Who said it wasn’t easy being green? Well, Kermit, obvs. But still – here’s a simple guide to looking simultaneously fly and nerd with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
I’m a lucky guy. I got home from work this evening to find that my good fiancee had bought me a nifty Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tee from Primark. This got me to thinking about the multiple ways to rock the TMNT in your wardrobe – and there’s a lot of options out there for the discerning Mutant Ninja fan today…
1. New Era TMNT Cap
Starting top down with the New Era TMNT cap collection. The four caps include the logo in two different colourways, a group shot that will be familiar to anyone who grew up in the 90s and the best of all – this black number with the distinctive red bandana. Casual fans will recognise the red as belonging to Raphael, but those of you with a deeper interest can tie this bad boy right back to the original Eastman/Laird comic series.
2. Hip Soul Clothing TMNT T-Shirt
Speaking of the original comic, check out this t-shirt from US label Hip Soul Clothing. I don’t recognise the artist, but these are some mean looking (and distinctly non-cartoon) Turtles to front with.
3. Doc Marten’s Limited Edition TMNT Boots
And to top off the look (although perhaps you wouldn’t wear everything at once outside of the MCM Expo), Doc Marten’s have teamed up with Nickelodeon to produce a set of four exclusive TMNT boots. The price may leave you a little bit green, but if you can afford them these would make a stunning statement piece. Even if they aren’t suitable for kicking round a sewer.
4. The Ultimate Visual History Book
Finally, how would you finish off the TMNT uber-fan look? By knowing what the hell you’re talking about, of course.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Visual History will get you up to speed through every iteration of the four ninja brothers. From the black and white comic through to the new films, this covers everything you need to know about the Turtles since they first exploded onto the cultural landscape.
There’s plenty more stuff out there but this wraps up my TMNT clothing wishlist for now – all that’s left is the eating…
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