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Previews

photo 480x686 Hustle tank top on pre order at The Max Factory, and 10% off everything for HYA readers!
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Max from over at The Max Factory got in touch to let us know that he currently has a tank top up for pre-order in his shop. It’s a bit of a departure from the previous designs he’s made available, and it’s not something that I’d wear, but I think we’ve gone over my hairiness in the past enough that I don’t need to explain again why I don’t wear tank tops. I think that the style of the tee designs is great though, I really like that look, it’s really nice Summertime style shirts.

Hide Your Arms readers can get 10% off your entire order with the coupon code hideyourarms, and that’s off anything, the older designs and the new tank-top.

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The 10th Annual Art Star Craft Bazaar

by Matt on May 10, 2013

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The Art Star Craft Bazaar is one of Philly’s biggest annual ongoing craft markets and this weekend marks the 10th anniversary! Over 100 different artists, crafters, and vendors set up on the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for two whole days. Everything from jewelry and t-shirts, to stuffed animals and glassware, prints, paintings, pottery, and more!

This will be my second year participating as a vendor at the Art Star Craft Bazaar and I couldn’t be more excited! As it was my biggest event last year, I decided to center my new releases around the bazaar this year. I will be dropping 5 brand new designs with my Philadelphia inspired t-shirt brand, Wear Liberty. They are all limited edition and will be available for the first time ever starting tomorrow, May 11th at 11am, at the Art Star Craft Bazaar! Artists for this release include Wotto, Yema Yema, againstbound, Sven Palmowski, and local Philadelphian; Hawk Krall.

The tees will be available online in the coming weeks and I will also be redesigning my website with a brand new look for the new designs. Check them out below.

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If you’re in Philly this weekend, stop by my tent (booth # 105) at the Art Star Craft Bazaar. If you wanna buy a shirt, mention this post and I’ll give you a special Hide Your Arms discount icon smile The 10th Annual Art Star Craft Bazaar

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Review: Speakeasy Gear

by VitaminSteve on March 29, 2013

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I’ll admit, I was skeptical when I first saw the shirts on Speakeasy Gear’s website (http://speakeasygear.com/). The designs looked interesting enough, but the product shots on the site weren’t the best. Though, when I finally got a shirt in my hand, I changed my mind.

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Speakeasy is a Maryland based brand, and it shows. The shirt they sent me is a Baltimore Orioles meets Rat Fink design called “Oh Say Can You See”. Other shirts on the site include designs based on other Baltimore based icons, like Edgar Allen Poe. Again, I wish the website had a little more backstory on the shirt’s design origins. If I wasn’t a fan of baseball or pop art, I don’t know if I would understand the design of this shirt, and I’m still curious on the designs of other shirts.

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I was impressed by the whole package here. The shirt’s hang tag was affixed via a button, featuring the brand’s logo, which was a nice bonus for a button hoarder like me (carefully placed on the neck seam as to not add a pointless hole to the shirt), and the design on the hang tag was nice. But the big thing here is that portions of all of their profits from their shirts are donated. For example, 15% of this shirt goes to a college radio station, WTMD out of Towson University (http://wtmd.org), and it’s always nice to see great looking shirts with a good cause behind them.

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The back of the shirt features a design on the lower right hand corner, with the name of the shirt. It’s a nice touch, not too overwhelming, and gives a sense that the shirt has a fully developed design. It’s not just a “cool image slapped on the front”, but a well rounded package.

As for the fit, I got a size large, and it fits exactly how I want a shirt to fit. I’d say it’s close to the standard American Apparel tee, which I feel is the high-water mark of tee. They have a custom neck tag, so I don’t know what type of shirt they are using, but I don’t feel like there is anything to worry about when it comes to placing an order, which I would highly recommend, despite their lackluster product shots on the website.

 

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Margin London Preview

by Margin London on February 4, 2013

Regular Hide Your Arms readers will have spotted our recent posts highlighting a few of the brands exhibiting at Margin London on the 10th & 11th February.

With just six days to go until the show opens to buyers and press, here’s a preview of some more of the labels making their tradeshow debut at the exhibition.

We thought we’d better not post any more in-depth profiles otherwise the Hide Your Arms crew wouldn’t have any exclusives to report on when they visit the show!

Here are some images to whet the appetite and look forward to the Hide Your Arms reports after the show.

For information about exhibiting at or visiting Margin, get in touch via the website.

