Monday, January 22, 2007

Non-orientable garments

Every mathematician worth their salt knows of The Acme Klein Bottle Company, although I'm one of the few I know who has made a purchase there; specifically, a question mark as a wedding gift to the former proprietors of a Seattle restaurant. (Some are more familiar with the proprietor as the narrator of one of the world's first cyber-espionage stories.) The business has diversified since my order five years ago, having extended to include knit wool hats with zero volume. Now absent from the site (although I swear they were there the last time I looked) are matching Möbius band scarves; fortunately, this need is filled by other resources on the web.

A new foray into the realm of one-sided wearables (brought to my attention by the pillar of hipster science) is the Möbius shoe, pictured below. Of course, to make the outfit work, one would need a matching Fortunatus' Purse.

1 comment:

Aphra Behn said...

Oh...

My....

Goddess....

Moebius shoes?

I really wish you hadn't shown me those. I have to have a pair. As a knitter of moebius scarves, a giver and receiver of Acme's klein bottles, I really do now crave a pair of moebius shoes.

*sigh*

Aphra.