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Drink Coffee Worship Satan!

by Andy on September 22, 2015

So as the cold is starting to kick in, here at HNH we have your back.
What about a nice vessel to hold your warm drink, I hear you ask?
Yes we have that, and yes it clearly has our dark sense of humour to go with it. People of the world I give you ‘Drink Coffee Worship Satan’. It’s also worth remembering that it is just a cup, as much as I’d love it to summon demons, I can’t guarantee that will happen for you. Oh, on a second note it’s also worth remembering you can also use the mug for Tea (multiple flavours/varieties), Hot Chocolate, Soup and maybe even Horlicks?
As it’s HNH the mug is priced at £6.66, with free UK shipping.

If you are going to grab one, you can bundle with any of our tees and the tee will be just £12. Go save yourself some money, add the mug and any tee to your basket, then just use the code ‘cain‘ at the checkout.

Andy: I’m not sure if we’ve ever had a mug on the site before, I’m sure it would make me smile every morning if I had this on my desk in the office.


Allhqfashion Shoe Review

by Jen on September 15, 2015

For this review I was lucky enough to receive something a little different to the other posts I have done, some shoes!

Allhqfashion is an overseas company with a website and shop on AmazonIt offers a vast array of shoes in various styles and trend based product. I was able to choose my own pair to review and opted for 2 choices that I loved. The first was the mesh jewelled heel slip on as I  thought it was really new and different with contrasting black mesh and pops of colour from the jewels. The heel size was just right for everyday use but high enough for a night out!


Unfortunately for me, it must be a more popular shoe as I couldn’t get a size 6 in this one. Therefore I am reviewing my second choice which is the equally good black leather and satin bow strapped option.



This is on trend with bows being on the high street at the moment in many guises. It is also good quality with real suede around the edges as well as the heel and strap of the shoes, with soft satin on top – this is also what the bow is made from. The contrast gold buckle is also nice feature.


The heel is unique as it is square but connects into the rounded heel therefore leaving a small exposed area – personally I really like this as it gives it an extra unique selling point. The back of the shoe also holds a design feature as it is slightly cutaway. This takes a bit of getting used to in terms of wearing, but is still comfortable.


The shoes do look a little thin but I have wide feet and I can wear them ok – just be cautious if they are a little tight at the beginning, they need to be worn in like most pairs of shoes but become very comfy.

I wore these heels to work – a fashion buying office in London – and got many compliments from my colleagues which was great.

Being black in colour, they are versatile to wear with differing outfits from jeans and a top to more feminine dresses or skirts. The overall look of the shoes are cute and feminine, something again, I like but that is personal opinion. If this isn’t your style, there are plenty of other options to choose from.

The collection includes trainers, stilettos, strappy shoes, flats – the list is endless! I would definitely recommend Allhqfashion! Check them out now.


Seed of Life [SoL] – Double Review

by Ben_P on September 6, 2015

Jen and I had another opportunity to do a double review of Seed of Life – or SoL for ease – they’re an Israeli brand that appear to have been going strong for 5 years now, specialising in screen printed psychedelic clothing and accessories, for both men and women.

‘The art of S.O.L is influenced by mystical and spiritual experiences that have nurtured awareness and consciousness. These images evoke a message of a peaceful mind and a creative spirit, a message that unites us regardless of religion or culture.’

Off the bat I definitely like what they’re trying to convey, while I don’t think I personally am their target audience I can definitely appreciate the tranquility and spirituality behind it. 

We were pleased to receive a men’s t-shirt and a women’s vest and they came together nicely packaged with a free screen printed tote bag which was a pretty nice addition. I liked the tote bag so much and it perfectly fit my laptop in it so unfortunately it’s had a bit of wear and tear from being in my rucksack a large portion of the time.

Jen will obviously be reviewing the female side of things – as I’m sure it comes as no shock to any of you that I don’t have the slightest clue about women’s fashion or clothes.Design 1

I received the Peyote T-Shirt which you can purchase in 4 different colours – the amount of choice surprised me if I’m honest! Peyote for those that do not know is a psychoactive cactus so it’s quite cool for their shirts to have fitting names for the designs.

