Disney+ series with 100% on Rotten Tomatoes causes designer to sell out of white T-shirts
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One Disney+ show in particular caught critics off guard with its brilliance this year. No, we’re not talking about Moon Knight, She-Hulk or The Mandalorian – all total belters, but hardly under the radar.
We’re talking about The Bear. Disney+'s knock-out culinary drama about a world-class chef who returns home to take over his brother’s sandwich shop after a death in the family.
But film critics aren’t the only bunch of journos who can’t stop raving about the show – it’s also been praised by those in the fashionsphere, and one particular item in main character Carmy’s wardrobe has been a smash hit.
Check out the series' trailer below:
Menswear writer Derek Guy even confessed to The Guardian that he’d been ‘surprised by the amount of attention around [Carmy’s] style’.
The chef, played by Jeremy Allen White, is most often seen racing around the kitchen in Dickies and a chef’s apron, but it’s what’s under the apron that’s really caught viewers’ attention.
Carmy’s staple top is a plain white T-shirt, which, according to Guy, totally sold out at Self Edge – a small chain of menswear shops – when fans heard that’s where the tee hailed from.
Guy said: “The costume designers reportedly went to Self Edge to buy some of the clothes. After this fact came out, apparently more than 1,000 people went to Self Edge and cleared out their stock of T-shirts from these two brands.”
UNILAD has approached Self Edge for comment.
However, Cristina Spiridakis, the costume designer for The Bear’s pilot, told GQ that the tees are actually from Merz b. Schwanen, a small German brand, and Whitesville's Supreme x Hanes collab.
For anyone now gagging to wrap their eyeballs around the hit show, Disney+’s official synopsis reads: “Carmy, a young fine-dining chef, comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop. As he fights to transform the shop and himself, he works alongside a rough-around-the-edges crew that ultimately reveal themselves as his chosen family.”
Speaking about taking the role to GQ, White said: “I knew that if I said no to this, that whoever ended up doing it, I would hate them forever. So there was some spiteful stuff going on, too."
The actor also revealed that although he could barely cook before landing the gig, his go-to order is now filet au poivre (ooh la la) and he even enrolled at the Institute of Culinary Education for a crash course before filming. Yes chef!
The Bear is available to stream on Disney+ now
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Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Disney Plus, Fashion