When you’re looking for unique t-shirts, or have an idea of your own that you want to make reality, head to Velvet Goldmine on Via de Benci. This is where we have all of our Monkey Bar shirts printed, and these guys have as much talent as style (a lot of both).
Walking down Via de Benci you could easily miss this unique store if you’re not careful. The sign is about waist level, and a few stairs take you into the entrance, where you can play some Super Mario if you feel so inclined.
Left: a look at the inside of the store: Chalkboard wall & shirt creation station
Right: New Monkey Bar T-shirt order – love the environment-friendly bags!
Their main product is T-shirts, and they have lots of fits and styles to choose from, and plenty of creative designs.
These are just some of my favorites from their “Dress Code” collection. From top left to bottom right, Joey Romone, Johnny Depp, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn.
Photos by Velvet Goldmine
The top two shown here are from the “Florence 1978” Collection, with different areas of Florence imagined as 70’s souvenir t-shirts. At the bottom are two from the “Painting” collection (self-explanatory really).
The best part is that they can also print a one-off shirt with just about anything you want. Go into the store with your design or idea, choose your shirt and color, and the next day it’s ready!
Of course, if you need a leather jacket, Doc Martens, sunglasses and a pair of crazy leggings to complete your outfit, they have all of that too. And tattoo machines and ink, just in case you were out of those as well.