Guard your wallet, because these Nintendo-branded tees from clothing shop Uniqlo are kind of excellent.
Straight from the Mushroom Kingdom
To be fair, there’s no shortage of Nintendo stuff out there for you to wear. T-shirts are everywhere online, and even the company itself stocks plenty of them at their flagship retail location in Rockefeller Center. Still though, there’s something extra cool about what Uniqlo is pumping out.
Maybe that’s because the designs that grace these wearables are a little atypical. They’re not what you usually find on a Nintendo tee really. Take the Mario shirt(s). Instead of a big cartoony image of the heroic plumber, we get a splash of his original 8bit graphic. It’s just cool, and comes off as a little more special and different than what you usually might see.
And there’s a reason for that. See, all of these shirts were designed by fans via a “global design contest”. Even though they didn’t come right from the minds at Nintendo, they certainly brandish the ‘seal of approval’ since Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto himself helped pick the wining designs.
In any event, they’re nifty. In total, there are a whopping 25 different designs, all of which are priced pretty reasonably. Men’s and women’s shirts both will cost you just $14.90 USD, while kid’s tees will cost you just $9.90. That’s not even close to some of what’s out there, which I can attest usually runs in the twenty to twenty-five buck range… if not more.
Check out the full range in the gallery below and then get to your local Uniqlo, ’cause these are available right now.