Ghosts of Vestige got in touch about a month ago to let me know that they existed and I somehow managed to ignore their message for for too long, I really must try harder clearing out the e-mail backlog.
There’s some cool tees in this lineup from GoV, and it’s good to see a couple of beanies to help round out their product offering too. Even though the tees have pretty different themes there definitely a strong continuity in the style here and I like that, it gives people visiting a brand for the first time something to hang on to, because if they like one thing then they’re likely to enjoy the whole line (though I suppose you can say the same of the opposite). Tees are £18 a piece, beanies £10 and everything you can see above is available now.
It’s quite a small collection from Black Thunder, but at least they’ve managed a bit of variety by releasing a tee, a polo shirt and a custom snapback. Getting down to brass tacks (what does that actually mean?) you’re looking at €28 for the hat, €22 for the polo (available in male and female cuts), and a very reasonable €15 for the tee.
I was going through the lookbook for the third season of releases from LUVD and just when I expected it to end a new item popped up, which has resulted in the massive gallery you can see below, and I haven’t even included all the images!
It is a wonderful release from LUVD, my standard yardstick of whether I like a collection is whether I would wear it, and in this case I can say yes, I would wear absolutely every item. The standout piece for me is the ‘Forgive’ t-shirt, I like the typework on it, but they’ve done a good job with the logo items as well. Great lookbook photography really helps to bring it all alive too. Tee are $24/26, and hoodies will set you back $45.
SS13 Lookbook Video from Rawvault on Vimeo.
I like lookbook videos, especially when they come from brands that I haven’t heard of before, it’s a really good visual introduction and helps give a good feeling for what the brand are about. However, in this case it also brought up a fairly large error from the outset which distracted me for the rest of the video. Just after the title splash we can see the front of one of their new hats (best view at 10 seconds), with Rawvault in large text and the phrase “Get What Your Given” embroidered on it. Unfortunately, I haven’t made the typo in that phrase, they have, as if should be “Get What You’re Given.” As the range is not yet on sale on their site (though lots of other cool stuff is from their own brand and others, nice to see The Quiet Life in there) hopefully that means it’s samples in the lookbook and they can have the correct spelling on the full run because I wouldn’t buy something if I knew there was an error on it as Iwouldn’t want to wear something that would lead to know-it-alls like myself correcting the spelling on my clothing. Or maybe it’s meant to be spelled wrong, that seems like something that cool brands might do.
I guess that if you’re going to put (presumably magic) mushrooms on a t-shirt then your lookbook is going to need to look pretty weird.
Boner Billy’s Famous Hot Dogs offers a full line of tee shirts that have become very popular if you like a good laugh! From funny shirts promoting Boner Billy’s namesake hot dog called the “Big Boner” to the popular line of “Bonerette” Ladies Sportswear. All shirts and gifts are just funny, perfect for a good laugh in a crazy world.
Andy: When I saw this submission title in the queue I was quite sure that there was no way this was going to be something I liked, and that is very much an accurate reflection of what lays before me. Why would a hot dog company feel the need to promote their innuendo based designs on a t-shirt blog like Hide Your Arms. I can see how it might be fun to go and get a hot dog there, and maybe even buy some merchandise whilst you’re munching down on what is probably a very tasty hot dog, but I don’t understand who would go online having no association with the brand and think “yes, this is something that I want to wear.” I just don’t get it, and to add insult to injury they’re using mockups for the images!
This summer will be damn great and is totally true to the motto “put on your dancing shoes!”
The german streetwear-label yallentins clothing namely presents their sixth collection and is still roughing up the market with some brandnew shirt-prints, hoodies, zippers and accessories.
Everybodys who is up for clothes which aren’t typical mainstream and everybody who’s a friend of relaxed and eye-catching streetwear will find exactly what his styleaffine heart desires at yallentins.
Get your impressions on www.yallentins.de, shop our new stuff in the onlineshop or get it in selected shops all over Germany.
Andy: Looks good, thanks for the submission guys.
Many new brands seek to be the voice of their generation, but Rushn Red simply seeks to encourage people to actually live life. Through their designs and ultimately your fashion choices, Rushn Red wants individuals to live life to the fullest at all times and rather than fear change, embrace it. They have opted to make their signature color and of course name to be ‘RED’ because its sends a strong message about one’s personal convictions and their willingness to stand by them. Their mantra is “Live, Love, Learn!”, which represent ‘Live every day to the fullest, love what you do, and learn something you did not know the day before!’
