Hunting for magic mushrooms from home — in jawn form

This is HARD TO GET, a newsletter about awesome stuff that’s tough to find. 
Mushrooms — they’re fire, yet so mysterious. Just the other day we learned that networks of underground mycelia connect entire forests, allowing distant trees to “communicate” with each other in something like a naturally occurring internet: Mycologists refer to this as the “Wood Wide Web,” which is tight. 
When it comes to rare mushrooms, we've gone to great lengths to cop. We’ve visited Portland-area markets to buy elusive Pacific Northwest matsutakes … we've foraged for chanterelles and cepes with our cool French aunt in the woods of Auvergne ... navigating the produce section here in California we've been known to toss a fat maitake into our basket LIKE IT'S NOTHING … and on occasion we’ve even expanded our damn horizons by eating schedule 1 narcotic ass psilocybin chocolates under the shade of a live oak. 

Today’s H.T.G. celebrates a version of rare-mushroom hunting … rare-mushroom-jawn hunting. 
In Tokyo a couple years ago we popped into the store Sun House and found a mushie-themed, Japan-exclusive North Face Purple Label bandana — the only one left in the shop. We dropped ~2800 yen on it like the dollar was STRONG, but when we tried to find one of these to include in last week’s Japanese bandana post, we came up empty. This might be damn near UNCOPPABLE??
Rarity rating: 🍄🍄🍄🍄/5 Rare Mushies. 
Brighton’s Story Mfg. make a bunch of mushroom-themed clothes. Some of it feels a little on-the-nose and/or like it's perpetrating headshop stolen valor, but we like this cotton shirt-jacket, dyed using purple-leaf plum and babul-tree bark. Maidens Shop in Japan seems to have once carried it but it's gone now. Some other Story Mfg. mushie options are still in stock elsewhere.  
🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄/5 Rare Mushies.
We fux w/ Online Ceramics but have only bought a couple things of theirs, one being this Mushroom House x Cactus Store t-shirt. Cactus Store is dope as hell: they made the instantly iconic Bernie 2020 cactus shirt we wrote about in our Bernard-merch roundup (which GQ and New York Magazine went on to swagger-jack without saluting H.T.G. The Original Trendspotter but that's cool). Cactus Store also follows Hard to Get on Instagram which shows good judgment. 

The original shirt is sold out at Online Ceramics. You can find a size M here for a nutty $200 asking price and a size L here for a less nutty $80. Recently Cactus Store did a reprint for $50, which is mostly sold out but still available in XL and XXL here. 
🍄🍄🍄🍄/5 Rare Mushies. 
There are some other cool Online Ceramics x Mushroom House joints. On the left is the “Mushroom Mandala Spiral” long-sleeve, $80 and currently available at the Online Ceramics site in M, XL and XXL. But we really like the “Tricky Three” fatal-fungus-guide tee on the right, which is: 

-Available in all sizes in white from L.A.'s excellent Ooga Booga here for $60 
-Available in black here in M for $100. 
🍄🍄🍄/5 Rare Mushies. 
Here's a lovely, totally un-selfconscious, un-hypebeasty option from Maine's Liberty Graphics, a.k.a. "America's Original Water-Based Ink T-Shirt Printer." $23, here. 
🍄🍄/5 Rare Mushies.
Similarly un-selfconscious and very sick: there is a magazine called Fungi Magazine and it has a merch store, and it carries these “Dancing Shrooms” khaki caps for $25, here. 
🍄🍄🍄/5 Rare Mushies.
Stussy made a cool mushroom-print fine-wale corduroy workshirt a little while back. It retailed for ~$135 but there's a size small here, $60. 
🍄🍄🍄/5 Rare Mushies.
Last fall, artist Phyllis Ma put out "Mushrooms & Friends," a small-run zine featuring hyperreal mushie tableaux -- the zine sold out a bunch of places but it's still in stock at Printed Matter, $25, here. 

This year Ma put out a Mushroom & Friends sequel and it too looks wavy -- and is in stock at Printed Matter. 

They also sell $15 poster versions of Ma's images for livening up the crib, which yr spending all yr time in these days anyway. 
🍄🍄🍄/5 Rare Mushies.
Speaking of livening up the crib with rare art: One of our favorite visual artists we've stumbled across on Instagram is @tomjones92_, who likes to render naive characters against bare fields using Fineliner pens and colored Promarkers. Mushrooms figure frequently into his delightful work, which you can DM him about buying. 
🍄🍄🍄🍄/5 Rare Mushies.
Finally, few figures loom as large over the North American mushroom game as Paul Stamets, a legendary mushie hunter / theoretician / scientist / proselytizer. 

Stamets sells a cool t-shirt depicting "The Mushroom Life Cycle" at his site, $19, here. 

He also wears hats made out of a felt-like mushroom known as amadou, pictured above, and if yr really about this mycophile life you can buy one of your own through a variety of Etsy shops. This one was hand-made in Translyvania (!?) and sells for $190 custom, here. 

DEAR LOS ANGELES H.T.G. READERS: IF YOU ROCK THIS HAT U WILL STUNT SO HARD ON EREWHON IT'S NOT FUNNY !! WE GUARANTEE THAT ALIA SHAWKAT WILL LOOK AT YOU TWICE, APPROVINGLY, WHEN YR BOTH IN LINE FOR THE CSA PICK-UP AT ALL TIME!!!
Mushie flex rating: 🍄🍄,🍄🍄🍄,🍄🍄🍄