Remember when I told you back in November that Magnet Apparel was an unique brand that focused on connectivity? It is now December, I’ve tested the code and tried on the shirt, but is Magnet Apparel ready to connect with you in 2013?
First, let’s discuss the QR code that is stitched on the bottom left corner of each shirt. The concept alone is great idea, being able to connect with other Magnet Apparel wearers by scanning the custom QR code and creating profile through their site truly separates them from other brands in the industry. However, when I tried to set a profile of my own I kept getting an error message at the username/password screen. I was kind of bummed out by this, but it could have been my phone acting up or something technical beyond my knowledge. With that being said, the QR code system when working is something worth looking into.
Now let’s talk t-shirts, shall we?
“Base Jump” – It’s everything you would expect from a logo t-shirt, reasonably priced ($19.99), clean looking, and represents the brand well (it’s their logo after all). The t-shirt (size: small) was surprisingly loose fitting for a slim fit, which I personally enjoy. The print quality was also on point and wasn’t too thick.
“Future Vintage Genesis” – The design itself, a playful version of Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam”, screams connectivity. I love the robot hand on the front of the shirt (you can never go wrong with robots). The shirt had a similar fit to the “Base Jump” design, but the print quality was a little too cakey for me. Between the main graphic on the front and the spots printed around the shirt – it feels a bit heavy. By no means is this shirt unwearable, it is just not as comfortable as the logo shirt.
Overall, I think Magnet Apparel has a great concept with high quality threads. 2013 is right around the corner and I think there is going to be a lot of connections made. Hopefully, one of them will be you!
Nerdy Frames Co. is offering a Free Tee Give Away for New Years Day. Like, Comment or Share for a chance to win.
Andy: Please note that the competition is on their Facebook page, commenting here will win you nothing but a roll of my eyes.
We mentioned not too long ago a new Fall line from clothing brand Southfresh Cloth.ing and now they’re releasing a couple of new accessories, too.
Meet the Cima Desert bag and the Field Desert pouch – a collaboration between Southfresh and Arch. As the rest of the Southfresh Cloth.ing line, these products are handmade in Italy.
The Cima is a waterproof top-loading backpack made of oil green PVC-coated fabric and premium leather with a desert camo interior.
It features a capacious main compartment that you can access via the roll-top or by the top-front zip. There is also a big back pocket with a soft touch interior that can fit a up to a 15″ laptop. You can find a similar and smaller pocket on the front, too. The drawstring closure allows you to fill up your bag to the brim with whatever you need. The details are also impressive; there product is finished with leather details and a desert camo patch with an embroidered Southfresh logo.
The Field is an everyday use pouch that keeps your shoulders free.
It is also made of waterproof oil green PVC-coated fabric and premium leather with a desert camo interior. This pouch is perfect for fitting a compact camera, film rolls, a cellphone, or other personal necessities.
Both accessories were released in limited quantities on December 10th and are now available through the Southfresh Cloth.ing online shop.
Dawn clothing represents the anti-establishement, the counterculture and the downfall of the status quo. The same spirit of rebellion is implemented in it’s graphics. Combined with a urge to deliver high quality garments, while still respecting our planet and the live that inhabits it. By using organic textiles and waterbased inks in the production of our products, the impact on the environment is kept to a minimum. Each design is inspired by either personal experiences or life lessons in general.
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
At blu-boy we incorporate bold, original, artistic graphic concepts’ into our designs.
‘Initially it was started as a labour of love rather than a commercial venture back in 2011 when I was a Dublin based graphic designer. I wasn’t interested in what everyone else was doing, guess it’s safe to say that I got bored of playing it safe and sticking to the norm. All of our T-Shirts are printed on 100% Ring Spun Cotton delivering a much higher quality and soft fabric finish, using both Water Based and Plastisol Inks. Our designs range from typographical to distinctive illustrations on vibrant colour T-Shirts.’
Andy: Looking good, thanks for the submission!
