From the monthly archives:

February 2014



Fashioned with blood, sweat, and tears in the streets of Los Angeles, ‘We Are But THREADS‘ offers limited edition, independent, underground t-shirts for warriors.
Every shirt tells a story.
But one must write their own story…

Andy: Being as jaded about the t-shirt industry as I am, the language being used here has little effect on me, but I do really like that Lost Angels shirt so at least they’re not all talk and no substance.

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Wolves For The Win at Threadless

by Andy on February 28, 2014


There is a new shirt design on Threadless that represents a great cause. If this design wins, proceeds from every sale will go towards endangered wolves. Everyone knows about wolves but not many know how much their lives are really in danger. They need humans on their side to stand for the Endangered Species Act, slow climate change by utilizing more renewable energy, and help defend their natural habitats. Spread the word and vote for for this design here: http://www.threadless.com/threadless/wolves-for-the-win/

Andy: I don’t normally post abut designs that are up for voting at Threadless but this one is for a good cause so why the devil not.

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Doughboy Clothing Kickstarter Launch

by Andy on February 28, 2014


Doughboy Clothing is re-launching with a Kickstarter Campaign. We want to be more than just a brand, we want you to have a different experience when buying Doughboy Gear. We combine t-shirts and soon will add other stuff like hoodies, sweatshirt, caps with our awesome packaging, which is a vinyl toy. You pop its head off and inside is your badass t-shirt. We are launching with only three t-shirt designs and one packaging character. Our aim is to make loads of different characters to go with the new line of shirts we will be updating. These three t-shirt designs are limited to Kickstarter pledger’s only, and you won’t find them anywhere else ever again. Come check us out, and checkout our Facebook page. If you guys like what you see, then get yourselves a tee and feel the Doughboy experience come to life.

To find out more check out

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/doughboy/doughboy-clothing-t-shirts-and-toy-packaging
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Doughboyclothing
Twitter: @doughboybakes
Instagram: @doughboybakes
Website: http://doughboy.bigcartel.com/

Andy: Good looking designs, hopefully they can get funded. I would like to see a bit of a price break on the multiple tee pledges though, feels to me like there’s not enough of an incentive to get more than one shirt, especially when the price per shirt is pretty high to start with (though this is likely to do with that fantastic packaging/toy idea, that’s really cool).

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The Slytherin Original Death Eaters Hoodie

by Andy on February 28, 2014



For the Harry Potter & Sons of Anarchy fan in your life.

There’s a little glow in the dark surprise on the forearm of the sleeve as well!

Andy: Since Harry Potter is meant to be for kids and Sons of Anarchy definitely isn’t in a rational world you’d expect there to not be a lot of crossover, but the internet makes crazy fools of us all, so I’m sure this will be popular.

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Has it really been a whole year since my pathetic knowledge of hip-hop was exposed? Time flies by so fast sometimes.

Very nicely executed artwork this week at My Main Man Pat.

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Have you noticed how no one is talking about Flappy Bird now? Such is the life of a trend. The Han Solo shirt has a bit more life to it though, pity it’s not available as a white print on black as that tends to be a bit more of a popular colour combo than black on white.

Tshirt Laundry

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Smart T shirt Prototype by Cocky 2.0

by Andy on February 26, 2014

Cocky 2.0 a startup Canadian clothing brand is innovating within the Fashion Industry as it begins to test its Smart T shirt prototype. Check out this video showing how the Smart T shirt works.
Video link: http://youtu.be/1Fr_n6j13vc

Andy: It’s clever technology (you need to watch the video to understand it), but I’m not really sure why you would use it, it’s cool that holding your phone to your shirt can open Twitter or Snapchat, but why not just open the icon with your finger like normal? Still, that’s new technology, it’s a novelty at first then when people get used to it more practical uses become apparent. Separately, in terms of presentation, if you’re doing a video to show off the functionality of your shirt, re-shoot if it doesn’t work right the first time, work from a loose script, and get some more light in there, it will make for a much more watchable video. Also, there’s not really anything wrong with building a site with Wix, but I can guarantee that having Wix in the domain name is decreasing the amount of sales that Cocky 2.0 could be getting through their shop, it doesn’t give an air of professionalism and reduces the value of the brand in the eyes of a potential customer. Spending a bit of money to connect your domain with the Wix site will likely pay for itself and then some.

