From the category archives:


Very cheeky indeed.

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


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.


GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]

by Umang on June 25, 2013

glfy packaging boxAt 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-1When 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 -1GLYF 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 -2The 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 tagAnother 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 -1The 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 -2Once again, no complaints about the seamlessness of the print quality and the t shirt quality working together. glfy breathe-1Last 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


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.

otnWisdom Tee £21.99



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

Twitter : @ashjadejones   @Rudiclothing 


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.



Knowledge is power T-shirt £10


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

Twitter : @ashjadejones   @Rudiclothing 


I can’t decide if Hirsute History are running out of people to immortalise in their hair-loving designs or if it’s cool that there are scientists popular enough to have tees made celebrating them.

Costiness= From $16.99 Buy it at Hirsute History


Back when we first looked at Fun Is Awesome they had one shirt and I said that I was hoping it wouldn’t be long until we saw another. Well, it’s taken longer than they expected, but their 2nd shirt is now almost a reality and is available for pre-order now. The whole “make X not war” concept is hardly new, but I do really like the type treatment that they’ve gone with for the design and with it being a 50/50 blend tee this should be a very wearable tee.

Costiness=$26 Buy it at Fun Is Awesome


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If you act quickly, you can still snag 1 of 50 free illustrations wotto is giving away with his new print at Design By Hümans today. All you have to do is buy today’s release, Incognito. But only the first 50 people get the illustrations and there’s only a few left, so don’t delay. Already got mine!






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For once I wish that the audience got a bit more hand holding with this design and it actually had text at the top that read “The Emotions of Ron Swanson.” It’s fairly obvious that’s the subject of the design, but I feel that the text would give it a more authoritative quality that would suit the joke. Also, it’s nice that 80sTees have licensed designs, but that Parks & Rec logo is just not needed.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at 80sTees


I can’t say it’s a vintage week at Snorg, but I can see some of these designs being popular with people at colleges. Shirts are $5 off for the weekend before going up next week.


As I’m not an avid watcher of videos from Funny Or Die I don’t get all the references and context on these new designs from them, but they aren’t so niche that I’m totally turned off by it, which is probably a good balance for them to strike.

They’re all $20 each and available now at BustedTees.

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There have been better days at Teefury.

Nice use of glow in the dark ink at Shirt.Woot.

Very nice indeed from RIPT, does this still count as a mashup?

One for Cthulu fans at DBH.
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Prømø cøde is QUARTER to activate the 25% øff discøunt. Døn’t miss øut, sale’s øver at the end øf the mønth.


TSHIRT STORE have really cool logo shirts

by Andy on March 22, 2013

TSHIRT STORE definitely don’t make cheap shirts, but they more than make up for it with the quality of their designs, they’ve got to be one of the most consistent stores out there and it’s good to see them doing something interesting with these logo-based shirts.

Costiness=€29 Buy it at TSHIRT STORE Leopard / Mountain


These Folk

by Ash Jones on March 20, 2013

Clothing brand “These Folk” claim to be inspired by various things beginning with the letter ‘F’ – Fashion, folklore, felines and facial hair.

I don’t know why it works, but in my opinion it does.   I love the unique designs, it’s refreshing to see something that’s different to other brands, and also funny.

Still a relatively small independent label, with some items still hand painted, and others using digitalised printing techniques you can be sure that “These Folk” tees will be conversation starters.


I like beards and apparently so do cats…



If you have an awesome beard and are troubled by ladies staring at your impressive facial fluff then this is the tee for you!:



I’m a big mean girls fan, so will be getting myself this movie quote tee soon:


Check out what else “These Folk” have to offer :

Twitter: @Thesefolk       Facebook:  /TheseFolk


Ash runs Rudi Clothing selling clothing from top indie brands, check out the store now

Twitter : @ashjadejones   @Rudiclothing 


You have to wonder just how it can take 3 different people/groups to results to create one t-shirt, but I’m not going to spend too much time pondering it. Nice tee up for pre-order now from outsmART originals for $20.


