I was recently web browsing for clothes for the kids. I have a hard time finding clothes that I like for my little guy. Girls clothes that I like are easy to find. But boys clothes are another story. But, then I stumbled upon a Raptor Hoodie that I thought was absolutely awesome. The hoodie is part of the Mouth Man line of “animated apparel” I contacted the company to see if they would be interested in a review, and to my delight, they were.
The company rep advised me that the shirts tend to run small, and that I should order a size up. So, I requested the Raptor Hoodie in a 4T for Mister.
About Mouth Man…
One day, on a short break from touring, Ross was visiting friends in Arizona, sipping coffee and "just hanging out" … as his friend’s kids were tearing around the house doing something they referred to as the "JAWS"… According to Ross, the kids were running through the house in a single line..arms crossed one over the other , elbows
splayed out in front, and opening and closing in a chopping fashion… and making monster noises.
He thought it was cute, and didnt think much else of it…..
until another day… some 20 years later, when that very memory just arbitrarily "popped" into his head…
Ross "hugged himself" in the same fashion those kids did years ago, and thought…"hmmmm, it would be cool if
there was a shirt with a graphic on the sleeves that would form a face with a mouth that would open and close when
you put your arms together!"
That was the lightbulb moment for Ross Valory!
And as the saying goes… the rest is history.
The Raptor Hoodie is custom designed and printed in full color. The graphics are extremely detailed, down to the gums around the raptor’s teeth. More than just the raptor is green on this cute hoodie—Mouth Man hoodies are printed with eco-friendly inks on 100% Polyester recycled sport fabric. Mouth Man Products are designed and made in the USA.
The front of hoodie features has an image of the closed mouthed raptor. Each sleeve has a portion of the raptor’s open mouth printed on it. When arms are folded across the chest, an open mouthed Raptor is revealed. The back of the hoodie has the open mouthed Raptor image printed on it.
Mister was excited about his new shirt. He was not, however, excited about getting his picture taken. I had a terrible time getting him to cross his arms so that you could see the image his folded arms reveals.
The material is lightweight and soft, with a smooth feel to it. The graphic printing is great. The hoodie is a bit long on him now, but I am certainly glad I didn’t order a size smaller. He should be able to wear this one all winter.
Buy it… Mouth Man apparel is available at http://www.mouthman.com/. I love the XOXO Heart Hoodie, too! They carry adult sizes, as well.
BTW, I’ve decided that the reason it is difficult to find cute boy clothes is that boys get all huffy when you want to take their picture over and over.