best. t-shirt. ever.

I’m not much of a fashionista, but I do seem to have two growing collections of shirts that entertain me endlessly:

1. Shirts with built-in ties

2. Shirts with Filipino stuff on them

The end-all be-all of Category 2 right now is the shirt below. It’s even taken over the spots usually reserved for my vintage ‘Playboy Club of Manila’ polo, and my vintage ‘Ito ang Beer!’ San Mig ringer tee.

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It expresses my feelings towards these two metropolises more succinctly than I could ever ramble on about on my own. ( The hater in me kind of wishes it said “NOT” instead of “MORE THAN”, but then, it’s not as if I really hate New York. I mean, it’s not its fault it’ll never be as great as Manila.)

Got it at a T-shirt stand in Robinsons’ Place, Ermita/Malate. I thought it was part of the T-Shirt Project collection (which is also endlessly entertaining, and full of painful puns a la Arcega, and made for some good gift-shirts), but it appears not. (The label says “Happy Days” as its brand, which got me nowhere with Google. Anyway, nice Filipino T-Shirt Person, wherever you are, thank you for designing this. You’re funny and awesome.)

Gawd.

I’m posting about my t-shirts now.

Stop me if this gets out of hand.

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2 Responses to “best. t-shirt. ever.”

  1. Patrick Porto Says:

    I bought this exact same t-shirt a few months ago, before i left manila to move to the US. it has since become my favorite tee, as it reminds me of home. do you have any idea how to contact the makers/store owners? i’d like to ask my family in manila to buy more of their shirts and ship them to me, but first i need to see the designs. if you have the info, i’d really appreciate it. and cheers to pinoy pride!

  2. admin Says:

    Hey, Patrick:
    So nice to hear that you have exquisite taste, as well!

    Unfortunately, as I mentioned in the post, I could find nothing out online about “Happy Days”, the company that appears to be responsible for the shirt. I used Google USA, Google Philippines..nothing. I definitely wanted to promote the company, too!

    If you got it at the same mall that I did (Robinsons Place), I’d ask a family member to make an expedition there to ask the clerk directly. That’s about hte best I can figure out…good luck!

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