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June 15, 2009 8:25 PM   Subscribe

I love this tiger bathing suit. Unfortunately, nothing similar seems to exist on the internet. Help me find one!

That's a vintage suit, but I'm amazed that no modern companies seem to be making anything remotely similar (panthers, cats, anything!). I tried Googling "cat swimsuit," "tiger bathing suit," etc., but no luck.

I had a purple tiger swimsuit when I was a little kid that I adored; clearly my nostalgia must be shared by some of my generation! Any ideas as to where I could find such a thing would be much appreciated.
posted by you're a kitty! to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Awesome, but I do think your nostalgia may be creeping through. That's a housecat.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:32 PM on June 15, 2009

psst..you're a kitty, it's a kitty
posted by zerokey at 8:33 PM on June 15, 2009 [2 favorites]

If you can get a white swimsuit and the image you want, this company seems to specialize in printing on Lycra.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:33 PM on June 15, 2009

That isn't a picture of a tiger or house cat, it's an ocelot.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 8:46 PM on June 15, 2009

I thought domestic cats had pointy pupils and wild cats had round ones? Looks housecat to me.

Anyways, here's what I think is a panther (they say Cheetah) suit. Also, this.
posted by iamkimiam at 9:33 PM on June 15, 2009

That is not the nose of a housecat. You can't tell how the pupils are shaped because the cat is half squinting.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 10:41 PM on June 15, 2009

oh yeah, good point.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:33 PM on June 15, 2009

Well its a Fiorucci swimsuit (spelled wrong on the site) - I'd think the best way to find another would be to post some Want listings on vintage clothing sites, eBay, etc. You'd want tos et up an alert on ebay too to monitor for Fiorucci swimwear. They may not be using the term "bathing suit" when its vintage, so I'd be careful there.
posted by AuntLisa at 6:42 AM on June 16, 2009

Maybe this on eBay.
posted by alice ayres at 10:45 AM on June 16, 2009

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