From the monthly archives:

February 2012

sonic tack team t-shirt

Pretty solid week at BustedTees, I think my favourite is the Sonic shirt, sure, it’s simple and the ‘fake track team’ concept has been done many times before, but I’m a child of the 80s and this kind of thing appeals to me now.


gama-go t-shirts

GAMA-GO will be releasing their latest season (which will see a quite epic number of tees being added to their store) next week, but before that they’re holding a big sale, with all their shirts dropped down to $18 for 48 hours, which is actually more like 46 hours at the time of writing, and probably less by the time you’ve read this. Basically, the sale started at 11am PST today and will be going on until 11am PSt on March 2nd. Their tees are usually $28 a piece so this does represent a really good saving.


Keepon Collective is a new clothing brand out of Vancouver, Canada. Our goal is to develop into more than just a company that you bought a cool shirt from. We want to form relationships with our customers, in hopes of spreading the idea that if there are other like-minded people out there going through tough times, we can each find it within ourselves to conquer obstacles and personal struggles to reach personal success, and ultimately, happiness.This philosophy mainly draws itself from the idea that most people let too many things hold them back in life. Time. Money. Looks. Circumstance. Stereotypes. Doubt. Fear. However, it shouldn’t be these factors that define us, but the attitude with which we respond to such obstacles.

Andy: Unusual to see a brand launch that has a crewneck and a hoodie in the opening release, usually people just have a few tees. Then again, they’re from Vancouver so I doubt it’s really tee weather there at the moment. Good submission and some solid designs, looking forward to seeing the the future brings for these guys.

This post was submitted by Richard Lam.


ian leino t-shirt sale

Pop culture t-shirt design expert Ian Leino has a sale going on in his store from now until March 5th (that’s Monday) in which all of his tees are $15 a piece. He’s got a lot of popular designs so the sale is definitely worth checking out.


free custom stickers

Our friends at Sticker Mule want to give two winners $100 in free stickers. Sticker Mule is an awesome custom sticker printer, and good people to know if you’re a t-shirt shirt designer. They print very high quality vinyl stickers, I used them earlier this month when I wanted some Rigu stickers making and I was very impressed with what I received (and I paid for the service, this competition happening now is a complete coincidence). They make ordering as simple as possible, making your artwork print ready for free, provide a free online proof with every order, and responding quickly to support requests.

Here are some shots of their work:

The Prize: $100 each in store credit at Sticker Mule for two winners (one picked from each entry method). This can be used on any product in store (they offer several types of custom sticker, and also iphone/iPad/laptop/Kindle skins).

To Enter: There are two ways to enter, and two ways to win. Firstly, you can leave a comment on this blog post saying what you’d do with the store credit, or secondly, you can tweet the following message:

I want to win $100 of store credit from @stickermule & @hideyourarms. RT to enter

Contest Ends: 03/14/2012 (March 14th 2012)

Good luck to everyone!!


rib cage customs

Y’know, thinking about it, it’s kind of weird that every four years we just add a day into the calendar and act like that’s a normal thing to do. Madness.

Anyway, Rib Cage Customs have had the bright idea of celebrating February 29th with a massive 50% off coupon code. The magic word to use during checkout is LEAP50 and will be live from now until midnight on February 29th (aka this time tomorrow).


Seeing this video makes me feel a little bit bad that I keep all the HYA writers locked in a dungeon and I sent them coal for Christmas (I’m kidding, I’m kidding, they got nothing for Christmas). Seriously though, the video above is an excellent primer for someone that’s never heard of Threadless before, it gets across what they do (crowdsource designs), how they do it, and the spirit in which the company is run. Of course, if you’re reading HYA then chances are you’ve heard of Threadless at least once in the past, but it’s still a fun little video. [via Troundup]


ss'12 supremebeing t-shirts

These Supremebeing shirts at Street Casuals are a bit of a departure from the usual HYA fayre of printed graphics, but I quite like the change. There’s lots of strong and bold colourways here that I think would look really good being paired up with a lightly more muted top layer like a darker jakcet or zip up hoodie. Also in this release from Supremebeing is a couple hats and a few sweaters & light jackets but the tees looked the most interesting to me and this post had more than enough pictures in already anyway. If you’re looking to pick up a tee you’ll be spending £30, which does seem like quite a lot to me, but then again I haven’t paid for a t-shirt for a few years now so my perceptions of value are slightly warped.


T-shirt News for February 28th

by Andy on February 28, 2012

warehouse 13 t-shirt

Fans of the SyFy show ‘Warehouse 13′ will be quite excited by this design at TeeFury.

Funnily enough I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Terminator-themed boomerang t-shirt before, well done to Shirt.Woot for introducing me to something new.

An adorable organic Doctor Who Dalek at RIPT today.
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jem design contest

As a 27 year old guy I’m sure it won’t surprise you to know that I’m not really up on my “80s cartoons aimed at girls that only lasted for 3 seasons” but apparently I am on the wrong side of pop culture in this case, because Mighty Fine/ (I don’t really know what I’m meant to call them) are running a JEM t-shirt design competition with a prize of up to $2500 and that suggests to me that quite a lot of people are/were quite excited about the show. One cool aspect of this competition is that they have brought in the original voice of Jem to be a judge. You’ve got until March 23rd to get your entries in and I’ve included all the details after the break.
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So you love pandas & flamboyant face-paint power rocking. Then you and Speakeasy will get along just fine! Speakeasy donates %15 profit of each shirt to the good people over at Pandas International. If more Pandas listened to KISS, we’d probably have more Pandas.

Andy: Whenever I hear the term ‘pandamonium’ I’m reminded of the early Threadless design, but this shirt is pretty cool too.

This post was submitted by Aaron.

