Last week I was in the tobacconist buying some Cuban cigars, and the girl in front of me was tattooed with an Apple logo. I got a crappy picture, but I snapped it out of horror rather than admiration.
Still, a tat is one thing. An Asymco T-Shirt, featuring a graph of, say, Apple’s increasing stock price, is another. These things are so dorky that they come out the other side being awesome.
Asymco is Apple analyst Horace Dediu’s website. Dediu is different from other analysts in two respects: One, he actually analyses things and comes up with very smart theories and two, he sounds just like Christopher Walken.
Either of these would be enough to sell the new tees from the Asymco Store, but there’s something amazingly ironic about walking around with a (meticulously sourced and painstakingly compiled) chart on your back. Choose from the aforementioned stock prices; units of various computing platforms shipped since 1975 (on a log scale, and in two versions); or personal computer shipments per quarter since 2008. They’re all $39.
You could also opt for a simpler t-shirt with just the Asymco logo on the front (the graphs are all back-prints) for $25, or go for the genuine dress-down-Friday look by ordering a polo shirt ($30) with the logo over the heart. Pair this with pleated chinos for maximum effect.
Nerdy? Hell yes. But at least you can take it off or turn it inside-out when you meet a girl. Unless it’s the Girl With The Apple Tattoo, I guess.
- Source Asymco Store