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.
Black is Attitude.
Andy: Shortest submission text ever?
Offend My Eyes was started by a couple who got sick of being judged by other people, just for being themselves.
“We sell clothing and accessories that make a bold statement about who you are; whether that offend’s people eyes or not. We don’t care who you are, or what you look like, you’re all awesome to us!
WE SUPPORT BEING YOU”
Offend my eyes sell a range of offensive and grotesque designs that can be seen on Tshirts, vests, shorts, hats and accessories; they are certainly not for the faint hearted!
Andy: The idea of a brand being created with the intention of offending people has always struck me as odd, purposefully doing something to make people uncomfortable doesn’t sit well with me, but of course that reflects upon me as a person, which is exactly what this brand is about, being who you are. Then again, if the kind of person you are is someone that wear a shirt with an octopus with a vagina on a mouth printed on it you might want to take a quick look in the mirror, or maybe my age is catching up with me.
Beyond the style element (which clearly isn’t for me), everything else looks well done, the prints, the site, branding is solid, so I definitely can’t fault them on the technical aspects of the business.
What a cool collaboration, the eco-warriors of Rapanui (who recently moved to a factory on the Isle of Wight that ticks all the green boxes) and the WWF, one of the most high-profile charities in the world, Rapanui sure do have a knack for being involved with impressive brands.
The designs are impressive too, the ones of animals are perfectly fine, very wearable, but it’s the photo tees that interest me the most, they get across the message of endangered animals without being too forceful about it and creating a shirt that genuinely can start a conversation. Tees are £19 a piece with £3 of that going directly to the WWF (there’s also some sweatshirts for £40 with a £6 charitable contribution. Naturally, the tees are made from organic cotton, sustainably and ethically produced, and printed with water based dyes.
Check out the whole range here.
Solid crewneck, possibly one that is more for fans than newbies to the brand, but it’s still a wearable design either way. Until the end of May they are offering $10 off, which will be automatically applied at the checkout making this just $20, which is very cheap. After that, you will want to use the not quite as amazing but still very welcome 25% off that the coupon code HIDEYOURARMS will get you on any item in the store, not just the crewneck.
Costiness=$30 Buy it at Motivate Clothing Co.
My Main Man Pat are feeling the cold so they have added crew necks ($40) and hoodies ($50) to their lineup to go with the usual tees, good to see their range expanding.
Guy Vernes, a Dutch Indie brand, is offering 50% off on their whole collection @ TeeYourself.com Marketplace.
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
I came to know and value my heritage on a journey of discovery, failures, and great triumphs. Through Almaic I have captured those intimate details, wrapped in the lessons and intellect of my ancestors and culture. Almaic uses its Arabic history to promote values of peace, diversity and love. Almaic products are the highest quality and we produce garments that give each artist a sense of pride. There is no holding back at the Almaic printing studios. My approach to the graphic novel tee embraces our core qualities, and captures the essence of human truth and individuality. Almaic provides a complete circuit for every launch. Never shying away from controversy and creative responsibility, Almaic is a brand with standards. We all have been gifted by our ancestors and I seek to give back to the world through my creative talents.
All garments are American Apparel and Printed in my studio on Portland, Oregon.
Andy: Always good to see something new from Almaic.
Very nice indeed with excellent lookbook photos.
HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEART IS
You’ll have to get your order in quick, but as far as ugly Christmas jumpers go I think that this might be my favourite of the year!
Costiness=$35 Buy it at Enclothe
Hey Andrew! We’re releasing some crewneck sweaters/sweatshirts for the cold season. We’ve also made a cool video for it, be sure to check it out! Thanks so much for your time and concern.
Ichie Apparel is proud to announce its new line of sweaters. Made from
a cotton blend, these sweaters are as durable as they are soft. Our
crewneck sweaters are tightly woven to create a thick and warm sweater
that can survive the Canadian winter. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
For more information visit:
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
Cool new collection from Moloch Clothing , I really dig the botanical and bird shirts, those a are really nice and really wearable designs. I’m not sure if Microsoft would be too happy if they saw that sweatshirt though!
The tees have sine an upgrade from the last collection, they now use Continental N45 blanks which are made of 70% sustainable bamboo and 30% organic cotton. It’s a quality shirt that doesn’t lose it’s shape through washing (trust me, I have a lovely green blank from them) and feels good too.
Shirts are available now for £25, sweatshirts are £30, and what’s left of their first collection has been dropped down to £20 per tee.
Here’s something fun, when I went down to Margin back in August I got to meet the Mayamada team (and very nice they were too), but I also got to check out this range of designs, so I can give these the Andy seal of approval and they haven’t even been released yet since they’re on pre-order until October 21st (Monday). There’s some really cool designs in there, nice and wearable, and the print quality looked good when I was checking them out, so I think you can buy these tees and crew neck sweatshirts with confidence.
Mayamada will also be appearing in the ASOS marketplace from November so that should be good for their growth since ASOS is a really big player globally these days. Tees are £25 with sweatshirts weighing in at £35.
Cool concept for a very wearable shirt design (also available as a crew neck), which interestingly they offer in both a regular and fashion fit, something I feel reflect the many demos that are attracted to Akomplice. Oh, and yes, you do get a custom branded Sharpie with your tee so you can fill in the crossword if you’d like. The shirt is $30 ($65 for the crewneck) and available now from the Akomplice webstore.