Last year I decided to treat myself to a tee from amazing website Feminist Apparel whose designs are designed to raise awareness and create a stir about a range of feminist issues.
Some of the designs are designed with an element of shock value to get the message across. Last year there were some pretty viral videos of little girls dropping the f-bomb in the name of feminism reeling off some quite scary statistics about equal pay, domestic violence and sexual violence.
I particularly like this ‘Feminist as Fuck’ tee!
As a survivor of sexual violence I find the poor conviction rate of rapists and the way in which victims are treated by the police, men and at times other women absolutely shocking. There should be a huge amount of education men and boys that a ‘No’ means no! I chose this ‘Don’t (get) Rape(d)’ tanks for myself, it’s eye-catching and gets the message over without being over complicated.
I generally prefer a tank as I normally wear a long sleeved tee underneath to cover my bulky arms. The quality of this is spot on, and the print was good but to be honest I think with this design on the grey it might look quite cool if it faded a little.
I love that Feminist Apparel use an element of humour to get across their message, I think this is an important point of making their tees individual and memorable. I did a bit of a snarf when I saw this ‘Baby Got Books’ one
The tees are $29.95 but I have to say I still get discount codes regularly, infact if you sign up to their newsletter now you can get 15% off. Shipping to the UK was ok too, it was about $12 which I think is reasonable.
Any feminist issue that you have encountered or have beef with you will be able to find a tee to convey this. It’s not just all for the ladies either, there are guys and kids t-shirts too!
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Andy: You wouldn’t catch me wearing them, but then again I am 30 and the last time I went to a rave was…. 6 months ago (but that was a blip in a relatively quiet social life) so clearly I am not their target demographic, but I know there are lots of people that will wear something like this and they’re certainly presenting it pretty well.
Breaking Bad – arguably one of the most popular and loved shows around the globe!
I’m Darragh Cooney, a 16 year old Graphic Design student from London, UK and I have designed some unique tees and jumpers for Breaking Bad! Check them out?!
Andy: I don’t want to be too harsh here, because I’m 30 and Darragh is 16 and I know I didn’t have these kind of skill at his age. At the same time though, I don’t think that this work is original enough to be trying to sell it, if someone at AMC saw it they’ve fire off a DMCA takedown to DBH and the design would be gone. This kind of thing is good for learning and gaining new skills but it might not be a good idea to make it available for purchase.
ORGANIC, COMFORTABLE, QUALITY, HAND PRINTED, ILLUSTRATED and DESIGNED clothing, that features the sea, surf, nature and creativity as main subjects. I work as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer and Im incredibly passionate about this (also passionate about the sea), so Black Spot is a physical representation of this.
Andy: Looks good so far, I’d like to see the incorporation of some of the illustrations in the background of these images to the designs in the future, it almost seems like the most interesting parts (to me as an outsider of the brand) aren’t on the shirts! Nice to see someone using bamboo too.
On August 1st, Tfabrand from Stuttgart, Germany released their 4th Drop “Urban City Vandals” 3 new Designs on 8 different soft goods.
Andy: Very nicely done, thanks for the submission!
In Vision Concept apparel, we are aiming to bring a different perspective to street art and clothing. In july, we launched 13 new styles for both men and women. All designs made from original hand drawn designs. Limited quantities only.
Andy: Nice, thanks for the submission.
These were actually released almost a month ago, but I’ve had a bit of a crazy month with lots of trips away which has unsettled the posting schedule. Still, they looked good on release and they look good now.
Brooklyn based streetwear brand, Toy Sldrs, has released it’s latest collection aimed at triggering late 80s/early 90’s video game nostalgia. Within the collection, you’ll find its own designs fused with that of vintage ‘8-bit’ gaming elements. The collection itself includes Tank tops, Snap backs, Socks and Flip Flops. An ideal line up of products to stay cool in during the summer heat. You can pick up these and other products currently available through the brands online store.
Andy: It’snot often I say this, but those socks are pretty cool.
THE CIRCUS SOCIETY
I am the Founder and Creative Director for The Circus Society. A collection of graphic tanks and tees for men and women. After graduating with a degree in Design, I haven’t stop my passion to design and create inspirational pieces of art work. Most of my art work is inspire by music, life, and my journey.
Andy: Founder AND Creative Director? Maybe I should start calling myself the Founder, Editor, CEO, and CFO of Hide Your Arms? Designs look pretty cool though.
Milk are an interesting brand because the first time we saw them they had a hoodie with milk bottles on the drawstrings, that’s something that you don’t expect to see from a new brand, it’s a custom product, not just a design slapped onto an American Apparel garment while they’re getting a feel for the clothing world. Bearing that in mind, it’s hardly surprising that this Summer collection shows a similar polish and a bit of a change from the norm. Here’s what they had to say about it:
It features various garments which have been manufactured and printed to the best quality. Various printing techniques have been used including dye sublimation and up to 6 colour screen prints! Our designs also come back stronger with different patterns and illustrations such as “Cowmo” (camouflage mad from cows), a Froot Loops print and even a pop art inspired pin up girl. We have also added a really nice Chambray oxford shirt into the mix with a milk spill pocket detail.
Tees are £18 or £22, vests £14, and items from the last collection are on sale too so you can grab tees for as low as £8.
Deep Antiquity is a dark street wear brand based in Miami Fl producing Light and airy garments that provide the canvas for dark deep-seeded designs manifested through the vessel of modern fashion & esoteric style.
Deep Antiquity partners with American manufacturers and local businesses to produce a line of quality garments and accessories.
Andy: Looks good, thanks a lot for the submission!
Thought your fans will really love Live Unbound‘s new shirts. 15% discount if you use the code: fandiscount at checkout. Love the site and thanks for your time!
Andy: Very nice indeed, thanks for the submission!
Cool gear for the ladies!
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
Anything Goes Apparel dropped a big collection on Monday including tees, vests, dresses, crop tops, bikinis, sunglasses and more. They certainly have come a long way from the early days.
All photos are by J Moffatt Photography – www.jmoffatt.com
Makeup is by Emma Gruber – www.instagram.com/kittenmoustache
Models are Lorraine Keiller – www.instagram.com/lorrainedakota
Adam Trump – www.instagram.com/adamjtrump
Erica Sousa – www.instagram.com/missericasousa
Stay Zen this summer in Zen Lyfe Clothing’s brand new One Love Tank! You can Purchase at http://www.zenlyfeclothing.com/ Peace, Love, Zen!
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
Max from over at The Max Factory got in touch to let us know that he currently has a tank top up for pre-order in his shop. It’s a bit of a departure from the previous designs he’s made available, and it’s not something that I’d wear, but I think we’ve gone over my hairiness in the past enough that I don’t need to explain again why I don’t wear tank tops. I think that the style of the tee designs is great though, I really like that look, it’s really nice Summertime style shirts.
Hide Your Arms readers can get 10% off your entire order with the coupon code hideyourarms, and that’s off anything, the older designs and the new tank-top.
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!
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!