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    Talking Hello Kitty for men!

    Hello Kitty is no sexist. The cute cuddly white cat from Japan's Sanrio Co., usually seen on toys and jewelry for girls and young women, will soon don T-shirts, bags, watches and other products targeting young men, company spokesman Kazuo Tohmatsu said Friday.
    "We think Hello Kitty is accepted by young men as a design statement in fashion," he said.
    The feline for-men products will go on sale in Japan next month, and will be sold soon in the U.S. and other Asian nations, according to Sanrio.
    The usual bubble-headed shape of Hello Kitty was slightly changed for a more rugged, cool look to appeal to men in their teens and early 20s.
    For example, a picture of the cat on a $36 black T-shirt has the words, "hello kitty," instead of the usual dots for the eyes and nose.
    Hello Kitty is one of mascot-obsessed Japan's biggest "character" hits, decorating everything from a humble eraser to a $48,000 diamond necklace.
    The planned products mark the first time Sanrio is developing Hello Kitty items especially for males, Tohmatsu said.
    But Sanrio had tried a "limited edition" collaboration in men's clothing with designers in Tokyo's chic Harajuku section earlier this year, and they proved popular, he said.
    "Young men these days grew up with character goods," said Tohmatsu. "That generation feels no embarrassment about wearing Hello Kitty."
    By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer Fri Dec 28, 7:05 AM ET


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    damn you Jenna... I'm now blind and my IQ just dropped 30 points!

    No self respecting MAN would get caught with one... with that said How many of you plan on buying one?



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    that's a pretty cool shirt..i like it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resident Smart Ass View Post
    that's a pretty cool shirt..i like it
    That figures.
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    Go figure RSA,

    Only you would wear a shirt like that
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    Well it did say Asian men would like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resident Smart Ass View Post
    that's a pretty cool shirt..i like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Car 4 View Post
    I'd rather skip and go naked.....and you REALLY don't want to see that!


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    Haha, I'll take a "hop, skip, and go naked" and then... oops nevermind. Honestly I don't think it's a good idea because Hello Kitty has been a little girl favorite for so long... I just don't think it's going to stick well.
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    there's just nothing i can add to this conversation
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    $36 for a tshirt?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1*girl View Post
    $36 for a tshirt?!
    Not just any Tshirt, but a Hello Kitty Tshirt!


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    Might go over ok in Kalifornia, don't know for sure I have never been there and don't plan on going. One word of advice, don't wear one around here you might run up on a "Good Ole Boy Redneck" walking with his little girl wearing one like that. Ain't no body can run that fast.

 

 

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