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 Coupon code for 20% off at 80s Tees in August
Well, August and a bit of September, as the coupon code AUG14-9sf882fs will get you 20% off at 80s Tees until September 5th, perfect if you’re on the hunt for a nostalgia shirt.

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Project NY – Summer 2014

by Umang on August 1, 2014

I had the pleasure of attending this year’s Project New York show (July 20-22, 2014) at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. As expected the show was professionally organized and there was a good handful of professional tshirt labels flashing their wares. The show attracts buyers and press, so if you are serious about getting your label on the rack of a fine establishment, check out the organizer’s website.

The following labels are in no particular order:

1. Brand: MNKR

Home: Los Angeles, CA

IMG 20140720 125228 480x640 Project NY   Summer 2014MNKR is producing a large array of bold graphic tshirts spanning various themes.

Monetary Damage: $28-30

 

2. Brand: PalmerCash

Home: Idaho (not kidding, no offence Idaho)

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PalmerCash’s line covers all kinds of genres, such as NASA, cities, states, beer and other random things.

Monetary Damage: $28

 

3. Brand: Choke Shirt Company

Home: Seattle, WA

IMG 20140720 125944 480x640 Project NY   Summer 2014Choke Shirt Company’s graphics span various themes so chances are, you will find something that’s for you.

Monetary Damage: $26

 

4. Brand: Solid Threads

Home: Hoboken, NJ

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You know those tshirt labels that sell all kinds “fun” graphics on a tshirt? The ones that print their stuff on Hanes Beefy Tees with a low price point? Well this is one of those labels but to my pleasant surprise, they are printing them on good quality tshirts which probably attributes to the cost.

Monetary Damage: $23.95

 

5. Brand: Bakline

Home: Brooklyn, NY

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For the love of all things Rugby. Bakline, strives to create solid designs with one theme in mind.

Monetary Damage: $23-32

 

6. Brand: Infinite Society

Home: New York, NY

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One of the few Urban themed brands at the show, Infinite Society stood out among the other labels. All of their shirts are printed on either black or white tshirts which is usually a hard sale. Keep an eye out for their upcoming designs which are line art drawings of things, New York.

Monetary Damage: $25

 

7. Brand: Father Panik Industries

Home: Brooklyn, NY

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If you are tired of “Brooklyn Industries” and want a fresh “Brooklyn” or NYC themed look, give Father Panik Industries a glance.

Monetary Damage: $32-34

 

8. Brand: Sharp Shirter

Home: Washington DC

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Sharp Shirter really like their animals in a fantasy setting. If your looking for artsy and odd give their site a look.

Monetary Damage: $24

 

9. Brand: Vardagen

Home: St. Fishers, IN (yup Indiana)

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Vardagen isn’t shy to produce various graphic themes to fill your closet.

Monetary Damage: $26-34

 

10. Brand: Quarter Water

Home: New York, NY

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Quarter Water albeit not really my style, stood out among the other labels at the show. They are taking New York City urban and giving it an MIA (rapper) flavor. Is there such a thing as Bodega Chic?

Monetary Damage: $60-65 (not really Bodega prices)

 

It was certainly interesting to meet all these tee makers and chat about their labels, face to face. Most were enthusiastic about their product and full of stories about the trials and tribulations of getting a tshirt brand off the ground. Marketing was the key topic with the chatty vendors. After being in the biz, it was easy to extract the newbies from the veterans. The veterans were less enthused to share their stories vs. the newbies who displayed excitement.

I had inquired if the vendors had participated in Project New York before and most replied that this was there first endeavor. Some vendors had participated in the Magic Las Vegas show and stated that the Magic Las Vegas (same organizers) show was five times the size of this event. If you have the funding and want to be a vendor, you may want to try Las Vegas first.

The overall graphic themes were diverse but it appears that owls, moustaches and dinosaur themes of the past have been replaced with NASA, elephants and bold font t-shirts as they were plentiful. If you are thinking about starting a t-shirt line, you may want to avoid these themes and think about the next big thing.

 

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All tees $14 at Teepublic

by Andy on July 23, 2014

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No word on when this will end so you might as well hop on board the sale train now.

