I’ve been looking for a durian t shirt update for years. My first t shirt was my favourite but it’s no longer sold. My second t shirt was from the store G.O.D. in Hong Kong and it gets an “ok” rating from me as it has nice fabric but a mediocre design. It was a green v neck with a velvet durian in the center. I got a couple of wears out of it.
Looking around on google images, I see many durian designed themes for t shirts but they are all quite ugly.
Why? Firstly, the depiction of the durian is “as is”, where the picture printed on the shirt is just a center aligned image of the cut open fruit. That just smacks of artistic inertia. Who would want to wear that?
Secondly the t shirts look like cheap quality. I guess you get what you pay for. As they say in Singapore and Malaysia “Good no cheap, cheap no good”. Cheap quality t shirts only look good on models, when they are brand new and if you’re super skinny.
After all that trawling, did I finally find one that fits my two t shirt wearing criteria?
Yes, thanks to a Singaporean designer. I like the detailing of the string and that the durian isn’t just plonked in the central body of the shirt.
The only issue now is whether it’ll fit me. The sizes look like they run small. I’ll try to find out and let you know if I decide to get one.
It was about a month ago that Petr started corresponding with me about his interest in the durian t-shirt. We got ourselves organized and Petr asked me to get 2 of them for him. I admit that I was very anxious about sizes and as I had no idea about Petr’s upper body dimensions, it was all going to be a bit of a guess. In addition to my concerns, the Museum Shop had very few left and in limited sizes (it’s running out everyone!!) and I suppose many of our blog readers or durian fans in Singapore/Malaysia have headed over there to get their own.
Anyway, I managed to secure the very last men’s medium and one men’s large size t-shirt for Petr. The T-shirts come in quite fitting cuts, so I could see on the mannequin that even I could wear a medium (although it might be a bit loose on me), so I thought Petr should have an “L” size as I expect him to be taller than me and probably more muscular!
He sent me this photo to share with everyone. Petr, I think the t-shirt fits you perfectly! Enjoy wearing it and please share the durian biology with everyone in Denmark! It fits you perfectly 🙂
Hey! Where’d you get that nice looking Durian T-Shirt? 🙂
Museum shop update: No more sizes for women, only men’s t-shirts available in Large or X-Large. According to the shop staff, no intention to re-print anymore once they run out….