A Story We Made Up About... This Tropical T-Shirt

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The romantic T-shirt from Rokit.
Photobombing a wedding in style.

On quiet days here at Rokit we like to construct imagined histories of the stuff we sell. Some garments lend themselves more easily to this than others, for example we are pretty sure that all of our short satin dressing gowns once graced the back of Hugh Hefner himself. Another such item is the personalised novelty t-shirt, which comes in many guises, tropical pastel schmaltz being a personal favourite...

We're pretty sure this t-shirt's backstory goes thus: Jerry met Vickie at work. He was regional manager for a printing firm, she was in HR. At first he found the slightly twee contraction of Victoria to Vickie with an '-ie' mildly irritating, until she pointed out he shared his name with a cartoon mouse, so he could go screw himself. This was the only cross word the two ever shared... Guests at their beach wedding (Hawaii, 1999) were encouraged to wear specially designed 'Jerry Loves Vickie' t-shirts in honour of the big day. Some guests, however, chose to ignore the dress code...

We're 99% certain the t-shirt belonged to our topless friend here, who - feeling that it would be a cold day in hell before she would let the dictates of something as archaic and irrelevant to the modern wedding guest as a dress code force her into covering up her pendulous breasts - stuffed it into the hotel room safe where it was found by a maid who wore it under her tabard for 5 happy years until it fell into the hands of our buyers.

Pretty sure none of that is true.

Incidentally it's worth checking out the top 20 worst wedding photos at Bridal Buzz for more matrimonial fun....