With the Lunar New Year taking place and in honor of my year and a half living in Vietnam I decided to write a post on one of Vietnam’s most iconic clothing companies, Ginkgo. The company is known, especially among tourists, for their fun t-shirts which ofen depict life in Vietnam.
Here are some of their classic t-shirt designs.
Like all of Vietnam, Saigon is packed with amazing scenery. This t-shirt represents some of the great things to see while exploring the city, temples, street food, and of course, inexpensive beer.
Di Dao T-Shirt
One of the coolest things about Vietnam is just how versatile a scooter can be. After living here I realize that semi-trucks really are unneccesary. All you need is a scooter and a little enginuity. Acquire here.
Nothing says, “I’ve been to Vietnam!” like the Vietnamese flag across your chest. Wear it with pride. If red & yellow aren’t your favorite color combination there are other options as well. Acquire here.
Traffic Jam T-Shirt
Trying to cross a busy Saigon street for the first time you will likely have a near death experience. Picture a real life version of the video game, Frogger, where you’re the frog. As anything in life, it gets easier with practice. Acquire here.
Vietnam Telecom T-Shirt
If you’ve ever spent time in Vietnam, this t-shirt is sure to bring back memories. Once, while taking a picture of a man working on a jumble of power lines, he paused his work to smile for my picture. It was a priceless moment. Acquire here.
At the beginning of April, my wife and I will be moving back to America. Every one of these shirt designs represents something I will miss when we leave. While I’m sad to leave, I’m also very excited to see my family and friends as well as my wardrobe.
I originally started this blog because, while living on an island in Vietnam, I missed being able to dress well. Soon, when I’m reunited with my wardrobe, I’ll be able to share even more of my personal style with you. I am looking forward to a new chapter in my life and I hope you will share it with me.
Stay true to yourself. Be kind to others. Define your own style.