We are Vyntage Clothing And Such, hailing from a tiny town in North Carolina. Our goal is to make shirts our friends will be proud to wear, maintain our independance, and keep our designs simple and fresh. We’re having a sale this week, all of our shirts are now $15! Come Check us out.
Andy: As I have been slow posting this one the sale is now over, but their tees still look cool.
This week’s T-Shirt Fight is a battle between “Ghostbusting Time” by Jade Boylan VS “Eat Brains” by Darkchoocoolat. One of these shirts will return next week, the other will never be sold again.
Andy: Posted this earlier in the week but there’s no harm in giving Tshirt Fight their own post.
Pretty cool Sherlock design at TeeFury.
Lovely ‘counting sheep’ shirt at Shirt.Woot.
I hope no one buys this shirt at RIPT, I’m so sick of people pretending the Mayan Apocalypse is a real thing.
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Spit Clothing Company seeks to provide a unified creative response to a new generation who infuse their lives with passion and excitement. Today, the youth grow up in an age where their creativity holds no limits, from graffiti artists, garage bands, skaters, surfers the possibilities are endless. Spit pushes the limits of expression, unifying the realms of art, music, and beyond. Spit infuses love and enthusiasm to create a clothing line that reflects the style in us all.
Andy: To be entirely frank, I’m not surprised that they’re marking these tees down so far because their current range doesn’t looks so great, but the ‘coming soon’ designs show a lot of promise.
Following the success of their first collection, Mancunian based District Roots are back with their winter collection. Introducing unisex hoodies, jumpers and beanies to their brand.
Continuing to drive forward their belief that your roots and origins form a key part of your identity, District Roots are evolving into a clothing brand, going beyond just t-shirts.
District Roots have alos released a behind the scenes promo video of the winter collection photoshoot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdtNUI91fCQ&list=HL1355226138&feature=mh_lolz
Check out their latest range here: http://www.districtroots.com
Andy: Looking good, thanks for the submission!
“Illegales” was one of the most important groups of the Spanish rock scene with a career full of great songs.
Officially dissolved in 2011, after 29 years in service, their music inspired (and continues to inspire) generations of bands, both in Spain and in South America.
Dextroamphetamine is a tribute shirt (inspired by the song of the same name) dedicated to all fans of Illegal and all those who have trouble waking up in the morning to go to the office. If you belong to at least one of these two groups, this shirt is specially made for you.
Return to punk!.
Made of quality Royal Apparel shirt (made in USA, 100% organic cotton), and screen printing. As it should be.
Andy: Never heard of the band, never heard of the song, but I actually quite like the style of this shirt, could pill box labels become a design trend?
From now until year’s end, the 12 best-selling shirts from Chicago-based Shirt Box Co. are all in one place and on sale. And if these shirts could have just one wish this Christmastime, it would be for Andy to say, “YES, these shirts ARE for me!” http://shirtboxco.com
Andy: Thanks for the submission, I can’t honestly say that all of these shirts are for me, but some of them are pretty cool and original.
“Run, Indy, Run” is at TeeFury.
Adventure Time meets Back To The Future at Shirt.Woot.
The 80s stumbled onto RIPT today.
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Most shops can’t offer guaranteed Christmas delivery now, so it’s not surprising that gift certificates are starting to be pushed harder by stores.
RedBubble are offering a 20% discount on gift certificates with the coupon code GIFTCARD12 from now until 11:59 (PST) on Christmas Eve, so if you can’t decide on a gift for someone, or you’re just a Red Bubble fan that knows they’ll spend money there, this is decent way to get more bang for your buck.
They’re ridiculous, but I do think it would be kind of funny to have one or two of these framed on my wall as if they were fine works of art.
Goodie Two Sleeves
If this is what they’re kicking off with then I very much look forward to seeing what Classy Crooks give us next. The tee is NZD$40 and the hoodie is NZD$75.
Chris got in touch to let me know that he has a new Loki design up at WeLoveFine.com and I’m glad he did because it’s pretty fantastic.
Costiness=$25 Buy it at WLF