The feel of the shirt is fantastic – it’s 100% cotton, is soft and smooth on the skin and is lightweight but equally feels very durable and it’s all locally sourced and produced which I think is awesome; it’s safe to say that this is a good quality shirt. A low quality, uncomfortable feeling shirt is easy to identify but not having any irritation or even really knowing that the shirt is on you is a true testament to it’s quality – they’ve definitely nailed this down well. 

Peyote T-Shirt

I will admit that this design isn’t something that I would really go for, however I have received compliments on this design when wearing it and I can really appreciate the effort that goes into creating something so intricate – let alone screen printing it! I don’t even really know where to begin with trying to describe what I feel from the design. I do really like it but it’s just not something I would commonly wear – it makes me think of a dream catcher, or a mind map/thought processes and all sorts of imaginative things. That’s the real beauty of this in that it’s so open to interpretation and I can see how this definitely fits in with their ideologies. 

The design is screen printed both front and back, and has a slightly odd feel on the t-shirt because of the intricacy of the design. Running your hands over the design you can feel the individual screen printed dots. It also touts that it has UV Reactive Colours however I haven’t been in an area where I can actually see this – so I would definitely be quite interested to see how it looks. Perhaps having an example (if possible?) on the website would entice customers a little bit more. It’s definitely made me more curious and I’ll have to make sure I wear it the next time I go out anywhere that may have UV light!

We’ll move onto the female portion of the review now conducted by Jen.

As Ben said, I also got a top called the Uhloo Top.

The fabric was really soft and had a lovely handfeel but this is due to the amount of elastane that is clearly in the composition of the jersey, as you can unfortunately see via the shine on the tops. Nevertheless, this shouldn’t put people off as I feel the softness outweighs this aspect.

Uhloo Top

I like the rawness of the edges that have been tightly overlocked, but the brand should be aware that this may cause stretching. This is what happened on the hem of my top and therefore it started to curl up slightly. Some may say this is adds to the uniqueness but I feel differently. Perhaps a normal hem would be better – but I understand this may cause a cost implication if using different stitch techniques.

The print quality is good and almost mimics the technique used by American pop artist Lichtenstein, with dots creating the image – although a much simpler version, which I feel is quite fresh and interesting to see.

Design 2

The print image I was sent was the owl, personally I do not like it as it is not to my taste unfortunately and feel it is somewhat lost on the purple ground, however love the fact that most tops have a print on the front as well as the back much the same as Ben’s top.

The brand offer lots of other top designs that are simpler such as (coincidentally) the Peyote Top  and perhaps more the sort of item that I would go for, but definitely there is enough choice for everyone.

Overall a good product and I would definitely like to see more from them in the future.






My name is Marc and i’ve just launched a super kawaii themed Kickstarter called Fuzzballs.

I’m looking for support to make a huge range of cute t-shirts, necklaces and keyrings. The Fuzzballs started life at Http:// in cute little animations and i’ve had many requests to turn them into shirts so i launched this kickstarter today.

I’d love for your support (even £1 would really help inspire other people to become backers) or if you can share out the link it would mean the world to me and hopefully we can make super kawaii fuzzballs shirts a reality.

Thank you again.

Andy: It’s not the kind of thing that I would wear personally, but they are really nicely designed (the characters are perfect for tee prints) and the link is worth pressing for the “Cat Toast Paradox” GIF alone!

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I am always up for trying something new, and trying Mister Pompadour is definitely something new to me and to Hide Your Arms, especially as it comes across as a product for men and I am in fact a woman, BUT do not mistake that as complaining – it is quite the opposite! At first I was intimidated seeing that Mister Pompadour is primarily marketed to men, but I gave it a go anyway and immediately felt very silly for ever being hesitant, because in the end I was really happy with the results. So not only is this for men, it is a product you women could buy for the man in your life (then use it yourself too when he isn’t looking!)


