- Online retailer ASOS is selling a transparent T-shirt made out of plastic that is leaving some people baffled.
- The $US25 shirt is described as an “oversized T-shirt with half sleeves in transparent fabric” that is “wipe clean only.”
- Confused online commentators have taken to social media to poke fun at the shirt, comparing it to a “plastic bag” or “bin liner.”
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Online fashion brand ASOS is selling a $US25 transparent T-shirt made out of what appears to be plastic, and it’s leaving some people baffled.
The crewneck shirt, available in the ASOS men’s section, is described on the website as being an “oversized T-shirt with half sleeves in transparent fabric,” and that it’s ideal “for those see-through vibes.”
In terms of caring for the garment, the website says the shirt is “wipe clean only.”
Confused online shoppers have taken to social media to poke fun at the see-through garment
“I’m glad ASOS wanted me to know about their sale but Aldi have plastic bags for way cheaper,” wrote one Twitter user, sharing an advertisement for the clear shirt.
Another Twitter user shared a photo of the clear shirt, writing: “Why is there a man wearing a bin liner for a T-shirt?”
“@ASOS have put a collar on a plastic bag, I can’t think of any occasion I would wear this,” one user wrote in a tweet.
Monty Geer, who starred in MTV’s “Awkward,” compared the shirt to a shopping bag, writing in a tweet and Instagram post: “Great news, @asos is now selling plastic bags as clothing. So if you’re like me, and you hate buying bags at the grocery store AND wearing clothes than this terrible shirt idea can help.”
Geer then shared another tweet about the shirt, alluding to the environmental effects of disposable plastic, writing: “Turtles are going to look sooo trendy choking on these.”
Turtles are going to look sooo trendy choking on these ????
— Monty Geer (@MontyGeer) November 14, 2019
In light of environmental concerns, ASOS appears to be taking a step toward promoting sustainability. The brand shared on Twitter on Tuesday that it’s planning to cut out “anything unnecessary” and reduce plastic in its packaging.
DYK that we’re cutting out anything unnecessary in our packaging, using more bag sizes so there’s less waste per order, and reducing thickness so there’s less plastic in every one too! ????
— ASOS (@ASOS) November 19, 2019
ASOS appears to sell similar men’s shirts in transparent, plastic-like fabrics
The plastic shirt that’s sparking confusion online isn’t the only one available in the ASOS men’s section.
There’s another T-shirt with a similar silhouette that has a white transparent fabric, offering only slightly more coverage than the original plastic shirt.
Representatives for ASOS did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.