Help me find an Artie, The Strongest Man In The World Shirt for Halloween!
October 23, 2009 10:09 AM   Subscribe

I want to be Artie the Strongest Man in the World from the Adventures of Pete and Pete 90s Nickelodeon show....BUT I can't find a shirt that is anything close HELP!

So for many years now I've wanted to go as Artie, the Strongest Man In The World from the Adventures of Pete and Pete. I've got red tights and the glasses all set but I'm having a LOT of trouble locating a shirt that will work.

-Shirt should be long-sleeved
-Blue and Red alternating stripes would be *ideal*!

I've searched all over the web and all the forum discussions or related material links to broken sites/items etc. I really don't want to do a "ghetto" shirt where I take a red shirt and put blue tape in stripes on it or vice versa...I want it to be vintagey like the show.

Help me Hivemind!
posted by PetiePal to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
how about this? the stripes are a little thin, though.
posted by kerning at 10:24 AM on October 23, 2009

Hmmm, found the perfect shirt but it's for two-year olds. That would give you the tightness you require, but probably wouldn't leave you any room to breathe.


posted by cyphill at 10:24 AM on October 23, 2009

Response by poster: The most relevant thing I found on the web was one dude who bought the fabric special and had a seamstress custom make it lol...Don't know if I can go that crazy
posted by PetiePal at 10:29 AM on October 23, 2009

Generally, it looks like you'll come up with closer matches if you search for sweaters in those colors than plain shirts. Here are some Ebay search results.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 10:41 AM on October 23, 2009

This guy seems to have just taped blue stripes onto a red shirt. Not the best, but, in a pinch...
posted by General Malaise at 10:43 AM on October 23, 2009

A slightly classier alternative to the blue duct tape could be to sew or glue strips of felt which you can get sheets of at craft stores like Micheals. At least it's still fabric and if you do a good job then hardly noticeable.
posted by Juicy Avenger at 10:54 AM on October 23, 2009

Are you a wealthy person of wealth? Lacoste is pretty much a gold mine for stripes.

Neither of these are exactly right, and they're both tons of cash, but options:

Long-Sleeve Cotton Cashmere

Bar Striped Jersey Rugby
posted by harperpitt at 10:57 AM on October 23, 2009

It is very easy to find shirts exactly like this at Target, Walmart, etc., if you are a small person.
posted by shownomercy at 11:11 AM on October 23, 2009

I can't seem to find it right now, but this was asked before, 2 or 3 years ago I think. What my one buddy did was buy a white shirt, and color in the stripes with markers. Turned out (surprisingly) pretty good looking.
posted by inigo2 at 11:21 AM on October 23, 2009

Here's one - the blue's not quite bright enough, but it's close.
posted by granted at 11:57 AM on October 23, 2009

Previously. The asker ended up painting blue stripes on a red shirt.
posted by zsazsa at 12:23 PM on October 23, 2009

If you're going to do that then you should go with a mock turtleneck in bright red.
posted by granted at 12:26 PM on October 23, 2009

Or wear the Old Navy one with a red mock turtleneck underneath.
posted by granted at 12:32 PM on October 23, 2009

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