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Tribute t-shirts are a tricky business, they can be tacky, they can be inappropriate, or they can be a shameless exploitation of someone for profit. Thankfully, this shirt from Import Bible is none of those things, providing a subtle tribute to Paul Walker, an actor that most people will associate with the Fast & Furious series of films, who died last year in a car accident. All profits from the shirt sales will be going to Paul’s charity Reach Out Worldwide.

The design features the 12 iconic cars driven by Paul in the films, I can’t remember the name of the style but I really like the way the cars have been drawn, maybe someone can enlighten me in the comments. It’s available as a free wallpaper, t-shirt (personally I’d have preferred a front print for the design), or a screenprinted poster.

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Pretty damn cool I’m sure you’ll agree.

Costiness=$21 Buy it at Enclothe

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I wasn’t all that excited by what was on offer at laFraise last week, but these two tees definitely make up for that indifference. Lovely.

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“I will love you” at Weekly Tee

by Andy on February 25, 2014

“I will love you” A t-shirt made for all those mornings in a strangers bed?
Without a memory of last night!??

Now available on: http://weekly-tee.com
Stay tuned on: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Weekly-Tee/1393904260821696

Andy: Depressing message, but nicely done artwork and I like that colourway too. It surprises me that there are so many brands out there that forget to snag a vanity URL on Facebook.

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(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, February 17, 2014) New H2O Clothing Company is a brand new Christian lifestyle brand looking to change the landscape of Christian clothing.

According to founder Nick Chow, “We love God and want to inspire everyone around us. This clothing line was created to motivate others using scripture. We pull out inspiration and motivation from the Bible to engage today’s culture. We really wanted to make clothing that is authentic and would inspire people to ask us questions about our faith.”

The brand launched with three t-shirts: H2O Classic, Light Overcomes Darkness, and No Days Off which will be available for purchase exclusively on newH2O.co.
Plans are already underway to introduce new designs to the opening line-up. Future shirts will be available for limited time periods, depending on the shirt.

Be sure to follow New H2O Clothing Company’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for exclusive giveaways and information regarding the brand.

To find out more:
Website: http://newh2o.co/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newH2Oco
Twitter: @newH2Oco
Instagram: @newH2O
Email: info@newH2O.co

Andy: Those are some nice tees, looks like these guys are off to a good start. As usual with a Christian brand it’s good to not see them ramming a message down my throat. As ever I would like to see real photos of the tees being shown on the site instead of the mockups, it baffles me why brands spend all that money on stock and then don’t show it off in the best way possible.

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Farnsworth Radio T Shirt

by Andy on February 25, 2014

Farnsworth Radio design is a vintage design that serves as a tribute to the early manufacturers of radio such as Farnsworth Television & Radio Corp.

The design is an amalgamation of a user guide and a radio ad in the 70’s.

It is currently available for sale at Zazzle & RedBubble:

http://www.zazzle.com/farnsworth_radio_men_t_shirt-235729923291942552

http://www.redbubble.com/people/zekret/works/11567980-farnsworth-radio

Andy: Annnnnnd now I know where they got the name from in Futurama.

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New collection : 80’s Horror Icon Babies

by Andy on February 25, 2014

The first in a new collection of 80’s Horror Icon Babies tees features Pinhead. Awww… he got a boo-boo.

Andy: Not bad, not bad at all.

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New York based company, Martin de Tours Clothier introduces the launch of its 2014 KickStarter campaign to raise at least $20,00 to prepare and launch our 2014 spring / summer collection and service offerings. On there first day they reached 10,000 making them one of the hottest projects on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. The funds will also be used to purchase fabric, design resources, and allow the brand to continue its amazing service.

