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Food / Drink related clothing

I'm sure i'm not the only one with my share of this stuff, not talking aprons or footwear and such that has a kitchen-related purpose. Figured a fun thread was in order.

My PJ's gave me inspiration :D. "Nestle" brand, covered in candy names like Nerds, Tart n Tiny's, Runts.

I've proudly worn my share of beer-branded or bar t-shirts over time, and refuse to let go of the threadbare Molson t-shirt that i've had since college.

I have been vigilantly hunting for the elusive Johnny Cupcakes "Make Cupcakes, Not War" t-shirt, in my size.

I recently purchased a birthday gift t-shirt for a friend with sequined wine glasses across the front and "wines constantly" underneath.

My love of food spills over into lots of areas of my life :)

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  1. A few T-shirts had text that amused me:
    "Road kill lasts forever"
    "Women want me, fish fear me"
    "Fat people are harder to kidnap"
    But Guy Harvey shirts are the best.

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    1. re: Veggo

      My husband has more Guy Harvey shirts than I can count. Most are sport-fishing related, but are there some that are more specifically food-related?

    2. Game on, im_nomad. ;) What a fun idea!

      I have PJ bottoms with sushi on them.

      Used to have socks with a recipe for chili on them. Also have sox with tropical drinks on them--festive for Fridays (along with my South Beach socks). And socks with a coffee and chocolate theme. I have a stuffed teddy bear (gift from an old beau) that says "I looooooooooove chocolate!" when you squeeze his paw.

      I have a top with a sequined champagne flute for festive occasions.

      A local clam shack has a t-shirt I want badly: "Frankly, Scallop, I don't give a clam." (Johnny Ad's, Old Saybrook, CT).

      A local pizzeria has a shirt I would only wear if stakes were high enough on a bet--it reads:
      "Take home a hot piece tonight!" (No Anchovies, Cromwell, CT)

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      1. re: kattyeyes

        I forgot about socks ! I think I have a pair of x-mas candy cane socks here somewhere.

        I love the idea of sushi pj's.

        1. re: im_nomad

          I think a little sushi in the morning is good for the soul, and a longer life. I read that in Reader's Digest.

          1. re: Veggo

            Are we still talking about fish? ;)

            1. re: Veggo

              Maybe that helps explain why Readers Digest just went into Chapter 11.

            2. re: im_nomad

              Oh, right! I have gingerbread men for my holiday socks. ;)

            3. re: kattyeyes

              katty, I've seen the "hot piece" slogan at Giovannis in Glastonbury. So, uh, what would the bet have to be?!!

              1. re: BiscuitBoy

                That's a good question, BiscuitBoy. I'd have to think it over and get back to you. ;)

              2. re: kattyeyes

                I also have sushi pajamas. My 2 year old gets a real kick out of them and tells me everytime I wear them "mama, shushee jammies!!!! Yum yum"

                1. re: tzurriz

                  Adorable! :) Shushee is yum yum indeed! HA HA!

              3. My brother still has a "Where's the Beef? Here's the Beef!" t-shirt from the 80s (referencing the 1984 Wendy's ad campaign: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug75di... ). The t-shirt has an arrow on it pointing to his chest.

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                1. re: cimui

                  I guess they shoot arrows in different directions now. A common tourist T reads "This is not a beer belly, it is a fuel tank for this love machine" (arrow pointing toward the center of the earth).

                  1. re: Veggo

                    that must be the tourist t-shirt sold at the center of the earth. ah, nevermind...

                    i think i like your description of the shirt even better than the shirt itself. =D

                2. There was one on Bourbon Street referring to a certain part of a certain gender as resembling a taco. Tacky, and I never have seen anyone wearing one. However, to move to something more widely acceptable, how about Hawaiian shirts with cocktails or pineapples on them? I have a glasses case with sushi on it, Plenty of shirts from eating places here and there. Ditto caps. Does jewelry count? Probably 20 pairs of food earrings, including sushi. Several brooches, including one made from crackers. Tried to persuade DH to get the sushi tie with no success.

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                  1. re: lemons

                    ugh. an ex-boyfriend of mine (a frat boy, of course) actually owned and occasionally wore that taco shirt.... even around his mom, a nice, old fashioned irish lady who just thought her son liked mexican food.

