Monday, November 10, 2008

Got Mail?

Even though it's barely November, commercials remind us that it's gift-giving season. That's always hard. Mostly I think we should just get rid of gifts altogether, because it's too much pressure to find loved ones just the right gift that won't cost you the entirety of your fall paychecks combined. But now I've found the perfect gift for everyone.

A chain mail shirt.

It can protect you, it looks good on guys or girls, and it goes with everything else in your wardrobe. (Except for maybe your magnetic pants.)

Some things to know before you buy:

"The ThinkGeek Chain Mail T-Shirt is real chain mail, made from thousands of anodized aluminum rings. This makes the shirt fairly light (for chain mail) at around 12 pounds."

"In case you weren't aware, chain mail does not stretch."

" You cannot put it on one arm at a time like a fabric shirt. Instead lay the chain mail flat on the ground, bend over and thrust both arms into the bottom of the shirt. Work your hands through to the end of the sleeves and then begin to stand-up. Get your head through the neck hole and let the chain mail slide down your body."

"You might feel a bit claustrophobic when first wearing the chain mail... but don't worry you won't get stuck."

"PLEASE wear a shirt or some other garment underneath the chain mail. The edges of the rings where they are joined together are a bit rough and can scratch you."

But all these rules are worth it. You can be a knight!