El Chapo Felony Fashions ... Capture Launches Craze

1/12/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0111-el-chapo-shirt-02El Chapo's got a new side hustle -- modeling loud, flamboyant men's shirts/blouses and pushing sales through the roof.  

Okay, he's not getting paid for it, but an L.A. shop is totally capitalizing on the drug lord's capture. El Chapo was wearing a couple of nightclub-ish shirts in the photos that went with Sean Penn's Rolling Stone article -- and one of our guys (from I.T. of all places) recognized the gear from the store, called Barabas.

The store's manager tells us sales skyrocketed when the pics came out. They're even using El Chapo's image now on their website, which crashed from the initial sales surge.

0111_el_shapo_shirts_wmIf you're interested:
- the "Fantasy" men's button-down (stripes) is "filled with an abstract design that makes it stand out"
- the "Crazy Paisley" men's button-down is "definitely one to wear on a night on the town"

Also great for crawling through drug tunnels, both shirts go for $128.

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