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color burst a better tomorrow t-shirt

I think that this is one of my favourite designs at A Better Tomorrow for quite a long time. That said, I feel that putting a colourful design like this onto a heather grey shirt washes it out a bit, thought that may have been the point of the choice of blank.

Costiness=22€ Buy it at A Better Tomorrow


New at Threadless this Week (27/02/2012)

by DeeHYA on February 27, 2012

It’s save to say that Threadless are very much playing it safe with the newbie tees this week. Lots of black, white and red! One stand out tee and a lot of misc.

Firstly as monotone tees go, Threadless has lots of them and I don’t think this one is the best. Gray Destiny by RL76 features some kind of lady assassin surrounded by birds. It very much looks like an image / character from a graphic novel.

Providing the only splash of colour that isn’t red/black/white this week we have Soar by Jay Fleck. Basically showing a boy riding a massive bird. I love the colour of the sky and the clouds but this isn’t a tee I would purchase for myself.

If big cats are your thing, The Power of the Nature by Sebastian Andaur could be a perfect addition to your Threadless collection. I particularly like the model images for these tees they are like regular Threadless with extra ‘GRRRRrrr’.

Again with the bland colours but I like the placement of the design on this tee, it completely covers the entire tee which, if you ask me, is better value for money. It’s quite interesting how the fact that Prototype by Didier Gerardin being printed entirely black on the creme tee almost makes it look grey.

Ok the stand out favourite and tee winning because of it’s awesome levels of originality is A French Ninja Cat by Kyle Walters, based on the famous Le Chat Noir poster. I really this comedic take on the design, and it’s the one newbie tee that I would welcome into my Threadless collection.










skateboarding t-shirt

To be honest with you I can’t decide which of these laFraise t-shirts that I like more, they’re both really nice and quite different from one another, but I think I’ll have pick the skateboarder jumping over the moon simply because I don’t know if I’d be able to wear that light red colour. Fun to note that the red shirt is by former HYA contributor Randyotter.

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Two excellent new tees from Random Objects

by Andy on February 27, 2012

we must sail and not drift t-shirt

‘Jack of All Trades Masters of None’ is the latest design from the ever-excellent Random Objects, and the fun part about this tee is that it actually comes with two #2 pencils which I think is a really neat touch that does add to the experience. The anchor shirt has previously been seen on a crew-neck jumper and now makes it’s debut as a tee, and mighty fine it looks too. You can pick it up for $24, or $26 for the Jack of All Trades tee (I guess that the pencils push the price up a little).


Another Successful TeeTalk, Join Us Next Time!

by Leah on February 27, 2012


Hello there, let’s recap TeeTalk from last week, shall we?

First of all, for those of you that are not familiar with TeeTalk, it is a chatroom created by Rick at OMUNKY (and I am his little helper/moderator). TeeTalk meets once a month and there we talk about everything t-shirt related – everyone is welcome of course; t-shirt fans, designers, bloggers, and even those who do all the printing of the tees we love.

Last week’s TeeTalk had a great turnout; fans and artists alike. Being a fan, I of course like to point out the designers, bloggers and companies that showed up. I listed and linked them below – go ahead and check them out:

Andreas Krapf of Denada Clothing
Daniel J. Newman, an artist better known as QuakerNinja
Jared Thompson of Tee Gazette, as well as DesignJuices
Jeremy Picker co-owner of AMB3R Custom Tees
Matt Eyer, owner of Wear Liberty and blogger here on Hide Your Arms
Nader Boraie, owner and designer at Labyrinth Clothing
Phil Wheeler, a designer and illustrator also known as pweye
Spraypaint, graphic designer
Tessa Sainz, a designer and illustrator
Lastly, we also met the owners of Mutated Tees, as well as GET Hi!p Society Co.

We chatted about A LOT of things, more than I can sum up in this one blog post, but of those things we chatted about, my favorite topic was: What tee are you wearing now? It is always fun to discover what everyone is wearing; it helps you get to know that person – their style, as well as their personality, but the main thing is it introduces fans to new brands and artists! (Yay!)

T-shirts That Made an Appearance at TeeTalk:

I was happily wearing a DBH that night, Incredible Light by Huebucket.

Another t-shirt fan like myself, Michael Leonetti, wore Bunny from FashionInk Clothing.

Nader Boraie was wearing Sight, a tee from his very own brand, Labyrinth.

Quakerninja wore this one by Qetza titled, Sed de Sangre.

Tabitha Payne, a Buddha fan AND t-shirt fan, wore Buddha Bot by John Sumrow.

Erick Enders, another huge fan of tees (was surprisingly not wearing a t-shirt from an indie brand like usual), but was wearing a band tee from Watchout! There’s Ghosts.

And one more… Rick Waters of OMUNKY was wearing his design, Tiger Turmoil.


That’s all for now, so join in the next chat if you want more. Keep checking back here at Hide Your Arms for the time and date of the next TeeTalk – I will definitely keep you informed, that’s a promise! Also take a peak (and like) our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter too.



8-bit Pac Man/Pizza Man t-shirt from Super7

by Andy on February 27, 2012

8 bit pizza man t-shirt

My parents aren’t really into computer games, but I do remember back in the early 90s when we had an Acorn A2000 (yes, I am that old school) that they would obsessively play Pac-Man after I went to bed, I wonder if that has anything to do with how I spend 12+ hours a day with some kind of LCD screen a few feet from my face?

Anyway, Pac Man is still fun and pizza just seems to get better and better, so I like this shirt.

Costine=$25 Buy it at Super7


T-shirt News for February 27th

by Andy on February 27, 2012

doctor who t-shirt

This is definitely one of the better Doctor Who designs that I’ve seen for a while from TeeFury, very nice work indeed.

Ninja chameleon from Shirt.Woot, ha!

Zelda gets a new mashup at RIPT.
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