 

LATIN LOVER, a new t-shirt label from Columbia for men & women, with great illustrations & graphics:

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EVIL, the first-season from this new menswear range will be debuted at Margin. The collection features a whole range of clothing (shirting, trousers, chinos, denim) and printed tees & sweatshirts:

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SLANG, a new men’s and women’s t-shirt brand from Portugal, drawing influences from art, music, and skate, and making their debut at Margin:

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NETTY RATTI, adorable cross-stitched designs in this range of ethical women’s tops and tees:

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OUT OF PRINT first made their debut at Margin in August 2011 and have exhibited at every edition since. They’re back again in February 2013 to unveil their latest tees featuring artwork from classic books:

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Sleepy Dan : Regular Printing Crew

by Sleepy Dan on February 1, 2013

Two weeks ago a new Crew Sweatie was released with help from Regular Printing, so I wanted to share a behind the scenes look at their shop process.

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Heather blue crew is a perfect color for a tonal printing, so we mixed up a water based ink color to match the shirt, then got ready for the Regular Printing magic!

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You wanna check out a short Video Of The Printing?

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The studio is one of the cleanest I’ve seen and perfect for a master at work.

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Scott and Shamsy are using a manual press so everything is hands on here!

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Perfect placement and alignment is key when the sweatie is put on the pallet.

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The water based ink is so soft compared to a plastisol print, that is why I use water based inks all the time… Especially for this super soft crew sweatshirt!

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Each sweatie runs thru the dryer to cure the ink, then collected and folded up.

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The limited run of 24 are complete, so extra ink is collected to clean the screens.

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Then each sweatie gets a custom neck label sewn in by hand.

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The little details like a embroidered sleeve applique make it perfect…

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OURS at Margin London

by Margin London on February 1, 2013

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Fresh from California comes this new range of menswear by Ours. With tailoring alongside premium streetwear, the range should appeal to a wide range of men looking for quality relaxed clothing.

Blending 1980?s Caribbean influences with New England tailoring, Ours could be summed up as “Island Prep”. The range of laidback surf-inspired menswear consists of a full roster of clothing including shirts, trousers, shorts, caps, vests, and unique illustrated tees.

As Hide Your Arms is all about the tees, we’re featuring images of Ours’ t-shirts, but you can see more images with the clothing at their website.

We love the beach-inspired hand-drawn illustrations coupled with text and retro imagery simply coloured in.

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Following their debut at Agenda in Long Beach, Ours will be making their European debut in February 2013. Margin London is the only show in Europe to see this first season by new Californian brand Ours when their European distributors, Boy Parker, exhibit the range.

Renowned amongst key buyers and press as the launchpad for new brands, Margin has been providing an affordable platform for new brands since 2002 and will be the only trade exhibition across Europe to see the range of bags in person.

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Since the exhibitions first started back in 2002, Margin can lay claim to providing the UK launching point of overseas brands such as Upper Playground, Diamond Supply Co, Stereo Sound Agency, Double Goose, Loreak Mendian, Syndrome, Nooka, Mimobots, Qwstion, Hixsept (now Etudes Studio), and many others, who all made their European or UK trade debuts at Margin, which celebrated 10 years of exhibitions in 2012.

Ours will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013 which takes place on the 10th & 11th, and you can find OursBoy Parker, and Margin on Facebook.

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Less Clothing at Margin London

by Margin London on January 31, 2013

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Exciting times lie ahead for young streetwear brand Less Clothing.

As well as just launching their new website, Less will be making their trade show debut at Margin, the longest-running independent exhibition in London.

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Handcrafted in London, Less Clothing produce men’s and women’s streetwear with a sharp attention to detail, from the signature cuffs to the embossed leather labels.

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We love the vibe of the label and their lookbook, the sun-drenched images and their association with musicians and DJs give the brand a real “Ibiza” vibe that we’re happy to buy into for some sunshine (especially during such a cold grey winter!).

Renowned amongst key buyers and press as the launchpad for new brands, Margin has been providing an affordable platform for new brands since 2002.

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Men’s and women’s labels such as 1ina100, Lazy Oaf, Supremebeing, Eva Evanovitch, Sugarhill Boutique, Ruby Rocks, Diamond Supply Co, Ashley Marc Hovelle, King Apparel, My Yard, New Love Club, Your Eyes Lie, Seventyseven, Emily & Fin, and Long Clothing, all made their UK trade debuts at Margin, which celebrated 10 years of exhibitions in 2012.

Less will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013 which takes place on the 10th & 11th.

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Dr Popcorn at Margin London

by Margin London on January 28, 2013

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Hailing from Sheffield, DPA, an acronym for Dr Popcorn Apparel, is a new brand producing handcrafted tees for men and women. With a dark edge to the graphics, the range is printed on high-quality, fair-trade garments.

Along with releasing their 22-strong range, DPA are making their trade exhibition debut in February 2013 at Margin London.

