From the category archives:


Posting about a belt, and just a belt, is something of a rarity on the blog, but this is a pretty nice looking belt and the photoshoot is pretty bizarre so there was no way I wasn’t posting this.

Costiness=$45 Buy it at Akomplice


Margin London at HideYourArms

by Margin London on December 17, 2012

Margin London at HideYourArms

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.

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition 10 Year Book

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.

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition 10 Year Book for iPad

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!

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition

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.

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.

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition

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.


Post image for F/W12 arrives at Enclothe with tees, hoodies, belt, beanies and iPhone cases

Really impressive release from Enclothe, who are a brand that I’ve never been disappointed by, and considering I’ve been writing about them since the early days of HYA that’s no mean feat. As you can see there are three new t-shirt designs in this release, and each of those designs is also available on the back of a hoodie. The belt isn’t actually a new design, but it is available in black for the first time after previously only being available in brown.


Post image for LOTS of New Tees, Hoodies, and More Over at Venus Fallen!

Venus Fallen added 33 new items into their shop, wow, what a selection of products AND styles. A wide variety including tees (of course), long sleeved crewnecks, pull-overs, hoodies, baseball tees, sweatshirts, belts, wallets, buttons – it’s a lot, I’m telling you! It was hard for me to pick only a few to show you, so go take a look in the shop for the whole selection.

Also, the popular and obviously fun Science Gives Me A Hadron tee (that was even shared by the one and only, George Takei) has been made into a zip-up, neat!

Keep in touch with Venus Fallen: Facebook, Twitter


akomplice summer 2012

Fair to say they’ve been a bit busy!

There’s a lot to like here from Akomplice, and just as with my previous post about Home is Where Your Heart Is I’m again impressed with the level of variety on offer in this collection. I know I’m not any kind of authority on these matters, but I really rather like those shorts!

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Big, big, big release from Seventh.Ink today, some of the items are very limited and already close to selling out, which says a lot for the amount of excitement that Matt has been able to generate around the collection. The three designs you can see above are all available as t-shirts, hoodies and tank tops, all of which are limited edition and won’t be reprinted, but there are also some interesting ‘super limited’ items too. The laser engraved wooden book boxes are a new one on me, I can’t think of many other companies that have done something similar, there’s only seven of each design available on each box. There’s also the belts, which is an oft overlooked accessory at clothing brands, there’s only 10 of those available for each design, and lastly for the accessories there is a button pack.

I think it’s fair to say that with this being called ‘Series 1′ that we can expect to get more of the same from Seventh.Ink over the new few months, and hopefully the same goes for the innovative products that they’re putting out.
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abuv t-shirts

I got an e-mail from John at Abuv almost a month ago, and it’s taken me until now to get around to writing about them. That may provide some comfort to those of you that have e-mailed me an I haven’t got back to you yet. I say yet because I do intend to reply to everyone, there’s just only so many hours in the day, you know?

Abuv aren’t just a company that makes t-shirts (4 designs in at the moment, one of them is not pictured), webbing belts and bracelets, they’re setting themselves apart by offering 10% of all sales (not just 10% of profits) to charity, so if you make a purchase with them then you know precisely how much of your order will be going to charity. I’m not a bracelet wearer, but John from Abuv makes the bracelets by hand himself, and I think it’s cool that there is that personal connection to the items that they’re selling. I know that there’s always a connection when I talk about tee brands because they have the designs made or design them themselves and then get a printer company to produce finish product (it’s a smaller and smaller percentage of brands printing their own shirts these days), but it feels a little different with the idea of handmade bracelets.

The range available in their store isn’t massive at the moment, but everyone has to grow from something and I look forward to see what they come up with in the future.


nes buckle coupon code

Taking a short break from tees here, the guy who runs NESBuckle (the belt buckle for nerds) sent me an e-mail giving you guys a $10 off coupon code for, which as HYA regulars would probably guess is hideyourarms. The buckles, which are made of genuine NES controllers, cost $29.95 regularly, so $10 off is a good saving. I actually have a NES sat under the TV in the office right now, it doesn’t get much play anymore, but then again I don’t spend a huge amount of time playing videogames, my Xbox gets used far more as a media centre, dammit I’m old.


