Lauren Leto

Out of Print Clothing

Posted in book porn by Lauren Leto on March 28, 2010

Buy one of Out of Print Clothing’s “iconic book cover” shirts, and they’ll donate a book to children in Africa. It’s better than ironic t-shirts. And it’s charitable. So.

Okay, how do I really feel? I think the Moby-Dick shirt is a little much. I’m scared of the unimaginative jokes that could occur if I don a shirt with the word “Dick” on it, in any sort of context.

Also, be careful with the Lolita shirt. I mean, guys – don’t buy it if you’re creepy looking. I cannot imagine anything worse than a pedo beard and a Lolita t-shirt standing around at a playground or something.  Girls, don’t buy it if you’re under the age of 18. Make it 19, just to be safe.

I love how many people might buy these shirts completely unaware of the message they’re giving off. The Lolita shirt looks NICE. I am more than positive that men will buy the shirt, despite my pleas to the contrary. And if I ever see it on a man, I will laugh…and shudder.

Oh, and going back to my point from earlier today – DON’T BUY A SHIRT DEPICTING THE COVER OF A BOOK YOU’VE NEVER READ.

My favorite shirt (people who have to buy me presents for holidays that society forces upon us, take note):

In a size large, because I shrink everything.

*All jokes aside, Out of Print Clothing is a great idea and will bring happiness to a lot of people (and the shirts are hot).

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  1. Johnny said, on March 29, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I did it. I went with Lolita. There are some great book/tee combos there, but it was my favorite…potentially creepy message be damned. Because when I see some dude wearing the Nineteen Eighty Four or Fahrenheit t-shirt, he’ll probably be loading a bunch of bags of crap from whole foods into his volvo. I certainly won’t mistake him for a dissident against institutionalized censorship, so it would be cool if he didn’t mistake me for a creep.

    I still expect to be laughed/shuddered at.


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