From the monthly archives:

May 2010

30% off at Disturbia this weekend

by Andy on May 28, 2010

disturbia coupon code

An aful lot of people seem to be having sales this weekend. I’m sure there are more out there, but it’s a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK/Memorial Day Weekend in the US, so I think I’m going to give myself a break, which explains why I spent the afternoon flying a kite. Yep, that’s how relaxed my day was…. flyin’ a kite.

Disturbia Clothing

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20% off at Dephect this weekend.

by Andy on May 28, 2010

dephect coupon code

There’s also free shipping too, not sure if that is worldwide. Dephect.

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wishbone hoodie

This is one of those unusual cases of a t-shirt design being better suited to a zip-up hoodie than a tee. I often feel that a zip-up means that there has to be a lot of compromise in a design, working around the zip, or just on one side of the zip, but in the case of this Threadless reprint the zip is actually integral to the design. Sure, it’s a bit of a cheap joke, but it made me smile.

Costiness=$40 Buy it at Threadless

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pandycane coupon code

Pandy Cane

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homage clothing sale

Homage Clothing

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snake t-shirt

Here’s an interesting concept from one of those ‘tee a day’ sites, selling more than just a tee. If you order the tee above for $24.99 by May 30th (that’s when they stop selling it), not only will you get the t-shirt, an 8″ x 10″ art print, a custom screen-printed box, and a sticker pack. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me and it can be made even better by using the coupon code hideyourarms to get 10% off. I’m not sure if that code will be valid for just this release at LTD Tee, or if it’s an ongoing code, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt you to try, would it?

Costiness=$24.99 Buy it at LTD Tee

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jimiyo graffiti

I can’t design, I’ve accepted this, I know what I like, I can put text over a picture, but doing something from scratch is just something I will never master (so why bother, eh?). However, Jimiyo is a good illustrator and knows the tee world well, so when he’s dropping pearls of wisdom, you should be trying to catch them. Check out his tutorials on how to win online design contests (hint: you’ve got to be in it to win it), and how to make money selling your art (and yes, t-shirts play a part in that too).

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monster hoodie

I put my detective hat on for this post, that’s right, actual work, not just a random sentence about a tee and then the price. I first wrote about MonsterHoodies back in 2008, and liked their concept, hoodies with bits of tooth shaped cotton around the hood, and googly eyes on top to finish off the face. Sure, it wasn’t the most sophisticated novelty hoody in the world, but it was cute.

Today, I swung by Busted Tees to see if they had anything new on offer, because I’ve been enjoying their offerings lately, and it turns out they’re now selling Monster Hoodies. So, I visited MonsterHoodies.com and it went straight through to BustedTees, which is a little curious. Then, I remembered the woman modelling the hoodies in my initial post works for Connected Ventures (I know this because of their ridiculously awesome Harvey Danger Lipdub that I put at #7 on a list of cool t-shirt videos), the parent company of BustedTees (who also own Vimeo and CollegeHumor, amongst others), so it doesn’t seem so mysterious now why Monsterhoodies are solely sold by BustedTees. Gil Grissom, eat your heart out, then spend an hour stroking your chin working out who did it!

Costiness=$49.99 Buy it at BustedTees

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Saturn T-shirt by Vintage Vantage

by Andy on May 26, 2010

saturn t-shirt

I like this design, in fact, I like it enough that I don’t want anyone to tell me what the Japanese writing says, because I get the feeling that the cheeky chappies at Vintage Vantage may have made it something naughty. If I remember correctly, you can get 20-something percent off your order at Vintage Vantage with the coupon code hideyourarms, but if that doesn’t work, I got a tip that you can get 33% off (which is clearly superior to my code) with the code facebook.

Costiness=$19.50 Buy it at Vintage Vantage

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star wars t-shirt

A long time ago… Tatooine was represented in the IFL (Intergalactic Football League) by a group of nomadic outcasts known as the Tuscan Raiders. That is until they killed Schmi Skywalker. Already struggling with temptations of the Darkside, Anakin slaughtered the Raiders out of revenge. Not just the men though, but also the women and the children leaving no one to play football or shoot at podracers.

Like it, love it, love everything about it. Maybe I should be saving up these links for another Star Wars list!

Costiness-$15 Buy it at Hugsmugglers

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Gentleman Bicyclist by The Damn Rascals

by Andy on May 26, 2010

bicycle t-shirt

Once again, I must point out that despite clearly liking bike tees (why else would I post so many of them?), I don’t even own a bike!

Costiness=$20 (available in M/L only) Buy it at The Damn Rascals

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blade runner t-shirt

How did I NOT know that that Dark Bunny had a Blade Runner tee?

