Internet Cats Make Boring Dress Shirts Better

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Do cats really make everything better? I'm not sure. But they certainly liven up these dress shirts. Thank the talented artist who embroidered them for that!

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These are the work of embroidery artist Hiroko Kubota. Just look at her neko (cat) shirts! Incredible.

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"I'm always making clothes for my son, who is rather small, and there aren't off-the-rack clothes that fit him just right," Kubota told Japanese website Pouch. "At his request, I began making neko shirts."

Her son would collect photos of cats he found online. And from those photos, cute cats were picked for embroidered shirts.

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Kubota has an Etsy shop, which sells the neko shirts. They cost 30,000 yen (US$300) a pop and seem to be selling well—though she probably doesn't charge her son that. That might seem expensive, but really, putting a price on amazing (and time-consuming) embroidery work like this ain't easy. This is cat art!

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You can see more photos on Kubota's site in the link below or visit her Esty shop.

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Go!Go!5 hiroko [Official Site]

これは欲しい!ポケットから顔を出す猫の刺繍シャツが可愛すぎる! [まとめ via Spoon & Tamago]

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.

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Cletus Van Damme

I most certainly want no cats on my shirts, dress or otherwise, but that's some fine embroidery work.