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.
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.
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.
I’m usually fairly cynical about charity t-shirt sites, Sevenly has proven to be an exception since they always (always!) have good looking tees and give a good portion of the shirt cost to charity, but the effect that this weeks donation can give has really floored me. As usual, buying a shirt from Sevenly will result in $7 going to their chosen charity of the week, which this week is End7, a charity dedicated to eliminating seven neglected tropical diseases by 2020, a lofty goal, but why aim low when you’re dealing with diseases?
You’d think it would be quite expensive protect children from seven different diseases, but it’s actually just 50c, and that’s not for one dose, that’s protection for a whole year, so your $7 will ensure that 14 kids don’t get “elephantiasis, river blindness, trachoma, snail fever, hookworm, whipworm and roundworm.” It’s amazing just how much of a difference such a small amount of money can make.
Also, the designs look great!
No need for my usual rant about how hard it is for a logo-based brand to establish itself because I really dig the logo on No Good‘s tees, totally wearable and you don’t need to be a fan of the brand to appreciate it. I like the pocket tees with the patterns and I do like the movie based pocket tees but I am quite sure that if they came under any scrutiny from a lawyer they’d have to stop selling them as I doubt that they have permission to use the images. Doesn’t stop them being cool, just a bit questionable in terms of copyright.
They’ve got more stuff available than is shown above, I just didn’t want to get too carried away with the photos, click on through and check them out. Tees are around €25.
I usually find it quite boring when Johnny Cupcakes takes one of his old designs and just adds a new colour or pattern to it, but this actually does look pretty cool.
Costiness=$55 Buy it from JC
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.
The funniest, sexiest magazine on earth – Front have teamed up with those creative people at Sin Star clothing to bring about a range of collaborative t-shirts. The tees are unisex and I think they look pretty cool with their eye-catching all-over prints sporting some of the hottest girls in the UK right now, the designs are bold and can easily be worn by men or women.
This range is limited edition and I have a feeling that they won’t be around for long so as soon as payday comes I will be grabbing myself one of these! My favourite two from the range are ‘Stars and stripes’ and ‘Wet paint’ both priced at £35 they can be purchased from sinstarclothing.com
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I was rearranging my bedroom recently when I found the shirt that Sin Star sent to me a while back (yes, sometimes I forget what shirts I own), it’s a lovely quality shirt, the print was really soft, a bit too much of a fashion fit for my frame, but still surprisingly flattering when I wore it, they do justify the premium price tag. So with that fresh in my mind it was great to see that they launched their Spring/Summer collection for 2013 recently. I’ve put a few things in the gallery up there, but to be completely honest I have no idea if that’s everything in the collection or if I’ve included some old stuff in there since I was just grabbing items from their ‘new‘ page. Lots of strong designs available, tees crew necks and vests in the line up, well worth checking out in more detail.
Is it just me or does their model look a bit like Adam Buxton, except with longer hair and and even bigger beard?
Really impressive new collection from OLOW, lots of premium goods here and I love the lookbook. Very impressive, if not particularly wallet friendly.
Vapour Clothing released their Spring Collection on Friday and I must say that I am impressed, lots of nice stuff going on here. Be sure to check out the lookbook.
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Akomplice do seem to put out a lot of stuff, don’t the? Just last week we were talking about their hat and tees for Valentine’s and now here they are with a whole new collection featuring plants & patterns. There’s a lot of really wearable designs here, it’s not exactly the subject matter that you’d usually associate with a streetwear label but it works really well.
For their latest capsule collection, Akomplice takes a scientific field study approach with a botany twist in the form of the Magic Plant Series. Each item within the collection is individually hang-tagged with the botany handbook, illustrating the genus and species of each of these plants. The collection is comprised of t-shirts, crewneck pullovers, floral field jackets, 5-panel hats and even a skate deck. Each item is listed as either a stimulant, psychoactive, opiate or euphoria. The collection sports the same distinct floral print Akomplice used for their Holiday collaboration with X-Large, in a new, nice contrasting colorway. The floral print ranges from subtle accents on the contrast pocket tees to an all-over print on the field jacket, shorts and 5-panel cap. While floral print may be en vogue, Akomplice takes a novel approach to it as each of the flowers in the Magic Plant Series possess special chemical compounds. Akomplice constantly seeks to traverse the trail less traveled both literally and figuratively, a trait communicated thoughtfully through this distinct collection which could be described as hippy inspired street wear. All photographs were composed by British bred Farmer Dobbs.
This collection was actually released over at Vaughn de Heart more than a week ago, but if you haveb’t seen it yet it might as well have been released just yesterday!
As you can tell from the pictures, we’re looking at a hoodie, a crew neck and a couple of tees. None of them are too crazy but that’s RoyLyn’s style, he liked to keep it clean with bold graphics and I think he’s pulled it off, with designs that can appeal to both fans and newcomers to the brand.
Two weeks ago a new Crew Sweatie was released with help from Regular Printing, so I wanted to share a behind the scenes look at their shop process.
Heather blue crew is a perfect color for a tonal printing, so we mixed up a water based ink color to match the shirt, then got ready for the Regular Printing magic!
You wanna check out a short Video Of The Printing?
The studio is one of the cleanest I’ve seen and perfect for a master at work.
Scott and Shamsy are using a manual press so everything is hands on here!
Perfect placement and alignment is key when the sweatie is put on the pallet.
The water based ink is so soft compared to a plastisol print, that is why I use water based inks all the time… Especially for this super soft crew sweatshirt!
Each sweatie runs thru the dryer to cure the ink, then collected and folded up.
The limited run of 24 are complete, so extra ink is collected to clean the screens.
Then each sweatie gets a custom neck label sewn in by hand.
The little details like a embroidered sleeve applique make it perfect…