Practically Impractical Japanese Everyday T-shirts

Family wearing Mrs. Noto Everyday T-shirts Umbrella Shirts

You know when you stumble upon something online and end up in that true Internet web going from one link to the next and suddenly, somehow over an hour has passed? That just happened, and I’ve got Mrs. Noto to thank/blame.

The Everyday T-shirts Blinds Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Blinds Shirt by Mrs. Noto

Mrs. Noto is a Japanese design duo consisting of (all factual errors shall be pinned upon Google translation) a husband and wife. Both Mr. and Mrs. Noto are graduates of the product design program at Kanazawa International Design Institute. The Notos continued their design studies in the Netherlands, acquiring sewing skills as well. In 2005, they founded a T-shirt brand and attempted to reproduce “commonplace, everyday scenes” using the T-shirt as their canvas.

The Everyday T-shirts Vacuum Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Vacuum Shirt by Mrs. Noto

It is truly impossible to pick a favorite among their collection of Everyday T-Shirts. Each shirt seeks to incorporate some element of an everyday object’s functionality. The Blinds Shirt features a real cord. The Vacuum shirt has a clever fold as if the vacuum is sucking up the corner of the fabric.

The Everyday T-shirts Tricycle Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Tricycle Shirt by Mrs. Noto

Each shirt is more whimsical than the next. Or quoth Mrs. Noto: “Balance of reason and sensibility, the discovery of potential chain of casual, sometimes the product is born.”

Everyday Japanese T-shirts

The Everyday Shirts appear to be marketed more toward women and children, but a male model pops up for several of the tees. Doesn’t he just look stoked to be wearing them? I would have a permagrin if I was wearing a shirt with a tricycle and real ribbons! As such, I couldn’t help coming up with captions as I was looking through the collection. Left to right: 1) My life is an open book! 2) My life is going down the drain. 3) I am waiting for someone to whisk me away from this photo shoot. 4) Um, yeah, I’m starting to tire of this…

 

The Shoelace Shirt for Kids by Mrs. Noto

The Shoelace Shirt for Kids by Mrs. Noto

Please experience a little joy today and click through for the rest of the T-Shirts, which I’ve painstakingly (OK, JOYOUSLY) composited for your my pleasure. Nrs. Noto’s Everyday Shirts are ~ $77 USD for adults and ~$64 USD for kids and can be found here.

The Umbrella Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Umbrella Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Stopper Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Stopper Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Shoelace Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Shoelace Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Blinds Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Blinds Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Phone Wires Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Phone Wires Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Messenger Bag Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Messenger Bag Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Book Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Book Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Blinds Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Blinds Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Whipped Cream Shirt by Mrs. Noto

The Whipped Cream Shirt by Mrs. Noto

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