Operating since Fall 2013, Martin de Tours Clothier is an emerging brand that combines the distinct facets of sartorial advice, quality clothing, niche technology and low costs to benefit a large and growing population of men. Through its network of Style Valets, Martin de Tours deploys experienced consultants (“Style Valets”) to measure, select and design the best garments for their clients. This very experience has been reviewed by one of Esquire’s own with very high regard.

After experiencing the success of serving a client base that spans from New York to Australia, Martin de Tours Clothier is now seeking its next phase of growth through KickStarter. In an effort to raise at least $20,000, Martin de Tours Clothier will offer product and service rewards that range from hand written letters to complete makeover packages that include up to ten of its finest suits.
You can see the page with this link.
http://kck.st/1jgqiXI

Andy: This is clearly far too classy for me, but it is a really cool idea, and since they’re already well over their Kickstarter funding goal (they’re on $27,000 as I type this) you know you can place a pledge without having to worry about whether you’re going to see this one be successful. It does mean you’ve got to wait about 6 weeks until anything happens though, unfortunately.

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Bernie’s Nifty Tee’s allows the customer to purchase a single graphic printed t-shirt, hoodie, long sleeve & more, at a very affordable price. Sign up to our newsletter and receive a $2.00 off coupon code good for 6 months. Our newsletter keeps you up to date on all of our monthly promotions & discounts.

Visit our web store and browse all of our categories.

Andy: There’s a place for tees like this, and Hide Your Arms definitely isn’t it. Seriously, they even have a “2nd Amendment” category of tees, and ‘support our troops’ t-shirts that don’t seem to give anything to charity, which just feels wrong to me, making profit from the sentiment that is created by such a shirt, couldn’t they even give a dollar to a veteran charity? Yes, I’m a cynic, but they have too many designs in their store that are designed to tug at emotional triggers for it to be a coincidence. Also, they have a lot of American pride style designs, even one that says “made in USA” which is funny since they use Alternative Apparel blanks by the looks of things, which are produced in the “United States, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Vietnam, Nicaragua, Indonesia and China.” I’m not saying it’s wrong to sell items produced outside of the US (items in the HYA shop are printed in the UK but the blanks certainly aren’t produced here), but considering the kind of designs that they sell it would make sense they they’d use a US produced blank.

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We’ve just launched our Bootleg Series of game t-shirts with this awesome Alien Hunter design by the award-winning Jack Teagle. Screen-printed on 100% premium ring-spun cotton in eye-melting hot pink and turquoise, Alien Hunter pays tribute to the wave of sci-fi games that followed the big screen success of Alien, most notably Metroid. They’re available now for £17.99 at Hi-Score Club. We ship worldwide!

Andy: Thanks for the submission!

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Dressing Life’s Wounds comes from many years of hardwork and lessons learned. We strive to dress life’s wounds with style and grace, taking our inspiration from skate, snow, hip hop & electronic culture. Established in 2012 in East Vancouver, DLW aims to express itself through fine cut apparel, authentic deer hide leather, Canadian tailoring and professional screen printing with the rudest touch.

They have just recently launched their online store and they are being embraced by skate/snowboard/casuals alike! Something new is brewing in Vancouver, Canada…

Andy: Not really my style, but certainly well done and there’s a lot to like here.

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I really like the design style of that unicorn tee, but I don’t think that I’d be able to get away with wearing it. Interesting to see that they released the sea panda shirt in the same week when it’s largely the same concept as the unicorn shirt. I’m not a Pokemon player so I don’t really understand the green shirt, but considering how popular that franchise is I would assume that it will go down as a solid seller for them.

Snorg Tees

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Two new tees at Tshirt Laundry this week

by Andy on February 21, 2014





I wonder why they haven’t done three shirts this week as they usually do? To be honest these two aren’t that spectacular anyway so that might have something to do with it.

Tshirt Laundry

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