Missed Out On Vetements' DHL Double T-shirt?
Here's an edit of what you can spend RM3,094 on instead.
BY ASRI JASMAN | Mar 20, 2018 | News
Early this week, fashion e-tailer SSENSE released some pieces of Vetements’ spring/summer 2018 collaboration with DHL. Yes, that yellow cotton T-shirt slapped with the DHL logo has made its inevitable return and this time, the collaboration is officially backed by the shipping company.
If the previous incarnation proved too simple for its USD330 (that’s approximately RM1,293) price tag, Vetements literally doubled-down to offer you more bang for your buck. At more than twice the price (approximately RM3,094), the Vetements DHL Double T-shirt is essentially two oversized T-shirts sewn on top of one another at the seams. This means that you have access to two neck openings and two sleeves for each arm—cool right? The best part has got to be the printed patch that resembles the waybill found on every DHL parcel. You know, for the complete DHL aesthetic.
But wait. Before you wet yourself in excitement, the DHL Double T-shirt is unfortunately completely sold out on SSENSE. We’re sure it’ll turn up on other sites soon enough though. If not, there are other DHL-approved Vetements pieces that are still available. Or you can breathe a sigh of relief for your Hypebeast-heart has dodged a bullet and thank the fashion gods for letting you put your RM3,094 to better use.
1. A plane ticket to just about anywhere in the world
We get it. It’s not the same as owning a premium cotton-polyester blend T-shirt that’s made in France. But a quick search through Skyscanner found us some decent flights from KL to Paris in the summer for under RM3,000. Think of it this way: instead of waiting for Paris to come to you, make your own way to Paris and experience the city. Even Demna Gvasalia has expressed that he would rather spend money on a holiday than buy his own designs. Skip the hype; ship your mind, body and spirit.
2. Non-branded DHL T-shirts
We wouldn’t advise buying them through dubious websites listed by a Google search. Instead, pop by eBay for a list of sellers offering an assortment of DHL T-shirts for cheap (you can score one for RM60). And if you’re really insistent on the Double T-shirt silhouette and fit, nab a couple at twice your usual size and join them together at the top and side seams. Spend the rest of the money on more T-shirts and explore the many creative ways to deconstruct them à la Demna. As long as they’re not sold for profits, you’re safe from Diet Prada’s fashion policing.
3. Tennis lessons
In the name of levelling up your socio-economic status in Malaysia, pick up professional tennis lessons. Mandarin Oritental KL offers tennis lessons for non-guests at RM220 per session. 14 sessions later, you could very well have picked up something that you’re potentially good at and enjoy doing. To be honest though, if you’re ready to shell out money for the Vetements DHL Double T-shirt, you’re probably not that low on Rowan Luc’s socio-economic ladder.
Source: Esquire Singapore