witch fashion game and play it with your friends

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Tragic magic! Executive realness! Here's a new game for 3-6 players, about drawing fashions for witches, that you can print out and play with your friends. All you really need is some tokens, a tip cup and a timer—and all those markers and art supplies you wish you played with more often.

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Star Wars blueprints aloha shirt

Real rayon! $50 from Thinkgeek: droids, tie-fighters, and the plans for the Death Star (naturally).

Fun video game fashion critiques for the style-conscious

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Most people don't often think about video game fashion—you mean a plaid shirt and a Zelda triforce tee, right? but Offworld contributor Gita Jackson has a delightful eye for clothing detail, like the zombie-spattered denim of Resident Evil's Claire Redfield.

In the latest installment of her unique "Wardrobe Theory" feature at Paste Magazine, Jackson waxes thoughtful about the role of denim in the post-apocalypse:

I imagine that Claire buys things to last, especially with her newfound maturity and the whole zombie apocalypse thing. Gone are the days of the denim cut offs from Forever 21—I feel like she’s probably in raw denim. Raw denim—so named because, well, it’s essentially unchanged from it’s raw form—is going to be a little pricier than what I’d normally spend on jeans, but it’s absolutely a better value.

When you can afford to, it really pays off in the long run to spend a little more on high quality clothing. If I were living in a post-apocalyptic hellscape where just going out and replacing my pair of BDGs when they get that hole in the crotch after a year wasn’t an option anymore, I’d certainly want to be in raw denim.

There've been plenty of "game-inspired" fashion lines in the past, and some weird direct brand tie-ins, but Jackson's fun fashion critiques of games are much-appreciated. It's always exciting when video game characters' style veers outside the ubiquitous nu-metal longcoat and Hot Topic catalog looks.