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The Pope IS Dope- and so are these Tees!

by Andy on September 7, 2015

Designed to celebrate Pope Francis’ historic visit to Philadelphia in September, 2015, our series of three commemorative Pope Francis PHAG tag tees are all being produced as Limited Editions. Pope Francis makes his historic visit to the City of Brotherly Love as part of the World Meeting of Families which has taken place every three years since 1994; 2015 is the first year it is being held in the United States- so this tee is also a unique piece of history celebrating The People’s Pope!

Our POPE is DOPE t-shirt captures the essence of The Holy Father in a modern, humorous, and admittedly cheeky way. When combined with the iconic art style of Robert Indiana, creator of the iconic LOVE sculpture first placed in Philly in 1976 as part of the historic Bicentennial celebration in the US, the result… well, let’s just say we’re high on life!

Though more traditional, our POPE spreads LOVE and POPE gives HOPE designs are equally pleasing to the eye. Made of 50% cotton/50% polyester jersey, these pre-shrunk tees feature a seamless body, set-in sleeves, and ribbed crew neck collar.

A PHAG exclusive! Designed and printed in the USA. Available in S, M, L, and XL.

Andy: They aren’t my style, they’re local, and they’re celebrating a one-day event so they date themselves immediately. Essentially, they’re pointless as a HYA post, but my love for Philly remains six years after my extended visit, so I thought I’d post this submission anyway.


Seed of Life [SoL] – Double Review

by Ben_P on September 6, 2015

Jen and I had another opportunity to do a double review of Seed of Life – or SoL for ease – they’re an Israeli brand that appear to have been going strong for 5 years now, specialising in screen printed psychedelic clothing and accessories, for both men and women.

‘The art of S.O.L is influenced by mystical and spiritual experiences that have nurtured awareness and consciousness. These images evoke a message of a peaceful mind and a creative spirit, a message that unites us regardless of religion or culture.’

Off the bat I definitely like what they’re trying to convey, while I don’t think I personally am their target audience I can definitely appreciate the tranquility and spirituality behind it. 

We were pleased to receive a men’s t-shirt and a women’s vest and they came together nicely packaged with a free screen printed tote bag which was a pretty nice addition. I liked the tote bag so much and it perfectly fit my laptop in it so unfortunately it’s had a bit of wear and tear from being in my rucksack a large portion of the time.

Jen will obviously be reviewing the female side of things – as I’m sure it comes as no shock to any of you that I don’t have the slightest clue about women’s fashion or clothes.Design 1

I received the Peyote T-Shirt which you can purchase in 4 different colours – the amount of choice surprised me if I’m honest! Peyote for those that do not know is a psychoactive cactus so it’s quite cool for their shirts to have fitting names for the designs.

The feel of the shirt is fantastic – it’s 100% cotton, is soft and smooth on the skin and is lightweight but equally feels very durable and it’s all locally sourced and produced which I think is awesome; it’s safe to say that this is a good quality shirt. A low quality, uncomfortable feeling shirt is easy to identify but not having any irritation or even really knowing that the shirt is on you is a true testament to it’s quality – they’ve definitely nailed this down well. 

Peyote T-Shirt

I will admit that this design isn’t something that I would really go for, however I have received compliments on this design when wearing it and I can really appreciate the effort that goes into creating something so intricate – let alone screen printing it! I don’t even really know where to begin with trying to describe what I feel from the design. I do really like it but it’s just not something I would commonly wear – it makes me think of a dream catcher, or a mind map/thought processes and all sorts of imaginative things. That’s the real beauty of this in that it’s so open to interpretation and I can see how this definitely fits in with their ideologies. 

The design is screen printed both front and back, and has a slightly odd feel on the t-shirt because of the intricacy of the design. Running your hands over the design you can feel the individual screen printed dots. It also touts that it has UV Reactive Colours however I haven’t been in an area where I can actually see this – so I would definitely be quite interested to see how it looks. Perhaps having an example (if possible?) on the website would entice customers a little bit more. It’s definitely made me more curious and I’ll have to make sure I wear it the next time I go out anywhere that may have UV light!

We’ll move onto the female portion of the review now conducted by Jen.

As Ben said, I also got a top called the Uhloo Top.

