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.
Quick question, is it still called a farm if it’s indoors and looks like it shouldn’t be legal even though it is?
Akomplice ventured out to Colorado (where you may be aware that marijuana was recently legalised), because, well, it makes for cool photos to go in their Summer 2014 lookbook. Their press realease can tell you the rest:
After watching Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s CNN special titled “WEED,” Akomplice decided that it was time to shoot another one of their journalistic lookbooks on their home states’, now legal, magic plant. The episode showcased how Colorado’s medical and recreational marijuana was saving the lives of patients experiencing deadly seizures and helping battle cancer.
For their Summer 2014 lookbook, Akomplice earned unprecedented access to Native Root’s legal marijuana grow operation and Colorado’s 420 rally. With over 500 pounds of marijuana on hand, safe rooms mirrored maximum security vaults and served as fertile ground to display the brand’s summer offering. The Summer Collection served a colorful contrast against the magnificent jungle of plants and was modeled by Jeff Cormack of indie band South of France and Mass Prod of Foodchain. Collection standouts include long and short sleeve button ups, jogger pants, sublimation tees and a slew of detailed cut and sew patterns, not to mention custom tie dyes fitting for the environment. Akomplice immersed themselves in the city’s 420 rally, which is a veritable freedom festival for the legalization of marijuana. With the first $40 million in tax revenue generated from Denver’s legal marijuana trade being donated to school construction, Akomplice’s “smoke weed for the children” stance has never been more firm. Look for the Summer Collection to debut at Akomplice retailers and the brand’s Webstore in the coming weeks. Also, be sure to stay up to date on the groundbreaking medical advances that this once blacklisted plant species is making possible.
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.
The meaning to the Mobb Deep quoting ‘realness’ tee is lost on me but I can still appreciate the crispness of the typework and that it’s a clean design. I think the winner this week at My Main Man Pat is the MF Doom design though, I really like the style of that artwork.
Both shirts are available until Sunday, and they’re printing tank tops now too!
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.
I do hope that the name for this collection doesn’t mean anything significant as it would be a real pity to see PAA go after they’ve been a consistently impressive fixture in the indie scene for quite some time.
In the new collection there are three new tees at €35 a pop, a hoodie for €55, and interesting to see them adding a couple of scarves at €40 each, which is a product I can’t remember seeing an indie brand ever put out before.
Project A Apparel
If you like your t-shirts bursting with colour and a little bit more than mental then be sure to check out Zero friends. This is an apparel / art brand run by two equally talented artists by the names of Alex Pardee and Dave Correia. I’m not sure how the designs are printed onto their t-shirts as most of the designs have a multitude of colours and subtle variances. From what I can tell all t-shirts American Apparel.
Mens T-shirts are available for $28, Ladies Tank tees for $25 and hoodie/Pullovers at the $50/$55 mark.
Visit online store.
RedCrown Co. is a clothing brand established in Ottawa, and now based in Toronto, Ontario. Our brand represents a lifestyle; a view of urban streetwear, epitomized with quality clothing. We produce a range of unique designs on garments, prints and sewn/stitched products. RedCrown presents a polo shirt complimented by a high quality embroidered logo on the left chest. Made in Canada with 50 polyester /50 Ring spun cotton. Available in Black, Navy, & Candy Red, the shirt is now available for $40 CAD (Approximately $36.12 USD) from the Redcrown online store.
Ottawa, Toronto ON Canada
tel | 613-282-4744
Website | http://www.redcrownclothing.ca/
Shop | http://redcrownclothing.bigcartel.com/
Facebook | http://www.facebook.com/redcrownco
Twitter | https://twitter.com/RedCrown2012
Tumblr | http://rredcrown.tumblr.com/
Andy: I wonder if there was anything else that they could possibly link?
Blood and Bolts Apparel just released the first addition to their new collection.
Andy: Really nice photography, thanks a lot for the submission.
Electric Family is a lifestyle brand catering towards the electronic dance music scene. We felt that there was a serious need for a brand that allowed fans to support the scene on a daily basis. A majority of the apparel made for EDM can only worn to festivals and is not wearable in everyday life. Our clean designs can be worn by any streetwear fan.