                  2. Years ago I found, and gave to a friend as a baby gift, a white onesie that said on the front "got milk?' - correct font and all.

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                    1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                      I gave my nephew that onesie when he was born, and his 3 sibs all wore it too, I think! :) Came in a milk carton box even! SO stinkin cute.

                      I just got a tshirt in chocolate brown that says chocolate, cocoa, etc, has images of chocolate on it. and some sparkles. gotta have sparkles. ;-)

                      DH has a couple Tabasco ties and tshirts.

                      1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                        My favorite version is the 'got soy?' shirt.

                        1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                          I got a Glarkware onesie for my little niece that says "Dingo Snack."

                          1. re: GraydonCarter

                            OK then . . .Did it have a picture of Meryl Streep as well?

                            1. re: gaffk

                              It’s a fact of nature that each parent wants to one-up every other parent. Whether you publicly give voice to it or not, your belief is that your baby is best in every way — the cutest, the smartest, the best behaved… and …the tastiest.

                        2. My son, who has been a cereal fiend ever since he was old enough to toddle (he's 27 now) and leave a trail of Cheerios behind him (much to the dog's delight), has a hoodie with a skull and crossed spoons that says "Cereal Killer".

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                          1. re: morwen

                            i have a shirt that says " i got crabs......at the crab house"

                            1. re: morwen

                              I forgot to add the apron I made recently that says "W W J(ulia) D?"

                            2. Has anyone ever bought from cafepress.com? I'm interested in picking up a few and just wondered if anyone had positive/negative experiences. They appear to have some really fun tees.... pho done as an iphone app, "it's espresso not expresso" heh.


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                              1. re: maplesugar

                                I bought a mug from cafepress. Not cheap, but the experience was fine.

                                1. re: maplesugar

                                  I bought my son some shirts from there a few years ago. All was well. If I remember correctly, I had some sort of discount code, so check around.

                                  1. re: maplesugar

                                    My husband has bought something from there. Not overpriced (although I think the individual "vendors" [?] set the prices). The shipping was also reasonable, and faster than expected - they must have handled the order quickly.

                                  2. We've had people give some pretty interesting facial expressions when my husband wears this shirt:

                                    Bright green t-shirt, a hamburger with a bubble caption saying "moo" and a hotdog saying "oink".

                                    We're not even vegetarians - we just like to see the reactions on people's faces.

                                    1. http://www.seriouseats.com/2008/12/fo...

                                      Some fun food related wearable trinkets.
                                      Threadless t-shirts has a host of fun food inspired tees.

                                      1. All mine are beer-related: "Hawaiian shirts" with Mexican, Hawaiian or US beers on them, the "Beeriodic Table" chart T-Shirt, beer festival shirts, 3-4 micro-brew brand t-shirts. I should probably grow up and update my wardrobe, but I don't see that happening.

                                        1. http://www.seriouseats.com/tags/knitting

                                          for those self-made crafters, patterns for knitting & crocheting food-wear abounds!

                                          1. I've got a Hershey's t-shirt that says - 'Unconditional Love'


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                                            1. re: Cookiefiend

                                              I have a T-shirt with the molecular map for Theobromide - " Theobromine is the molecule that makes chocolate groovy. "

                                              1. re: TampaAurora

                                                a local coffee shop sells t-shirts with the map for caffeine on there. and i want one !!

                                                1. re: im_nomad

                                                  This website has them too. They have a full array of stuff with the caffeine map that I pine for whenever I surf their site like earrings and coffee mugs. They also have a shirt that says "Little Johnny took a drink but he shall drink no more. For what he thought was H2O Was H2SO4."

                                                    1. re: evewitch

                                                      My husband often repeats this verse.

                                              2. I bought my ex (a very gifted baker) a t-shirt that had a rolling pin on it. The caption read: This is how I roll.

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                                                1. re: Ima Wurdibitsch

                                                  Replying to my own post...

                                                  I just went to try and find a link to the t-shirt. I found it. There's also a t-shirt with a whisk that reads, "Just beat it."


