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Regan Smith Clarke’s shirts are awesome

by Chris_S on June 28, 2012

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It’s been a busy few days here at HYA – which is why though Regan Smith Clarke’s summer collection has been around for a little while, we’re only getting to it now. But what a doozy it is: well worth the wait. Regan designs shirts with a vintage art twist, with eye-popping designs which seem to have leapt from a 1940s newspaper comic strip. Coincidentally, that’s exactly the sort of thing that I love, so I’m craving these shirts very badly.

Trailblazer (above, $25) is a shirt which looks like it could well be at home on a wartime propaganda poster for kids, and would undoubtedly draw some looks for its big design and bright colours. Personally, it’s my favourite of the bunch.

But then you’ve got Lone Wolf ($25) – which comes in black and yellow – that manages to take the weird anthropomorphic animal thing that you see in all cartoons (Peppa Pig, Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny say hi) and create a new character. As you might tell from the two shirt names, Regan Smith Clarke’s all about giving the wearers of his t-shirts an identity and an ego boost.

Keeping the wartime propaganda look (and almost making me willing to buy a three-quarter length baseball tee) is the Stand and Deliver 3/4 length ($28). I personally think that wearing 3/4 length clothing on your top half is almost as dangerous as wearing 3/4 length shorts (it runs the risk of making you look like a baby) but the design on this is so beautiful that I’m almost willing to overlook it. Almost. Regan, if you’re reading this: put it on a normal tee. I’ll buy it in an instant.

Costliness = $25-28


Ten item Winter Line from Fancy Robot

by Andy on December 21, 2011

Post image for Ten item Winter Line from Fancy Robot Solid release from Fancy Robot, quite a lot of it has their name and/or logo on it so you’ll probably need to be a fan of the brand to pick up quite a lot of it, but they have a nice logo so there’s nothing wrong with that. You’ll notice an ‘inside out’ design in the gallery, I like the idea behind them, it’s surprising that more brands don’t experiment with it for designs.


the empire strikes out t-shirt

I wonder how often a week goes by that I don’t mention a Star Wars t-shirt, we’re on two this week at least, I’m not even that big of a fan!

Ian Leino has really stepped up a gear in terms of his releases recently, both on daily tee sites and in his own store, the latter makes it seem to me as if business is going well for him, so hopefully that means we’ll be seeing more from him soon.

The above design is available on RIPT right now and for the next 18 hours (at the time this post goes live) for $10 as a tee, $38 as a hoodie, $15 in kids sizes, and if you want your baby to see the dark side onesies are $18 (I wonder how many of those RIPT sell a day?). If you catch this post after the design has entered the graveyard at RIPT, fear not, Ian has got the design in his store too, printed on a 3/4 sleeve raglan shirt which I think looks pretty good. The shirt is $19 but you can get 10% off with the coupon code VADER10 until midnight tonight, and I would presume that coupon works store-wide and not just on this design.

Ian is also running a giveaway of magnets featuring this design to help promote the shirt, check out his blog for how to participate in the competition.

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Hotlife Sink or Swim Longsleeve T-shirt

by Andy on January 13, 2011

hotlife sink or swim longsleeve tee

Usually I wouldn’t make the first post about a brand I’ve never posted before a logo t-shirt (Hotlife have A LOT of logo designs), but I thought this looked pretty cool.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at Hotlife


Yes, it’s expensive, but it does look rather nice.

Costiness=7140 Yen ($85) Buy it at Publik (or at least look at the pictures)

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Two fantastic new designs from Ugmonk

by Andy on November 19, 2010

ugmonk releases

Ugmonk are one of the few sites that I actually get excited about seeing new items from, because you can practically guarantee that you’ll be seeing a quality product that would make a good addition to any wardrobe. Two home-runs once again from Jeff Sheldon. The long sleeved shirt is $28, and the short sleeve is $24.


Sasquatch t-shirt by Badd Habit

by Andy on July 22, 2010

Sasquatch t-shirt by Badd Habit

Personally, I still prefer the one-colour print version as I feel it maintains a bit more mystery and makes the whole image a lot creepier, but fair play to them for working with the sumblimation process and printing it on a burnout tee to create a really cool effect.

