20. STAPLE Chinatown Gun Shop T-Shirt
Inspired By: John Jovino Gun Shop
The John Jovino Gun Shop, supplier to the NYPD is a Little Italy institution that's been going since 1911, and this Staple shirt pays tribute to the Beretta poster outside. Guns on tees are an embarrassment that peaked in the faux-thugging on cotton stakes around 2008, but the way this works in the Chinatown font and theme is smart. Staple's Ali and Nike references have made for memorable pieces too, but this was a perfect showcase for Jeff's knack for gathering offbeat city sights plus the downright cool and filtering them with deceptive ease. Classic.