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So many streetwear brands concentrate on mens’ items only to it’s refreshing to see that DPA have not forgotten about women’s pieces. These designs would also sit well in a women’s boutique and we can imagine some of these prints looking great under a sharp, tailored jacket.

All items come well-presented in their own hand-printed box which adds a level of detail and care that raises the sinister aesthetic to that of a collectible.

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Renowned amongst key buyers and press as the launchpad for new brands, Margin has been providing an affordable platform for new brands since 2002.

Renowned amongst key buyers and press as the launchpad for new brands, Margin has been providing an affordable platform for new brands since 2002.

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Men’s and women’s labels such as 1ina100, Lazy Oaf, Supremebeing, Eva Evanovitch, Sugarhill Boutique, Ruby Rocks, Diamond Supply Co, Ashley Marc Hovelle, King Apparel, My Yard, New Love Club, Your Eyes Lie, Seventyseven, Emily & Fin, and Long Clothing, all made their UK trade debuts at Margin, which celebrated 10 years of exhibitions in 2012.

DPA will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013 which takes place on the 10th & 11th.

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Sprayground Bags at Margin London

by Margin London on January 26, 2013

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Not tees, we know, but you can be wearing the best looking t-shirt and let your outfit down with a bland or ugly bag.

Chances are that, if you’re reading HideYourArms, you care about your printed tees and what you wear so, like a hair-flicking starlet, you deserve a decent printed bag (because you’re worth it).

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American brand Sprayground is innovating baggage with their distinctive art-inspired range. With backpacks, weekenders, and iPad sleeves, all available in a range of great designs, Sprayground bags feature dripping gold paint, camo sharks, piles of cash, and many more unique prints, including a collaboration with Mishka.

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Designer David Ben David, aka DBD, grew up in Miami painting, skating, surfing, and always on the go, packing his whole life in his backpack but all he could find were bags of the same old solid colors and shapes so had to create his own brand.

With stores as diverse as Nordstrom, Digital Gravel, Patricia Field, and Kitson carrying the range in America, and spotted on numerous artists including Rihanna, the bags have wide appeal, from streetwear stores to fashion boutiques.

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Sprayground bags are made from durable polyester fabric and feature a sleek construction with hidden features, such as velour laptop, tablet and sunglasses compartments, ergonomic padded back support, and stash pockets.

Sprayground are reaching out to potential stockists across the pond when they make their European tradeshow debut exclusively at Margin, the independent trade show exhibition in London for new brands.

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Renowned amongst key buyers and press as the launchpad for new brands, Margin has been providing an affordable platform for new brands since 2002 and will be the only trade exhibition across Europe to see the range of bags in person.

Since the exhibitions first started back in 2002, Margin can lay claim to providing the UK launching point of overseas brands such as Upper Playground, Diamond Supply Co, Stereo Sound Agency, Double Goose, Loreak Mendian, Syndrome, Nooka, Mimobots, Qwstion, Hixsept (now Etudes Studio), and many others, who all made their European or UK trade debuts at Margin, which celebrated 10 years of exhibitions in 2012.

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Sprayground will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013 which takes place on the 10th & 11th, and you can find them on Facebook here.

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The Illustrated Mind at Margin London

by Margin London on January 23, 2013

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There are many t-shirt brands out there, with new ones launching every week it seems, but not all can say they have their own focus group and testing ground. Boy Parker, the independent store in Brighton on the Sussex coast, can claim just that, as they’re able to get an instant reaction to any new design from the stream of on-trend students that frequent the seaside town.

Having perfectly honed their season’s collection, Boy Parker then unleash their brand The Illustrated Mind, which brings together the work of artists from diverse backgrounds, and offer it to other stores to carry safe in the knowledge the range contains the best selling designs.

Their quirky prints and unique illustrations add a well-received surrealism to their range and distinguishes The Illustrated Mind from many other brands.

The Illustrated Mind started in 2011 and has steadily built their range, their group of collaborating artists, and their stockists ever since.

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The new season’s range will be on display to buyers and press exclusively at Margin, the London trade exhibition in February 2013. The Illustrated Mind first debuted their range at Margin back in February 2011 and are returning in February 2013 to unveil their latest designs.

Renowned amongst key buyers and press as the launchpad for new brands, Margin has been providing an affordable platform for new brands since 2002.

Boy Parker is an independent store in Brighton, Sussex, that specialises in tees from brands including Lazy Oaf, Threadless, Brandt, My Yard, Paper Root, DeadBuryDead, and many others.

For more info and a look around the store, watch the Boy Parker Shop Tour Video created by Margin.