Andy: To be entirely frank, the designs aren’t for me, but that doesn’t really matter, there are lots of brands doing just fine without the Andy seal of approval. The website is pretty old school and not optimised well (e.g. thumbnail images on the store are merely scaled versions of full-size images, so you have to download a 3MB for each thumbnail, that means the men’s shop and women’s shop pages are 18mb each which is far too much) which could be off-putting to people that are used to seeing something more modern. It’s a weird contrast, they’ve clearly spend decent money having several designs printed in male and female styles, taken good photos of the products (which is my usual complaint with new brands) and then it’s let down a bit by the website, if they were to sort that out I’m sure that they’d see a lot more sales.
MKNK, founded in Turkey last year, just dropped a hoodie in a couple of colourways and a couple of snapback hats too. Very cool to see Derin’s brand expanding it’s range and offering a wider variety. You’re looking at $60 for a hoodie (limited to 70 pieces in each colour) and $35 for a snapback (limited to 50 pieces of each design). For the next two weeks you can get $5 off your order with the coupon code HIFIVE too, which is just lovely.
Anything Goes seem to have had a meteoric rise over the past year (and it has been exactly a year since they released their first design), let’s see what they’ve got for us in this collection:
The range consists of Daddy’s Girls tees in dark heather and navy, Axes & Arrows pocket tee in white, new colour-ways for our So Gangsta and Set Sail tees,
new colour-ways for our Day Of The Dead beanies, a brand new Set Sail hoodie printed on American Apparel two tone hoodies and two collaborations on jewellery
based on previous Anything Goes designs.
As I write this their store is currently down for maintenance in prep for the release, so I can’t give you any pricing info, but it certainly is a strong looking release.
Last time Thirdworldapparel were on HYA I was pretty blunt about not being a massive fan, and gave them a few pointers. They took it on the chin and have come back for more, and I’m much more impressed. It’s good to see brands moving forward and improving with every release, it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with next. You can pick up a hat or tee for £20 each, or get them both together for £30.
The notion of a streetwear company releasing a hat specifically because of Valentine’s Day does make me laugh, but it’s a cool hat so I’m not going to dwell on it for too long.
Hat=$30 Limited to 65 pieces at Akomplice Pocket Tees=$30 Buy them here
We released our brand new ‘Hard & Fast’ line at midnight, Friday morning [Andy note: last week, not today]. The line includes a men’s and women’s tee, a unisex thermal, a unisex hoodie and beanies!
In celebration of our new release, we’ve put everything from our old ‘Over The Horizon’ line on sale for 50% off, except for our flasks, and we’re offering free shipping to anyone who spends over $40 and uses the promo code ‘HARDNFAST‘.
This is the second line we’ve released since our company’s complete revamp last year and we’re pretty stoked about it. We’ve added a few extra features to our clothing that we think will help them stand out more (i.e. – the sewn-on labels on the bottom left corners of the shirts).
Like our last line, everything on this ‘Hard & Fast’ line was hand-printed, labeled and aged ourselves to give our clothing that distressed, somewhat vintage feel.
We hope you’ll check it out and possibly write up a great review. Links are posted below. Thanks!
Andy: Thanks for the submission guys, looking good.
It feels like a long time since I’ve written about Johnny Cupcakes, probably because it’s been a while since I wrote about most brands after the holiday break. The camo shirts are a re-release, not sure when they were last available, but I am really impressed by that constellation design, it riffs on a very familiar JC theme but that star twist is really fresh.
Tee are $35.99 in men’s and women’s fits, and the beanie is $19.99.
Not a vintage week (again) at Snorg, the boobies and bacon shirts are a bit ‘crazy uncle’ for me, but the dinosaur shirt is pretty fun. Shirts $5 off this week as usual making them $14.95.
Following the success of their first collection, Mancunian based District Roots are back with their winter collection. Introducing unisex hoodies, jumpers and beanies to their brand.
Continuing to drive forward their belief that your roots and origins form a key part of your identity, District Roots are evolving into a clothing brand, going beyond just t-shirts.
District Roots have alos released a behind the scenes promo video of the winter collection photoshoot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdtNUI91fCQ&list=HL1355226138&feature=mh_lolz
Check out their latest range here: http://www.districtroots.com
Andy: Looking good, thanks for the submission!