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Anime clothes are pretty ugly.
Posted 9/5/15 , edited 9/6/15
Most anime merch clothing is...not very good looking. I've heard this complaint from a lot of people.

It's too much. Too much design. Too loud. Etc.

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There are more discrete shirts that are nice, but the stuff like this I don't think most want to wear, and that's why shirts like this sell best..



Obviously fashion is subjective, but I've heard the same complaint at least a million times, and I agree.

What do you think? I think minimal or discrete is best, but you may think differently.
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Posted 9/5/15 , edited 9/6/15

AiYumega wrote:

Most anime merch clothing is...not very good looking. I've heard this complaint from a lot of people.

It's too much. Too much design. Too loud. Etc.

Ex:




There are more discrete shirts that are nice, but the stuff like this I don't think most want to wear, and that's why shirts like this sell best..



Obviously fashion is subjective, but I've heard the same complaint at least a million times, and I agree.

What do you think? I think minimal or discrete is best, but you may think differently.


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Posted 9/5/15
I agree. I think the primary reason I don't have any anime themed shirts is because I find the majority of them unappealing and if I do like the design I've never seen the anime so it's like "I don't have a reason to wear that". I tend to like simpler designs over more intricate ones so I'm really biased.
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Posted 9/5/15
More shirts for me!
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Posted 9/5/15
I dont wear my black butler shirt to be honest lol
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Posted 9/5/15 , edited 9/5/15
If they make an anime design for undies, how would they look like?
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I can't imagine stepping out in public with a shirt like that on, but that's just me
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Posted 9/5/15
I agree. I like to look more casual or nice anyways. I don't really like pictures or anything on my shirts, only solid or maybe a small logo (like polo shirts).
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Posted 9/5/15
you couldn't pay me to dress like that
Posted 9/5/15
I thought this thread would be about anime characters clothes, if that were the case then Yuuki from Future Diary would be the worst, to me.
Those first 2 shirts are horrible.
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Posted 9/5/15 , edited 9/5/15
You cherrypicked some pretty bad examples. There are actually some ok examples. I have a K-On shirt that isn't that badly done. I can't find a pic of it but I can take one. It's actually pretty ok. There are some really bad t-shirts everywhere on the web, you just have to learn to find the good ones.

Some "memetic" shirts are Meant to be intentionally ugly. Most of the Zazzle Poetry ones are as such. Unfortunately some of them come out looking really bad irl. See this for example.

Graphic design is my passion…

To be fair, it looks like shit on the model too. Arial isn't exactly the best font of choice for shirts unless it's bolded or something's gonna be stylistically done with it. By itself it's pretty boring for a t-shirt font.
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Posted 9/5/15
I've come to the conclusion that most of the clothes are so designed because they're interesting to draw plus there's the subjective fashion angle. Also if you're going in a shop with hundreds of Anime titles, you want something to catch your eye or shock you. Haute couture in fashion also does that. It's all about using unusual materials and the methods they use to make clothes. The designer wants to draw the eye to their full range of skills at designing. Wearability is hardly a concern.
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Posted 9/5/15 , edited 9/5/15
I'm much more of a minimalistic and discrete fan myself; clothing that represents something from a certain piece of entertainment that would look like a regular design to people who don't get it, but recognisable to those who do. For example, I have an Alex Mercer leather jacket from the Prototype videogames. If people didn't know about Prototype they'd think it was just a regular jacket, but people who do recognise it can think 'Hey cool, I know what that's from', and I get the added bonus of having clothing that represents something I like. The most blatantly recognisable thing I've got is a Chun Li t-shirt from Street Fighter, but again, it's not over-designed or anything.
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