Updated the OP with much more higher resolution images of the shirts from an article I found online. Nintendo Life's story included images that were twice as high as even these but only had a few shirts. No idea where they got them as I personally couldn't find higher resolution stuff on the official webpage. Possibly it's just displaying low for me.
Originally Posted by Bronx-Man
I like Ben Benhorin's design. I like it a lot.
Yeah in higher resolution you can see all the sprite outlines used.
The colored Mario on the left breast reminds me of a hoodie I own.
Originally Posted by Schopenhauerian
Some notes on this point: early in the development of DKC, Miyamoto did indeed have a lot of feedback on DK's look, but as mentioned at greater length in another post: (1) he ultimately approved of the look and was closely involved (communicating directly with the Stampers, who served as intermediaries) throughout the original DKC's development, (2) he was also the person responsible for DKC being resurrected by Retro with DKCR, and when offering guidance to Retro, (3) he even highlighted the importance preserving the unique look of the DKC series:
Oh I very well know he came up with Donkey Kong's tie and his role in development of the Country games.
I wasn't implying he hated DKC. I was more implying that he would have a huge reverence for the original considering it was his first big game.
I wish one of the shirts represented DKC is all.
There are already several classic Donkey Kong shirts.
Including this beautiful monstrosity from there coloration with Vanns last year: