There’s been a lot of trompe l’oeil T-shirts around for a while. From the classic 1970s tuxedo tee a whole family of descendents have emerged: from a tie and braces, to a leather jacket, a camera, or a scarf. It’s become quite the craze.
It’s a favourite of designers Castelbajac and Margiela each of whom regularly include trompe l’oeil designs into their collections.
I don’t mind it as a look but I think it’s a bit tricky. I don’t like to look cute and I think this is borderline cute. It’s difficult to find examples which are tasteful or have a bit of an edge. This Margiela t-shirt just about manages it though. Not too shabby, Martin.