                                                  1. re: Ima Wurdibitsch

                                                    Hahahahahah!!! I wish I were a good enough baker to justify getting myself that t-shirt... As it is, it'd be false advertisement. I just bought my first rolling pin two years ago. Before that, I used wine bottles. :)

                                                  2. T-shirt with a picture of a moose grazing in a field, with the caption:
                                                    "There's plenty of room for all God's creatures.
                                                    Right next to the mashed potatoes."

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                                                    1. re: pacheeseguy

                                                      Say one at lunch the other day - PETA people eating tasty animals

                                                    2. A former gf got me a "Bacon is a Vegetable" t-shirt for Christmas one year, and I found an "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" shirt on eBay.

                                                      1. My favorite t-shirt, years ago, said "Give me some chocolate and nobody gets hurt."

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                                                        1. re: susan1353

                                                          I used to have a pin that said that, and another that said "if wearer is found depressed administer chocolate immediately"

                                                        2. Tabasco has a line of shirts, boxers, ties etc.
                                                          My favorite shirt is one from Hubig's Pies in New Orleans

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                                                          1. re: roro1831

                                                            I have an all-silk Tabasco bathrobe that I love. I bought it from a shop at Gurney Mills maybe a dozen years ago that has long since vanished, and I have never seen anything similar since.

                                                          2. I also just picked up this shirt -
                                                            Most people don't know what it means, so it's a conversation stimulator.

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                                                            1. re: ajs228

                                                              Ok, the link's not working, but it's a black shirt with a white outline of a chef's knife and the words "Mise En Place" in curly writing.

                                                            2. "I like my women like I like my coffee, ground up and in the freezer"
                                                              I personally don't own it, but my old roommate did.

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                                                              1. re: MattInNJ

                                                                is your old room-mate currently doing life in one of our finer penal establishments ?

                                                                1. re: im_nomad

                                                                  Close, he is unemployed and lives with his mother, hehe

                                                                  1. re: MattInNJ

                                                                    "he is unemployed and lives with his mother.."

                                                                    Now if that isn't a perfect slogan for a t-shirt, what is?!

                                                              2. My favorite is my shirt from Hawai'ian Style Cafe in Waimea (Kamuela), HI. It has lots of bright hibiscus flowers and a petroglyph-syle line drawing of a guy on a surfboard holding a steaming plate lunch in one hand and a cold drink in the other. Best part is the caption: Fat Boys Club.

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                                                                1. re: alanbarnes

                                                                  Your post made me remember that Local Motion used to sell scented t-shirts--chocolate and coffee (I had a chocolate one). Checked their site, but guess it's just a memory now. I found these scented tees instead:

                                                                  Hey, alanbarnes, just for fun--theme song to your above-referenced Fat Boys Club:

                                                                2. I make many of my clothes, particularly shirts/ blouses. I often shop in the juvenile section of the fabric store. I made hot pepper shirts (of two different fabrics at two different times) for my husband and myself. I have a blueberry blouse, a mixed veggie top, a mixed fruit top, a blouse with avocados, walnuts, strawberries, and grapes on it, etc. My husband has a hot pepper necktie and hot pepper socks. I have also received as gifts a shirt with mixed fruit on it and a (night)shirt which says "Milk is a Natural?" and shows a man and a boy on their knees drinking directly from a cow's udders...

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                                                                  1. re: lgss

                                                                    Here are some photos, if I can get them to attach.

                                                                    1. re: lgss

                                                                      One more photo. I joke that I wear food related clothing to send subliminal messages to others to eat more fruit and veggies.

                                                                      1. re: lgss

                                                                        Those are fun/clever--and not a bad subliminal message to send, joking or not! ;)

                                                                          1. re: lgss

                                                                            Here's a fruit dress I just made for one of my 2 yr old nieces. Last Christmas I made her flannel pjs from fabric with yellow background and bright fruit.

                                                                  2. I had a coarse fabric Dos Equis “serape” that I loved and wore everywhere. Everywhere that is until it mysteriously vanished one night. I was pissed, but hope that someone, somewhere is enjoying it like I did.

                                                                    Also I remember the “Grab a Heinie” t-shirts were very popular in high school, until they were banned.