The fabric was really soft and had a lovely handfeel but this is due to the amount of elastane that is clearly in the composition of the jersey, as you can unfortunately see via the shine on the tops. Nevertheless, this shouldn’t put people off as I feel the softness outweighs this aspect.

Uhloo Top

I like the rawness of the edges that have been tightly overlocked, but the brand should be aware that this may cause stretching. This is what happened on the hem of my top and therefore it started to curl up slightly. Some may say this is adds to the uniqueness but I feel differently. Perhaps a normal hem would be better – but I understand this may cause a cost implication if using different stitch techniques.

The print quality is good and almost mimics the technique used by American pop artist Lichtenstein, with dots creating the image – although a much simpler version, which I feel is quite fresh and interesting to see.

Design 2

The print image I was sent was the owl, personally I do not like it as it is not to my taste unfortunately and feel it is somewhat lost on the purple ground, however love the fact that most tops have a print on the front as well as the back much the same as Ben’s top.

The brand offer lots of other top designs that are simpler such as (coincidentally) the Peyote Top  and perhaps more the sort of item that I would go for, but definitely there is enough choice for everyone.

Overall a good product and I would definitely like to see more from them in the future.






Seventh.Ink just released a new design called “Skullduggery” that glows! The design is available on shirts and hoodies, both of which have custom tags and are printed with water based inks just like all Seventh.Ink shirts.

Seventh.Ink is also offering a 30% Off Sale through Labor Day with the code “BACKTOSCHOOL” through the site at The sale applies to ALL orders, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get some great gear and art at a solid price.

Andy: Be sure to click on the images of the Skullduggery design because they’re animated (but when the images get automatically reduced in size for the blog the animation gets broken).


Spotlight: Physis Apparel Lotus Crewneck

by Andy on September 3, 2015

Physis Apparel‘s goal is to create comfortable and timeless clothing, by combining quality fabrics with unique aspects of nature. This fall we have released the Lotus flower crewneck. This piece is warm without the bulk, making it a great layering piece as we head into the season.

Andy: Looks good, thanks for the submission!


California Love

by Andy on September 3, 2015

Type Gang is an inspiration resource for typography and lettering lovers. For our first jump from the digital world to the physical, we are producing a limited run shirt with the super talented Brad Flaherty ( Buy this shirt and you and Brad will do a jig for you*.
Available now for a limited time here:

*Brad may or may not jig for you, we didn’t ask, we just assumed he would.

Andy: That typework is just gorgeous!


Dinosaurs Wearing Hoodies from Funhouse Labs

by Andy on September 3, 2015

Hi Andy and team,
I submitted to Hide Your Arms back in June of last year. You posted my submission of my necklace of a small plastic dinosaur figurine wearing a sewn hoodie. Thanks!
I am writing because since then I have grown my brand, Funhouse Labs, and I have started doing t-shirts. Right now, I only have 1 style currently offered, as my main focus is still jewelry. But it’s a good one! I still offer the dinosaurs wearing hoodie necklaces too, as they are one of my most popular items.

The t-shirt is made in New York, and is a soft jersey blend of poly / cotton / rayon. The screen print is done in Los Angeles, and it is 1 pass of plastisol ink and the printing feels soft as well. T-shirt is heather grey, and the design is 5 colors of ink as an illustration of my dinosaur figurines wearing hoodies! Sizing is unisex and is offered in sizes XS up to XL.

Andy: It might just be one tee but it certainly looks good!


New T-Shirts from Dylan Murphy Creations

by Andy on September 2, 2015

Over the last several months I have launched many new t-shirts. The shirts I would like to feature today are very in tune to my personality. I believe any of my new designs really hit home with many people who have similar emotions and views on life. I’m a cynic, socially awkward, anxious, etc. and there’s no hiding it. My hope is that my designs will resonate with people who feel the same. There is darkness, humor, sadness, well a little bit of everything in my work. Be sure to check out all of my new shirts on

Andy: Very nice indeed, thanks for the submission!


Hello! We are a new pet-themed T-shirt company from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I currently have a house full of T-shirts and I would rather YOU have them. So, here is a coupon code for 10% off.


We are a two-person company. We designed our shirts with pet-lovers in mind, particularly those who work and volunteer to improve their lives; vets, techs, groomers, shelter & rescue employees and volunteers. If you know of any organizations of businesses that would resonate with these shirts, please forward them our info. We have established wholesale and consignment deals with rescue shelters and a couple local pet stores.