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rb new tees shop1 480x200 15% off EVERYTHING at RedBubble this weekend!
Use coupon code 04JUL2014 to get 15% off anything and everything at RedBubble for Independence Day. Sale runs from now until Sunday. Anyone else think it’s funny they have an image on their site saying find your favourite new tee and the guy is wearing a tank top? Almost as silly as calling a t-shirt site Hide Your Arms…

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What was new at BustedTees last week?

by Andy on January 13, 2014

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I don’t understand some of these and I can live with that.

BustedTees

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Cool French brand OLOW teamed up with a muralist from Nantes called Pedro Richardo to create a mural, a silkscreen poster, and a tee and I think it’s fair to say that they nailed it on all three counts. Obviously, the mural isn’t for sale, but you can get the print for €30 or the shirt for €35 in the OLOW shop.

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Review: Propaganda Clothing Company

by Carlos J. Morales on November 5, 2013

The beauty of the t-shirt culture is that it is constantly inspiring individuals to create something unique and personal to them. If the designs themselves are wearable stories then designers/brand owners are the authors. When I received the email from Propaganda Clothing Company, I was excited to dive in and see what their story was.

Propaganda Clothing Company is a brand based out of Orlando, Florida, but their dark theme is far from Disney World inspired. They use a blunt motto that states “art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth” and are strongly against “attaching a nonsensical graphic to a t-shirt”. After reading their mission statement, I was prepared to open the package – to my surprise it contained two shirts. Before analyzing the two designs, I noticed both shirts were tagless and had their logo printed. This is one the best ways a brand can promote their identity without going over the top, so I thought it was a nice touch.

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As far as the designs go, I will admit I was a bit caught off guard at first. The T800 A.D. Robot Jesus was a bit out there, but like I said earlier the author is always entitled to write his story. Who knows this shirt may cater to the religious terminator fan in you?

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From a design perspective, I thought printing on a black t-shirt was a smart choice as it allowed the colors to pop. However, I did think the design was a bit busy for everyday usage. It would be interesting to see robot Jesus (yes, you read correctly) in greyscale with the left eye shining red. Overall, I thought it was an unique design, but maybe a bit too messy to put on a shirt, it would look cleaner on a poster.

Exclusive: Expose Your Arms Review

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I am not much of tanktop guy and Hide Your Arms normally only review t-shirts, but since the owners were nice enough to send me one… I will review it! This design, Norma Jean, was a bit more conservative and it helped tremendously. Unlike the first design, this tank features a cleaner look using the likeness of Marilyn Monroe. While designs like these are not the most original, they are a great way for people to notice your brand. In this regard, this design was an intelligent move on their part; the soft shades of gray intertwining with the black and white makes it stylistically pleasant.

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Overall, I think Propaganda Clothing Company has a lot to figure out and I mean this in a good way. For a start up brand, they have a catalog of designs and the quality of material they print on is comfortable. However, the two designs featured do not really sit well next to each other. In other words, it looks and feels as if they belong to different brands. Propaganda Clothing Company is a new brand with an unique take on what t-shirts should represent. If they tighten up a few design issues and focus a bit more on brand identity in their designs, they will be in great shape as they move forward.

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Foxes and aliens at laFraise this week

by Andy on October 28, 2013

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Couple of nice, wearable tees. Good work!

laFraise

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1381752569259 480x528 Have I learned anything about hip hop over the past week? Nope.
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Once again we have two hip-hop themed designs from My Main Man Pat and once again I have no idea what they’re about, so here’s their own explanation:

“The Chain, The Star” is the creation of Belgian artist Phile, and is inspired by a man who needs no introduction. You better believe he’s going to get one though, DJ Premier is an undisputed legend and creates music like no other individual. You had to know a design inspired by his work was going to be tight.

“Acid Rap” is a piece that pays homage to a vastly less accomplished artist, but one we are very interested to see more of in the future. American artist Corey Blevins has made it rather clear to us that Chance the Rapper is his dude, he certainly kept it clean with this one. Golden Era hip-hop is always going to be the staple at MMMP, but a lot of good hip-hop is being made in the current and we gots to show love.

Shirts are $26 with free worldwide shipping and are available until Sunday.

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What’s new at Tshirt Laundry this week?

by Andy on September 19, 2013

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I don’t think it’s their best week ever, but there’s not a lot to complain about at Tshirt Laundry this week.

