The Preshrunk staff [hearts] Cory Doctorow. His pimp for this site on BoingBoing – the first post of 2005, we might add – drove a huge spike of traffic our way in our first few days. As far as we’re concerned, he helped make us what we are today – and we’re extremely grateful for that.

Besides writing for BoingBoing, Wired and Make, Cory has a new novel, “Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town” that drops on July 1. He also happens to be the jet setting European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and an obessed, yet socially functional Disneyphile.

Asking someone as t-shirt obsessed as Cory to jot down his top 5 shirts was a task. How can you choose when there are so many that you adore? So we broke from our usual format and let him send us an inventory of his the shirts that are in his heavy rotation. A few of the tees in his collection were either one-offs, limited runs or not available online. With that in mind, we’ve tried to provide URLs where we could find them. So without further adieu, here’s your peek inside Cory’s closet…
Well, I’m at home now long enough to change suitcases [which is practically the only reason I ever come home], so here’s a quick inventory. I have too many tees — more than I can wear for sure — and every month or two I take 20 or so to the local charity shop and drop them off.

Currently Wearing

  • A long-sleeve Disneyland tee that’s all distressed and worn looking, with torn pieces of cloth sewn to it.

Top Drawer [not black, not white]

  • A chocolate-brown Blogger/Google shirt from SXSW two years ago
    [URL]
  • Navy blue shirt from monochrom.at: OH MY GOD THEY USE A HISTORY THAT REPEATS ITSELF
    [URL]
  • Navy blue shirt from downhillbattle.org: PEER-TO-PEER KILLS PAY-FOR-PLAY
    [URL | Photo]
  • Kermit green shirt from FxxxPxxx: [THIS IS GOOD]
  • Khaki Fantastic Four tee from Spitalfields Market
  • Olive green Wonder Woman tee from Spitalfields Market
  • Red tee from engrish.com: I HATE MYSELF AND I WANT TO DIE, with a rainbow. I usually can’t bring myself to wear this.
    [URL | Photo]
  • Red Walt Disney World tee A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME with Goofy’s hat being blown off by a pirate’s cannonball. I can’t BELIEVE they offer these for sale!
    [Photo]
  • Light brown Blogger/Google shirt also from SXSW two years ago
    [URL]
  • Chocolate brown shirt from spamshirt.com, with orange writing: FWD: VEDOXHERABAL VIAGRASUPP
    [URL]
  • Orange tee from monochrom.at, featuring a man in a tophat saying: UFO-Beobachtungen muB man skeptisch gegen羹berstehen Nur dann er-kennt… …man b繹sre F瓣lschungen”
    [URL | Photo]
  • Khaki B * A * S * H tee
    [URL]
  • Grey downhillbattle.org tee: HOME TAPING HIS KILLING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AND IT’S FUN
    [URL | Photo]

Bottom Drawer [black and white]:

  • Black eff.org tee
  • Black Disneyland Paris Pirates of the Caribbean tee
  • Black tee from monochrom.at: DER DOW JONES IST DAS WICHTIGSTE VON DER WELT
    [URL]
  • Black Michael Moore as Che Guevara tee
    [URL | Photo]
  • Black tee from EFFi (EF Finland), take off on Trainspotting
    [URL]
  • Black Second Life tee: PLAY IN THEIR WORLD LIVE IN OURS
  • Black NTK.net tee: I [heart] MY VT-1OO
    [Photo]
  • Black Campaign for Digital Rights tee: CORRUPT DISC INFERIOR AUDIO KEEP THE RIGHT TO COPY
  • Black doombuggies.com tee: TOMB SWEET TOMB
  • Black long-sleeve Pirates of the Caribbean Disneyland Paris tee with skulls down the sleeves
  • Black ntk.net tee: Pic of Ben Franklin and THEY THAT CAN GIVE UP GENERAL PURPOSE COMPUTERS FOR THE SAKE FOR A LITTLE EYE CANDY DESERVE NEITHER COMPUTERS NOR EYE CANDY
  • Black downhillbattle.org tee: BRAM COHEN SEEDED MY TORRENT
  • White Cafe Press long-sleeve: MY NGO WENT TO WIPO AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS INFRINGING T-SHIRT
  • White tee red-circle-slash-over-ID from no2id.net
    [URL]
  • Black tee my mom brought me from Tokyo: WHILE IT DOESN’T KNOW RADIOACTIVE DANGER REAT AT HAND IT ITSELF OF YOU AS WELL.
  • Black lenticular anime tee from Cyberdog
    [Photo]

Crap, man… That’s one helluva collection. Thanks for indulging us, Cory. Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re afraid the site will collapse under the weight of this post if we let it go on much longer. Cheers!