The Illustrated Mind will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013 which takes place on the 10th & 11th, and you can find Boy Parker who distribute the range on Facebook here.

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Drink Beer Save Water at Margin London

by Margin London on January 21, 2013

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When you hear the name of this new Korean brand, your first instinct may be to imagine “comical” retro beer graphics with humorous slogans about getting drunk. Nothing could be further from the reality of this expertly tailored range of tees that lift Drink Beer Save Water to another level.

With a large of range of visually adept clothing, Drink Beer Save Water have created wearable conversation starters that demand a double-take with their subtle stylings. Expertly placed pockets, slashes or stitches transform the humble tee or bag into something else (or in one case, transform a tee into a bag).

Expect to see more of Drink Beer Save Water in the UK soon as the Korean brand will be making their UK trade debut at Margin London to meet with buyers and press.

The brand of quirky and cleverly cut pieces is quickly gaining momentum across the world following their appearances at trade events such as Project in New York and Bread & Butter in Berlin, but February marks the first time Drink Beer Save Water will be exhibiting in London.

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Renowned amongst key buyers and press as the launchpad for new brands, Margin has been providing an affordable platform for new brands since 2002.

Men’s and women’s labels such as 1ina100, Lazy Oaf, Supremebeing, Chateau Roux, Eva Evanovitch, Camo, Sugarhill Boutique, Ruby Rocks, Diamond Supply Co, Ashley Marc Hovelle, King Apparel, My Yard, New Love Club, Your Eyes Lie, Seventyseven, Emily & Fin, and Long Clothing, all made their UK trade debuts at Margin, which celebrated 10 years of exhibitions in 2012.

Drink Beer Save Water will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013 which takes place on the 10th & 11th, and you can find Drink Beer Save Water on Facebook here.

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Margin London at HideYourArms

by Margin London on December 17, 2012

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Margin London has been kindly invited to contribute to HideYourArms. We’ll be posting some news about up-and-coming labels that will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013, which takes place on the 10th & 11th, but firstly we think we should introduce ourselves.

Started back in 2002 as an affordable platform for new designers, Margin is the longest-running independent trade exhibition in London. The show presents designer women’s and men’s tailoring and accessories, as well as streetwear for men and women, to invited store buyers and press.

The humble tee has long been a starting point for numerous labels, and we’ve seen many an exhibitor start off with a t-shirt offering which has grown over the seasons to include a full range of clothing. Supremebeing, Lazy Oaf, Seventyseven, Dephect, YourEyesLie, and many others all started at Margin with tees before growing their stockist base and extending their range to include clothing, bags, jewellery (or jewelry for Americans!), and hats.

Margin has been providing a launchpad for brands to meet with key buyers and press for 10 years to date, and 2012 marked a decade of exhibitions.

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To commemorate the occasion, a limited-edition 10 year book was printed for visitors to the show, but it’s also available to download as a PDF or as a super-interactive book for iPad. The iPad version features extensive galleries of previous seasons, as well as videos, and can be downloaded here.

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Here’s the link to posts where HideYourArms mentions Margin including brand updates from when they last visited (well overdue for a revisit but Andy & the HideYourArms London correspondent are returning in February 2013!).

Margin is an intimate showroom exhibition in a white gallery space in the heart of Central London, and the only tradeshow in the UK where buyers and press can discover new & emerging design talent (most making their debut launch).  When we say “NEW”, we don’t just mean new to Margin, we mean brand-spanking, never-been-seen-before, new!

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Since the exhibitions first started back in 2002, Margin can lay claim to providing the successful trade launch-pad for many brands such as Chateau Roux, Your Eyes Lie, Supremebeing, Dephect, Emily & Fin, Miyson, 1 in a 100, Missmilne, Worn By, Ashley Marc Hovelle, Humdrum, Worn Free, Sugarhill, King Apparel, Terratag, Lazy Oaf, Famous Forever, and Ruby Rocks, as well as the UK launching point of overseas brands including Silas, Upper Playground, Tank Theory, Eastpak Apparel, Loreak Mendian, Syndrome, Al & Alicia, Gama-Go, Mimobots, Double Goose, Stereo Sound Agency, Diamond Supply Co, Urban Originals, and Uzi amongst many others.

hideyourarmsintrothumb Margin London at HideYourArmsMargin has welcomed key stores to the exhibitions since first launching in 2002; from online players like ASOS, My-Wardrobe, and Urban Industry; multiples such as Ark, Joy, Beams, and Ships; department stores, such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Liberty, House of Fraser, Psyche, Fenwick, El Corte Ingles, Galleries Lafayette, & Engelhorn Trendhaus; as well as the key independents Margin is renowned for, including Colette, Hip, Sakis, Wood, Royal Cheese, Natterjacks, 290sqm, Coggles, Market, Atoo, My Yard, Donuts, Caliroots, and Get Cutie, to name a few.