Costiness=$38.95 Buy it at Badd Habit

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Thermal Sale at Supermaggie!

by Andy on November 26, 2009


You know what gang, it’s getting cold outside and I don’t particularly care for it since I can’t show off my cool tees in public without also showing off some frosty nips. Usually thermals are also the kind of thing that would be hidden away under a few layers, but it’s good to see them with pleasing prints on too like these sale ($28) items at Supermaggie. [via Seibei]


Cowl neck long sleeve top by honeypoprags

by Andy on November 15, 2009



Y’all know I know pretty much nothing about women’s clothing, but I think this looks pretty good.

Costiness=$30 Available from honeypoprags Etsy shop


Longsleeve Logo Tee by Melon Kid

by Andy on May 7, 2009


For this review you can basically wash, rinse, and repeat what I said in my first Melon Kid review: the logo is cute but it’s still a logo shirt; the shirts are high quality and I believe custom made; and that you shouldn’t write off Melon Kid as being a ‘logo tee’ company because they make up a small selection of their inventory, in fact they actually have some great designs.

Costiness=€18.80 (down from €25 for who knows how long) Buy it at Melon Kid.

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You know what I’m looking forward to when I finally, finally, get to America, which will hopefully be next week (fingers crossed!), is to eat a hoagie and lots of other stuff that I know would result in me clogging my arteries if I lived there for more than 6 months. It’s funny that on this tee it says that there is “no charge for extra grease” because just last night whilst I was chowing down on some post-drinking onion rings that it was important to “embrace the grease” because of its near magical ability to give stuff that shouldn’t taste good, taste good. So, on that basis I figure that me and America are going to get on swell, presuming I can go to a diner from an 80s teen movie.


The tee is a direct copy of Booger’s shirt from Revenge of the Nerds, so for me to critique the design would be pretty darned harsh, seeing as it is out of Found Item‘s hands to a certain extent, although I guess that they do pick and choose designs based on whether they like them.


The print looks just right; it is ever so slightly thicker than you’d imagine on a normal shirt, which gives it the feel of a tee that you would expect to get from a diner or bar, but at the same time it also has a slightly vintage look to it. The stock tee is made by American Apparel, but unlike normal, it is from their athletic range, which means it is a tad stretchier, and with a bit more of an athletic cut. Found Item have altered the shape of the tee (which has three-quarter-length-sleeves, they go to just past the elbow on me) at the lower hem to give it a rounded shape, which I assume is 100% accurate, but for me it made the cut look a bit less flattering, although that was probably more of a belly issue than an issue with the tee.

Costiness=$21.95 Buy the tee at Found Item Clothing

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Tea Stain leaves a mark

by Andy on November 12, 2008

You know I love a good pun, and Tea Stain certainly is a good pun. Here’s their background:

Tea Stain Clothing began one sunny summer day, not too long ago. Unsatisfied with loud designs and over-the-top clothing, they took a stand. They decided to provide an alternative to the frenzied designs dominating the marketplace. They believe: Your favorite shirt should not make you a walking billboard. People should have a stylish alternative to the $80 t-shirt. Clothing should not distract from what is most important… the person wearing it. Thus, Tea Stain Clothing was born. In ancient times tea staining was a method of bringing subtle color change to garments. Tea Stain Clothing uses the same subtle approach in design. They design each style with our mission in mind, ensuring our clothes are fun, comfortable and fashionable.

It’s true, their designs certainly aren’t too loud, and the colourways aren’t crazy, but they do sell some well put together tees, and its great to see them giving some money to charity as well.

Tea Stain Clothing

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Say hello to Chillers Clothing

by Andy on October 31, 2008

Established in 2005, Chillers Clothing features limited-edition, numbered original artwork. We only produce one thousand of each design, providing the buyer with something truly unique. Artists are selected from around the world representing various cultures and viewpoints through their artwork. We use the softest, highest quality materials available and our water-based, eco-friendly screen prints still look vibrant and fresh after thousands of washings.

