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#iambabesngents Snapbacks

by Andy on December 12, 2014

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Babes & Gents has recently launched a new product called #iambabesngents Snapback. The product recognizes the essence and the core values of Babes & Gents which are Passion, Inspiration and Strength and is for people who have interests in the Music, Art and Fashion.

We have also released a new video featuring a behind the scenes of the lifestyle of a babe or a gent in order to promote the snapbacks featuring various artists and creatives.
Video : www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G8z-bXpbXY

Hope u Enjoy the video
-Amir icon smile #iambabesngents Snapbacks
www.babesngents.com

Andy: Thanks for the submission.

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New Slim Card Case From Livin’ Life Co

by Andy on December 11, 2014

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SlimCardCaseWhiskey 480x480 New Slim Card Case From Livin Life Co

We’re super excited to announce the newest addition to our product line, our Slim Italian Leather Card Case. This vintage tanned slim card case is perfect for holding just the essentials. It’s handcrafted from full-grain Italian leather which is soft to the touch and will only get better with use and time. It features three pockets: a middle slot that fits up to ten credit cards, an ID slot in front & a currency slot in back.

Full-grain Italian pull-up leather
100% hand cut & hand sewn
Debossed “Livin’ Life!®” on front side
Waxed nylon thread
Dimensions: 3″ x 4″

Andy: Something a bit different!

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Bird Box Beanies from Keet Warrin

by Andy on November 18, 2014

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Keet Warrin has just released their new Bird Box Beanies. Right now you can get a discount when you buy two on their online shop. Just head over to their website and check out the Bird Box Beanie Combo!

Andy: Thanks for the submission!

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Bandana face masks from Robber Barons Ink

by Andy on October 16, 2014

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Whether you need an easy last minute Halloween idea or just want to look stylish getting tear gassed by your local swat team, Robber Barons Ink has you covered. Check out our full selection of bandana face masks available now at robberbaronsink.com

Andy: It’s surprising that I haven’t seen this concept before, but I like it (even if I don’t wear bandanas).

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Obama face 480x409 Ill Minded Shows Unique Innovation Through Design
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Ill Minded Clothing is a new line that really defines abstract and voluminous designs. The entirety of their line has fully sublimated (all-over) t-shirts and bucket hats (coming soon). Their designs are fit for those who want to stand out and get noticed. The designs are made on 100% polyester shirts. They’re super comfortable and affordable.

Andy: Thanks for the submission!

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Knit Beanies from Livin’ Life Co

by Andy on August 13, 2014

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New vintage style knit beanies from Livin’ Life Co., perfect for those chilly days.

Andy: Two weeks ago it was Summer, now I’m back to wearing jumpers indoors, what is this madness?

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Black Spot Apparel

by Andy on August 11, 2014

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ORGANIC, COMFORTABLE, QUALITY, HAND PRINTED, ILLUSTRATED and DESIGNED clothing, that features the sea, surf, nature and creativity as main subjects. I work as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer and Im incredibly passionate about this (also passionate about the sea), so Black Spot is a physical representation of this.

Andy: Looks good so far, I’d like to see the incorporation of some of the illustrations in the background of these images to the designs in the future, it almost seems like the most interesting parts (to me as an outsider of the brand) aren’t on the shirts! Nice to see someone using bamboo too.

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Untitled 1 page 0 2 480x480 Original artist series now available at VISIONCNCPT.com
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In Vision Concept apparel, we are aiming to bring a different perspective to street art and clothing. In july, we launched 13 new styles for both men and women. All designs made from original hand drawn designs. Limited quantities only.

Andy: Nice, thanks for the submission.

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debonair sugar skull 480x526 Debonair Sugar Skull range from Seventh.Ink
debonair sugar skull tank 480x526 Debonair Sugar Skull range from Seventh.Ink
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debonair sugar skull flask 480x526 Debonair Sugar Skull range from Seventh.Ink
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These were actually released almost a month ago, but I’ve had a bit of a crazy month with lots of trips away which has unsettled the posting schedule. Still, they looked good on release and they look good now.

Seventh.Ink

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unnamed Theres up to 80% off in the Threadless back to school sale
Back to school? Isn’t there still a few weeks before that? Still, I won’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

Threadless‘ annual Back to School Sale starts on Monday, August 4th at 12 a.m. CDT (5 a.m. GMT). Our entire catalog of t-shirts, tank tops, longsleeves, hoodies, and kids styles will be 40% off. All wall art and iPhone cases will be 30% off. Accessories like laptop sleeves, pet goods, and totes will run as low as 80% off. The sale ends Thursday, August 7th at 5 p.m. CT. (10 p.m. GMT)

Threadless

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NomadKey Lightning Keychain 480x270 Hands on review: Nomad ChargeKey and ChargeCard
I know what you’re thinking, that doesn’t look like a t-shirt or any other kind of clothing, and you’d be right. These are the ChargeKey and ChargeCard, innovative charging and data transfer solutions for iOS devices with a lightning cable (iPhone 5 onwards and some iPads, right?) and also micro USB. Having recently replaced my aging iPhone 4 with an iPhone 5 recently when I was given the chance by Nomad to check them out I thought it would be perfect, especially as I am excellent at losing cables.

The ChargeKey is a compact key-shaped cable that you can put on your keyring and never have those “I’ve forgotten my cable” moments again when you’re out and about, wanting to charge your phone or transfer some important data. It’s a good idea, usually I would dismiss something this small as only lasting a few months with me because I would lose it, but since it’s now on my keys that’s not going to happen, and I’m always prepared in case I get caught out at a friend’s house without charge, I can just plug it into a USB slot on their computer or their USB plug for another smartphone.

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I’ve tested the key in every USB port on my PC, and a few different USB wall plugs (official Apple, Samsung, Kindle plugs) and none of them have brought up the dreaded ‘this accessory is not compatible’ warning that seems to be a common problem with other 3rd party charging cables (and some of the official ones too!). That’s hardly a surprise though as all of Nomad’s products are MFi certified by Apple so you can be confident that they will work. I wasn’t too confident leaving my phone dangling from the front to the USB input on the tower of my PC though, there was no danger of the phone crashing to the floor since it is a good fit, I just wasn’t comfortable with applying that kind of pressure to the USB input, the ChargeKey (with it being bent at 90 degrees), or the connection port on the iPhone. I’m sure that the setup wouldn’t have caused any damage, it just didn’t seem right not having my phone hanging in mid-air. That’s not really a situation that the key is designed for though, pop it into a laptop where it will lay flat, or use an Apple plug where the cable is pointing down and not stress anything, or a USB hub and you’re not going to have any of my overprotective worries.

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The ChargeCard is similar, but different, instead of going on your keys this version of the card goes in your wallet. Again, it’s very useful and makes it a lot less likely you’ll be caught without a ‘cable’ (which this technically is, even if it doesn’t look like it), despite being credit card sized (though ticker) it feels solid and is rather ‘design-y’ rather than just being a utilitarian slab of plastic, which is a pretty admirable feat when you’re talking about something you use to charge your phone. Again, I had no problems in terms of functionality, it worked in every port I tested it on and that’s the best I could hope for. One thing I didn’t test was data transfer speeds because that seemed a little extreme for a clothing site to do, but I certainly couldn’t complain.

Previously, if you wanted either of these products you needed to have them sent from the US, and inevitably that meant paying over the odds because of import taxes and the dreaded ‘clearance fee’ levied by couriers that can often be more than the taxes. Nomad products can now be purchased directly from the UK via their Amazon store, and that’s fulfilled by Amazon so you’re also eligible for Prime delivery. It is a similar story for a few other countries around the world which is very convenient and does remove those niggling doubts from buying overseas. Both items are £20 each in either iOS lightning or micro USB format.

Nomad are currently also offering pre-order on newer versions of what will be called the NomadCard (which adds a longer USB connection), NomadKey (which looks the same), and the NomadClip which is an interesting carabiner-esque connector with a charging cable hidden within it. Those will be shipping in the Autumn but I think that the products as they are in their current incarnation are an excellent fit for their purpose and also a great help to people as forgetful as me!

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Dinosaur Necklace Triceratops Front Funhouse Labs 480x480 Dinosaurs Wearing Hoodies   Dinosaur Hoodie Necklace

This dinosaur necklace is rawr-some!

A charming plastic triceratops has been outfitted in his very own hoodie!

Necklace length is 34″. Dinosaur size is roughly 4 1/2″.

• Steel ball chain
• Plastic dinosaur
• Cotton / poly hoodie
• Silver-plated brass findings
• “Funhouse Labs” logo tag at back neck

$36.00 at Funhouse Labs

Andy: I don’t post jewellery on HYA often, but this was too unusual to pass up.

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Crown & Cross – London Clothing Co.

by Andy on June 25, 2014

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Crown & Cross are a recently opened London Clothing Co.

Run by designer Alex Tillbrook & Lewis White

Check out their site www.crownandcross.co.uk for a range of unisex items, the brand will be releasing SS14 shortly!

Andy: Excellent lookbook photography, it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with next.

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Akomplice Summer 2014 now available.

by Andy on June 9, 2014

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I know, I know, there’s a lot of images in this post, but there could be a lot more as their lookbook will attest. I just kept scrolling through saying to myself “oooh, that can go in the post” and and that’s how we ended up where we are.
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It would appear that patterns and all over prints are all the rage at Akomplice this season, there’s lots of really wearable Summer good in this drop. Oh, and I don’t think I’ve mentioned an umbrella before on HYA but when a company releases one that looks like that I can’t really ignore it!

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Howlin Woods Apparel

by Andy on May 28, 2014

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Hi Guys, I recently released a small clothing line called Howlin Woods. Have a look at the site www.howlinwoods.de, watch the lookbook with a couple of nice shots from our first shooting, go grab a shirt or a beanie if you like!

Andy: Very cool lookbook photos and good looking designs too!

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QUALITEA FINAL 480x576 Three new tea shirts and a beanie from Edward Teabelly
ANARCHTEA FINAL 2A 480x576 Three new tea shirts and a beanie from Edward Teabelly
BREWED FINAL 480x576 Three new tea shirts and a beanie from Edward Teabelly
PATCH 480x576 Three new tea shirts and a beanie from Edward Teabelly
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I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve written about Edward Teabelly, the tea-based clothing company, but then I seem to say that about a lot of brands these days. Still, really nice new tees that stay on-brand and have some really nice typework. Shirts are £18 a piece, and the beanie (available in three colours) is a very reasonable £10.

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Crushing on Chaos shirt lieutenant 480x526 Crushing on Chaos tee and prints at Seventh.Ink
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Earlier in the month while I was away in Japan (which seems so long ago already) Seventh.Ink dropped this new design on tees and printed too. Cool design and fits with their usual style, perhaps not something I’d wear these days but I am well aware that my taste in tees has mellowed over the past few years. Here’s the details about the new items:

Shirts: Screen printed with water based inks on Lieutenant Green and New Silver from American Apparel. Custom printed tags and sleeve logos as well
Original Illustration: 11×14 archival inks on sketchbook paper, signed, framed, ready to hang
Steel Blue Screen Print: Two colors, 18×24 on Steel Blue 100# French paper, signed/numbered, limited to 40
Fuse Green Screen Print: Two colors, 18×24 on Fuse Green 100# French paper, signed/numbered, limited to 15

The original illustration has already gone, but the others are still available.

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KickStarter Book

by Andy on March 19, 2014

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The VigilanTees book will showcase all the amazing art seen on a daily basis across the limited shirt sites. There is so much incredible work being produced and shared that it makes sense to view this output in a different medium.

I am looking to put together a KickStarter project to get this book made. To make this work, however, I need you – and I need your opinions.

Please take two minutes to fill in my survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BYKV769

Thanks chaps

Andy: Interesting idea, I look forward to seeing how this one progresses.

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Kicking off 2014 with a bang, Still Proud brings us their first drop of the year. Aptly titled “Memoirs,” the release is a trip down memory lane for SP featuring reprints of some of their most popular designs throughout the brands 5 year existence. Heavy on a theme of self empowerment & defiance, the release encompasses three graphic t’s (inc two girl prints), a snapback, windbreaker, raglan tee & tank-top. This release is even more limited then their previous ones keeping the quantities (minus the snapback) at 25 pieces and under so be sure to hit their store (http://stillproudclothing.bigcartel.com/) & scoop something up quickly!

Andy: Thanks for the submission!

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New Design Alert at Born Humble

by Andy on March 10, 2014

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Just released two new designs from our Spring Collection. Born Humble Snapback and Humble State of Mind Tee. Please check them out at bornhumble.com

Andy: Nicely done, works the brand into the design without ramming it down your throat.

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