I have a certain fondness for items that tell a story, so when I got offered a chance to pick some quirky socks from Sammy Icon, I was spoilt for choice. One of them was Pine Black, in which abstract-looking triangles line up in rows- and oh look, there’s a pink one out of nowhere. Translating the description via Google offered up the following unedited story:
Wearing these socks instantly find yourself in a forest where birds sing and hear repinnya pine trees, be careful not to get lost in a thicket of wild pine forest. Watch out! Turn around! Bear! Shutkuyemo) Our socks you yourself will always feel safe. Enjoy!)
Needless to say, it was love at first sight. I even find the badly-translated text endearing.
I also dug out a Threadless tee I’m fond of because I’m a sucker for universe crossovers (Blooper & Cheep Cheep from Mario x Cast Away). I don’t get how it’s funny, but the illustration is cool, and that’s all that really matters. Wearing tees takes me back to the days when I went through a phase of obsessing over t-shirts from 2011 to 2012, but I’ve been somewhat over that. Perhaps because I’m no longer in the US and free shipping does not exist. The woes of being in a foreign country. XD
Photos assisted by Bro.