20 of China's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

By That's, November 17, 2017

2 0

Moving to a new country and adjusting to the cuisine and customs is difficult for anyone. Moving to a new country and suddenly seeing people wearing shirts that say things like "I am a whore"... well, nobody ever warns you about that, do they?

A photographer living in Shanghai certainly wasn't expecting that particular kind of culture shock, so he took to Bored Panda after creating the @ShanghaiObserved Instagram to document all the "ridiculous things" he saw in China. (For more, check out our interview with the person behind the account).

These shirts definitely make a statement, but it's safe to say that the Chinese fashionistas wearing them probably don't know just what kind of a statement they're making.

READ MORE: Why Chinese Designers Pick English Words for T-Shirts

1. It's actually a cute outfit though...

10 of Shanghai's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

2. This little girl was probably the star of her class picture. 

10 of Shanghai's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

3. Something tells us he knows exactly what that shirt says.

10 of Shanghai's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

4. Even the fish behind him are shocked.

10 of Shanghai's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

5. This guy's grocery shopping trip took a weird turn. 

10 of Shanghai's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

6. Always good to have perspective.

10 of Shanghai's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

7. The hard truth.

10 of Shanghai's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

8. Okay, it's not a t-shirt, but:

10 of Shanghai's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

9. No lies detected.

10 of Shanghai's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

10. Fact.

10 of Shanghai's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

11. But it's whats on the outside that matters.

20 of China's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

12. The best kind of style.

20 of China's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

13. Cold.

20 of China's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

14. Don't we all?

20 of China's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

15. Perfect for the playground!

20 of China's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

16. We're loving Nike's bold new direction...

20 of China's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

17. Special Announcement:

20 of China's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

18. He wears his emotions on his sleeves.

20 of China's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

19. No shame.

20 of China's Most Outrageous T-Shirts

20. We're sensing a theme here...

20 of China's Most Outrageous T-Shirts
Yes, it's also not a t-shirt.

[All images used with permission of @ShanghaiObserved on Instagram]


For more, read our interview with the photographer behind @ShanghaiObserved.

In Shanghai? Check out @ShanghaiObserved's works on Saturday, November 18 starting from 7pm at XIMESee event listing here.

more news

Instagram of the Week: @aaronshaw

It's time for our highly anticipated Instagram of the Week, in which we highlight our favorite pic from the @ThatsShanghai Instagram page.

Instagram of the Week: @youknowcyc_

It's time for our highly anticipated Instagram of the Week, in which we highlight our favorite pic from the @ThatsShanghai Instagram page.

The Big Winners from the That's 2018 Hospitality Awards, Plus Photos

Thirty-three awards were given out over 10 categories, with over 100 hotels honored.

Instagram of the Week: @shallwe0317

It's time for our highly anticipated Instagram of the Week, in which we highlight our favorite pic from the @ThatsShanghai Instagram page.

Instagram of the Week: @shallwe0317

It's time for our highly anticipated Instagram of the Week, in which we highlight our favorite pic from the @ThatsShanghai Instagram page.

Instagram of the Week: @miketlai

It's time for our highly anticipated Instagram of the Week, in which we highlight our favorite pic from the @ThatsShanghai Instagram page.

9 Incredible China Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

This year, the SWPA recognized 52 Chinese photographers altogether, with 15 Chinese photographers making the shortlist.

Instagram of the Week: @marksshanghai

It's time for our highly anticipated Instagram of the Week, in which we highlight our favorite pic from the @ThatsShanghai Instagram page.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at Thats_Shanghai for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shanghai With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Shanghai!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.