Costiness= £19 Buy it at Dark Bunny Tees

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Evolution & Atheist T-shirts

by Andy on May 24, 2010

evolution t-shirt

This list would have made a lot more sense last year, when people were celebrating Darwin’s 200th birthday, but as it’s evolution, I think it’s appropriate to post anytime. I know you guys usually expect to see 100+ t-shirts in a list from Hide Your Arms, but unsurprisingly a lot more people want to make t-shirts about Star Wars and Robots than evolution.

For what it’s worth, I’m an atheist, I believe in evolution, if you don’t, I respect your right to have a different opinion to me, so please afford me the same respect. Evolution and atheism tend to go hand-in-hand, and for that reason I have included a t-shirts that are more specifically ‘atheist t-shirts’ rather than t-shirts about evolution.

When it comes to t-shirts about the subject of evolution, the first thing a lot of designers think of is “The Evolution of Man“, so that style does make up the bulk of the list, but there are some other really good designs in the list too, enjoy!


1. Glennz Tees – $19.95 Buy it here


2. Evolver by Olly Moss – Go Ape Shirts – $18 Buy it here


3. Strikeout by Loiter Ink – $18 (also available as a hoodie) Buy it here


4. “Stop Following Me!” by Noisebot – $17.99 (also available as a hoodie) Buy it here


5. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Evolution of Guybrush Shirt at the Star Wars shop – $17.99 Buy it here


6. Evolution of Wolverine by James Lillis at RedBubble – $15.42 Buy it here


7. Viva La Evolution at Busted Tees – $20 Buy it here


8. Robot evolution t-shirt at Diesel Sweeties – $16.99 Buy it here


9. Evolution by Finisterre (I don’t really know how this represents evolution, but I like it and it’s made of merino wool, so it must be good) – £35 Buy it here


10. Fast food Evolution at RedBubble – £16.04 Buy it here


11. Grand Theft Evolution by SplitReason – $18.95 Buy it here


12. Career Evolution at Zazzle – $26.65 Buy it here [via ATshirtBlog]


13. The Evolution of Wolverine (again) at NerdyShirts – $19.97 Buy it here


14. Evolution of some men by Kerry Ward at RedBubble – £14.80 Buy it here


15. Evolutionary Gentlemen Around The World by SirEuan at MySoti – £16.54 Buy it here


16. Kansas [D]Evolution T-Shirt at Ban T-shirts – $18.50 Buy it here


17. A Brief History of the World by João Lauro Fonte at Threadless – $18 Buy it here


18. Evolution of Rock by Reece Ward at RedBubble – £14.80 Buy it here


19. “Stop Following Me” (again) at Tees Unleashed – From $16.90 Buy it here


20. War Evolution T-shirt by Bomb G Tshirts – £9.99 Buy it here


21. Noah’s Dilemma by Headline Shirts – $19 Buy it here


22. Viva La Ape! at MySoti – £15.59 Buy it here


23. Surf Evolution t-shirt at RedBubble – £14.80 Buy it here


24. Jesus vs. T-Rex t-shirt at TopatoCo – $18 Buy it here


25. Stop Following Me (again!) at Busted Tees – $18 Buy it here


26. Bicycle Evolution t-shirt at Ban T-Shirts – $18.50 Buy it here


27. Evolution of the Cat – Previously available at Lolmart Shirts


28. Darwin Jesus Fish Evolution t-shirt at Redbubble – £14.80 Buy it here


29. 98% Chimapnzee t-shirt at ThinkGeek – $15.99 and up Buy it here


30. Devlve by 6dollarshirts – $6 Buy it here


31. Darwin Scarface Parody by HeadlineShirts – $19 Buy it here


32. Dodgeball Evolution by Hei at MySoti – £16.89 Buy it here


33. Pffft There Is No God by TopatoCo – $19 Buy it here


34. Evolution T-shirt by Amorphia Apparel – $14.99 and up Buy it here


35. Evolution of Bowling T-shirt at T-shirtOutlet.com – $18.95 Buy it here


36. Evolution of War T-shirt at Crazy Dog Shirts – $16.99 Buy it here


37. Evolution of Robots by Red Molotov – £14.99 Buy it here


38. Nintendo Evolution T-shirt by Split Reason – $18.95 Buy it here


39. Insert Coin t-shirt by Penny Arcade – $17.99 Buy it here



40. Evolution of the AT-AT by James Lillis at RedBubble – £15.42 Buy it here (like this, check out my list of 202 Star Wars t-shirts)


