Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Good night, sweet bedshirt

Back in 2000, on a trip to New York City, Wife and I bought several T-shirts from a shop trading under the name of (and we didn't realize this until our next trip two years later, when it had several signs stressing that this had always been the shop name) Ground Zero. I don't remember where it was. Down south somewhere I think. And they had lots of discounted shirts by Paul Frank and other cool stuff.

One of the shirts I bought was a far-too-big Bettie Page one. Upon realizing (on my return back home) that there was no way I could wear something quite so enormous, it became one of my bedshirts for those cooler spring and summer evenings.

But its "ventilation holes" have now become simply ridiculous, and minutes after this photograph was taken (a few days ago), the shirt headed into the bin.

Thanks, Bettie. It was fun while it lasted, but your holes have stretched too much.

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Blogger martinobhoy said...

It's a sad moment when one of your favourite items of clothing is done.

The zip on my favourite ITALIA fleece has just gone and although I can still wear it I cant zip it up and therefore no-one can see it is an ITALIA fleece as it has ITA on one chest and LIA on the other.

It'll probably cost more to get a new zip than the fleece is worth.

17 April, 2007 10:32  
Blogger Tanya said...

Bye bye bedshirt.

17 April, 2007 11:11  
Blogger Glamourpuss said...

Mmmm, Bettie Page. She can drape herself across my chest anytime.


17 April, 2007 12:46  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Martino: Yes it is, but it's part of the circle of life, I guess. A new zip and fitting will cost a pretty penny, I fear.

Tanya: Innit?

G/puss: Oh, I think she'd be a bit cold by now, though.

17 April, 2007 13:00  
Blogger Milla said...

You should have used the shirt as a duster. One last use for gorgeous Betty.

I had a Sonic Youth green t-shirt which I absolutely loved. It became really unwearable after years of washing and wearing, so I cut out the Sonic Youth logo and the printed bits and stuck them on a new, plain black t-shirt. Maybe you could have done the same for Betty, depending on how much love you had for her, of course.

17 April, 2007 13:23  
Blogger cappy said...

ah, i remember my collection of pop will eat itself t-shirts, that wifey decided to throw cos "they were all faded and holed"
i don't think i shall ever be able to forgive her.
worse than that was an original jam t-shirt, that someone had bought me from a concert. faded, too small, full of holes, but IT WAS A JAM T-SHIRT! sometimes i don't think she will ever understand me!
and the rat? next pay day. in a week or so!

17 April, 2007 14:14  
Blogger cappy said...

p.s. still got my inspiral carpets "cool as fuck one though! i'll post a pic on me blog!

17 April, 2007 14:15  
Blogger Biddie said...

My Hubby has a t shirt that someone brought back from Jamaica that says Hey Mon, no problem. It's a baby blue polyester wife beater, and he will NOT throw it out. It barely fits anymore, and it makes the kids cry when they see it.
You are truly an inspiration.

17 April, 2007 15:41  
Blogger Karen said...

Nuts, no nips.

17 April, 2007 16:41  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Milla: It's still in the bin beside me in the office, so I may well rescue it for dusting. Not that we do much dusting at our place, but... That's a cool idea, what you did with your shirt. I may not feel the need with this one, but there are others that might deserve such a treatment.

17 April, 2007 17:01  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Cappy: My missus knows what a freak I am when it comes to collecting (or hoarding), so she'd never throw anything away without consulting first! Especially not anything connected with my favourite artists.

Biddie: Good to see you again after such a long break. That T-shirt sounds like a riot! I used to have one from somewhere in the Caribbean with a Rasta smoking a joint and the words Keep Off The Grass. Funny that your hubby's shirt makes the kids cry!

Karen: No nips = no nudity, right?

17 April, 2007 18:38  
Blogger Winter said...

It was just getting good! How wasteful...

17 April, 2007 21:08  
Blogger Lee said...

Hey, are you flippin us the birdie?!

17 April, 2007 21:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u couldaq had red model it

18 April, 2007 03:38  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Winter: Perhaps you're right! Thanks for stopping by.

Lee: Not intentionally, honest. I promise...

DP: Cheeky fella!

18 April, 2007 09:20  
Blogger _z. said...

bye bye bettie...

you can see a lot through her holes.

18 April, 2007 20:03  

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