“Rat Fink” is a term I lovingly use to describe my boyfriend when he takes the last cookie.. lol
But seriously, I love the character and it’s many variations. The original being the work of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, an artist, cartoonist, illustrator, and pin striper. He created the Rat Fink character as the anti-hero version of Mickey Mouse and rot rod /Kustom Kulture folks fell in love, as did I. I know he’s kind of a grotesque creature, but I can’t help but love an underdog.
Many artists now replicate the work of this genius…and to pay homage to this KING of KUSTOM, I created my own little piece
I had to put my own spin on it….I’m digging my cute “Betty” Mouse!
I am planning on turning them into cheeky little greeting cards!
BUT…the reason for this post, is a little review on a clothing company that has been around for a long time, but I have only recently been turned on to their line by my dear pin up friend and boutique owner Miss Lizzie Deville. She is quite a lady. She is an outstanding face painter, a business owner, makeup artist, fellow pin up enthusiast and Founder of Vintage for Veterans, a classic group of pin-ups who raise money and awareness for Veterans, a cause dear to me. Kids, pets, and vets will always have a special spot in my heart. More on that later. Here is a link to her page incase you wish to join the cause or purchase from her. She is a distributor for the company and she mentioned I might like their stuff….. like is an understatement. Thanks Lizzie!
I don’t just like…..I LOVE…. wow! the company I am referring to is SOURPUSS CLOTHING …check them out sourpuss clothing. They are a clothing company featuring their own line and also many other popular rockabilly and pin up styles and designers. They have everything from dresses to accessories and everything in between. I can’t wait to order some items from their housewares line! Can you say ATOMIC!
They also have something for everyone, men, women, and children. The classic pin up, the rocking rockabilly, and punk lovers. They offer so many unique styles you can bet it’s easy to find something you love on their extensive site. So be prepared to spend your paycheck…
But that brings me to their prices, I think they are very affordable. The dress I scored retails for $52.00. Very reasonable and well worth it!
I got their “FINK” wiggle dress in medium. Let me tell you it fits like a glove… And not that OJ simpson glove…. I mean perfectly.
It has just the right amount of stretch and hug in the fabric. the darting in the design is placed perfectly. I added a belt to define my waistline a bit more, but truthfully it doesn’t require one. I was so pleased with the quality of the fabric, stitching and design.
The vibrant colors, fink faces and bulging eyeballs turn heads for sure. I had lots of compliments at our local car show.
There isn’t a man who can control his “rat rod” if he sees a woman wearing this epic dress. It is truly one of a kind.
A friend snapped this picture of me on my dear pal Karen and her husband Bob’s matte black pickup and it might be one of my favorite pictures ever. I felt lovely.
Thank you SOURPUSS for creating such unique and fun clothing and so much more. You have made a loyal customer out of me! Highly recommended.
Dress by Sourpuss Clothing
Lifelong Sourpuss Customer