                                                                    1. Two that I've seen and enjoyed: T-shirt with the words Make 7 on the front, and Up Yours on the back. And a girlfriend used to have a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup T-shirt that said "Two great tastes" across the front...that one certainly got some comments!

                                                                      1. "I recently purchased a birthday gift t-shirt for a friend with sequined wine glasses across the front and "wines constantly" underneath. " im_n.

                                                                        My sequined wine glasses t-shirt says "group therapy" under it.

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                                                                          1. re: breakfastfan

                                                                            Recently bought a shirt from a cute and fun wine shop/bistro in Fredericksburg, TX. Has the wine shop's name then says, "...contributing to the deliquency of middle age." So appropriate!

                                                                            1. re: cycloneillini

                                                                              How about, "It's not the boys you know, it's the Beaujolais."

                                                                              1. re: nvcook

                                                                                Just so wrong; and yet, so funny.

                                                                                1. re: gaffk

                                                                                  And no, I would not wear any of these "fashions." My only food-related clothing item is a pair of martini glass earrings, hand-made from "found" glass, that my mom bought me at a crafts fair.

                                                                          2. A t-shirt of a lobster being lowered into a steaming pot and he says, " Bob, how's the water? Bob? BOB?"

                                                                            1. I can't believe that no one has said anything about Wearble Vegetables yet.


                                                                              Desperate Housechives
                                                                              Chairman of the Bordeaux
                                                                              Shiitake Happens
                                                                              Silence of the Yams

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                                                                              1. re: BeaN

                                                                                Those are great! Never saw them before your post, though.

                                                                              2. Saw theses today when going through catalogues to see which ones to recycle.


                                                                                and http://www.incrediblegifts.com/lerust...

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                                                                                1. re: lgss

                                                                                  One of my favorite T-shirts, besides the usual ones I wear (CIA, Jessica's Biscuit, Slow Food, various wineries) is from the Summer Shack group of seafood restaurants in New England. Across the back is their trademark logo "FOOD IS LOVE". Always gets comments at farmers markets, cooking classes, etc. I tell people it's my motto as well.

                                                                                2. I can't believe I can't think of any that I have. I was (when I started reading this thread) wearing my "Hot & Spicy" pajama shirt. The long-lost accompanying bottoms had Chinese take-out boxes, fortune cookies, chopsticks, and fresh mandarin oranges on them.

                                                                                  1. just found this website...
                                                                                    have to order the Vegetarians are Hot shirt for my husband!

                                                                                    1. I have several pairs of Nick and Nora PJs which are food-related--coffee cups and donuts, tropical drinks, and candy.

                                                                                      I also own tee-shirts from fine drinking establishments such as Jeffery's House of Foolishness, and Cactus (a bar by the Chicago Board of Trade with with warning "don't drink and trade" on the back.

                                                                                      Oh, and several items of clothing with retro 50's cherry prints.

                                                                                      1. My t-shirt says, Stinky's Oyster Bar...quality you can smell. I also have a SPAM t-shirt, and I had pajamas with pigs on them...my fave.

                                                                                        1. One of my favorites I've seen: I'm still trying to find it:

                                                                                          Mamma In Love (with) Food

                                                                                          I've got a t-shirt that shows a pic of a mojito with the caption "Mo jitos? Mo problem"

                                                                                          1. Fun thread.

                                                                                            I had a pair of Tabasco boxers.

                                                                                            The rest are t-shirts:

                                                                                            Hot Dicken Cider (picture of steaming kettle and apples)

                                                                                            Schwetty Weiners: Bigger is Better (picture of a dachshund)


                                                                                            Powered by Pancakes.

                                                                                            Who wants an Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips. (John Candy's classic line from The Blues Brothers)

                                                                                            You had Me at Jell-O, but it was the Wrestling Part That Sealed the Deal.

                                                                                            Fish and Chips (Ponch and John riding giant goldfish)

                                                                                            I'll have a bloody mary, a steak sandwich and a steak sandwich. (Chevy Chase in Fletch)

                                                                                            Coffee is For Closers. (Alec Baldwin in Glengary Glen Ross)

                                                                                            Tiger Beer (Vietnam)

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                                                                                            1. re: Johnny Pastrami

                                                                                              Just last week I bought a t-shirt that says "Body By Pastrami" from Kenny & Zuke's in Portland.

