Frequent visitors of this blog might have noticed that last month I’ve written about nice French tee label, called Mr. Poulet. For those of you who didn’t read it – go ahead and find it!
Now, fine folks at Mr. Poulet were kind enough to send me their “Bama-Khou” tee, with this funny 80’s tourist look-alike design, and since I was born in the 70’s and brought up in the 80’s, I must admit this tee brings back memories on shirts from the 80’s with dolphins jumping up from the (Adriatic) sea, quoting Dubrovnik, Split or Zadar as your favourite summer destinations (those 3 are cities on beautiful Croatian coast, just in case you didn’t know).
From the first impression (packaging and overall looks) seems like Mr. Poulet is serious about his tee business, cause the design is not only printed on high-quality, soft cotton tee, but is also done with great precission and nice pick of colors – I really dig those “mellowed” versions of red, green and yellow (there is some white, too), used for this design. After covering my torso with it, I’ve noticed the perfect fit and the softness of a tee, which proves my earlier statement that Mr. Poluet is a first-grade tee company. The shirt feels natural on your body, and even if it’s made slim-fit, it doesn’t “choke” your body – which is a plus for people like myself, who struggle with those few extra-pounds lately 🙂
As I’ve said, the story behind the design is an ironic take on those tourist offers for the best choice of your summer vacation, and it shows cartoon-alike character in the form of paper money, which rides on a happy dolphin with it’s Hawaiian boxers on. Below an invitation to Bama-Khou Islands, there is a quote which says: “Give Your Money The Best”! With an offer designed this way, I really wouldn’t want to know how the tourist agency which advertise Bhama-Khou Islands looks like… Which doens’t stop me wearing this shirt around.
There is a smaller print in this crazy green color on the back of a shirt, too (isn’t as big, as it shows on my picture), which isn’t just a commerical for Mr. Poulet, but rather a part of the actual design, and that’s nice in my opinion. Inside, there is nice Mr. Poluet logo attached, which looks really cool, and on the other side it says “original chicken clothing” (coming from France, it’s not surprise Mr. Poulet is using a male chiken as it’s masquote). My shirt was packaged in a paper envelope with a logo sticker on it, plus it came with Mr. Poluet 2009 calendar and some cool company stickers, which I’m a real sucker for!
I’d also like to state Mr. Poluet made a kind of exception to their usual tee designs with this one, since their images are even more cartoonish, or iconic If you like. However, it’s up to you to see for yourself and decide whether you like it or not. My opinion is that this is just the perfect tee company, with a nose for nice-looking and funny designs, rather than just printing “funny” slogans on cotton, which seems to be dominating even the indie-area of tee business nowadays.