It's been well over a year since we first saw NiNTHWHEEL's "Final Approach" at DBH, from which it sauntered over to Threadless and finally, resigned, it was plunked down at Teextile. It seemed like all was for naught until a superhero of a site swooped in and rescued these giant, majestic birds. A site like... shirt.woot?
Yes, it's a bit bittersweet to know that this amazing piece will likely not live to the new year, but it is also such a sweet vindication to see woot, of all places, pick up a piece that has tried its luck nearly everywhere and simply been edged out. Final Approach is stunningly executed and illustrated, and tells a brilliantly intriguing story... a fan in its woot thread likened it to a great sci-fi piece, given the unique fantasy world being built here... it allows us to speculate about just what sort of place this is. Regardless of the full story, though, the mix of natural beauty with a dash of cyberpunk makes this a quite attractive wear, especially in contrast with the bird shirts we'll likely be getting this weekend from the derby.
We've yet to talk up a single woot shirt that has lasted past its first reckoning, so we hiiiighly recommend snagging this now, as it's taken long enough to go up for sale. It's still available at it's first day price as I write, but if you miss it, once midnight rolls around you can grab it for $15. Just don't expect it to be around past the Monday after Christmas. That's reserved for the shirts that DON'T have any effort put in.