I like clothes and I like video games. In fact, the only thing I like more than clothes and video games is video game clothes.
(I know; you are genuinely shocked.)
Thus, it was with great interest that I followed news concerning an epic crossover between Nintendo and California shoe and skatewear manufacturer Vans. This line–dubbed, in the delightfully Japanese style, “Vans X Nintendo”–boasts a fantastic collection of shoes, tees, hats, and other apparel featuring iconic design elements from beloved Nintendo properties like the Mario and Legend of Zelda franchises (and even some more esoteric characters like the Duck Hunt dog and Mario’s trusty dino-steed Yoshi).
Personally, I’ve got my eye on the SK8-HI Mario and Luigi design–not to mention the SK8-HI Slim Gold Console editions. I don’t think I’ve worn Vans since my misspent skate-rat youth, but for Mario I can make an exception.