I feel as if I’m stereotyping PJE as being some kind of rhinestone crazed t-shirt company when I post two shirts of theirs in a row that have the crystals on, which is unfortunate because most of their tees are completely without any kind of rhinestone embellishment. I’ll show a tee that doesn’t sparkle tomorrow, but for today, we’re going to keep on shining!
I don’t know exactly what the guy is meant to be smoking, maybe it’s a giant cigar? Or perhaps some form of more herbal relief (you’d probably need a painkiller after lighting a flame that big using only your hand)? My confusion aside, it is a pretty simple design, silhouettes are often a popular part of a collection, especially if you’re going for one-colour designs as PJE seem to be doing. I guess that when a design is so simple there isn’t really a huge amount I can say.
Just like with yesterday’s tee, the quality of this is excellent, I’ve got a little information about their tees and printing process from Peter, who runs PJE:
“The print has an extra-soft feel because we use specially mixed and carefully applied screenprinting inks to avoid the harsh feel you get from just doing a straight screenprint.
We have the shirts made by a small manufacturer that uses really high quality cotton, which we then further soften with a special enzyme/silicone wash. And yes, they are definitely made to have a fitted look.”
It’s a good thing I could quote Peter on that, because my knowledge of these techniques is still quite limited, so whilst I don’t totally understand why a silicone wash gets them feeling so soft, I can tell you that they do feel extremely good, and I’m sure you’re all far more concerned with the end product than the process anyway, right?
Read the rest of this entry for more pics.