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
The San Francisco-based men’s lifestyle brand FAZE Apparel is known for being FEARLESS when it comes to its unselfish use of color and fabric combinations. The main theme for the brand’s Spring/Summer release is an obvious one – color, and lots of it! FAZE Apparel’s “Color is Power” collection, as it is called, takes a path that is familiar for the brand but one that is different from some of today’s fashion trends. The current landscape of fashion has been a darker one and this new collection is here to add color…plan and simple.
When it comes to detail no stone has been left unturned with the “Color is Power” collection. Some of the highlights include the Fearless Society tee which sports a colorful lightning bolt pattern and vibrant red heather tanktop that the “W” design graces, Check out some of these lookbook images to get a glimpse of the collection yourself. You are able to get your hands on Delivery 1 of the “Color is Power” collection at the FAZE flagship store located at 3236 21st Street, San Fran, CA and online at www.fazeapparel.com. Stay FAZE’d!
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
Kicking off 2014 with a bang, Still Proud brings us their first drop of the year. Aptly titled “Memoirs,” the release is a trip down memory lane for SP featuring reprints of some of their most popular designs throughout the brands 5 year existence. Heavy on a theme of self empowerment & defiance, the release encompasses three graphic t’s (inc two girl prints), a snapback, windbreaker, raglan tee & tank-top. This release is even more limited then their previous ones keeping the quantities (minus the snapback) at 25 pieces and under so be sure to hit their store (http://stillproudclothing.bigcartel.com/) & scoop something up quickly!
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
The Vahx brand is launching on March 20th. Repping the incomplete V is symbolic of the never ending pursuit of betting yourself and creating yourself.
First 100 sales get a shirt thrown in free. All orders within the first week get the chance to receive our next launch free simply by posting their order to Instagram with the hashtag #VAHXfirst100.
Follow us on Instagram for more information. @vahx
Andy: Well that top photo is certainly one way to get people interested in your vests.
www.honcho-sfx.com is renown for awesome Star Wars bags, accessories and t-shirts, even selling tees for Sci-Fi fans as young as 6 months! But never before have we had a combo like this, a Boba Fett design on a Basketball jersey? Who would have imagined it would look so great and be so popular!
Boba Fett has a huge cult following amongst Star Wars fans young and old which could explain the popularity we have experienced with this jersey. The jersey shows the classic Boba Fett colourings and a huge appliqué Mandalorian symbol on the front leaving no room for mistaking this jersey to be anything other than Star Wars related. Fett fans can enjoy his name on the back of their shirts and the number 83 relating to the year the legendary Return of the Jedi was released.
This jersey really is one for die hard Star Wars fans who are looking for something a little different and giving them an awesome reason to be noticed! This Jersey comes in at only £29.99 with free UK delivery on all orders! May the Force be with you…
Andy: Considering just how many Star Wars based items of clothing there are out in the wild it’s pretty amazing that this hasn’t been done before, but this is certainly the first time I’ve seen it. It would be cool if they produced more using different characters.
New York based company, Martin de Tours Clothier introduces the launch of its 2014 KickStarter campaign to raise at least $20,00 to prepare and launch our 2014 spring / summer collection and service offerings. On there first day they reached 10,000 making them one of the hottest projects on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. The funds will also be used to purchase fabric, design resources, and allow the brand to continue its amazing service.
Operating since Fall 2013, Martin de Tours Clothier is an emerging brand that combines the distinct facets of sartorial advice, quality clothing, niche technology and low costs to benefit a large and growing population of men. Through its network of Style Valets, Martin de Tours deploys experienced consultants (“Style Valets”) to measure, select and design the best garments for their clients. This very experience has been reviewed by one of Esquire’s own with very high regard.
After experiencing the success of serving a client base that spans from New York to Australia, Martin de Tours Clothier is now seeking its next phase of growth through KickStarter. In an effort to raise at least $20,000, Martin de Tours Clothier will offer product and service rewards that range from hand written letters to complete makeover packages that include up to ten of its finest suits.
You can see the page with this link.
Andy: This is clearly far too classy for me, but it is a really cool idea, and since they’re already well over their Kickstarter funding goal (they’re on $27,000 as I type this) you know you can place a pledge without having to worry about whether you’re going to see this one be successful. It does mean you’ve got to wait about 6 weeks until anything happens though, unfortunately.
Valentine’s Day 2014 Look-book is up: http://babesngents.com/pages/valentine-s-day-2014_look-book
Shop the collection here (10$ – 20$) : http://babesngents.com/collections/love-birds
Andy: Cool lookbook, thanks for the submission!
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.