Everyone wants to show civic pride, but the only people who wear "I Heart NY" tees are tourists, or locals who want to ensure no one asks them for directions. Show pride the handsome way, with FlipNY.
From a Queens native and his Rockland buddy, Flip's tees and hoodies sport urban rococo images -- ornate and looming cornice work, flaming buildings, etc -- that symbolize the New York they've known since childhood, and you've known since your first accidental and terrifying misstep onto the JMZ. Their eight crew-neck tees're highlighted by Skylink Ink (Manhattan skyline deco'd w/ flame-like splatters and logo script), Empire Jungle (jagged Manhattan buildings jutting in all directions), and a smoking, multicolored Pastel Revolver (they also fired Scott Weiland). As for hoodies, Flip's hawking two: Cityscape, sporting dueling skyline silhouettes in red and black, and Wings of NY, boasting an embroidered hawk outline oddly evocative of Zangief's chest hair from Street Fighter II.
Also avail for pre-order's Flip's latest tee, a vintage face playing card called The King of New York -- though if you're truly the king, how come you can't tell me which way is 6th Avenue?
Published: January 13, 2009 at 4:00am EST
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