Mister Pompadour sent me the Moroccan Texture Paste Kit which comes with a Peppermint Shampoo, a Peppermint Conditioner, and a Moroccan Texture Paste, plus they added in a cool logo sticker (all that for only $44!) So first things first, I hopped in the shower to try out the Shampoo and Conditioner and once I popped open the bottle I immediately could smell the mint – the fragrance invaded the steamy shower, but in the best way as it’s not overpowering… it smells so fresh and so clean and only got better the more you scrubbed it in. Once Shampooed, it was Conditioner time and while I was waiting for it to soak in I read the back of the bottle, which to my surprise was not your run of the mill, generic information being told – it had character and was entertaining to read, it gave me a smile or two. To me, something like that is such a lovely touch to a brand, definitely makes it more unique and interesting in the end.


After my hair had been dried and styled, I noticed a lightness to my normally heavy hair AND I could still smell the mint throughout (even after blow-drying and styling which for me would normally remove any fragrance, but this product’s fresh smell battled through the heat!) Then came the Texture Paste, which I have not used this type of product before believe it or not, but thankfully the instructions were printed nicely on the bottle – for long hair it helped push down those fly-aways and also helped smooth the ends of my hair and gave it a bit of texture – the photos I took do not do it justice! I also went to an outdoor concert, which I’ve done several times and by the end my hair would normally be a frizzy mess, but I must say this time my hair looked just as good as when I got there and that’s saying something.


To be completely honest, before I tried the Mister Pompadour Kit I thought I would be giving it away to one of my male friends, thinking me being a female that I should not keep it, but after only one use, I stand corrected – I really love the results and I am keeping this kit all to myself! Needless to say, I recommend trying it especially if you are on the lookout for a really good hair regimen; shampoo, conditioner, texture paste, and a lot more including sculpting clay, beeswax paste, pomade, and (coming soon) a texture powder – all the products that, as Mister Pompadour says, will make you look sharp and be confident, and I could not agree more.

Keep in touch with Mister Pompadour:


Hey Andy, hope all is well. My name’s Donovan and I’ve been a big fan of the site for a long time now–I mean I check it daily, ha.

I’m the owner of a brand called Ignorant/Reflections based in Portland, OR.

The brand is centered around my struggles to affirm culture and identity in America’s Whitest and most gentrified city as I traveled between urban life and the ‘burbs.

The brand’s motto ‘Provocative Critical Thinking.’ Using bold graphics rooted in my experience, these garments provoke thought and conversation.

The two offerings I have here embody that motto. The ‘Ignorant’ beanie and the ‘I Survived Portland Police’ t-shirt.

On the ‘Ignorant’ beanie: The word “ignorant” simply means “to not know.” No one knows everything. Start a conversation with one of these classic ‘Ignorant’ beanies

On the ‘I Survived Portland Police’ t-shirt: The city isn’t always “Portlandia” for many of us when the police show up. Make a statement against police violence in the Rose City and beyond with this t-shirt sure to create conversations wherever you go!

Use the promo code ProvocativeHYA when checking out from the Ignorant/Reflections website and get 10 percent off your order

Stay tuned to the brand as I/R gears to release it’s debut collection of t-shirts this year with it’s ‘Reverse Gentrification’ collection by liking the brand on and following the on Instagram @ignorantreflections

Andy: I live in a rural county in England that is about 99% white, there’s no way I’m going to touch the issues raised in this post!


#iambabesngents Snapbacks

by Andy on December 12, 2014

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 :

Hope u Enjoy the video
-Amir :)

Andy: Thanks for the submission.


New Slim Card Case From Livin’ Life Co

by Andy on December 11, 2014

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

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

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

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


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!


Knit Beanies from Livin’ Life Co

by Andy on August 13, 2014

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?


Black Spot Apparel

by Andy on August 11, 2014

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.


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.


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.



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)



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.

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.

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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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.


Crown & Cross – London Clothing Co.

by Andy on June 25, 2014

Crown & Cross are a recently opened London Clothing Co.

Run by designer Alex Tillbrook & Lewis White

Check out their site 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

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.

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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