Everyone dreams of how they'll blow the loot from their big payday, whether it's something joyfully frivolous (three months in the Bahamas!), or more adult and practical (a custom Whac-a-Mole...with Mario Lopez moles!). For a brand that put their cash to good use, check out ConkWear.
Started with the dough its founder banked after starring in an AT&T/Napster ad that convinced exactly four people to listen to music on their cellphones, Conk's a line of tees featuring snarkily surrealist, animal-based images, appropriated from said founder's own absurdist photo collages. Just dropped're three new prints: the Mona Lisa, with a politely posed elephant replacing Da Vinci's smirking lady; The Birth Of Venus, now starring a flamingo; and the "Unisorse" -- a half unicorn/half seahorse concoction dreamed up by the aforementioned company founder, who's clearly got a vivid imagination, especially when it comes to spelling words. You can also still snag the three-shirt debut line, all featuring a besuited man's body topped with a zebra, giraffe, or lion head -- resulting in a striking juxtaposition intellectuals will doubtless see as exposing the "workplace as a zoo", and you'll see as another depressing reminder that you don't know how to tie a tie.
Select prints've also found their ways onto hoodies and v-neck sweaters, and 10% of every order goes to your choice of five charities -- another payday that'll go to good use, so long as PETA doesn't lobby for "endangered" status on the North American Slaterus TankTopus.