As usual, pretty much everything in this latest Glamour Kills collection looks good and is wearable, but wouldn’t all make sense in a cold and wet place like where I live. Still, for those few days of Summer that we get in Cumbria each year I would look pretty cool.
I can’t lie, these designs from Nerdiology don’t appeal to me on a personal level, the brand themselves say they intend to appeal to “Skaters, Dancers and Fashion Nerds” and I’m not really any of those things. However, I can appreciate that other people would like them and that the duck shirt would look cool as part of an outfit.
This is a funny post for me to write, because I want to like them, but it’s stuff like this that makes me realise I’m not 18 anymore, thoughts?
I’m sure that a lot of you will have heard of TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), a charity that helps the families of people that have lost someone who was serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. There’s almost a danger of t-shirt designs around this subject being too patriotic, but Sevenly have managed to create designs that can appeal across national lines since I’d wear these even though I’m not American.
I’m a comedy writer, actor and filmmaker here in Los Angeles and I host all my work at JohnnyBiceps.com.. There’s 20+ original shorts, short films and sketches.
A couple years ago I put the name (JohnnyBiceps) on t-shirts to promote my blog, and people were asking where they could get the shirt because they thought the name was funny/catchy. Current date, JohnnyBiceps has become a comedy lifestyle brand (maybe the first?) – for those who have a sense of humor, but don’t want or need a loud graphic or funny saying on their shirt to “prove” it.
A lot of new clothing items (hats, polos..) and other branded merch is in the works.
Andy: Since I have no familiarity with the brand, this shirt/design doesn’t appeal to me, it doesn’t have enough stand alone value for me to think that it’s funny or interesting since it’s just a text tee. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I feel that there needs to be other designs for this to branch out beyond the fans of the comedy side of things to new people, which is what I’d presume Jon is trying to do since he’s submitting to a site like HYA.
This isn’t a submitted post but Lucas over at The Circus has done a good job with his blurb so why should I spend time re-writing it?
We are a new circus-themed brand based out of Pasadena, California. The designs put a fun circus twist on things such current events, pop culture and much more. A circus is colorful, diverse, inspiring, & lively. At a circus, onlookers want adventure, fun, & entertainment. So, our mission is to deliver important messages to the public using the welcoming, fun-loving, and appeal of a circus. As an upcoming apparel company, our goal is to differentiate ourselves from other online apparel shops. So sit tight, we are going to bring you a great show. Don’t forget, we only make a select amount of merchandise — once it sells out we will never make the same product. Check the site often or you may miss out. Use code “HYA” and receive 15% off your entire purchase.
I like their designs and the concept is solid, priced well too with tees between $20 and $13. We should have a hands-on review coming up with these guys soon so be on the look out for that.
have reversed the concept of their logo for these tees, which usually have the skull as the larger head and the little face on the hat. The cool thing about this is that it is interesting to hardcore fans of the brand since it does represent something different to them, but to casual people approaching the brand for the first time it’s still wearable. Tees are £25 each and the varsity jacket is £50.
We Are The Recipe have just released two brand new designs for guys & girls.
The BRATS tee has a vintage café/diner design is available in white or grey, with each tee being packaged in a custom branded Sauce Bottle!
The Jump Ship tee is a nautical/tattoo themed print finished in traditional WATR style. It is available in both men’s & women’s sizes, with a limited run of vest tops also available for women.
Head over to www.wearetherecipe.co.uk to update your summer wardrobe!
Check us out on Twitter @WATRclothing
Andy: I’d been looking at these new releases on Friday and I thought that the sauce bottle was just a prop for the
Three gorgeous designs as usual at Sevenly to send $7 per item towards Love Without Boundaries, a charity that gives orphaned children with birth defects the surgery they need and help to give them a family in a permanent home.
Bluu Dreams are a contributor on HYA, which means that this post is biased, there’s no way of getting around it, I like Andy the owner and I like his brand, but then again I like a lot of the people that I write about so it’s not really a big issue.
