From the monthly archives:

June 2015

Piekuo ‘Bat’ – Review

by Ben_P on June 28, 2015

Recently I got the opportunity to review Pieukuo. I was pleasantly surprised when receiving the package. It was the little additions to the T-shirt that makes this new starter seem more like an established brand. They have customised tape for their packaging, lovely information card as well. It’s definitely a very professional set up they have going, the website, packaging and final product all make this brand into someone to definitely keep on your radar.


Going into the packaging, it was simple nothing too extravagant in terms of what it was actually delivered in a simple brown box. I can’t really fault anyone for not splashing out on over the top packaging because it’s one of those things that you end up tearing through and discarding anyway. I really thought the tape was a nice little touch as I’ve already mentioned as it definitely puts a personal touch onto a plain packaging.


On opening parcel I was greeted by a clear plastic bag protecting the garment and inside with it was a descriptive card. It’s these little things that all add up to creating a very professional and established look for such a young brand.


First off the design. I really like this design, it’s got a certain appeal that I can’t quite portray into words very eloquently, it reminds me of an old school 8-Bit video game enemy, It certainly appeals a lot to me at least! It’s again very nice that it isn’t a pop culture mashup thrown together that with a tenuous link – so it certainly gets a few little extra points on that side from me.

I do admit that one negative I had about the t-shirt to start with was that it seemed a tad too tight, the neck is very tight and I felt that across the chest felt slightly too tight for a medium shirt however I was pleasantly surprised because I was under the assumption this would be an uncomfortable shirt to wear for extended periods of time – it wasn’t. If you’re thinking of buying a shirt from these guys just be aware that the neck lines are tighter than average – which isn’t a negative aspect but I suppose I’m used to having a bit of wiggle room with my t-shirts and thats a personal preference. 


The feel of the shirt is nice, it’s soft and feels very durable. The print as well is 2 colour screen print that has so far shown absolutely no signs of cracking, it definitely feels like it will last a long time, the one down side of this print is that it feels slightly heavy on the shirt and to the touch isn’t the nicest of prints – but really its a welcome trade off to have this image stay fresh looking for longer. The price of the Bat is £15 which I feel for all of what they’ve put into the design and overall experience is a very reasonable price.

Just a note that this design comes both as a T-Shirt and as a Sweat. Just incase one bat isn’t enough why not get both!

Overall I’m really impressed with Piekuo – they’re a relatively new brand in the grand scheme of things and the whole product from start to finish just looks fantastic, the website is beautifully design and they’ve really got a fantastic functioning website in my eyes. The designs are varied and they’re certainly unique. You’ll be sure to stand out from the crowd with anything from their site


Here’s a little blog and movie I’d like to share for the first two “Gods on the Earth” series of uchi tees featuring a selection buddhas and deities. Hope you like.

Andy: Pretty nice design, thanks for the submission!



by Andy on June 25, 2015

Amazing to think that such a staple wardrobe item as the T shirt has only been around for a little over a 100 years. From a clever solution to an obvious problem a seamstress was having in 1913 to the rock and rock stars of the 60’s and now one of the most common articles of clothing in the world the T shirt has certainly seen a meteoric rise to success and fame, Cottonprint’s latest infographic charts its progress over the years:

Andy: Pretty cool, thanks for the submission!


Iconic Chameleon by Cromatic Couture

by Andy on June 25, 2015

Established in 2014 Cromatic Couture is a Vibrant and Exhilarating Clothing Brand that Specializes in the Art of Blending Colors. Our Mission is not only to create Premium Quality Products but also to Captivate Emotion through our Creations. We Believe that Clothing is not just a fashion statement but rather an extension of ourselves. We believe it expresses who we truly are. Based in San Jose, California, We Are – Color Phenoms

Andy: looks good, thanks for the submission! Don’t forget to connect with Cromatic on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CromaticCouture


In celebration of hitting our 10th birthday of our website, our entire collection of vintage clothing, including our vintage T shirts is 50% off Wednesday, June 24th through Saturday, June 27th. No coupon code is needed, everything is already marked down. Thanks to everyone who has supported our shop for the last decade!

Andy: The tees don’t really appeal to me personally, but I do like the idea of vintage clothing that has an actual meaning behind it instead of just stuff that is created to look vintage, and since it is often understandably pricey 50% off is a hell of a deal.