Margin has welcomed numerous stylists and fashion editors from magazines including Vogue, Wad, Elle, Wallpaper, Arena, i-D, FHM, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Vice, DJ, Flux, WWD, Drapers, Sportswear International, and Sport & Street; as well as contributors from directional blogs such as BNTL, Coolhunting, Hypequest, Slamxhype, Hypebeast, and, of course, Hideyourarms.

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For more info about Margin, visit the website here, find us on Facebook or Twitter, and we’ll be back soon to post about some great new labels that will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013.

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A new independent clothing company, Above Unknown opens it’s doors next month. Only 3 tee’s available on launch date but more already more in the works. bosh!

Andy: The shirts look pretty good, but what are people meant to do with this submission, mark it on their calendar to check back next month? T-shirt brands, I know it’s easy to get excited before your brand is launched, and it’s important to get your name out there, but I would recommend not submitting your brand to places like HYA until you actually have somethng on sale, or it will be on sale within the next few days, because in an age when there are thousands of places to buy shirts right now, very few people will remember to check back later.

This post was submitted by claudio caggianiello.

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T-shirt News for March 23rd

by Andy on March 23, 2012

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TeeFury have a Hunger Games shirt today.

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Shirt.Woot have a delightful flower shirt.

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I’m sure I’ve seen this design before but it’s nice to see it at RIPT.
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Awesome Merchandise Sample Pack Review

by Ben_P on March 17, 2012

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I’ve previously worked with Awesome Merchandise to get some T-Shirts printed. I jumped straight in feet first into the deep end and tried to pursue my dream of selling T-Shirts. I’ve approached this the wrong way and only now just checked out a sample pack from them. For £7 I received a whole slew of sample goodies.

1 x T-Shirt
25mm Badges (regular, neon and metallic)
38mm Badge
58mm Badge
25mm Magnet
58mm Magnet
Bottle-Opener Keyring
Pocket Mirror
Stickers (regular and vinyl samples)
Plectrum
Flyer
Postcard
Business Card
Poster

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On to the review. I’m currently wearing the T-Shirt and the material certainly feels good against my skin. It’s a Gildan’s heavy weight shirt, I’ve previously purchased soft shirts from Awesome Merchandise and while it certainly is heavier it’s not a dramatic difference but perhaps in the forthcoming summer a lighter weight shirt may be more applicable. The design of the shirt is interesting featuring 3 cats having a party. As we all know cats + internet = winning formula. The shirt certainly isn’t going to win any awards and turn heads but it might be a bit too much to expect a stellar design for a sample shirt. This isn’t a shirt style I’d usually wear but it’s certainly a design that would cheer up any gloomy day.

As for the printing quality of the shirt I can’t fault it. It’s excellent value for money and from previous experience with the company their t-shirts wash and iron well and don’t warp at all in the wash.

My one niggle with the shirt is that they don’t appear to offer sample shirts of different colours. I’m not a fan of white shirts and it’d be a nice option to be able to ask for a different coloured sample.

If you’re a budding t-shirt designer and want to see what your designs would look like when printed I’d recommend Awesome Merchandise for their quality and value, they frequently offer deals for shirts and not only bulk print but do one-off runs. Even if you don’t want to print T-Shirts and just fancy a random design from them, you can’t go wrong with £7 for a shirt and a whole bunch of goodies.

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Kid Robot New Collection Coming March 29th!

by Ben_P on March 15, 2012

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Kid Robot‘s new apparel collection will be dropping on March 29th for Spring. Featuring a variety of different designs on both men and women’s shirts. There is certainly something here that will take your fancy. My personal favourite of the collection has to be the rabbit’s head with the knife through it. It’s vibrant colours and punk influences appeal to my taste. I hope they will be offering a range of different shirt colours because the blue just doesn’t do it for me. Check out Kid Robot’s website to see some of their other fantastic designs.

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crazy go lucky pre-order

Mike over at Crazy Go Lucky got in touch to let me know that he just put a couple of shirts up for pre-order, and if you take the plunge early (up until March 14th) then you’ll be rewarded with a 10% discount and get the shirt for $18. They’re expected to ship in mid to late April, which probably feels like longer than it is since I keep thinking it’s still February.

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Daily Tees & News Roundup for November 22nd

by Andy on November 22, 2011

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Very nice Walking Dead t-shirt at TeeFury today. Anyone else watching this show?

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