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Never Worry Make Decisions – Orange on Navy
Never Worry Make Decisions – Black/White 3/4 Sleeve Raglan

These shirts were inspired by a positive message. Never worry or stress about anything. Just make a decision and move forward.

Andy: The mockups really don’t help these shirts at all, but that on a model and take some real photos and I might be interested but as it is I’m just not feeling it.


A quick tip of the hat to our buddies over at Anything Goes Apparel who have just celebrated their two-year anniversary. The birthday has coincided with a mini-range being released to keep them busy whilst the Summer ’14 range is being prepped. The mini-range includes a couple of tees, one new and old ‘classic’ that’s being brought back (and in a new raglan style too), and also some phone cases and embroidered logo beanies. That should keep their many fans busy for a while!


New LNL Jersey Henley [Submitted]

by Andy on January 15, 2014

This long sleeve jersey henley is super comfy. You can layer it or wear it alone. It features a custom embroidered LNL and a custom woven hem tag.

Take 15% off by enter code HYA at checkout, good through January, 25.

Andy: Simple but good, thanks for the coupon!

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Vision Concept [Submitted]

by Andy on December 5, 2013

Vision Concept is an apparel brand created with a vision and a dream.

The concept of Vision Concept is a study of personal identity and social interpretation, through graphic and typography designs. In Vision, skulls are seen as a figure of truth, the most natural form of the personal appearance. Essentially, every design was balanced with harmony and faith, in order to reflect the true identity within.

All Vision apparel items are made and customized in Boston, we are proud of our US based production, because quality and originality is essential to us.

Andy: Cool, wearable stuff, thanks for the submission!


Labyrinth Clothing are trying something a bit different with this release, putting out one new item each week to it to get a bit more attention rather than getting lost amongst the crowd. Things are being kicked off with this rather appropriately-timed fall leaves long-sleeve tee. It’s available now for $26 and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s up next.


Cool new range from Anything Goes, a brand that have never been shy about selling more than just tees and hoodies. It’s hardly surprising to see a few hats in there since it is getting a bit chillier (thermal socks until March for me!), and it’s cool that the illustrations on the new clothing items generally follow from one piece to the next to help form a nice and cohesive collection.

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I always find it a bit uplifting when a brand releases a really positive collection, and this ‘Dream Chasers’ collection from Antisparkle does just that. Monique has put together some strong type-tees with positive messages that I think will resonate will all of us in the tee world trying to improve our businesses and achieve our own dreams rather than ‘working for the man’. It’s $25 for a regular tee, and $27 is you want the 3/4 sleeve.

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That is one seriously nice print, and the rest of this new release is pretty great too. Those of you looking back in their catalogue will find that they have restocked some older designs too.

Random Objects

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Akomplice Summer Lookbook

by Andy on July 1, 2013

Akomplice have taken a really interesting course for this lookbook of their Summer collection, going behind the scenes on the music video for Blu’s Lemonade, which I think is a pretty cool idea.

Akomplice Summer Lookbook


I’m really late posting this weeks designs from Sevenly, but you’ve still got a few days to pick something up, and this week $7 from each item will be going to Lettercase, a charity that helps provide information to support to parents who are expecting a baby with Down Syndrome. The other big news at Sevenly is that the guy with a long, flowing mane of hair (which I think is just tied back in the shot above) has shaved off his magnificent mustache!


I know, I know, there’s a lot of images in this post, but with lookbook images this nice I’m sure none of you can blame me.

Strong collection as usual from CX.CITY, that always manage to strike a good balance with branded goods that make me want to buy them, rather than looking like a branded shirt that is meant to give the brand more exposure.


I’d not like this “HBA Logo Shirt with Leather Detailing and Built In Backpack” if it were $20, but at $600 I think it’s just ridiculous, why would anyone think that this was an attractive thing to wear?

Sometimes I think I’m starting to understand streetwear as a general concept, but then something like this comes along and show me that I don’t get it, I don’t understand why people want to spend ludicrous amounts of money on clothing simply because it’s rare (there’s only 70 of these available).

Your thoughts, please.

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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.


Post image for The 10th Annual Art Star Craft Bazaar

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.







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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 :)



Joel Wiesner, the co-founder of Create Clothing, sent me an e-mail back in January, I took a quick look at the e-mail on my phone and told myself that I’d give the site a look when I got home and was in work mode. Of course, I completely forgot and have only gotten around to checking them out almost two months later. My bad, they’ve got some really cool stuff.

They had their first birthday back in January, so they’re still new but not that new, and it’s interesting to see how their style has progressed through the year by looking at their store, what I assume to be older stuff at the bottom of the store doesn’t suck, but the newer designs are a lot more impressive and enticing to new customers. Looking forward to seeing more from these guys and hopefully I won’t be such a slacker on the next update.

*UPDATE* Create have been nice enough to offer use a coupon code. Use the code HideYourArms to get 10% off your entire order.


I’m English and don’t really follow hockey so I have little clue about the Boston Bruins, and only know this is related to the design above because I Googled the name for this post (…journalism!), but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying this as a design, though with the way sports rivalries are I’d imagine that it would be off-putting for fans of other teams. Forever Gold are releasing this as a long-sleeve tee, which is something we don’t see often ’round these parts to celebrate their first year of being in business, it’s heather grey, limited to 50 pieces (never to be printed again), and yours for $25.


Margin London Preview

by Margin London on February 4, 2013

Regular Hide Your Arms readers will have spotted our recent posts highlighting a few of the brands exhibiting at Margin London on the 10th & 11th February.

With just six days to go until the show opens to buyers and press, here’s a preview of some more of the labels making their tradeshow debut at the exhibition.

We thought we’d better not post any more in-depth profiles otherwise the Hide Your Arms crew wouldn’t have any exclusives to report on when they visit the show!

Here are some images to whet the appetite and look forward to the Hide Your Arms reports after the show.

For information about exhibiting at or visiting Margin, get in touch via the website.


LATIN LOVER, a new t-shirt label from Columbia for men & women, with great illustrations & graphics:

Latin Lover at Margin London

Latin Lover at Margin London


EVIL, the first-season from this new menswear range will be debuted at Margin. The collection features a whole range of clothing (shirting, trousers, chinos, denim) and printed tees & sweatshirts:

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SLANG, a new men’s and women’s t-shirt brand from Portugal, drawing influences from art, music, and skate, and making their debut at Margin:

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NETTY RATTI, adorable cross-stitched designs in this range of ethical women’s tops and tees:

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OUT OF PRINT first made their debut at Margin in August 2011 and have exhibited at every edition since. They’re back again in February 2013 to unveil their latest tees featuring artwork from classic books:

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I thought I had to post when I saw one of the world’s most famous models wearing a long-sleeve tee that I could go out and buy on the high street, although I think Topshop has a bit better brand image over in the US than in the UK. Also, Kate Upton, any excuse to post Kate Upton.

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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 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


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