"Seth Cohen Was My First Love" Tee From 'Nylon' Online Shop & Other Fangirl Memorabilia You Have to Have
Nylon would like to remind us that it’s not love unless declared across your apparel. In an Instagram post Wednesday advertising the mag’s Nylon Shop deal-of-the-day, a “Seth Cohen Was My First Love” tee, the pop culture and fashion glossy instantly brought me back to my grammar school days when girls (myself included) declared their undying love for Justin Timberlake and Brad Pitt by writing in “I heart Justin” on notebooks and wearing t-shirts displaying the Fight Club heartthrob‘s face across their chest.
No matter how popular the man crush Monday tradition gets, nothing can come between a fan girl and her man crush clothing, accessories, office supplies and coffee mugs. Nothing I tell you!
I remember my fourteenth birthday like it was yesterday. I had been obsessing over Sixteen Candles as if it were a new flick. I dreamed of a boy sweeping me off my feet after Sunday service and kissing me awkwardly over my candle-lit cake. This, unfortunately, never happened — but dreaming about it was made easier when I opened my sister's gift to me, an “I love Jake Ryan” graphic tee that I wore to bed every night until I moved on to Pretty in Pink.
So whether you deny decorating your backpack with boy band buttons and wearing Brad Pitt's face on your night shirt or are shamelessly looking to expand your man crush memorabilia collection, check out these seven pieces that are guaranteed to strike a nostalgic nerve.
1. Seth Cohen
Seth Cohen Was My First Love T-Shirt, $34.00, nylon.com
Because Seth Cohen had us feeling all the feels on The O.C.
2. Jake Ryan
Jake Ryan Sixteen Candles T-Shirt, $20.00, 80stees.com
Because he gave Molly Ringwald a happy birthday.
3. Zack Morris
"Saved by the Bell" I Love Zack Morris Button, $0.79, amazon.com
Because who wasn't obsessed with Zack and Kelly?
4. Team Edward
Boys That Sparkle T-Shirt, $22.00, cafepress.com
Because I know I'm not the only one who fell in love with the perfection that is Edward Cullen.
5. Team Spike
Team Spike Buff the Vampire Slayer Frame, $40.00, etsy.com
Because before Twilight, there was Buffy, and Spike always wins.
6. Justin Timberlake
Mentally Dating Justin T-Shirt, $22.97, customizedgirl.com
Because one time my sister actually believed Justin Timberlake was her soulmate.
7. Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling Fever T-Shirt, $22.39, skreened.com
Because Ryan Gosling. You're welcome.
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