"It serves the purpose of a PERFECT BUSTLE,
a complete CUSHION for the back,
a PILLOW, unequalled for travelling purposes,
and in case of accidentally falling into the water,
may be relied upon as an admirable LIFE PRESERVER."
Once upon a time, on a not-so-dark and not-so-stormy evening, the ever-elegant Madame Kat & I were pouring over the pages of bound antique magazines, dramatically reading aloud unintentionally hilarious advertisements and articles within, only to find one that stopped us in our tracks... The Eureka Air Bustle.
The text went on espousing the merits of such a thing, but then we got to the point where it mentioned the possibility of being used as... AN INFLATABLE LIFE PRESERVER. Enter here, my friend and adorable artist blueiduna who brought the vision dancing in my head to life with her whimsical illustration. The incredible victorine, screen-printer extraordinaire will be printing these in black ink on cream coloured cotton shirts, echoing the original Victorian era newsprint. And thus, 100 years later, the EUREKA is reborn!
Yes, that's right... She has a blow-up, inflatable bustle bouying her up above the waves. Don't judge ;)
The first run of these is being done as a pre-order which will be ready to ship within the coming month. We're doing short-sleeved ladies t's similar to the below style (in ivory, like the photo of the above illustration, not the dark grey shown below), in "pre-shrunk, 100% cotton, super soft baby jersey knit, with contoured side seams":
Gents ~ If you would like to wear a bit of neo-Victorian whimsy ~ just specify your size when ordering (basic ordering info below) and we'll make sure you're covered as well :)
The pre-order price this weekend is only $25 each *including shipping* in the domestic US.
Available sizes are S, M, L, XL, or 2XL.
Feel free to get in touch if you want one shipped internationally & we'll figure out the cost.
Be sure to include a note mentioning whether you'd like men's/women's shirt/s & which size/s along with your name & shipping address. Thanks!