Konami Announces Official Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Line Of Menswear

Sometimes you have to read something this simple more than once to truly get how many weird levels there are to it. For example, the Press Release Konami sent out yesterday. Two things stand out: 1) That there is a significant portion of adult men who would willingly dress like the guy you see above; 2) That Konami thinks these guys have income enough to afford to do so. No joke people, Konami have announced the establishment of a line of menswear for guys who want to dress like the main character in a PSP game:

KONAMI ANNOUNCES METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER CLOTHING LINE FOR MEN

Available Online in North America Beginning April 11, 2011, Collection Marks
First Complete METAL GEAR SOLID Clothing Line in Franchise History

El Segundo, Calif. – Apr. 4, 2011 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today
announced a partnership to launch a branded clothing line for men based on
KONAMI’s METAL GEAR SOLIDR: PEACE WALKER for the PSPR(PlayStationRPortable)
system, released in 2010. This will be the first complete clothing
collection for the franchise, allowing fans to show their METAL GEAR SOLID
love by dressing the part from head to toe.

Wow, I mean, seriously. Wow.

“Our partnership will give fans the opportunity to ‘suit up’ for one of the
most successful video game franchises of all time, specifically for METAL
GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER,” said Careen Yapp, Vice President of Acquisitions
and Franchise Development of Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. “The mass
success and support for our latest METAL GEAR SOLID hit has allowed us to
expand beyond what we’ve done in the past with the series, and we are very
much looking forward to offering this new line to a global community of
fans.”

The clothing line was created in partnership with musterbrand LLC, a global
design group focused on bringing digital creations to the real world.

“METAL GEAR SOLID is one of the longest running video game franchises with
an incredibly dedicated fan base, making METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER and
KONAMI the perfect choice to partner with for a new collection,” said Knut
Bergel president and chief executive officer of musterbrand LLC. “The new
clothing line allows fans to extend their experience with the franchise even
further through a unique and fashionable style.”

Available for purchase online in US and Canada beginning on April 11, 2011,
the collection, featuring well-known PEACE WALKER images, will include
coats, sweatshirts, pants, t-shirts and hats, all inspired by clothing worn
by characters in game. Additional items in the clothing line will be
released quarterly and surrounding certain special events throughout the
year.

Good lord people, the only times you should ever dress like a video game are: 1) halloween; 2) conventions; 3) if your significant looks really hot when they do it. Don’t get me wrong, I mean, military Jacket + turtle neck looks pretty sweet, which is one of the reasons Munich was such a cool looking movie. But eye patches do not make you look cool, unless your last name is Beard, or Cogburn. Then again, maybe I’m wrong and this will end up being the coolest thing evarz. Perhaps we all need to consult this to be sure:

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