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The Russians gave us a taste for the finer things in life - vodka, caviar, jewel-covered eggs - but when choosing a new motif for a line of summer T shirts, Brooklyn Industries went Soviet. The Williamsburg-based clothing company recently rolled out a line of 12 graphic Ts with designs of famed Coney Island icons - the Cyclone, the Wonder Wheel, hot dogs and the Parachute Jump - inspired by the Russian Constructivist movement of the 1920s and ’30s, according to Creative Director Vahap Funk.

These shirts aren’t just cool enough for summer, they remind you to stop and smell the ocean, and while you’re at it, get some cotton candy on your nose.

Brooklyn Industries Coney Island T-shirts are $28 and are available at their retail locations [206 Fifth Ave. at Union Street in Park Slope, (718) 789-2764 and 162 Bedford Ave. at North Eighth Street in Williamsburg, (718) 486-6464] and Web site

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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