Just a quick pedantic note here: Whilst I would love the idea of an Obama t-shirt based on that scene from Office Space, it’s more than likely based on the picture above of Vince Carter dunking on Fred Weis during the 2000 Olympics. The ‘O-Face’ probably stands for facial rather than anything else. You can see the actual dunk after the jump, if you’re so inclined.
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The man is back, and seemingly the t-shirt world cannot get enough of the 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidate. Barack “O-Face” Obama is gracing many a piece of apparel in the lead up to the election, the inspiration for this latest piece from UNDR-CRWN is random at best and I’m failing to see any tangible link between the O-Face scene from Office Space and our man B.O, once again proving that humour is just Barack Obama set against almost anything.
As if being a style icon in the making wasn’t enough, Taz Arnold has decided to launch a clothing line as well. ti$a have announced their arrival onto the scene with a briefcase collaboration with luxury bag brand MCM. They’ve also got some Obama shirts and caps, which isn’t surprising given his ‘Imma vote Obama way’ video.
Check after the jump for pictures of the Obama merchandise
He’s back! The man, the legend, the enigma that is the Democratic presidential candidate; Barack Obama. The man comes in many guises including a t-shirt we featured a few weeks ago and one we featured a few months ago, and now you could (maybe) have his visage on your feet with these Mobama Dunks.
Artist Virtual Mo created these at the Nike Innovation Kitchen and have Obama’s face lasered onto the toe box of the right shoe as well as other laser printed details. Release wise there are only two pairs in existence, but rumour has it that as the Presidential Election heats up there may be a limited release of these bad boys, so keep your ear to the ground.
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I’m not sure which came first, the XKCD cartoon or the t-shirt but either way I love it. You can buy the t-shirt for the bargain price of $25 in the US, but UK shipping might make it a little more. Nevertheless it’s a cheap way of declaring Obama-love, especially if you haven’t got US voting rights.
Barack Obama is one of the most stylish presidential candidates we’ve seen but his powdered wig and frock coat is an entirely new look. Should he make it to the Oval Office the wig would make a great addition to the presidential wardrobe dontcha think?
Someone at the London Paper clearly reads Brandish. Last week we wrote about the new C.O.L.O.U.R.S video and briefly mentioned Taz of Sa-Ra as a possible style icon. Lo and Behold, Taz is featured in the London Paper today.
Coincidence or proof of our influence? It’s probably the former, but let’s assume it’s the latter. The feature doesn’t mention Taz as a style icon, instead focusing on his pro Barack Obama video ‘Imma vote Obama way‘. Give them a couple of months and they’ll probably stop referring to him as that ‘mad-looking guy’ and start calling him a trendsetter.
The Barack Obama bandwagon grows by the second, with Donatella Versace dedicating her SS09 collection to him. Versace stated that Obama’s style is for “a relaxed man who doesn’t need to flex muscles to show he has power.”
Obama will probably just thank Versace and move on, because he’s already been slated for being a ‘GQ candidate’. The thinking behind that slur is ridiculous, as it insinuates that spending time on your appearance has to be to the detriment of other characteristics. This also shows just how famous Obama is right now, with a world renowned designer using his name to garner some press attention.
Esquire magazine’s best dressed list has been gathering attention lately – mostly for not featuring David Beckham. Hopefully, other magazines will follow suit and realise that they’re not contractually obliged to include Mr Beckham on the list. People who did make the list include Jeremy Paxman, Barack Obama, Lapo Elkann, Fabio Capello, Christian Bale and Lupe Fiasco.
Kanye West is notably absent from the list and adding insult to omission, someone even manages to spell his name wrong. I wouldn’t describe Fiasco’s style as ‘outlandish hoodies and oversized trainers’ (how do they know his trainers are too big for him?) but West’s style is certainly more refined than Lupe’s.
When you look at Gordon Brown’s face you realise there hasn’t been a politician as t-shirt friendly as Barack Obama in a long while. Add his vague slogans about change, which lend themselves well to t shirt captions and you have a prime candidate for an ironic t-shirt. Sons of Liberty were one of the quickest off the mark with this Back to the Future inspired top.
If you love the 80′s and Barack Obama, then you’re probably looking for your credit card right now, so there’s no need to convince you. Just bear in mind that if Barack suffers a George McGovern type defeat, then these shirts will become cruel jokes.
With an admirable eye for detail the Guardian’s Jess Cartner-Morley has being giving the US presidential candidate’s dress sense the once over:
Barack Obama‘s own wardrobe has been striking in its simplicity. His trademark is a slim-fitting black suit, and a sense of spit and polish; a very starched white shirt, a very shiny dark shoe. The dark tailoring gives him gravitas, and – in photos at least – adds presence to his slim figure.
I must admit Barack Obama does cut quite a dash in the sartorial wasteland of US politics, his dark, slim-fitting suit has become his trademark and defines him as someone modern and efficient.
More on Obama:
Barack Obama on the cover of February’s GQ
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