Mouth Man: chomping toddler hoodies

Two photos of the same set of a boy and girl wearing identical long-sleeve hoodies. One set of shirts have a full color head of a cobra covering the front. The other set has a full color scrappy black and white dog. The kids have their elbows crossed over their chest as if they are hugging themselves. Coloration on the arm sleeves display a different view of the cobra and dog such that opening the arms makes the animals appear to be opening their mouths.

Clone children not included.

Ross Valory, bass player for classic rock band Journey, is making children’s hoodies these days when he’s not out touring with the band.

Say hello Mouth Man hoodies by Mouth Man, LLC.

The story goes, according to a news release, Valory was hanging out with friends when one of their kids came into the room with his arms crossed over each other, elbows pointing forward, while making chomping noises like a monster mouth. Then, 20 years later, he experienced a flashback to that epic day and decided he must design animal hoodies that display faces on their elbows so that children can chomp in true style.

Hey, I read a ton of children’s publicity and let me tell you, it’s refreshing to hear Valory not say that when he became a father he was disappointed when he couldn’t find quality stylish children’s attire anywhere on the planet so he decided to design his own (umm, with lips on the elbows).  Hint: Every mom entrepreneur makes that claim.

Shirt designs include a gecko, shark, (Veloci)raptor, tree frog, dog, cobra, alligator, tiger and orca. Conspicuously absent from the animal offerings is anything resembling a stereotypically feminine option, such as a pony, fairy or Bratz giant lips.

Oh, and the Velociraptor is the Steven Speilberg lizard version, not the more daintily vicious feathered edition.

The hoodies are available in 2T and 4T sizes (and larger) and are printed in color with “eco-friendly inks on recycled fabric.” They are made in America and retail for $25.

So, whatcha think?

A) I welcome these awesome Mouth Man hoodies with Open Arms.
B) Don’t Stop Believin’ these are awesome Mouth Man hoodies.
C) Anyway You Want It is fine as long as you want one of these awesome Mouth Man hoodies.
D) I’ll be Alright Without You because I have my awesome Mouth Man hoodie.
E) I’m Never Gonna Give Up my awesome Mouth Man hoodie.


7 Responses to “Mouth Man: chomping toddler hoodies”

  1. Tanya says:

    I hope they at least have a complete picture on the front. The parts on the elbows would look crazy enough when your kid is not “playing” with the shirt, but imagine how crazy they would look with a headless animal on the front of their shirt.

    September 25th, 2009 at 8:32 am

  2. anjii says:

    I’m sure a lot of kids would have fun with these mildly amusing, (yet TOTALLY frivolous), shirts. And it’s actually a reasonable price! But, as a grownup, I think they’re cheesy looking. I also wonder, how often would kids put the wrong arm on top, therefore creating a mixed up chomping animal face ;)

    September 25th, 2009 at 9:43 am

  3. AJsMomma says:

    Those kids are creepy. And I’d like to see a real picture of the sweatshirt…with an actual kid wearing it. I bet it’s hard for a kid to line the face up as perfectly as those pictures…

    September 25th, 2009 at 9:56 am

  4. Kathleen says:

    I’m sorry…did anyone else notice the weird “hands” on those kids???? LOL! Crack me up :)

    September 25th, 2009 at 10:00 am

  5. AJ says:

    Tanya, yes, there is a slightly different face of each animal that is visible on the chest. The big unknown, as anjii suggested, is how well the elbow faces work, e.g., whether kids can easily misalign their arms so the face is distorted or misaligned with the body.

    FYI, AJsMomma is the momma of another AJ. My own mother reads Thinga, but generally my family members do not post.

    September 25th, 2009 at 10:05 am

  6. kristina says:

    Any free shipping or discount codes? There is a place for a coupon code at checkout.

    September 25th, 2009 at 10:39 am

  7. Can Can (Mom Most Traveled) says:

    My son would probably like this, but I would be kind of embarrassed for him to wear it and perform the chomping in public.

    September 27th, 2009 at 7:35 pm