                                                                                            2. A popular Mexico T-shirt reads:
                                                                                              1 tequila
                                                                                              2 tequila
                                                                                              3 tequila

                                                                                              1. I don't know if jewelry counts im nomad but I have a michael michaud necklace with three plump raspberries danging down the front, because I love raspberries so much! He has a lot of food designs I would buy if I could afford it, bartlett pears, cranberries, grapes, mint leaves, dang it now I'm hungry!

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                                                                                                1. re: givemecarbs

                                                                                                  I have chili pepper earrings, and one of a pair of banana earrings. I also have red bell pepper earrings but they're way too heavy for my ears, so they're on a knick knack shelf.

                                                                                                2. I've been looking all summer for that shirt with the wine glasses that says Wines Constantly. Can you tell me where you got it. I saw one in a small size at a winery in PA and have been searching for one since.

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                                                                                                  1. okay. . . so it's one in the morning, and i just found out that white castle underwear exist. . .
                                                                                                    aaaugh, my eyes!!!! ;-P

                                                                                                    1. I have a pink T-shirt that says: Lutefisk-- It's not just for breakfast anymore!

                                                                                                      1. Somewhat related...I just got my nails done with a full English breakfast... Tea and Toast on my thumbs, bacon, black pudding, egg, and beans on the right hand, and hash browns, mushroom, tomato, and a sausage. I'll post a pic tomorrow.

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                                                                                                        1. re: relizabeth

                                                                                                          love it ! can't wait to see that pic. The butterfly I now have on mine seems rather boring in comparison.

                                                                                                        2. I have a shirt that reads "bacon is meat candy."
                                                                                                          DH has a hat from Manka's Inverness Lodge that says "fear no food."

                                                                                                          1. A few years back I bought a friend an apron that read, "Shiitake Happens."

                                                                                                            1. http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/09/ti...

                                                                                                              tiny food jewelry is probably my favorite category.

                                                                                                              1. I think this link is apropos for this thread...some of these shirts are great!


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                                                                                                                1. re: cuccubear

                                                                                                                  it probably says a lot about me
                                                                                                                  1) that i scrolled thru pix of all 200 food related t-shirts
                                                                                                                  2) that i exclaimed to myself, "well, i just got all of my holiday shopping taken care of!" ;-P

                                                                                                                  thanks very much for the link. going to find credit card now.

                                                                                                                2. I wanted to resurrect this thread in time to lead up for the holidays, and also because I had a non-wearable, but a "do want" food-related item on my radar for a little while now.



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                                                                                                                  1. re: im_nomad

                                                                                                                    You should know I love this thread, so glad you bumped it...I have wanted this t-shirt ever since I saw Rick Bayless wearing it. And so nice to see the women's (fitted) versions available instead of the oversized ones. :)

                                                                                                                    "Bacon...it's what's for dinner" is cool, too, with the pig diagram!

                                                                                                                    The Vegas one is funny if you're into polo shirts:

                                                                                                                    Oh, no--bacon undies--hers and his, too, no less!

                                                                                                                    Wine, too...OK, I'm stopping now (sorry!):

                                                                                                                  2. Saw this on a Mission hipster recently:

                                                                                                                    "Pho You."

                                                                                                                    I'd wear that.

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                                                                                                                    1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                                                                      There is a restaurant around the corner from my house that keeps changing names. The latest one is "Pho King Way".

                                                                                                                    2. I used to have an apron that said "I've got more time for lovin' since I got my microwave oven". Yeah.

                                                                                                                      1. A "Candy Corn" Tee
                                                                                                                        "Pizza Lovers" Tee
                                                                                                                        Bacon, Donuts, Popcorn--


                                                                                                                        1. The picture of this sweatshirt has been making the rounds on Facebook. I WANT ONE!!!!!!

                                                                                                                            1. I have a Vince's Spaghetti t shirt, a couple of local LA brewery t shirts and a coffee mug with the logo from Southside Market of Elgin, TX, famous for their barbecure and especially sausage.