Ash Ketchum is not the most fashionable of 10-year-olds, but the series that made him famous has spawned shirts, shoes, and now - thanks to denim-doers Levi's - a whole collection of Poké-themed apparel.
A lot of the collection is a bit, well... odd, with jeans that have an entire Pikachu just stamped on the leg, like he's sunbathing on your thigh, plus a rather garish matching set of jeans and jacket that might look quite cool alone, but look like a grass-stained Canadian tuxedo when put together. We're kinda down for the Pika jacket, though.
There's a fair bit of Pika-gear in the collection, with socks, jumpers, and a beanie hat all featuring everyone's favourite yellow friend:
If you don't want to be quite so obvious about your love for Pokémon in your sartorial statements, there's a low-key hat and a slightly-less-low-key matching bag for you:
A few of the T-shirts include a somewhat random selection of the original 150, looking a bit like Levi just grabbed some official Pokémon art and slapped it on some fabric:
These Jigglypuff socks are pretty dang cute, though:
And finally, after 25 years of waiting, here's Misty's outfit. Yeah, it's just shorts + braces. You can really just make this one at home.
The jeans, by the way, are rumoured to cost $148 (~£110). The line will appear on Levi's website on February 15th.
Are you excited to dress like a 7-year old in 1998? We sure are. Let us know your fashion advice in the comments.
That Misty outfit is very cute. It’ll be a bazillion quid because it’s Levi’s but when you look that good it’s worth it!
Any cosplayer worth their salt could easily put together Misty's outfit, it's just short jeans, yellow top, red suspenders.
Pokemon merch is basically just printing money at this point right?
@RupeeClock I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed that.
Plus... It really doesn't look good, imo.
Any grown man that wears that jacket needs to take a long hard look at themselves.
I love almost all of those but there's no way I'm paying those prices
@nessisonett but you can buy shorts like that from literally any thrift shop!! The Togepi top is cute tho ngl
@HamatoYoshi Pretty sure grown men should wear clothes that make them happy. That said, I probably wouldn't wear that one to work...
Cool, but where is Ash's season 1 jacket?
These are all far too ostentatious for any self-respecting adult to be wearing. THOUGH, I do have a Yoshi hoodie that seldom gets worn these days, mainly because it doesn't have a zipper and ruins my already unruly hair.
I have been meaning to get a few custom-made Original Stitch Pokémon shirts though (I usually wear dress shirts to work anyway, so this is a match made in heaven), but I have been apprehensive due to the cost and the fact that they may not be the right fit.
I did order some masks from them though that arrived a week ago. I figured that if I am going to ever be in a situation where there is an imposition to wear the bloody things, then I'd like to look good doing it. 😎 Part of me regrets not grabbing the super-expensive DOOM Eternal limited edition with the helmet as I would have liked to wear that out on occasion for "poo" and giggles.
For irony's sake, I got both Koffing and Weezing masks, because I couldn't not get them (even though I wasn't terribly hot on the designs, especially Weezing's). I was tempted to get a Magikarp one in homage to its signature move Splash, and by extension Lickitung, but maybe next time. Instead, I grabbed Gengar, Victrebel, and Porygon.
@RupeeClock : Sssh! You'll put Levi's out of business!
I was able to visit some pokemon centers in Japan a few years ago and the merch lines there are incredible. I don't know who's in charge of merchandising in the west but it always comes aross that they're not trying so hard?
It's almost always just basic poses of the same few pokemon slapped onto things, as if someone was given a press kit and an afternoon.
Child fantasies might come true.
This is the perfect stuff to wear out in public today to ensure that nobody comes near you
I'm saying it: Misty is one of the hottest anime girls of all time. Yes, I said it!
Probably not gonna get this, but the outfits do look nice
@RareFan Misty is 10 years old 😂😂😂
They coulda really used me to make these individual pieces look more appealing. Nobody should ever wear a levi jacket with live jeans Of the same wash. That's just gross.
So? She can be still hot.
I guess there was just an official announcement? I remember seeing these same clothes a couple weeks ago somewhere, and the accompanying insane prices.
-edit, Correction, it was 1 week ago. Levis officially announced the Pokemon clothing line a week ago and showed off one of the prints, and said it would show more later. However that same day, people were able to find all the clothing and accessories and the prices and pictures.
@HamatoYoshi Anyone making fashion judgements like a middle schooler shouldn’t be concerned with the affairs of grown men.
@RareFan Moshi moshi FBI desu ka?
The misty outfit is cool but unless worn by a child, a bunch of dudes are gonna perv. This world, this world...
@Ryu_Niiyama Ann Summers are missing a trick!
Play Misty for Me
Now that is what I call anime cosplay done right!
Too gaudy and in your face. Almost all of my T-shirts are anime or games related, but I generally chose ones that are fairly subdued and tame. As much as I like Pokemon, these just aren't for me.
Levis sell cheap generic clothing at name brand prices.
I feel like the Misty outfit will most be used for cosplays and porn parodies
@nessisonett It's funny, levi's aren't expensive here in the states. It'll be expensive here because you won't be able to find it, though.
Yeah it's almost as if Levi's is a name brand or something
Next up: Zelda-themed clothes!...despite the fact that its anniversary is almost an entire week before Pokémon's. Wonders never cease...
Snivy 1, Snivy 2, now kiss.
Aren't those shorts a little long to resemble Misty's?
@Kalmaro Don't be so modest. I bet you'd look great dressed as Misty.
@KillerBOB Oh, they'll come near you alright. They'll chase you with baseball bats.
@DrDaisy Don't be silly, Snivy don't wear pants!
The designs are painfully lazy. Stock art pikachu, bruhhhhh. They tried :/
Would definitely wear the matching outfits. All of ya are boring. Also Canadian tuxedos rule.
The sock are the best part of the catalogue.
@Grim heck yeah, they are.
@2Lix_Cheetos agreed. I guess The Pokémon Company gets so many requests for official merch art that they just send out the same art every time :/
@DrDaisy You are right, Misty's shorts are shorter.
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