Andy: Not my style, but I can see how these would appeal to people who are crazy about their pets (which seems to be every pet owner). My usual complaint applies though, it would be nice to see the real shirts instead of mockups.


Embroidered LNL Crewnecks

by Andy on September 1, 2015

Our popular Embroidered LNL Crewneck is now available in Grey. These super comfy crewnecks feel so good you might not ever want to take them off. They are made from super soft triblend material. And they feature a custom embroidered LNL and a custom woven hem tag.

Andy: Thanks for the submission as ever guys, looking good!

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Map-lovers: say hello to Citee.

Citee is a collection of 80 hand-finished t-shirts showing intricately crafted maps of cities all over the world. Maps are beautiful and often personal things and, since each is highly detailed, you can easily find your way home after a few drinks.

Each sublimation-printed shirt is available now on Kickstarter.

Andy: These are really cool! I’m not surprised that they’d already met the funding target!


Lab Rats Apparel

by Andy on August 31, 2015

Lab Rats Apparel is a small collection of stuff my best friend and I created in Aug. 2014 as an escape from our mediocre lives. It has given us a sense of purpose and a bit of hope. It was something scary and new, but has forced us to learn and grow. And as a start we’ve made these shirts.

Andy: If I was the kind of person that bought t-shirts instead of just waiting until people offered them to me even when I tell them I probably won’t do a review… I’d totally buy that Spaceship Mountain shirt!



by Andy on August 29, 2015

100% cotton grade-A Trump Shirt. No Frills, just an iconic face.

Andy: I’m not really sure what to make of this, whether it’s some kind of joke or something, because in their shop they have this, and a shirt of a topless Vladmimir Putin? There’s nothing really wrong with the style of the shirt, but why would anyone want to wear it?


Zombie Joey Emerges

by Andy on August 29, 2015

His brains ooze out… You can see his bones and guts…He’s not dead… He is undead! The zombie emerges… from the grave and to your closet on this soft, comfortable, jet black tee shirt.

Sotare’s latest offering, “Zombie Joey”, is a reminder to all of us not to be another faceless drone, a zombie of society’s mundane routine. Instead we need to stand up for what is right and actively engage in making this world a better place.

“Zombie Joey” is printed on a black, ring spun, cotton American Apparel shirt using soft off-white ink. HideYourArms readers, use the coupon codeHYA15” for 15% off your purchase.

For a limited time, Zombie Joey has been bundled with three other shirts and a belt for our End of Summer Sale. You can grab this pack for $65. More exciting things to come next month!

Leaping forward,

Andy: Cool design, thanks for the submission!


Grab the Most Trending Monkie T-Shirts for Men & Women on Superhero, Cartoon, Movie, Football, TV Shows, Gaming & Many More Cool & Funky stuff at

Andy: Whilst I quite like the style of the Inception design (though question who would be buying an Inception tee 5 years after it’s release), there is a clear issue that the Simpson’s design is copyright infringement as it’s an image of a character from the show with a quote. There’s no attempt at parody there so I can’t see a justification for it. That kind of thing puts me off a brand.


Based in the city increasingly known for its offbeat characters, Portland, Oregon, Ignorant/Reflections strikes back with it’s latest t-shirt offering, ‘Gentrification is WEIRD!’.

The first design released from the brand’s upcoming debut 6-piece collection, the ‘Reverse Gentrification’ collection, ‘Gentrification is WEIRD!’ comes as a not-so tongue and cheek reference to the popular ‘Keep Portland WEIRD!’ slogan which I/R founder says is responsible for a lot of the changing demographics in the city, an ideal that has caught on in other cities both nationally and internationally, they say.

Though based on the world famous ‘Keep Portland WEIRD’ slogan, this statement, like other Ignorant/Reflections offerings is one that can be felt beyond any one city or country.

To purchase your ‘Gentrification is WEIRD!’ t-shirt, head to right now, and during checkout use the discount code HYAIR to receive 10 percent off the tee.*

Stay tuned with all other I/R happenings by keeping up with the brand on social media:
Instagram: @ignorantreflections

*Promo code also applies to ‘Gentrification is WEIRD!” stickers)

Andy: I like this design, but it certainly is one of the more local that I’ve posted over the years, it would make zero sense for me to wear it sat here in rural England. That’s no bad thing of course, but it does limit the appeal a bit.


