Even the pose is more subdued.
While I am getting over the fact that I payed $40 for
the American Apparel bodysuit when the Hot Topic
knockoff is $15, I'm still pretty happy that the see-thru
window to my crotch is approved by fashion's biggest
pervert, Dov. You kind of have to wear a high-waisted
skirt/shorts with it, because no matter how skinny you are,
a belly button peeking through see-through fabric looks
fairly fucking odd. This is obviously fixed in the HT version.
Hot Topic Pros:
Sleeves: always a fan of sleeves
Cheap(er): $15 vs $40
American Apparel Pros:
the lame detailing: really, this detailing MAKES the look
While I haven't tried on the HT version, I can say the AA top is,
like most of AA's clothes, super comfortable.
Cheap looking, lets be honest
Without the lame detailing, looks pretty flat
the sheer drops all the way down to the crotch,
so you can't wear anything low-rise
Also, I'm not a fan of the "muscle shirt" sleeves.