Morbiditee

Inky tees & other clothing culled for the shadow set

501 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (159)

Morbiditee

Inky tees & other clothing culled for the shadow set

501 Sales

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Christian Madrigal and Co.

Announcement    After you've bought our Siouxsie shirt, check out our band's cover of "Spellbound" on iTunes.

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Last updated on Oct 31, 2019

After you've bought our Siouxsie shirt, check out our band's cover of "Spellbound" on iTunes.

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About Morbiditee

Sales 501
On Etsy since 2016

Sports were the after-school activity in my small town. I had no interest in football (and my interest in wrestling wasn't for reasons the town would have appreciated) so I got a job instead. My mother was the manager of a Sonic Drive-In where, at thirteen, I hustled burgers on nights and weekends to earn money to buy clothes—something other than the elephant-eared bell-bottom pants she'd already bought me.

I saved paychecks and made the first of many trips to the sprawling upscale shopping mall of a neighboring town. There, I found stacks of the shirts and pants that made the luckiest kids in my school something the rest of us envied, I bought a sackfull. The next morning I was newly made-over in the best jeans and sherbet colored polo shirt a fast-food paycheck could buy, I entered homeroom as Honey Boo Boo would a spotlit stage.

I don't remember their names but I remember their faces, as one boy looked at me and then grinned at another, then a girl whispered something to her friend. My jeans, it seems, were too tight, and my polo shirts were the wrong brand, and Ms Lutz's english class had seen through my pastel cotton and blue denim charade.

I made a few more trips to the city mall, trying to correct my miscalculations, but eventually surrendered to the obvious: that I wasn’t one of them and was never going to be. Still, my trips weren’t wasted. I’d sometimes see peculiar pockets of city kids who had styles that had nothing to do with the singular style of my hometown. They weren’t wearing the boat shoe and popped collar uniforms of the preppy youth I'd hoped to emulate, these kids each had their own things going on—no two looked alike. They loitered outside diners and coffee shops and record stores, with brightly colored hair and madly styled and restyled thrift store finds. A boy wore his granny coat with gold metallic leggings—the leggings under fishnet stockings. A girl wore fuscia gloves and a pea green leotard beneath her exhuberantly draped home-sewn wool and burlap skirt. Someone sat on the curb wearing someone else’s discarded prom gown, eating a bag of french fries.

These kids weren’t worried about fitting in, they were exotic tropical fish and they had no interest in swimming with schools of carp. If style mattered, they understood why. And if I was going to belong somewhere, it was going to be with them—the Blue Face Angelfish and the Half Moon Betta.

And if you're shopping on Etsy then I bet you're a bit of a Siamese Combtail or a Mandarin Goby yourself, welcome to my store.

And PS… after you’ve bought our Siouxsie t-shirt, buy our band’s cover of "Spellbound" (Werewuss on iTunes!)

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Last updated on Nov 3, 2018
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LAYAWAY?

Layaway is available, generally with a 20% deposit and 20% per month, please contact us to arrange. Uncompleted layaways are nonrefundable.

SHIPPING?

Shipping is by USPS Priority or Express Mail, and includes tracking (and insurance where available). Orders are not voided by postal error or delay. In the event of postal loss or damage, we will file or aid with filing claims. If the carrier finds the claim to be valid then buyer will be compensated by insurance. If the tracking number shows item was delivered then no compensation for loss will be available so please be certain your delivery address is secure. Signature may be required by someone at the delivery address.

CONDITION & DESCRIPTION?

Condition is relative to age & never implies new/unused. Cleaning vintage is recommended. Actual color may differ from your monitor, no guarantee you'll have the color interpretation we do. Measurements are approximate. Our opinion re: era, age, genre, style, material, medium, maker, technique, color, condition, origin, history & all descriptions may differ from yours & is offered w/o guarantee; no assurance or refund against others' differing perceptions. Condition describes exterior, convo if interior condition is needed. Titles & tags may contain keywords oft associated with merchandise, though not necessarily a description of it; rely only on photos & full descriptions for precise details; abide photos over any obvious text errors.

FURS?

Before buying a vintage fur coat internationally (outside the US), please be certain you are legally allowed to import the fur type into your country, as buyers are liable for the cost of a refused or confiscated shipment. We never sell garments that have musty/mildewy or cigarette odors, though fur and leather coats may have the subtle smell common to those fibers.

RETURNS & EXCHANGES?

Items can be returned only for exchange or store credit. Contact us within 3 days & take an airmail shipper within 7 days of original delivery. If we allow a return after 7 days then a rental fee (3% per day beginning on 8th day, ending when return reaches us) is deducted from credit. All shipping is paid by buyer, if we paid a portion of original shipping then that amount will be deducted from credit. Customs fees aren't collected or refunded by us. Layaways (including items held 10 days or more while awaiting payment) can be returned for store credit minus 20% return fee. Credits not applicable to existing layaway, Sale, or discounted items, & can't be used to pay shipping on exchanges. Items bought with store credit are not returnable.

LEGAL?

Morbiditee is a California, US business. By patronizing Morbiditee all parties agree this business, its representatives, & transactions are governed only by California law, & not the laws in their respective nations or states. And that any legal dispute will be settled in the Superior Court of California, City & County of San Francisco. Further, all parties agree to terms/conditions stipulated in our correspondence & Etsy shop policies. By ordering from Morbiditee customer agrees to be bound by these terms & agrees to assume costs this business incurs recouping a payment reversal or enforcing or defending these policies as they relate to the order, & that interpretation of this information is the exclusive right of its author, Morbiditee.