West Lothian gets shout-out from Japanese clothing brand leaving shoppers puzzled

The brand has some puzzling slogans on their t-shirts
-Credit: (Image: Shoo La Rue / World Online Store)

A Japanese designer is selling a series of t-shirts, with locations in Scotland branded across them.

Shoo-La-Rue's Cutie Blonde range has left social media users in stiches, with images of the garments circulating online. Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and West Lothian got a shout-out, reports the Daily Record.

One product has Falkirk written in red font - and for some reason - the year 1932. Shoppers can also get their hands on a Clackmannanshire t-shirt accompanied with 'Clarity Precedes Success'.

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Pictures of a “Since 1872 West Lothian” shirt have also been shared, alongside one which bizarrely features both Falkirk and West Lothian. The designs resemble those associated with varsity style sports teams and world-famous university towns, such as Boston, Harvard, Oxford, or Cambridge.

Universities in Scotland have their own ranges of prep-school style clothing featuring their names - but applying the aesthetic to the likes of West Lothian has drawn the attention of users on social media.

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A viral tweet from more than five years ago was reshared. It asked the question: “See how Scottish people wear tops that say ‘New York’ and ‘LA’ do people from America wear tops saying ‘Arbroath’ or ‘East Kilbride’.”

X user @mitch_2123 wrote: “Well there ye go. Japanese people wear tops that say Falkirk.”

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The post has since gone viral and has been viewed over 650,000 times. One person said: "What is the company's details? I think Scottish people would love this!"

Another said: "I really need one that says Inverclyde on it." A third added: "This is class!"