Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Martin Margiela Horse Print Tee




I have been wanting the Martin Margiela horse print tee ever since I saw the S/S08 collection. Bad. I can't even tell you how bad. To make matters worse it's been in a billion magazine editorials taunting me over and over. The $1500 price tag has been a bit of a deterrent. For some reason I even stalked it on Net-a-Porter in case like .... maybe there was a secret 98% off sale or something. So far not yet. Well turns out I can have something very very similar for $19.95 by skipping the middleman, that person being Martin Margiela, and getting it direct for the actual artist's website. You see there's been a bit of plagerism in the MMM workshop and they borrowed these images from an artist named David Penfound. David Penfound sells tee shirts with you know, the horsies on them and if you get one in an XL, you can work some magic and add your own shoulder pads. You rock David.


Martin Margiela





David Penfound








[Source, pic: style.com]

14 comments:

PrettyLittleWorld said...

While I'll pay an arm and a leg for a gorgeous bag, I often wonder how people can justify spending so much on a t-shirt.

I also am completely fascinated that you can get basically the same thing, directly from the artist for so much less! Another cute idea might be to buy two of the XL tee, cut the sleeves off of one, and somehow stitch it into the bottom hem of the other to make a sort of dress.

Such a find!! Great detective work!!

Chelsea Rae said...

I love MMM, but I knew I had seen that painting somewhere or in multiple somewheres. Before I finished reading the post I was going to suggest you just find an old souvenir t-shirt and do a little DIY, but buying a tee from the artist is even better!

Angie hearts said...

wow... that shirt totally rocks!

The Clothes Horse said...

While I quite like this tee, I'm pretty sure all the really, really geeky kids in high school had similar ones which were also oversized...only they wore theirs with bulky trousers and a sour expression.

Sharon Rose said...

Wow-this design is awesome and what a good eye to find this cheaper and original version-well done!!

la petite fashionista said...

ooh good find! i'm all about saving $1000 + on something!

Talibonita said...

WOW VV I am so impressed with your stalker skills! I also love the tip on the comments on how to turn it into a dress!

You also did such a good thing for the artist. That totally sucks for him -- he's scraping along making $20 a shirt and MMM rips it off of him and sells what I pay for rent!!!

I love you Vain and Vapid!

Danz said...

The artist is very talented and it looks cute in the editorials but I prefer simpler designs on my tees. You did a great job finding a less expensive version though! Oh, I've added you to my links, dear :) Take care!

TPWP said...

AWESOME find!!! I'm going to the artist's website. Right. Now.

Imelda Matt said...

I love these mythical airbrushed tee's always have always will! I'm going over to his site pronto!

Miss White said...

How did you find that out?? Good work!vo

said...

i'm not sure im too fond of the printed shirts.. reminds me something my friend's grandpa wore. i think it would be cute a little baggy and lose with some skinnies though

Pratishtha Durga said...

Awesome find, this! Though I would have to agree with Clothes Horse. But your DIY suggestion is precious, neverthless. I can't believe how widespread plagerism is!

Vain and Vapid said...

Ira, I did credit the source, it is at the bottom of the article with a link. Thanks for the tip though.