This is Bluu Dreams first release of 2013 and it brings us a baseball-theme mixed with an aquatic twist based on a a couple of fictional teams called the ‘Pelicans’ and Running Divers’. It’s funny, as someone from the UK where baseball isn’t popular at all I’m having a hard time connecting with some of these designs, but then there’s the logo for the Pelicans which has obviously drawn a lot of inspiration from the Phillies logo that I recognise and suddenly I like that design. When you make sports based designs having some kind of familiarity is always going to help. The design work is really solid across the boaes, the Pelicans logo looks like a legit organisation and I’m sure it will fool some people into thinking they’re a minor league team, but the Running Divers design has a bit more attraction to those of us that aren’t too into baseball since it’s a fun illustration that you can immediately understand with no back story. It would be cool to see the Running Divers mascot used in other products, maybe adding some more colour to the design, too.
Price wise things are where you’d expect, $25 for the tee, $40 for a raglan, and $60 for the team jersey since they’re a bit more of a specialised item.
The Art Star Craft Bazaar is one of Philly’s biggest annual ongoing craft markets and this weekend marks the 10th anniversary! Over 100 different artists, crafters, and vendors set up on the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for two whole days. Everything from jewelry and t-shirts, to stuffed animals and glassware, prints, paintings, pottery, and more!
This will be my second year participating as a vendor at the Art Star Craft Bazaar and I couldn’t be more excited! As it was my biggest event last year, I decided to center my new releases around the bazaar this year. I will be dropping 5 brand new designs with my Philadelphia inspired t-shirt brand, Wear Liberty. They are all limited edition and will be available for the first time ever starting tomorrow, May 11th at 11am, at the Art Star Craft Bazaar! Artists for this release include Wotto, Yema Yema, againstbound, Sven Palmowski, and local Philadelphian; Hawk Krall.
The tees will be available online in the coming weeks and I will also be redesigning my website with a brand new look for the new designs. Check them out below.
If you’re in Philly this weekend, stop by my tent (booth # 105) at the Art Star Craft Bazaar. If you wanna buy a shirt, mention this post and I’ll give you a special Hide Your Arms discount
You can generally tell how much I like a collection by the amount of pictures that I share of it, sometimes if it’s a big release from a brand I might skip one or two of the items just for the sake of brevity, but in the case of this #TokyoTribes collection from Project A Apparel I’ve included every item, if not all of the many, many lookbook photos the are available. Here’s what Project A have to say about the collection:
Project A Apparel are back with their first drop from their SS 2013 line, this time taking a trip to the far east with #tokyotribes. The first release from the collection focuses on the brand’s experiences and influences from Japan, taking in imagery from classic anime movies , Bosozuku biker gangs and video games. Featuring graphic tshirts, sweatshirts, a zip up hoody, hats as well as their very first illustrated oxford shirt. The new collection showcases two guest collaborators, Dublin artist Morgan who worked on the Lucky Pussy tee and patch graphics and world renowned Irish godfather of graffiti, Rask.
The collection was actually released on May 1st, but as I was away I’m sure you’ll forgive me for being a bit tardy with this one.
When visiting my Dad last year in South Africa I went to the storage room and pulled down some of my dusty storage boxes to rummage and reminisce. Inside the clutter I found two t-shirts, both of which had belonged to my dad. It got me thinking that It would be nice to know of other t-shirts (or other garments) that people have and their history.
Here are a few I have so far.
A Double Scottish Serving
So I might as well start with my first two t-shirts. This first white tee is blady tiny! I stress this as it was something my dad wore and I feel time and tumble driers have shrunk this to a kids size, literally… [click to continue…]
I am constantly impressed by the quality of designs at Sevenly, but it’s so depressing hearing about all the people that they’re helping with their charity donations. Can’t a guy just bury his head in the sand and enjoy the fantastic artwork?
This week $7 from every tee sale if going to the Polaris Project, which works to help fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
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.