Artist Inspired — A Matter of Heart

by Andy on August 26, 2015

Hi there!

Please allow us to briefly introduce ourselves; we’re Artist Inspired, a recently-launched clothing and merchandise company that aims to connect those of us who are into the arts, whether music, visual arts, theater, design, writing— heck, we love all kinds of artsy stuff. And you do too, right? We’re here to present— well, ourselves, but more specifically, one of our shirts alongside a sweet, dough-saving, limited-time offer.

We’re having a pretty huge clearance sale (the biggest sale we’ve yet had!) on our hand-drawn “Sun-Mic” design tee. This one features a graphic and saying that singers and music-lovers alike can relate to, all cleanly screen-printed on an American Apparel-Jersey shirt. It’s 100% cotton, so it’s really, really, really (I’m not kidding) comfortable as well as durable. It’s available in both black and cranberry! For as long as our remaining stock lasts, you can get one for $10 off the original price.

Oh yeah, we’re also hosting a giveaway contest for special-edition t-shirts that’s still in progress. We’re giving one away every week, and entry is totally free. Who doesn’t like free stuff? We even cover shipping costs if you win! More information is available on our site.


-Claude Garoute
Artist Inspired CEO

Andy: Thanks for the submission!


ROCKVEROLL//ORIT PNINI was founded in sep’ 2013 by music and fashion photographer Orit Pnini and has become a space for a true meeting grounds between photography, music and fashion, with coverage of the Israeli Scene as well as international artists such as The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Rock Werchter festival, Pixies, Soundgarden, Justin Timberlake and more.

At summer 2014, Pnini created a unisex clothing line that contains shirts, dresses and bags with original prints that she photographed during the years: palm trees, it girls, sun, fun and good karma, and now we are celebrating our first birthday with a new collection!
All shirts are 100% cotton, and printed all over back and front.

“I tried to double capture important moments in my life: first on camera, and the other as a memory that has been already captured and now documented on a shirt or a dress which I wear. Printing the images on fabric is another evolution of the photo.”

Orit Pnini – Graduate ‘Bezalel academy of arts and design’ and since then A Regular contributor to the Israeli magazines and web sites in Israel.
Pnini is also the 2012 and 2013 winner of the NME music photography award.

Andy: Really cool, obviously too cool for me to wear, but at least I can enjoy looking at them!


Hawaii Surf Inspired T’s

by Andy on August 26, 2015

We are a surf inspired menswear brand that takes its inspiration from the home of surfing, Hawaii.

We love the sea, surfing and all things in-between!

Our T’s have a vintage surf feel, graphics that evoke a laid-back beach vibe. Each is named after Hawaiian surf breaks. And, as you may have guessed, Maka Koa itself is a Hawaiian word meaning…….bold, unafraid, fierce.

Here’s hoping you love our T’s as much as we do.


Andy: Pretty cool stuff, thanks for the submission!


New WORKIN CLASS Tee – By The Good Union

by Andy on August 20, 2015

We are excited to release our brand new Workin Class tee. America has a rich history of quality craftsmanship, & the industrial era was the birth place of a new style of people commonly known as the workin class. This tee pays homage to the American worksmith who enjoy supporting & creating well-made products for the betterment of all mankind. Our goal was to create a real world industrial style t-shirt. Each shirt will come packaged in a 10×14 inch draw string burlap bag. For a limited time receive 10% off your purchase using discount code: WORKINCLASS10 @ check out.

Andy: Damn, that is one nice lookin’ tee.


Launch of R&W Collective.

by Andy on August 20, 2015

R&W Co. is a handcrafted design and fashion brand, shaped by founders Josh Redmond & Joshua Wurzelbacher. Our company and the products we make embody our faith and our love of design, a passion that can be seen in every item on our site. Everything we sell was designed, manufactured, printed, and packaged right here in the USA.

R&W Co. is a proud member of 80/20 USA, a membership-based organization of businesses, makers, and retailers standing for American Made.

Andy: Really cool designs, looking forward to seeing more from these guys.

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