No Love City : Praying Skull (Design Process)

by Josh on February 15, 2013

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This time we are taking a look at No Love City’s ‘Praying Skull’ shirt design.  The design itself was created by an artist named Thinkd from Bangkok.  We were extremely lucky to come across this artist and his design via Instagram.  He posted a WIP progress shot of the sketch and we quickly contacted him to see if it was available to work with, luckily for us it was.  We asked for some minor changes to help it fit our brand and he came through.

Skull Pray

It’s a bit of an urban play on a classic design and we absolutely love it, hands down one of our favorite designs to date.  Obviously with Thinkd being from Bangkok, there is quite a bit of a language barrier there.  But even with that, he was much more pleasant and easier to deal with that many.  He took some WIP shots for us along the way to share with you as everyone has their own process.

Praying Skull - Path AI

Obviously a lot going on with this design, and I can only imagine how time consuming it could have been from scanning it in.  We wanted to go with a mostly mono color scheme with some highlights on this and gave him control over that.

Skull Pray 2

You see above the basic fill of the design.  This one initially scared us at first because of the amount of colors that could have been used to complete this design.  When dealing with portraits (even skulls) there is a lot of opportunity for utilizing shading techniques to really bring out the design.  We obviously wanted to stay away from something that was going to leave us making 6 or 7 screens with a higher overhead on the shirt.  And then we received the next email from him with his solution…

Praying Skull - Main

His incredible use of gradients not only make this design incredible, but it keeps the color count all the way down to 3.  It may not look like it from far away, but all you’ve got is white, grey, and red on a black shirt.

Again, this has easily become one of our favorite designs, and we are already working with Thinkd on more designs for future releases.  You can check out more of his work here:

This praying skull shirt is set to be release on March 20th at a T-Shirt release party hosted by HelloHipHop at SubT in Chicago.  After that it will be available online and at select retailers.

For more on No Love City, you can find us here:

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T-Shirts You Can Take To The Grave! 83 MM Review

by Ben_P on February 10, 2013

Wow first post of the New Year! (Sorry it has taken forever) Hope everyone’s year so far has been fantastic. I’d like to start off by saying a big thank you to the 83MM guys who have been unbelievably patient with my review. I’ve been very swamped with a new job and training and in general the whole holiday seasons. Enough of that and onto the review of an awesome T-Shirt!

Just a bit about 83MM, the name comes from the birthday of the designer coupled with the MM that is used for measuring film reels. These guys are trying to capture some of the most iconic scenes and characters in film history, from Batman to The Evil Dead. Luckily I received the latter which is a favourite film of mine! For all you film aficionados out there I need not say more about The Evil Dead and it’s cult status, it’s an all around hilarious and awesome film. Some of you lesser film buffs may recognise it as an upcoming film which is a remake of the 1981 original. Which you MUST watch, I cannot stress that enough. Ultimate B-Movie Cheese!



When I received the tee from 83MM I was blown away by how awesome their packaging and in general just the little things they’ve done for the whole experience of receiving it. For starters it came in a custom VHS box with information about the brand on there, and with it’s own rating which I thought was an awesome touch. This especially was a cool touch because The Evil Dead was first released on VHS so it really did fit in with the general tone of the product. Inside the VHS box was a lovely tissue wrapped tee. One of the first things I noticed about the tee was it’s fantastic tag that came with it that was shaped in the style of a VHS tape. Unfortunately I totally forgot to take a photo of it (Thankfully they sent me a photo of it to show you guys) but needles to say I was impressed, it’s the little things that really make up my personal experience of tee’s.



Onto the actual tee itself, it’s an 8 colour. Yes you read that right 8 colour! Print of one of the characters from The Evil Dead, I shan’t say who as I wouldn’t want to ruin it for anyone who may go and watch it now! Needless to say the quality of this is fantastic and the colours are vibrant, when asked why they didn’t use CMYK printing for a cheaper cost they couldn’t bring themselves to sacrifice the quality of the design, this alongside the fact they’ve used climate neutral tee from Continental Clothing shows they really had quality at the heart of their design.



