Mario sweaters for only $435

Let’s file this one under “If I Only Had the Money.”

Shigesato Itoi, the man who created Earthbound, has an online store where he sells things that are rad. His store just released its “1st Season” catalog for 2010 and it features some really cool stuff. The most relevant to a gaming site is a really sweet wool sweater featuring Mario and Luigi.

The sweaters are 100 percent wool and made by hand. It’s all licensed and official too. Here’s the kicker, though: they cost ¥36,000 (US$435), and that isn’t even adding in whatever the shipping costs would be to get it out of Japan. I’m all for high fashion, but I’d rather just buy every Mario game ever and then find a Mario sticker and slap it on an old sweater.

That’s a lie. I’m a clothing whore. If I had the money I’d get this in a heartbeat.

Just IN Time For Fall, The $400 Mario Sweater [Kotaku]

Matthew Razak