The truth is that I’m the last person you’d probably see shopping at a Hot Topic, a store I stopped buying clothing from way back in high school. I went through my punk/skater-ish phase and realized that I preferred more laid back, neutral clothing. I like to let the accessories shine! But, when shopping for a friend’s birthday, I couldn’t help but notice the Hatsune Miku t-shirt hanging on display in the store. I had to have it, and have it I did.
Official website: http://www.hottopic.com/
Purchased: In-store, though online purchase is also available
Hatsune Miku Girls T-shirt (Junior Size M) – $22.50
This fitted black tee features a front screen of Hatsune Miku doing what she does best – singing!
Made of 100% cotton, this imported “Hot Topic exclusive” is both light weight and breathable. Its tag lists it as an official product of Crypton. The fit does run a bit small since it follows junior sizing. I would recommend going a size up if you have anything larger than a C-cup. Expect a bit of distortion, as shown in my picture above, if you are on the chestier side.
As for the quality, I have yet to throw it in the wash so I’m not sure if it’ll shrink much due to it being fully made of cotton. The product recommends that you wash cold and dry low. I admit to being a bit afraid since the shirt fits me snugly–I may end up letting it air dry each time just to be on the safe side. The weaving of the shirt isn’t so relaxed as to be see-through, but again, it is still fairly thin material. The stitching looks uniform all the way around, with no flyaway threads to unravel or catch onto things. I’ll probably have to wash the shirt a few times to test the durability of the screen design.
So far, I’m fairly satisfied with my purchase and proud to display my adoration for its most popular singer. If there was one for Megurine Luka, I most definitely would have picked that one up as well. As it stands, they only have this one as well as one of the Kagamine siblings (and tons of Sailor Moon merchandise).
And wouldn’t you know it, this is my first product review! Cheers!