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June 19, 2008 8:57 AM   Subscribe

Any idea where to find a black-and-white horizontally-striped t-shirts reminiscent of old style prison outfits--like what Elvis had in Jailhouse Rock? I've found whole costumes (jumpers, etc.) but I just need t-shirts.
posted by sourwookie to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 9:11 AM on June 19, 2008

PX Direct. Possibly NSFW website, by the way.
posted by mdonley at 10:59 AM on June 19, 2008

J Peterman has a Vallauris shirt and a Russian Navy shirt, each with horizontal stripes, but these stripes may be skinnier than you seek.
posted by caddis at 11:11 AM on June 19, 2008

The French have a traditional shirt they often wear at the beach called a sailor shirt or Breton (Brittany) shirt. You can find these for sale on the web.
posted by retiree at 1:41 PM on June 19, 2008

I'm obsessed with these, and own several:


Again, it's the French look, but may just do the Elvis thing for you. I love them.
posted by lottie at 3:47 PM on June 19, 2008

I love these too, and my on-again / off-again source is the Super-T from Lands End. Unfortunately, for many years only the solid colors have been available there. In addition to the French, another searching cliché might be the gondola pilots of Venice, Italy (but sometimes their striped shirts are rugby-style).
posted by Rash at 8:10 PM on June 19, 2008

Angola inmate shirt

which I found searching "striped T shirt" on using a Google image search. If this not to your liking, an image search might find what you seek.
posted by caddis at 4:31 AM on June 20, 2008

I'm surprised Hot Topic doesn't have one - it's such an emo staple!

I found one at American Apparel, if you don't mind the white collar.
posted by hellopanda at 8:38 AM on June 20, 2008

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