I’ll admit it, we’re all a bit geeky here at Zavvi… Personally I can sing along to every word from the Once More, With Feeling Buffy musical and someone quoting (again) from a Stanley Kubrick film or wearing a T-shirt from a cat painting a Picasso is really nothing to be surprised by here at the office.
There was a time in which a geeky wardrobe was frowned upon (think high school circumstances a la Cordelia bashing Willow on her oversized rainbow sweaters, shabby dungarees and grandma dresses), but we’ve luckily entered the 21st century in which being obsessed with Marvel or Game of Thrones has kind of become cool. Well, and if it hasn’t, what do we really care? Here at Zavvi, you’ll find amazing game and movie T-shirts of all your favourite franchises to proudly show the world you’re not ashamed of being a geek. Discover the 5 most trendy (but uncool) additions to the big, big world of music, game and movie apparel.
Lately I can see Minions… Minions everywhere! Minions taking over the roads in Dublin, Minions as menstrual pads and Minions offering us some solace after Zayn left One Direction. The little yellow creatures, loved by both young and old, began to dominate the world after the success of Despicable Me, featuring Steve Carrell. They’ve now managed to get their little gloved hands on their very own spin-off, very peculiarly called Minions, that’s out in cinemas now.
Wearing this yellow Despicable Me 2 men’s T-shirt from Minion Dave will make you look like you’ve just walked out of the Minions film yourself (in a good way). Dave is the intelligent, caring one with the rocket launcher. He’s so cute you just want to carry him with you all the time and now’s your chance with this happy, bright T-shirt that will surely bring a smile to every child’s, parent’s or geek’s face.
If you don’t recognize Captain America’s famous shield that adorns this T-shirt, we seriously doubt if you’re not stuck in the age of Ultron (bad pun intended). The shield has become a famous Marvel symbol and will trigger the minds of fellow Marvel fans as quick as Professor X can say Magneto. Captain America uses the shield by throwing it to his enemies and causing gruesome cuts. It can absorb kinetic energy (beat that, Thor!), repel attacks, bounce off surfaces and perfectly return to his owner thanks to Captain America’s genius calculations.
Captain America was the first ever Marvel comic, released in 1941. It was recently made into a film series with Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones and Hugo Weaving, gaining huge success with Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). The third film, Captain America: Civil War, is on its way and is set to be released in May, 2016. He’s also one of the most powerful members of The Avengers, who have recently also been made into a film series by Joss Whedon. Avengers: Age of Ultron came out in May and has been named the sixth-highest-grossing film of all time! Wear this T-shirt as a proud fan and get yourself excited for the upcoming Marvel films!
When composing a list of the ultimate geek T-shirts on Zavvi, what T-shirt can we absolutely not leave out? Ehm, what about a T-shirt from the ultimate geek franchise, Star Wars? Star Wars T-shirts have only gained in popularity since the release of the epic’s first instalment in 1977. This officially licensed Chewbacca T-shirt features the head of Han Solo’s famous furry sidekick made up of various words that describe the Wookiee. The T-shirt appears casual and trendy, but your fellow Star Wars devotees will quickly recognize your inner geek by that familiar face flaunting on your chest.
Chewbacca is my personal hero from the Star Wars franchise with his bad-ass archery skills and his true heart of gold. His friendship with Han Solo is perhaps the most famous interspecies bromance in classic film history and we can’t wait for the new Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens to be released this winter. It sees the first return of Han Solo and Chewbacca since Return of the Jedi in 1983. “Chewie, we’re home!”
You don’t just find this T-shirt anywhere… This men’s T-shirt from Batman: Arkham Knight is Zavvi exclusive, purely designed for you and you alone! And what’s more, you can buy it in combination with the PS4 game itself, allowing you to save an extra few quid (because we all know how expensive a Batman collection can be)!
The T-shirt is adorned with a sketched image of the The Dark Knight himself and forms the perfect alternative for if you’re a bit too proud to walk around in a complete, full-on skin-tight Batsuit. The game, developed by Rocksteady Studios, came out last June and has gained critical acclaim from gamers worldwide. Fans play as Batman, who now faces Scarecrow, Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn in the ultimate battle for Gotham City. There are some brilliant new additions to the game, such as the introduction of the Batmobile, and improvements to features such as stealth, forensics and FreeFlow Combat. The T-shirt is also available in sizes L, XL and XXL.
We’re not just fans of games and movies here at Zavvi. We also know a great deal of music, thank you very much. This white Kurt Cobain T-shirt for men features a posterized image of a famous Kurt Cobain photograph taken by Jesse Frohman, a renowned photographer who has worked for magazines such as Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Spin.
The image of Kurt has been posterized for the T-shirt, which means its bit depth gradually decreases in particular areas to make the design stand out more in contrast to the white background. The shirt makes up for an amazing gift to any big Nirvana fan or music geek in general. The ultimate proof that grunge can be classy as well!
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