The print shows mostly no visible signs of cracking and having been washed a fair few times already does appear to be very durable. There is only very slight cracks on the thin prints of the hair but that is to be expected of such a small area. The tee itself is very nice on the skin, nothing really to fault it and is a lot nicer than most generic tees, perhaps in the future they could use a bamboo tee for the ultimate in comfort but I don’t think it is really necessary. The use of the 8 screens really does make the design pop, and you start to appreciate the detail of the design as well. I’m very glad they chose to use 8 screens because at the price of £30.00 you really feel like you get your moneys worth, but in all fairness to them £30 is not that expensive compared to some tees you can get out there. This tee is also at a limited run of 200, which is also noted at the bottom of the tee itself in the form of a tag. I don’t know why but I’m a sucker for tags and it blends in nicely with the tee.



If The Evil Dead isn’t your cup of team they have tees from the films Seven, Batman, Drive, Total Recall, The Shining and Dawn Of The Dead. I take my hat off to 83MM and wish them all the best in the world with their designs, as a fan of films I can really appreciate the thought and effort that’s been put into bringing some of cinemas greatest moments to a fashionable tee for both men and women. The guys over at 83MM have also informed me that they have two new designs in the pipeline one from Silence of the Lambs and the other from The Thing. Colour me intrigued!

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GodMode Clothing Hands On Review

by AndyRocksBluu on February 7, 2013

Hey Everyone! Today I’m very excited to be bringing you the hands on review for GodMode Clothing. For the people that might not be familiar with GodMode it’s a T-shirt brand that revolves around video games and people that play them. I know what you’re thinking to yourself “Isn’t there already plenty of brands doing this theme?” Yes and no. There are brands based around video games but they don’t quite knock it out the park the way GodMode does. (DiveIn for the full review)



Design: 3.0 -5.0

Unfortunately I can only judge my hands on review on the shirts that I have in my presence. I personally think the Nintendo Godmode logo t-shirt is ok but its definitely not one of the stand out pieces in their collection. From what I’ve seen on there website everything looks top notch.


Price: $30.00 – $35.00 (High End)

I’m not even going to beat around the bush when it comes to this category. Is $30-$35 a little pricey for a t-shirt? Yes, yes it is. However, the packaging and the attention to small detail GodMode provides make the price well worth it. In my package it came with a GodMode full color video game box, t-shirt, pin, and godmode flier. Need I say more?


Quality: 4.5 – 4.5

GodMode prints all their graphic tees on American apparel. For the people that don’t know American Apparel is known for their buttery soft comfortable tees.



Presentation 5.0 – 5.0

Godmode threw the hammer down when it came to the presentation category. I cant event think of anything they could have done better. If you don’t believe me, check out this video on the un-packaging of their epic product.

Overall: 4.5 -5.0 (Outstanding) 

There is only one word that describes Godmode and its “Epic”. Everything that they put together was nothing less than outstanding in my book. I love how they took the video game theme and made it into their own. If you are a t-shirt fanatic just like I am, then you need to add Godmode to your list of brands to wear. I promise you will not be let down.

PS save an extra 15% off with the coupon code “hideyourarms” at checkout.




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I don’t think that there’s necessarily anything wrong with this weeks releases at Tshirt Laundry, I just don’t think they’re for me. The Wrap shirt looks like something BustedTees would have released about 4 years ago, I’ve never watched Dora The Explorer, and whilst I do love Parks & Recreation (the inspiration behind the Snake Juice shirt), the design just isn’t strong enough for me. Okay, so I guess i do think there are things wrong with these designs, ha!

These three shirts are $14 this week before going up next week, and check out their $7 winter clearance section if you’re in the mood for a bargain.


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