The Irony of the Wolf Tee

Urban Outfitters dress and hat, Wet Seal sweater vest, Rave leggings, boyfriend’s wolf tee, Target shoes.

The Wolf Tee is something of a mystery to me. I understand the ironic appeal, you know, harkening back to our early ’90s days of youth, when Ninja Turtles sweatpants and glow-in-the-dark bug shirts were the height of awesome. Equally awesome was the Wolf Tee, which, if you were lucky, could also glow in the dark. Yeah, I can see hipsters and indie rockers donning the Wolf Tee in some sort of pretentious anti-fashion protest, but seriously? The Wolf Tee is now being worn by fashion bloggers everywhere, and I’m wondering if it’s because the overt silliness appeals to them, or if they see the Wolf Tee as something more; something — dare I say — fashionable? If this is the case, please, for the love of God spare me. I really don’t need to see anybody wearing the Wolf Tee as anything other than pure irony. It’s funny, and it’s worth wearing as a joke. Just, please don’t let it become something more, because that frightens me. I fear the return of the glow-in-the-dark bug shirt.

Hypocritically, I wear the Wolf Tee (it even, wait for it… glows in the dark). However, I wear it in the spirit of mockery, conscious of its ridiculousness, and often chuckling to myself when I look down at it. Don’t ever take the Wolf Tee seriously. It is far too silly for that.

2 Responses to “The Irony of the Wolf Tee”

  1. clairegrenade Says:

    THE TEE GLOWS IN THE DARK!?! too cool,dear,too cool

  2. Rose Says:

    I know someone who ordered a wolf hoodless sweatshirt…last year. She was really into it- and bringing back the hoodless sweatshirt. *shudder*

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