Sales clerk folding t-shirt on table in showroom. Photo: Astrakan Images (Getty)
We’ve seen some incredible fashion statements over the years. Each decade has its own iconic “look” — ’50s greaser t-shirt and blue jeans combo, the free-loving hippie clothes of the ’60s, ’70s bell-bottoms, neon colors and big hair of the ’80s, etc. But could the “t-shirt shirt” be the newest high-end fashion statement our kids will be talking about for decades to come?
If there is a God, then no.
A company named Balenciaga has released what’s called a T-shirt Shirt for the reasonable price of $1,290. It’s a t-shirt with a long-sleeved shirt draped over it.
Here’s a look at the ridiculousness:
whoever is the designer for balenciaga has to leave… pic.twitter.com/XhvMxVzwov
— (@electrawaves) May 27, 2018
When you can’t choose between two favorite shirts: Double Shirt.
Ps: wtf?? pic.twitter.com/yGzjjXxHbR
— Dian Onno (@DianOnno) May 27, 2018
As you can imagine, people are very confused about the new fashion statement. Here are just a few of our favorite Twitter reactions.
This makes me want to go to Wal-Mart
— Dire Wolf (@ADDiane) May 28, 2018
Nice people gonna brag so much when they can say “I’d give you the shirts off my back.”
— Seth Goodtime (@SethGoodtime) May 28, 2018
What I usually end up buying on my LSD trips.
— WhippetRun (@WhippetRun) May 29, 2018
A solid point, Mr. Whippet! Kids, this is yet another prime example of why it’s important not to do drugs. The only thing worse than designing this shirt-shirt is being the person willing to spend the money on it. For $1,290 I would rather take a vacation, take an entire Boy Scout troup to a Chinese buffet, or even wear these detachable jeans — the latter would be funny as hell.
Here’s one more look at the shirt trying to break the internet via @Balenciaga.
Of course if you’re part of the 0.1 percent who likes this haute deal, here’s a genius life hack that could save you thousands of dollars.
I just made my own Double Shirt and it didn’t cost thousands of dollars! pic.twitter.com/8daWqAGy7C
— Mike (@AH_Mike) May 28, 2018
I like this last option best. Halloween is just months away!
Josh Helmuth is a sports reporter in St. Louis who contributes to Mandatory.