boston cream breast cancer bustin' belt

I thought that “destroy breast cancer” had a bit more punch to it than “support a breast cancer charity.” This isn’t a belt blog, that would be too niche even for me, but when it comes to a brand trying to help a charity I’m a bit of a sucker. Apparently October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and whilst the month may almost be out, Boston Cream are still trying to do their bit, and all proceeds from the sale of these pink $10 belts will be to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. We can expect to hear more from Boston Cream in the next few weeks too, as their Winter collection will be dropping on November 17th.


seventh ink t-shirts

I know that title might make you think that I’m not impressed with Seventh.Ink‘s fall line, but I like it, I justed to try and show some kind of objectivity with one of my advertisers. I would write about them whether they were or weren’t helping to keep the server running and the HYA jet filled with supermodels, but HYA is a shill-free zone, so with posts like this I would prefer to just give you the facts and let you make up your own mind. They are being quite ambitious though, the three designs you can see above are being made available (when the line is released on Monday) as tee, hoodies, and belts. Read more about the new line on their blog, and check out all the previews in the gallery.

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This is likely to be the last deals post of the year because I’m taking Mrs. HYA (we aren’t actually married, but saying ‘my girlfriend’ doesn’t sound quite as fun) to London for the weekend, and tomorrow is looking like it’s going to be a busy one in terms of non-fun non-tee related activity, and then there’s not much point posting next week because of Christmas jollity and friends coming back to the area for the festive season, though if something big comes up then I’ll try and let you know.

So, 20% off at PalmerCash today and tomorrow with the coupon code yeah.


It’s sale time at krudmart, with a nigh-on-ridiculous 70% off the older stock, and a rather more sensible though still greatly appreciated 20% off new arrivals (providing you spend more than $75).


The Threadless festive fun continues with $10 tees for the rest of the week (and if you want them to get even cheaper remember that me and Adam from Tee Directory are selling Threadless Gift Certificates on the cheap, also, and this is seriously the first time I’ve realised this, gift certificates could make good gifts for Christmas!).


I don’t mention Junky Tees very often but they do have some wearable tees that you’d probably enjoy paying 25% less for with the coupon code XMAS.


Not holiday related but money off is money off, Dressed By Danni (the halterneck hoodie People) launched a new website recently and if you’re making your first order you can receive a 10% discount with the coupon code FIRST10.


30% off sitewide at Karmaloop with the coupon code HAL30, or the code ZUUL30. Is there really any reason why Karmaloop have so many coupons, and not just at this time of year, it feels like they drop a new one every day.


Kind of an odd offer from DBH, instead of going site-wide they’re putting 3 tees a day on sale, but they’re going lower than usual and those three tees can be picked up for $10 a piece. This deal will be running until Christmas Day, so keep checking back to see if any of your favourite designs come up on sale.

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Pyknic have got a 20% off sale going on until tomorrow, eat up!


Paper Root Clothing:

We’re running our final big sale of the year with some real craziness. 40% everything for the next three days, and that includes our newest sweatshirts we just released.


I really wish I didn’t have to post this, but unfortunately Squishi’s tees are all on sale for £9.99 each. You’re probably thinking that Squishi’s tees being on a sale would be a good thing, but you’d be wrong, as they’re on sale because Squishi are going to be closing down when all the stock is gone. That sucks, because I was glad there was someone like Squishi around in Britain, but at least they’re closing because the print side of the business is going well, which will hopefully mean that Brit companies have an alternative to outsourcing to America to get their shirts printed.


It won’t sound like a sale to our American chums but in British terms this is a sale. Strange Ways have knocked their tees (all three shown above) down to £15, with £1 shipping in the UK, £2 worldwide, try beating that on the high street!

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As you can see from that image, free shipping ANYWHERE ON EARTH when you buy 2 or more tees from Vig Tees. Sounds good, but the martians are gonna be pissed.


The e-mail from Bean Dip had the subject “Free Shipping // New Tees”, so I presume they’re offering free shipping. I know, it’s like I’m Sherlock Holmes or something.


This coupon from No Star will be expiring tomorrow, so hop to it.


Get 10% off at wiftees with the coupon code hideyourarms.


My favourite food blog, Serious Eats, have released a list of tees for foodies. Well, I wouldn’t call it a list because it’s only got 11 items on it, to me it’s not really a list unless you question the will to live whilst putting it together and then realising it probably wasn’t worth it since it wasn’t about Star Wars (me? bitter?).


