Threadless’s Turtleneck

Turtleneck by obinsun is a lovely bit of nonsense that arrives well-timed, just around April Fools Day. The act of taking a common phrase literally is a strong comedic starting point, and the details just make it better. I like how casually strange the man is, with an outfit that seemingly only has wide suit jacket lapels as a defining feature- even the lines between hand and sleeve and between shoe and pants have been excised. With his too-small hat and too-circular head, the overall effect is appealingly clownish, but minimal enough not to draw undue attention. A bright pop of color keeps all eyes on the turtle himself, and with his side-eye stare and tilted grin, he looks likely to wink at the viewer if you stare long enough. Good stuff!

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

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