Summer Shred and New Shirts

by Andy on June 22, 2015

Strength. Courage. Endurance. Sotare.

This summer we have released “Coat of Arms”. This shirt features a large Sotare crest, an array of hidden kangaroos, and some secret messages. The design is available in both red and sapphire blue. What better way to get prepared for the patriotic summer holidays than by repping some red, white, and blue Sotare? Get yours at over at the store!

We are also running a Summer Shred contest on Instagram. It’s simple. Just take a picture or video of yourself skateboarding. Post it to Instagram using the hashtag #mysummershred and tag @iamsotare. We will be randomly picking winners throughout the summer to receive some free shirts. This contest will be going until August 31st. So get out there and shred for some threads!


Andy: Thanks for the submission!


Hello my name is Ed I’m a designer / artist and I’m running a summer sale right now at my web store, everything is at least 20 % off. I have a selection of tees, limited edition prints and other goodies to choose from. All of my shirts are printed on American Apparel tri blend or 50/50 for a super soft vintage feel. Available in sizes XS to XXL.

Check out the goods at

Andy: I really like those designs!


Life is full of interruptions and complications. But don’t let that stop you from realizing your dreams. Your only real obstacle is yourself. So don’t ever give up, because nothing is impossible.

Andy: Another nice shirt as usual from Livin’ Life Co.

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Hey guys!

We’ve recently launched a brand new collection of premium cotton t-shirts featuring Singaporean lingo at its finest.

All T-shirts are just $29.90

A 10% discount awaits you for your first purchase. Also, local shipping is completely FREE

Check out our stuff:
Like us on Facebook:
Follow us on Instagram: @kilobitesingapore

P.S. You’ll be granted access to exclusive discount codes if you sign up for our newsletter. It’ll do you more good than anything, trust me!

Do support, it’ll be infinitely appreciated. See you there!

Andy: Obviously these are a little bit local since they don’t make a whole lot of sense to me so they don’t have the widest appeal, but they do look good.


New spring / summer floral Yin and Yang design on life, nature,and balance from Designbyhumans artist cyncor5020, In life we are only different because there exists something to be different from, and it is this difference that bonds us – Chris Matakas

Andy: I’ve gotta say, that is a really nice mockup!


My name is Marc and i’ve just launched a super kawaii themed Kickstarter called Fuzzballs.

I’m looking for support to make a huge range of cute t-shirts, necklaces and keyrings. The Fuzzballs started life at Http:// in cute little animations and i’ve had many requests to turn them into shirts so i launched this kickstarter today.

I’d love for your support (even £1 would really help inspire other people to become backers) or if you can share out the link it would mean the world to me and hopefully we can make super kawaii fuzzballs shirts a reality.

Thank you again.

Andy: It’s not the kind of thing that I would wear personally, but they are really nicely designed (the characters are perfect for tee prints) and the link is worth pressing for the “Cat Toast Paradox” GIF alone!

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Destiny Inspired Polo from Bitmap’d

by Andy on June 12, 2015

New from! Front and back discharge printed polo shirt inspired by Bungie’s hit game Destiny.
“Built from the Traveler’s Light, Ghost are the companions of Guardians, aiding them in their quest to protect our solar system and the last city on Earth.”
Check it out now at
-Enjoy, Guardians!

Andy: I haven’t played the game so the reference is completely lost on me, but despite that I still thing it’s a cool item, so that’s a good sign.


Casually Hardcore is celebrating E3 2015 with 10% off all Video Game T-Shirts and hoodies. Just enter coupon code E32015 at checkout to get 10% off your whole order.

Offer ends 11:59pm on the 19th June 2015.

Andy: Thanks for the submission!


I am happy to introduce my new all over print dye sublimation tank tops. These three tank tops feature some of my surreal vintage space montage art pieces. The designs are printed all over on the front and white on the back. Printed on American Apparel 100% polyester dye sublimation tank top. Available in sizes XS-XL. Check them out and some of my other apparel at


Andy: I never wear tank tops so these aren’t for me personally, but they are really cool and a good use of a full print.


Close your eyes. What do you see? A bear riding a dinosaur? Open them – Ta da!

Here’s the latest crop of designs from bear themed indie t-shirt label Don’t Feed the Bears.Their latest tees feature tattooed bears arm wrestling, a fox & bear riding their motorbike & side-car, and a ‘Salty Sea Bear’ with a hook for a hand & giant anchor. Everything they do is hand printed in Sheffield & they’ll even tweet you a photo of your very own t-shirt being printed if you ask nicely!