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Shirts & Destroy

by Mr Four Fingers on September 18, 2013

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Whilst stumbling about the internet on the everlasting hunt for skulls I found this wicked brand called Shirts & Destroy. Most , if not all, of their designs are single colour prints (I assume they are screen prints) on either black or white, with the occasional colour tee. Some of the tees are beasts with regards to intricate patterns like ‘Bones of the Snake’ (first image) where both the front and the back of the t-shirt are patterned in swathes of gold metallic print. You will even find a few Pale Horse designs in their huge catalogue of t-shirt designs. Here is an excerpt from their no bullshit hype  ‘About Us’ section:

“Our mission is to support true underground artists and musicians before their ideas are inevitably co-opted, copied and watered down to be sold in shopping malls.”

We have touched on Shirts & Destroy before with this post by Matt, introducing some new designs by one of their artists David M Cook, who has two of the coolest skull tees I have seen, if not the weirdest.

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Hey brands, pick up a new design from DOOOM

by Andy on September 6, 2013

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DOOOM is a great artist, and when he isn’t working on commissions he’s still producing designs based on what pops up in his head, and those designs are all available for sale on his site to be used by your brand and he’ll even edit them a bit to fit your brand. There’s loads of really wearable designs in there and I’m even tempted to pick one up for the HYA store (though I know I must resist!).

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30% off sale at Enclothe

by Andy on August 4, 2013

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You’re going to need to be quick to get on this sale, 30% off everything at Enclothe with the coupon code burninghot2013, but as I’m a little late posting it you’ve only get today to pick stuff up.

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Thread Confessions: Thanks For Reading!

by Carlos J. Morales on August 4, 2013

When I first started collecting t-shirts, I was young trying to understand life as a sophomore in high school. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be involved with or writing for a website like Hide Your Arms. Andy is a true class act and I am honored to be on the roster of such talented writers. There is nothing more exciting than helping indie brands get the spotlight they deserve. As a token of gratitude, I have installed a permanent discount code for Hide Your Arms readers - HYA gets you 25% off any collaboration in the Oven Fresh Dreams store.  For those of you who do not know, I am a barista and baker by trade – Oven Fresh Dreams is my online collective that intertwines my lifestyle with the stories of all the creative people I encounter.

“When I started baking (before I truly knew what I was doing), I was influenced by many creative types. This list includes Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle, Benny Gold, Mike Giant, Freegums, and a handful of other wonderful people. The artistic vision behind these artists and business owners inspire me to take O.F.D to unreachable heights. Keeping that in mind, I want to showcase the talents of the people I encounter in my journey by teaming up and releasing a series of limited collaborations. Now known as The Collaborate & Dream Series – the series focuses on printable mediums; t-shirts, posters, prints, and zines with the hopes of elevating the exposure of the artists I work with. There is nothing more important to me than helping artists tell their stories and share their gift with the world.”

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Thank you all for being amazing. I hope to review more brands for Hide Your Arms for months to come and can not wait for you to read!

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$10 tees at 410 BC

by Matt on July 22, 2013

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410 BC is having a $10 tee sale…but it’s a surprise what design you get! I would post a picture of their shirts, but I don’t know which one you’re gonna get icon smile $10 tees at 410 BC Take a risk, can’t go wrong for $10.

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Very cheeky indeed.

Costiness=£14 Buy it at ASOS [via Cottonable]

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Philly-based brand PANYC State have been rather nice and offered you lovely readers a coupon code for 15% off their shirts. I hadn’t heard of them before they got in touch with the code, so that’s always a nice way for a brand to introduce themselves. The magic code is PSxHYA2013 and yes, it is case sensitive.

I like a lot of the shirts in their latest collection (above), especially the robot head design, and they’re priced right at with options from $16-$30 a piece so I’ll be interested to see what else these guys come up with in the future.