41. Mac Evolution by ShirtCity – $19.95 Buy it here


42. Adam’s Rib Creationism T-shirt by Teachthecontroversy – $15.99 Buy it here


43. Da Vinca Rock Man at Headline Shirts – $19 Buy it here


44. Dinosaurs Against Creationism by Ban T-Shirts – $18.50 Buy it here


45. Devolution Something, Somewhere Went Terribly Wrong T-Shirt – $18.95 Buy it here


46. Darwin is my homeboy t-shirt – £14.99 Buy it here


47. Evolutionary Gentlemen by Sir Euan at MySoti – £16.54 Buy it here


48. Flowchart of Darwinian Evolution by BabbleTees – $15.99 Buy it here


49. Evolution of Mind by Dylan DeLosAngeles at RedBubble – £16.04 Buy it here


50. Viva La Evolusion at ShirtCity – $19.95 Buy it here


51. Darwin’s Finches by Think Geek – $15.99 and up Buy it here


52. Cro-Magnum by Headline Shirts – $15 Buy it here


53. The Missing Link – Not for sale, but funny


54. The Evolution of the Bicycle by Sheep Stop – $9 (for an orgainc tee!) Buy it here


55. Evolution BMX by Zomboy at Redbubble – £16.95 Buy it here


56. Select Relevant Pop Icon by ZAAAAP at RedBubble – £16.04 Buy it here


57. Re-Evolution by Yanmos at RedBubble – £15.03 Buy it here


58. On the origin of species word cloud t-shirt by Red Molotov – £14.99 Buy it here


59. Darwin Fish T-shirt by Red Molotov – £14.99 Buy it here


60. Evolution t-shirt by Uneetee – $18.99 Buy it here

These lists don’t write themselves, so if you have enjoyed reading it or have bought a tee or two you found here, I would really appreciate it if you could spread the word about the list. Some of the best ways to share it are really easy, like posting a link to your Twitter or Facebook account. Even easier is to click the ‘I like it’ button if you have the StumbleUpon Toolbar installed on your browser. If you write a blog it would be great if you linked to this list too. If you don’t want to share it, that’s cool too, I just hope you enjoyed reading it and found some cool t-shirts. If you want to see more lists that I have written, check out the lists category for some from me, as well as links to other t-shirt lists around the internet.

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Anchor hoodie by Year Of Thread

by Andy on May 21, 2010

anchor hoodie


I’ve been meaning to write about Year of Thread for ages. They’re British and they have lots of good, wearable designs, so why wouldn’t I want you guys to see what they have to offer. I’m not usually into tattoo style designs, but this one is a lot less restrained than something you’d see on Jersey Shore, and that green/red colour combo really pops.

Costiness=£45.99/£49.99 Womens/Mens

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bird t-shirt by emil kozak

You know what sucks about Twitter, it’s just so ubiquitous. A few years ago, twittering was something actualy birds did, or something you said about people that chatted a lot. Now it means sending messages to people via a specific website (or a third-party client, as most people do), it’s like they’ve stolen that word, and I don’t like that. Similarly, this is a t-shirt with a picture of a bird on it, it’s got nothing to do with Twitter, and yet, clearly it has got me thinking about Twitter. Still, it’s a damn fine illustration.

Costiness=€35 Buy it from Emil Kozak’s store

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Camera Crackup by ReThink Clothing

by Andy on May 21, 2010

camera t-shirt

Personally, I’d be happier to see this tee without the ReThink text on the upper left, but the level of branding could be much worse, and I know that brands needs to get their name out there, and yes, I’m a total hypocrite about these things.

Costiness=$19.99 Buy it at ReThink Clothing

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Death is Pop by Short at LaFraise

by Andy on May 21, 2010

death is pop lego t-shirt

Cool concept alert, a skeleton made of Lego (or Lego style fun blocks if the lawyers were to ask, presumably)! It’s a great idea, executed well, and that colourway is spot on too. Anyone have anything to complain about with this tee? I sure don’t.

Costiness=€23 Buy it at laFraise

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Reversible A t-shirt by Alright OK

by Andy on May 20, 2010

alright OK reversible t-shirt

I really like this, they’ve taken the novelty of a reversible shirt and made it cool, and before you scream “but Andy, it’s got print on both sides, if I wore it during a marathon I would surely chafe!” hove no fear imaginary running reader, because they’ve printed both sides with a discharge/plastisol combo print to make sure that the print is soft on both sides. Oh, and it’s cheap.

Costiness=$10 Buy it at Alright OK on Storenvy

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Fixie t-shirt by Vibo

by Andy on May 20, 2010

fixed gear bike cycling t-shirts

Considering that not only do I not own a fixie, I don’t even own a bike (the mountainous terrain is a bit of a turn-off for starting that healthy hobby), I certianly do post quite a lot of fixed gear and cycling tees. You know why, because I’m your tee servant, some people could call me a hero, feel free to be amongst them. Looks like they’ve sold out of all sizes except for XL, but apparently it will be restocked on May 25th.

Costiness=€25 Buy it at Vibo

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Friendly Ghosts by Muttley at MySoti

by Andy on May 20, 2010

friendly ghosts t-shirt

Y’all know that I love negative space on a tee, and using negative space to create a ghost sounds like a great concept to me. I like this design and I’d be happy wearing it, but when I look at this tee I think to myself… kids shirt, right? How good would this be as a kid’s shirt?

Costiness=£17.33 Buy it at MySoti

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