Andy: Usually, I’d be the first to want a photo of a shirt being worn by a real person, but I actually really like this style for showing off tees, even if it is probably less accurate than a regular mockup!


GUERRA Clothing Co

by Andy on June 4, 2015

We’re a UK based streetwear brand who focus on delivering fresh and unique illustrative designs. Inspired by the world of art and fashion, we make sure that everything oozes with modern street culture.

From humble beginnings, the objective is to now push on with new ideas and boost the GUERRA name as far as we can.

With a new range coming soon, there’s no better time to check us out at and to follow us on Instagram, just search for us ‘guerraclothingco’

Andy: Some cool looking designs, these guys certainly have made a good start to their brand and I’m looking forward to seeing more.



by Andy on June 4, 2015

315Culture is more than just another brand with a cool logo. It’s a movement. Everyone is associated with a particular culture — black, white, young, old, etc. However, everyone’s culture is effected by the governing body in the state or country in which they reside, and too often that effect is negative. We decided to create a brand that heightens awareness and inspires people of all cultures. Families in poverty, those that have lost their lives for freedom, and other key issues are silenced and easily forgotten by bad politics and negative rhetoric. While we’re based out of Philadelphia, 315Culture’s presence can be felt any and everywhere you see our brand. Please check out our t-shirt collection. Use the hashtag #315Culture when voicing your opinion or stating instances of inequality or injustice.

Andy: Thanks for the submission!


Insult-A-Tee allows you to ANONYMOUSLY send an insulting T-Shirt to anyone in the U.S. for only $9.95 (Free shipping) You can use one of the stock insult design images, or use the online design tool to create your own insult. We do everything for you, and your intended insultee will never know who send them the T-Shirt. Take care of everything online using our tool, and we do the rest. Send to your boss, your ex-boss, ex-wife, ex-girlfriend, the ex list goes on. Check it out

Andy: This is kinda funny and that price point is pretty amazing since it includes delivery.


1cons_qtee2Since my last hands-on review of QTee, they asked me to do another one (which obviously I agreed to immediately!) This time they offered me to review some of their custom printed Converse – and if you know me, you know they are my preferred shoe. Unlike other companies I have reviewed, QTee let me design and pick out the print for my Converse right from their website, which is their specialty. And guess what? You can do that too! Everything from tees, to bags, to shoes, to hats (and even underwear) is customizable and it is so fun to explore, trust me.

cons5_qtee2cons1Ordering, shipping, + packaging: I scrolled through the many designs they offer; there are so many to choose from, but once I saw those Galaxy Print ones I was done with my search. I took a bit of time messing with the colors and the design until I got the perfect starry shoe that I wanted. The interface was easy to use and the ordering process could not have gone more smoothly and they arrived at my front door in about 3 business days – now that’s quick especially for custom printed shoes! Once they arrived, I tore that box wide open to reveal a classic Converse shoe-box inside (which I promptly tore open as well…) I must not forget to add, my order came with a lovely discount code for future purchases, as well as a cool QTee logo sticker – I do enjoy those small touches.

cons8_qteecons9_qtee2The Reveal: Once I got my hands (and feet) on my new shoes, I could not have been happier! The print – bright, beautiful, clear, and just the way I wanted them. (Remember you can click the images to see the print up close and personal.) I could have chose more outrageous or vibrant colors, which would have been interesting as well, but I am a simple girl so I chose shades of blue for my galaxy. Converse are a wonderful shoe from their quality to their comfort and they never go out of style, so I really have no complaints… well perhaps one, but it is only a small one, as QTee only offers low-tops and I am a high-top fan myself – perhaps the high-tops will be available in the future, but until then I am enjoying my low-tops to no end!

closeupRecap: It’s pretty obvious I love my new Galaxy Chucks from QTee, and I am a big fan of this company now and forever. I have had several people compliment my shoes, they just stick out in the best way, and I don’t hesitate for one second to let them know they can order from QTee AND customize themselves! (And to get a customized pair of shoes for $69.95 is a pretty good deal to me.) Also, with that said, QTee was nice enough to provide a coupon code for all you HYA readers! Just enter the code: HideYourArms15 at checkout and it will take 15% off your entire order – thank you QTee!

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*All photos by Tabitha Payne / Blue Eyed View Photography


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