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Marvel > DC

One of my geeky things is how much I love super heroes. I'll admit I'm not a "hardcore" fan, I don't read comic books ,mainly because there are so many different stories and spin-offs I wouldn't know where to begin, but I LOVE a good super hero film. The X-Men have got to be my favourite characters, especially Wolverine. I once watched the X-Men trilogy back to back with a friend, and I'm really excited for X-Men: First Class which is out later this year.

Why am I telling you all this? Because a couple of weeks ago I found the most perfect geeky super hero t-shirt. I've been wanting one for ages, and stalking a few different t-shirts from Truffle Shuffle, which sells t-shirts of every cartoon/comic book/kids tv programme ever made I'm sure. I refrained from buying one as they're mostly about £25, which isn't a fortune, but is too much to spend on a t-shirt if you've made a New Year's resolution to spend less on clothes, and buy less new. You can imagine how excited I was then to find a t-shirt featuring all of the best Marvel characters for only £12.50 in a retro/vintage shop in Birmingham. At half the price of a new t-shirt, and second-hand, it fits my resolution criteria perfectly!


That's Spiderman, the Hulk, Wolverine, the Human Torch, Captain America and Iron Man on there. I rolled up and sewed the sleeves like that because I think t-shirt sleeves look better rolled on me.

Here's the rest of my outfit:


Look! Elbow patches!



The jacket is also new. I've wanted a tweed riding-style jacket for a few years now, but never found the perfect one. Actually, scratch that, I did find the perfect one in Jack Wills last winter when I was working there. Their jackets are gorgeous but retail for around £230. For some bizarre reason I decided not to get one with my staff discount, which would have brought it down to an affordable price, and I'd been kicking myself for my stupid decision ever since. Then when I was in France still in January I saw this one in Zara, but it was pretty expensive. I checked the UK website to see if I could order it from there (because of the exchange rate it's more expensive to buy things in Euros at the moment), but they didn't have it. I decided to go back and have another look, and the day I did the French January sales had just started (They start a couple of weeks into January, unlike here in the UK), and found it for 20 Euros less than a couple of days before. I took that as a sign and snapped it up, and it's my new favourite item of clothing now. It even has suede elbow patches!

The trousers are also from Zara, but I'm unimpressed with these as I've only worn and washed them about 5 times and the stitching around the bum is coming undone already! Grr.

15 comments

  1. Oh I'm a bit of a superhero fan! I like to buy stacks of old comics for really cheap and work my way through the pile when I have the time. I've found some hilarious ones in the process (Batman fights KKK for example).

    I think this outfit is pretty special like Peter Parker chic? Officially made me reconsider wearing my old converse because it looks rad with a pair of smart trousers, who knew?! A+

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  2. I love this outfit! I too have been stalking the tshirts on truffle shuffle altho had been at a loss of how to wear them as a 25 year old almost graduate.

    Lovvvvve the jacket too! xxxx

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  3. this is my favourite outfit on you ever!

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  4. i love the tshirt, i have an iron man one and i love it! i also think that blazer is amazing x

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  5. Love this blazer too and that it fits you so well. It's great you managed to find an affordable version, now I want one! Love the t-shirt too.

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  6. this must be one of my favourite looks ever?
    i love how it looks kind of doctor who-y as well. the blazer is lovely.

    http://afluorescentadolescent.blogspot.com/ x

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  7. Wow, I absolutely love superheroes and like yourself stalk a few on Truffle Shuffle! This tee is lush. You also look gorgeous in your outfit. The jacket is beautiful. I need elbow pads in my life! It's a shame about the trousers coming unstitched!

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  8. This is awesome! I love your jacket and tshirt! xx

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  9. This outfit is super cool! I loved the Xmen cartoons when I was a kid, and now I love the films because of Hugh Jackman :3 x

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  10. A connoisseur of the patch, I see. I'd recommend a lusty nutmeg with that jacket.

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  11. I'm such a fan of comic book movies as well! Love the t-shirt. It's so cool. ~Iron Man's my favourite hero!

    The trousers look good, but shame about the quality.

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  12. I was never a fan of comics but you do look fantastic! I love how your style is completely different in each post. There's always something fun and interesting to look forward to!

    Leia

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  13. fantastic top and I love the outfit. My ex got me into comics and even though I don't read that many I do enjoy them. I don't like spiderman but I read the mary jane comic plus the buffy ones and some other random girly ones =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  14. Love your hair, your tshirt and you header!! so cool! im following!

    Look my blog and if you like it, follow me!

    www.sickbytrend.com

    xx

    sBt

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  15. Oooh, yay superheroes!

    I absolutely love your outfit. It's something I wouldn't normally think I'd like but the boyishness of it looks awesome on you - especially with your long red hair!

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