The final episode of HBO’s “Succession” hit viewers hard when underdog Tom Wambsgans became CEO of the Waystar Royco empire, shocking (and delighting) some fans.
But one surprising scene-stealer was the outfit worn by troubled middle sibling Roman Roy (played by actor Kieran Culkin), who donned a simple T-shirt with tricolor stripes down the sleeves in one of the pivotal closing scenes of the show. Eagle-eyed fans quickly identified the top — as a kid’s shirt from Walmart that costs just $7.
The top was identified by the Instagram account @SuccessionFashion where it started going viral.
The discovery caused quite a stir online, as it made a big difference to the character’s usual attire of suits and button-downs.
I feel like I can’t remember the last time we saw Roman in his shirt.
— Ashley Reese (@offbeatorbit) May 29, 2023
I think the most shocking part of tonight’s episode was Roman in at shirt
— French onion soup lover (@robbertsupreme) May 29, 2023
Frankly, I’m surprised that Roman even owns a shirt and shorts #Succession
— J (@jtski12) May 29, 2023
The shirt itself comes in a pack of two for $13.96 on the website of the retailer of the Wonder Nation brand, which makes clothes for toddlers and young children.
“This t-shirt made him look like a kid and I know that was the intention,” commented one user.
In the scene, Roman hides in his mother’s house. Culkin is 40 years old.
The shirt is no longer on Walmart’s website and is reportedly completely sold out, according to a screenshot obtained by CBS news.
Walmart did not immediately respond australiabusinessblog.com’s request for comment about the shirt.