“ Manufacturer: Breezy Excursion / Type: Casual Wear / Gender: Male „
Breezy Excursion is a San Jose, California-based clothing company. It came on the scene in 2008 as a Hip Hop brand designed to bring back memories for '80s babies. As someone who just missed being one (being born in 1991), I may not get all of the designs, but can connect to their images for WWF wrestlers, basketballers and Rap legends as they base things around the late eighties to mid nineties period with all the bright colours which came along with it.
The Monstars tee came in their second season's range. The t-shirt was one of a few items (also including a cap and sweatshirt) based upon the Monstars - the team which opposed Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny's Toon Squad in the 1996 film Space Jam. This specific one features all five members of the Monstars in their monstrous form posing with their team numbers replaced with a 'B' for the brand and it comes in black, white and red.
As soon as I saw the t-shirt when browsing the sites of stores I usually buy from, this immediately struck me as something I had to have. As 'Space Jam' was *my* film when it was released, and has been a favourite of mine for some time since, anything related to it would be to my liking. After researching where to get it for the cheapest I attempted to get it from their official website, but after hearing nothing for a month they decided to tell me they hadn't got it anymore. Later on that year I found it elsewhere and jumped right on it.
In a switch to traditions, Breezy Excursion have put the spotlight on the 'baddies' of the film and I see it to be the most suitable lots to represent for the brand as a t-shirt with lots of Looney Tunes on the front is much less appealing to someone such as myself. At the time the red one was the only one available and I feel that out of this one, the white version and the black one, I got the best option in the end.
The image that you get on the t-shirt has (from left to right) Pound, Blanko, Bupkis, Bang and Naught standing ready for action in their basketball gear in a stance that fans of the film will recognise. It's certainly something that stands right out and so nothing you're likely to miss if you walk past someone wearing it, and I like the fact that it has this effect. There's one thing I have to complain about on this screen print as naught is range rather than the red he should be and so takes away from it a little. If you're getting extra picky then bang is a little pale too, but this isn't as noticeable. Overall though, it's done well and does as is intended for a top of its type.
The t-shirt washes well and so there's very little holding it back. It's a nice timeless piece and a good talking point for all of those who remember the movie well and are bound to react when they're met by such eye-catching characters. There's very little holding this one back and as it's a throwback design (based on a time long gone) it's timeless and so doesn't have a disposable feel with a narrow shelf life. It fits well, quite loosely and so there shouldn't be much room for any real issues. In addition to the top, you also get a sticker with their elaborate washing instructions of: "Made In The Land Of Opportunity. Don't Bleach. Cool Iron. Hang Dry. Stay Fly. You Are Number 1".
==Where To Buy==
I bought my t-shirt from Karmaloop while it was still in-season. It was priced then at $32 and you'll find that all of Breezy Excursion's top are still at the same price regardless of when they brought them out. Unfortunately you won't be able to find it on Karmaloop anymore, but their official website does still stock it (at the same near-£22 price tag).