Classy Bear

By admin
When we lived in

Japan
GPE

,

Sam
PERSON

used to collect these mugs that would show up every now and again at recycle shops (that is to say,

secondhand
ORDINAL

shops) with a little painting of a teddy bear in Ivy League-style outfits, labeled

The World of Classy Bear
WORK_OF_ART

. All of the mugs had a little trademark at the bottom indicating that the eponymous

Classy Bear
ORG

was the property of

Takara
GPE

, a

Japanese
NORP

toy company that I remember from ads growing up.

From this listing on

eBay
ORG

The mugs (and other associated crockery) seems to be relatively available on

eBay
ORG

, where they fetch decent prices.

Anyway, we’ve still got the mugs, so imagine our surprise when we spotted

Classy Bear
ORG

—unmistakably

Classy Bear
ORG

—on a £

180
MONEY

t-shirt at

Gatwick Airport
FAC

, labelled (rather unimaginatively if you ask me) "

Polo Bear
WORK_OF_ART

by

Ralph Lauren
PERSON

".

Who the heck is

Polo Bear
ORG

?