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GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]

by Umang on June 25, 2013

glfy packaging box 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]At first sight, GLYF is all about the details. I was happy to receive their box, fully adorned with their printed logo/image to match the header on their website. Most companies put a sticker on their packaging and call it a day. glfy packaging 1 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]When I opened the box, everything was neatly packed as if an obsessive compulsive vacationer wanted to limit their baggage. There were a few surprises that I have never seen, accompany a t-shirt. Especially the scroll with the LOST t-shirt design printed on it, a cookie folded within a kind note and GLYF logo stickers. I am not 100% sure if GLYF had “green” intentions with their packaging but this was certainly accomplished as everything apart from the cookie was packed or made of paper products.glfy lost 1 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]GLYF certainly hooked me up and sent me three fine t shirts for review. The one pictured above is called, “LOST“ and the t-shirt manufacturer is “Canvas”. They are super soft 100% combed ring-spun cotton, 4.2 oz, in layman’s terms they are “smooth like butter”.glfy lost 2 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]The print quality is excellent and printed with eco-friendly water based ink according to their site. Unlike the Plastisol ink, this ink works seamlessly with the t-shirt material which is a thoughtful touch, literally.glfy lost 3 tag 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]Another nice detail was their hang tag. Which was carefully made with a tiny wooden clothesline pin, jute string and a printed tag made with canvas and jute fabrics. I don’t know why they didn’t tear off the “Canvas” tag logo like most indie companies but the hang tag is intricate.glfy all seeing eye 1 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]The next shirt I received was the “All Seeing Eye” t shirt which utilizes the same t shirt and ink process as the LOST t shirt. One interesting thing to note is that GLYF donates 25% of profits from the sale of this design to Electronic Frontier Foundation with the purchase of this t-shirt. glfy all seeing eye 2 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]Once again, no complaints about the seamlessness of the print quality and the t shirt quality working together. glfy breathe 1 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]Last but not least, I received their “Breathe” t shirt. I am going to plagiarize what their site says as a description because I do not know much about women’s t shirt fashion cuts:

An open, scooped back makes this fashion-forward short-sleeve tee anything but ordinary. Features a thin strap across the neck for added comfort and support. Made of our sheer, soft Melange Heather Burnout for a vintage-inspired look and feel. Women’s contemporary fit.

This t-shirt is printed on “Alternative Apparel” and super soft as well with the same seamless print quality.

In summary, GLYF is thoughtful with their end product. Their details supersede most indie t-shirt companies and the quality was consistent with the three t shirts that they sent me. Price wise, they are reasonable considering all that you get with their products. You can’t go wrong.

LOST T-shirt– Monetary Damage  $22 USD

All Seeing Eye T-shirt – Monetary Damage $22 USD

Breathe T-shirt – Monetary Damage $28 USD

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Own the Night – Wisdom Tee

by Ash Jones on June 14, 2013

I have not blogged about anything from Own the Night before as I am not a huge fan of plain logo tee’s (which is what they mainly stock).  However, I love the level of detail on the unisex Wisdom Tee which features a pretty cool looking owl and clock design.  The tee is a front only sublimation print, and whilst sub prints do have a tendency to show up unavoidable small white marks (called misses) as part of the print process, I feel that the level of detail of this design along with the colour of the tee would be forgiving of these marks and they wouldn’t be overly noticeable.

 

The Tee is currently sold out due to its popularity, but it is returning back into stock next week, so if this is your sort of thing then get one before they sell out again!  The t-shirt is reasonably priced at £21.99.

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Ash runs Rudi Clothing selling clothing from top independent brands, check out the store: Rudiclothing.com

Twitter : @ashjadejones   @Rudiclothing 

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New designs from Clocks & Collisions

by Ash Jones on June 13, 2013

Independent UK clothing brand Clocks and collisions launched in February 2012 and are showing some very promising designs for 2013 – They don’t have any plain logo designs which is nice to see, because personally I find a lot of new brands stick a logo on a t-shirt and expect it to sell when people have never heard of them.

Their clothing is very reasonably priced starting at £8.99 – They have recently launched some new designs which are bold all over prints.  The current one they have on their website is a pre-order (Although I’m not a big fan of pre-orders, the design is different from the plain designs independent brands often sell.)

They recently posted an interesting design of theirs on Facebook which caught my attention. It will be getting printed if it gets enough interest and it already appears to have a lot of positive comments on Facebook.  I think this brand show a lot of promise and is one to look out for.

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Knowledge is power T-shirt £10

 

Ash runs Rudi Clothing selling clothing from top independent brands, check out the store: Rudiclothing.com

Twitter : @ashjadejones   @Rudiclothing 

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