Monday, April 4, 2011
Back in 2004 when I was still a teenager, I walked into the Zambesi flagship on Vulcan Lane, climbed the stairs to the Men's store, went over to the rack on the far wall, picked up a charcoal Nom*D short-sleeve hoodie emblazoned with the Bambi print (Bambi caught in a sniper rifle's sights), took it to the counter and just about passed out as I handed over my eftpos card to drop $180 on a single item of clothing – the most I'd ever spent. I wore that hoodie everywhere. It was my go-to garment no matter what the occasion – even five star restaurants were graced with its presence (I figured it was designer so I was allowed). Fast forward seven years, and Bambi is back. As of Fall/Winter 2011, Nom*D has reissued all their favourite tee shirt prints – DON'T SHOOT, The Monster, Bat Skeleton and so many more. I want them all.
The tee shirts are available on Nom*D's online store, and at Plume, Zambesi and Black Box Boutique, starting at $120. Do it!
My good friend Mace just sent me the original Russian communist propaganda images that The Monster tee was taken from. Here's the translation:
DO YOU WANT TO? JOIN
1. Do you want to conquer coldness?
2. Do you want to conquer hunger?
3. Do you want to eat?
4. Do you want to drink?
Hurry up to join the strike team of exemplary labour.
MOTHER RUSSIA FOR THE WIN!
I LIKE YOU!