The Mexican marines led a raid last week in Los Mochis that ended in the recapture of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the deaths of five of his men, and the arrest of six others. While Enrique Peña Nieto celebrated on Twitter, others were more focused on the images that were released, which featured the drug lord wearing a pretty grody tanktop.
pretty lit that el chapo is wearing a yeezy season 1 tank top. pic.twitter.com/2s4YFgK9WZ
— god franki (@yungxmf) January 9, 2016
It's not even October and the dirty tank top with mustache is already the most popular Halloween costume #elchapo
— herewego74 (@herewego74) January 10, 2016
El Chapo worth a few billion dollars but he still wear a dirty ass tank top
— Faruk (@FarukHasanovic) January 9, 2016
Then, when Sean Penn’s Rolling Stone piece revealed that he and Kate del Castillo met with El Chapo in October – three months after he tunneled out of an Altiplano maximum-security prison – Sean also shared a new image of El Chapo wearing an elaborate ‘Fantasy’ button down that wouldn’t look out of place in A Night at the Roxbury and/or on French Montana. And once again, El Chapo’s outfit caught the attention of the Internet.
One Twitter user compared it to the infamous blue-back/white-gold striped dress that tore the Internet apart last year.
It's white & gold pic.twitter.com/uETnatF1v3
— Jordan Cohen (@jorcohen) January 10, 2016
And now, Los Angeles-based Barabas Men is capitalizing on the fact that El Chapo wore two shirts from the brand. On their Facebook page, they have proudly displayed pictures of El Chapo wearing the shirts, according to Sopitas.
TMZ reports that business is booming for Barabas. Both $128 shirts are selling well, and the surge of customers even made the site crash at one point.
The brand is also now offering the chance for followers to win a free Chapo shirt.