PopJunkie and their weird lapdancing clip-art are going to keep their sale going until the end of the year, so no need to rush then!


EIO and Rakes & Strays are going to be turning their regular postage into Special Delivery in the UK from now until December 23rd so that y’all will be getting your tees to your loved ones in time for Chrimbo.


Monstar (who seem to mostly be a belt company now) have got all their tees onsale for $10 at th moment with a flat rate of $4 shipping.



Here’s a good deal if you buy either of these limited edition, Matthew Skiff-designed t-shirts before Septembr 18th and you will receive a belt absolutely free. By ordering one of the tees you will also be entered into a prize draw to win seven more tees from an upcoming series Randr are going to be releasing.

The tee on the left is called Bloodletting and was designed to “see if I could make the most offensive design possible, or at least a design that my mom would be shocked to see.” The tee on the right is called Giallo and was apprently inspired by a film called Suspiria, which is a film all about awesome colours and beautiful women that will be finding its way onto my LoveFilm (Netflix, but British) queue. The tees are $22 individually, but there is also a package of both tees for $38 (that’s a $6 saving) which will include 2 free belts, and two entries to the contest.

*Since I wrote this post Randr have also put all of their tees except these two on sale, with shirts as low as $7, so go get ‘em!*



Linty Fresh (y’know, the guy that’s going to invade China) have got a summer sale going on from now until August 1st, that means you’ve technically got a while to grab a bargain, but with LF being so popular you should probably get on it sooner rather than later. Belts are $12, tees are from $15 (not all of them are on sale, but some of my favourite designs are, huzzah!), and you can grab a hoodie for $35.


July 1st also sees the re-release of a popular design, Keith the Quiet,in purple and blue.


New belts at Monstar Clothing

by Andy on April 30, 2009


Just $10 a pop at Monstar for a short period, not sure how much they’ll be after that.



You what’s cool about this belt buckle? It’s ACTUALLY made of an ACTUAL NES controller. On the downside, it costs $30, which may be expensive, I don’t know how much a belt buckle usually costs since I’m not a cowboy (usually), but on the plus side it does mean that I’ve got $120 worth of plastic gold gathering dust in a cupboard back in England, which I think is probably one of the safest investments out there at the moment.

So, $30 might be more than you’d usually pay for a belt buckle, though considering this is a console controller from the 80s it seems fairly reasonable in my head, but for those of you in need of a deal sweetener, here’s a spoonful of Splenda for you. The first 10 people to make a purchase at using the coupon code hideyourarms will get $10 off their order.



Remember these? They’re back in stock in white or black for $15 a pop… and yes, I know both belts are black and white, but you know what I mean.

Also, they’re going to be giving away a shirt every week to a random person on their mailing list.


Skyline Belt by Beetnik Aesthetics

by Andy on February 27, 2009


This may not be a belt blog (now there’s a niche!), but you know what? It’s Friday night, so to hell with it!

Also, I think I’m going to NYC tomorrow, which is home to a mighty-fine skyline, so this post almost makes sense.

Costiness=$10 (bargain!) Buy it at Beetnik Aesthetics

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Six new belts from Monstar

by Andy on February 16, 2009


Off-topic, I know, but I only brought two belts with me to Philadelphia so I’m ever so tempted to make an order for one of these at the moment. If you pick one (or more, I guess), they’re on sale now for $15 a pop and you’ll get free shipping too.

Monstar Clothing’s Belts


Say Hello to DeKay Clothing

by Andy on December 4, 2008

Just in case you still have room for another big-print skull/zombie tee in your wardrobe, DeKay Clothing may well be the people to fill that gap. There’s only three designs up in their Big Cartel store at the moment, but all three are great images, and the print quality looks impressive too.

DeKay Clothing

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Say Hello To Aplomb Clothing

by Andy on November 5, 2008

This is a pretty cool brand, I can’t lie, none of the tees are totally blowing me away, but they’re all really solid designs that I’d be happy to wear, so they’re certainly consistent. However, I do utterly love this belt. Oh, and if you’re looking for an election angle to the posts today, Aplomb Clothing are based out of Washington DC, so, I guess that’s an angle.

Aplomb Clothing

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