Based in La Jolla, California, Chillers reflects the laid-back lifestyle unique to our area.“Chillers” has many meanings: to relax and go with the flow, to be easy going, to hang out and with your friends…and our clothing fits right in by providing the wearer with clothes that feel good, incorporate fresh, unique designs and are on the cutting edge of fashion.

I do think that there’s something fairly funny about calling “x out of 1000″ limited edition, fair enough, for Nike that is limited edition, but for a clothing company that are new to me those seem like pretty large numbers to be pushing. Still, the graphics are really nicely put together, and I look forward to seeing what they put into the mens side of their store.

Chillers Clothing


Sale over at Art in the Age

by Andy on September 24, 2008

This sale has been running since the 19th, and I’ve got no idea when its going to end, so if you want to get some Art In the Age into your life at up to 50% off it might be a good idea to put an order in sooner rather than later.

Art In the Age


Pub! by Laurent @ LaFraise

by Andy on January 8, 2008


Very clever Laurent, I see what you’ve done here, you’ve taking a traditional image of advertising (the ubiquitous neon signs often found in the Far East) and then turned it around to advertise a hatred of advertising, I’m onto you and your games!

And see what I’ve done? I’ve made it seem as if I’m annoyed, when actually, I really like this design, I’m an enigma like that!

Costiness=€24/22 Links: Longsleeve/Shortsleeve

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Philly Skyline by Jaymacalgiano @ Etsy

by Andy on December 19, 2007


So, do you love the fine city of Philadelphia enough to wear its skyline across your chest?

Personally, I didn’t even know that Philly had a famous skyline. Still, I like the imperfect print on the charcoal long-sleeve tee, and how damn long has it been since we had a long-sleeve tee on HYA (that wasn’t sent to me for review)?

Costiness=$30 (shipping included) Link


Review: el barcelona by inVIAGGIO

by Andy on December 12, 2007


Barcelona is probably one of my most visited (contintental) European cities, I think I’ve been there about five times, yet I’ve never actually spent a night in the city (the nightlife is amazing, apparently), its always been day trips from other holiday resorts, or stopping off on a cruise. I think I’ve seen pretty much all of Barcelona’s major attractions, but I certainly haven’t seen the more hidden aspects of Spain’s second city.


That’s kind of where inVIAGGIO comes in. I always think that the aspects of travel that I enjoy most aren’t the obvious ones, and they’ve followed this train of thought when it comes to their location-inspired tees. What’s the most famous landmark in Barcelona? The Sagrada Familia, right? So why isn’t that on the front of this long-sleeve tee? Because that’s waaaayy too obvious and will make you look like a tourist (even if you are one, you don’t want people to know!). They’ve gone for that little thing that you notice, that you will forever associate with that place and your experience. For me, that was having hot chocolate and churros at breakfast one time, I don’t know why, for inVIAGGIO its… whatever this thing is. A warning sign? Something from a bus stop? I guess that really it doesn’t matter, its whatever you want it to be. Their whole range of tees is based upon this kind of thought-process, and I think it does give a bit more depth to each design, though it should noted that ‘el barcelona’ is probably the most abstract of the designs, to me, at least.


Let’s talk quality. This is a quality product, I want to make that clear from the off, the 50/50 tee from Alternative Apparel’s vintage soft line is indeed very soft, and has a lovely worn-in feel. But, it is thin, they’ve gone for the burnt out look, and it works really well, I like the black/grey/white palette, but if I were a Hollywood starlet I wouldn’t be wearing it anywhere that the paparazzi’s flash bulbs could see me if you know what I mean. Although, when my brother put it on (the Andyman is not a friend of medium sizes) you certainly could not see anything that you might not necessarily want to be showing off (… your nipples), so that fear is probably a bit misplaced in my head. The print is quite rough, which I’m sure is a feature since it fits in well with their aesthetic, and feels as if it should last pretty well.

Costiness=$45 Link (Flash site, the tee is pretty easy to find in their shop)

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This is a Black Shirt by Ser-vice

by Andy on August 1, 2007


I love this idea, black ink saying ‘black shirt’ printed onto… a black shirt.


Oh, and their tees are fantastic too, I was going to write about them, but this is meant to be a sleeved-blog and I feel like I’ve been neglecting that aspect somewhat recently.

Costiness=$34 URL


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