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Cringe-Worthy Wearables: Shirts With Quotes That Are Slightly Wrong

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Some lines are so epic that you’d think everyone in the world knows them by heart. The vast majority who are constantly exposed to mainstream media probably do. For example, what song do you think of when someone mentions MC Hammer? What line comes to mind when someone mentions the Joker?

It’s one thing to get it wrong, but it’s another thing to get it wrong and be proud of it. The latter is what some people are going for with this cringe-worthy series of humorous shirts that proudly display the slightly erroneous quotes. Instead of “Can’t Touch This,” we’ve got “Can’t Touch Him.” Instead of “Why so serious?,” we’ve got “I am so serious.”

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Forget Your Keys a Lot? Then You Might Want These Lock Pick Earrings

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Forgot your keys again? Locked out of the house with no one to let you in? Then you might be able to put these unusual earrings to good use. These are the Lock Pick earrings, which really double as lock picks. All you’ll need to do is master the skill of lock-picking, and you’ll be able to get into any locked doors in no time. Just make sure you aren’t doing anything illegal.

Each pair comes with six lock picks, with three dangling on each earring. They include a small hook pick, a small half diamond pick, a single ball rake, a C-rake, an S-rake, and a Tension wrench.

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Stantt Uses 3D Body Scans to Make Shirts That Fit Perfectly

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Shirts that aren’t the right size for your body don’t just look bad; they’re also uncomfortable. You can study size charts all you want, but unless you’re getting a shirt that’s made to order, then chances are you won’t really find a shirt that’ll fit you perfectly.

Cue Stantt and their revolutionary approach that’ll fit you in one of over fifty available sizes that were created using 3D body scan data as a reference. Matt Hornbuckle and Kirk Keel, who are behind Stantt, hope to change how clothes are tailored, and for now, they’re setting their sights on the casual button-up shirt.

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Bulletproof Suit Looks Just Like Normal Suit

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It’s hard to imagine the kinds of scenarios where a bulletproof suit would be needed, aside from James Bond-esque assignments, but we’re not foolish enough to believe they don’t exist. If you’re one of those people, you’ll probably know that such suits usually look somewhat conspicuous, giving up some comfort in exchange for protection. But the suits from Garrison Bespoke are different. They use a special carbon nanotube fabric that’s soft and supple under normal circumstances, but instantly hardens on impact from an exterior projectile. Last year, the company worked with the US 19th Special Forces in developing it, and the material is 50% lighter than the Kevlar normally used in similar applications. It reportedly stopped .22 and .40 caliber bullets in field tests.

Of course such protection won’t come cheap, with the individually tailored suits starting at $20,000. Given that the target market is oil executives and high finance bigwigs, we suspect they’ll be more than able to settle this particular bill.

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Fairy Tale-Themed Footwear: Walk Happily Ever After

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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen princess or fairy tale-themed footwear, and I doubt this will be the last. This latest collection is by designer Charlotte Olympia and it’s aptly called “Once Upon a Time.” The line is part of her Fall 2013 collection and features everyone’s favorite princesses, like Rapunzel and Cinderella, to well-known and beloved characters like Puss in Boots and the Frog Prince.

Each whimsical pair in the line carries Charlotte’s signature style. Considering that a pair of shoes from her line normally costs several hundred dollars (and upwards!), you can probably expect the same less-than-happily-ever-after price tags for this collection.

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When Rain Catches You By Surprise, RainScarf Has Got You Covered

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Don’t let rain catch you by surprise again. Of course, you could carry an umbrella or raincoat with you at all times, but that doesn’t sound very practical or convenient. What you can get instead is the RainScarf. It’s a dual-purpose scarf that has a pleasant surprise on the inside, which comes in especially handy when rain suddenly creeps up on you: a hoodie.

Just wear it like you would wear a regular scarf. When it starts to drizzle, just transform it into a partial raincoat by flipping it inside out from either end. The inside is made from a nylon water-resistant fabric shell, so you’re sufficiently protected, along with whatever gadgets you choose to keep under it while you scramble for shelter.

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High Tide Heels

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I have a friend who goes to the beach in high heels. Really. I know. But hey, I don’t judge. Much. The point is I thought of her when I saw these shoes. They’ve been around for a few years, but I only now found out about them. They’re called High Tide Heels and appear to have been an art exhibit by Paul Schietekat. They’re not for sale, and according to him, not wearable. I still think my friend should have a go in them because at least then she’d have somewhat of an excuse to wear heels on the beach.

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Hello Kitty Contact Lenses: I See Kitties In Your Eyes

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Some contact lenses are corrective so folks can get 20/20 vision again without the glasses. Others are purely cosmetic, making pupils appear larger than normal so its wearers can take on a more doll-like appearance.

Then there are those that transform its wearers look completely: changing the color of their pupils, making it appear like slits, even–or making it look like there’s an image of Hello Kitty on their eyeballs. I kid you not: Hello Kitty contact lenses actually exist.

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Plexus is a Shirt For All Occasions

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The Plexus is the T-shirt of the future. This futuristic concept design was created by Vernon Chen and Joanne Lim Jin Xuan, who both imagined that the shirts of the future will be “held together by pixelated nano-particles.” These shirts will be highly interactive with the wearer’s surroundings and will morph and change to match the occasion, going from a casual shirt to a formal one within seconds. This feature is attributed to the “opening and closing [of] its louvre-like pixels.”

So a shirt with a coat-and-tie design isn’t exactly formal or proper work attire, but if everyone’s going to be wearing this thing in the future, then that probably won’t be an issue. Of course, such material doesn’t exist yet and the technology to actually come up with this type of shirt is probably still decade away. But it’s still a pretty interesting concept. don’t you think?

You can watch a video highlighting the many features of the Plexus after the break.

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