SO……WHO IS AMERICAN VILLAIN?
AMERICAN VILLAIN APPAREL (AVA) IS AN ALTERNATIVE CLOTHING LINE GEARED TOWARDS FREE THINKING INDIVIDUALS. AVA AIMS TO GIVE YOU AN AFFORDABLE, QUALITY DRIVEN PRODUCT EXCEEDING THOSE PURCHASED FROM THE “BIG BOX STORES”. DESIGNED AND CREATED IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, AMERICAN VILLAIN APPAREL IS THE EVOLUTION OF STREET FASHION.
Andy: Thanks for the submission.
All the info you need is in that little pic right there, so go prep for the chillier months at Threadless.
This isn’t the freshest of news as it’s been sitting in my inbox for more than a week, but you guys have probably noticed that HYA is a sporadic thing now since Rigu is a real business that requires full-time commitment and as much as I love writing about tee brands they don’t pay the bills. Still, it’s always nice to post about Random Objects, I can’t remember them ever making something I didn’t like.
Tresna is a new clothing brand with all sorts of garments and accessories. We believe the way to truly satisfy the needs of our customers is by not being dedicated to money and being more interested in what you want and also the quality of the products we display.
Tresna was established in the rural town of Pickering, England. We have loads of space and a lot of inspiration. All our designers are from here and are inspired greatly by England, in which they design great pieces for our brand.
Our aim is to show the world that you are worthy of being valued immensely, and we want to inspire and show people that they do have the choice to dictate their futures. We want to help by providing great quality clothing for that journey.
Website URL: www.mike-tshirts.co.uk
Andy: Ooooh, I like that tee!
Mad Bread Clothing is proud to announce the launch of their official website! WWW.GETMADBREAD.COM
The brand was created around the urban term “Mad Bread” meaning “A lot of money”, in which an actual character of a mad slice of bread was born. Mad Bread shows great pride in their message of “Be Hungry Not Greedy” which means it is important to go after your dreams and goals but make sure you are still giving and helping others. After much hard work and a lot of patience they launched their official website www.GetMadBread.com yesterday, Monday May 26, 2014. The website displays the creativity and fun spirit of the brand through its unique design. It’s a must see! Although the site just launched they have already been making sales and growing the brand through social media and their temporary site. Please check out the brand and let them know what you think. Their products can be viewed through our website as well as social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@getmadbread).
Andy: There’s nothing wrong here at all (the photos could be a bit bigger), but the clothes just aren’t my style, but I do really like their colourful website, that’s unusual to see these days and it’s quite refreshing to see such fun design in a shop.
What a cool collaboration, the eco-warriors of Rapanui (who recently moved to a factory on the Isle of Wight that ticks all the green boxes) and the WWF, one of the most high-profile charities in the world, Rapanui sure do have a knack for being involved with impressive brands.
The designs are impressive too, the ones of animals are perfectly fine, very wearable, but it’s the photo tees that interest me the most, they get across the message of endangered animals without being too forceful about it and creating a shirt that genuinely can start a conversation. Tees are £19 a piece with £3 of that going directly to the WWF (there’s also some sweatshirts for £40 with a £6 charitable contribution. Naturally, the tees are made from organic cotton, sustainably and ethically produced, and printed with water based dyes.
Check out the whole range here.
I do hope that the name for this collection doesn’t mean anything significant as it would be a real pity to see PAA go after they’ve been a consistently impressive fixture in the indie scene for quite some time.
In the new collection there are three new tees at €35 a pop, a hoodie for €55, and interesting to see them adding a couple of scarves at €40 each, which is a product I can’t remember seeing an indie brand ever put out before.
Project A Apparel
If you like your t-shirts bursting with colour and a little bit more than mental then be sure to check out Zero friends. This is an apparel / art brand run by two equally talented artists by the names of Alex Pardee and Dave Correia. I’m not sure how the designs are printed onto their t-shirts as most of the designs have a multitude of colours and subtle variances. From what I can tell all t-shirts American Apparel.
Mens T-shirts are available for $28, Ladies Tank tees for $25 and hoodie/Pullovers at the $50/$55 mark.
Visit online store.
Better late than never I suppose, although I’m not a big fan of the Clownosaurus shirt so maybe that was why I left it a few days.
This isn’t a submitted post but Matty over at Milk did a great job on his blurb so I’m going to copy/paste that here to help speed things along.
The new line features 4 Crew neck sweatshirts and 1 hoodie and a phone case.
Two of the crews feature our ‘Ornate Drop’ design which looks very traditional when seen from a distance, but when on close inspection you can see the overall design is made up of all things milk! Including; cows, spoons, milk bottle etc.
Our Script hood is a very comfortable garment which includes our custom cast milk bottle drawstring ends! This along with the red accents creates a really looking piece and a great talking point.
All of our garments have stepped up to custom finishing such as our care labels and bottle size tags.
It’s very rare for a brand to do custom drawstring ends on a hoodie, most big brands don’t even do that, so it’s especially impressive considering how young Milk is. That kind of evolution from a brand is great to see, who knows what they’ll come up with next time!
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.
My Main Man Pat didn’t think I’d have a clue what either of these designs would mean, and they were right, so here’s their explanation:
Quasi-Madlib was a design concept one of our customers had suggested. Quasimoto is the rap alias of famed producer Madlib, and the suggestion was to create an illustration of Madlib putting on his Lord Quas mask. I passed the idea on to Dutch artist Ready2Rumbl who brought it to life in his typical abstract fashion.
“I wear my scars” is a quote from the God Loves Ugly title track by Hip-Hop group Atmosphere. It is artist Steve Cole’s first submission to the site and we’re very excited to see what else he’s got up his sleeve.
Available as tees and hoodies all this week.
Always nice to see new stuff from these guys.
I don’t really understand anything at My Main Man Pat this week, such is the lack of my hip hop knowledge, so I’m going to let them take the helm on this one:
“Harlem’s Finest” is a tribute to the late Big L, who was poised to do big things in the hip-hop game before his untimely death at just 24 years of age. Artist Sheila Burnham pays tribute with her typographic interpretation of his name, and the first words that popped to mind when I viewed the submission were clean and tasteful. “Between Vuittons”, on the other hand, was inspired by a collaboration from 3 MC’s who are more well known in underground circles. MF DOOM, Captain Murphy, and Earl Sweatshirt created a track called Between Villains and artist Travis Compton offers his own remix with a little Louis Vuitton flavor blended in.
Available as tees and hoodies all this week.
My Main Man Pat are feeling the cold so they have added crew necks ($40) and hoodies ($50) to their lineup to go with the usual tees, good to see their range expanding.
I’ve created the WORLD’S first refined and functional front pocket for your sweatshirt. It’s patent pending and I KNOW that it’s the perfect product for hideyourarms! I’d love to hear back from you guys about how we can get pat’s pocket on your site! In the meantime check out our Kickstarter page to see the simplicity and HYPE that pat’s pocket can create. It’s a business created to keep people warm!!!
Andy: At first I thought that this product was pretty silly, but actually, it’s well priced and it serves a real purpose, I like it!
I discovered (well it existed already) Victory Brand whilst checking out the stalls in Brick Lane (London) as we were scouting out how people were setting up, the look and feel. What I was not expecting was to find a stall with a t-shirt of two girls pissing while standing up. Shocked. I also liked it in a totally non ‘I love golden showers’ kinda way. Victory Brand’s stall was hands down the best one. Simple and impactful with massive prints hanging up.
The lady, yes the lady, behind Victory Brand is Victoria Sin who has a portfolio bursting at the seams with cocks and vaginas. It comes as a surprise then when you see a huge pug design on a tee/sweater, so bold and ‘normal’ you feel like maybe you missed a hidden penis. FYI her blog is NSFW.
Victory Brand smacks of edgy high-fashion with polished photography, sharp looking models and a strong voice. Her designs will no doubt polarize opinion and I for one think she is pretty damn talented, ambitious and die-hard energetic (tees are hand printed during week and sold on weekends).
Tees are £30 a pop. Wear one if you dare
AnyForty, who have been on HYA a few times are currently having a massive sale. Prior to this sale I bought a mystery pack of 3 t-shirts for £40 and was super chuffed that one of the tees was a design from Meggs (last image), the very graffiti artist that attracted me to AnyForty in the first place.
One of the tees was their logo tee, which is far cooler than you would expect with the words ‘AnyForty’ created from vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines, so not as blatant, printed as white on maroon.
Everything is in the region of 50% off and I’m not sure how long it’s on for so get on that shit while you can. The header reads ‘End of year sale’ , so celebrate now.
Follow this link to visit AnyForty online store.