Fresh in from the Milk Man. Milk UK have their new line out now!
Coming from our success of our summer14 line we have managed to step up the garments even further in this release, from cut and sew pieces, to experimenting with textures and embellishments. Here is a brief breakdown of the collection:
Script Hood- Since releasing it 2014 and having it sell out in 3 weeks we had to bring this garment back in 2 colourways! (Heather Grey/Black x Mint Choc Chip) The also pullover hoodie features our custom milk bottle drawstring ends which caught a lot of attention last year.
College Dropout Varsity- Our first varsity in Navy/Burgundy. Features an embroidered ‘milk script’ patch along with a textured ‘Drop’ chenille patch, typically seen on varsity jackets.
Lost Boy Crew- A cut and sewn 3 colour crewneck featuring a torso print and contrasting cuffs
Downtown button up: A cut and sewn flannel ‘skater fit’ shirt featuring a contrasting black pocket with a large pocket print.
Ben : I’m big fan of Milk and have been for a little while now. I’ve actually purchased some of their stuff before and I can say it’s well worth it. The presentation of the delivery and finished product is just awesome. It’s hard to believe that they’re a relatively new brand in the grand scheme of things because their presentation is just spot on. The garments come packaged in old milk cartons which is a cool little touch, and everything features a nice little tag and really ties all of their products together with that professionalism you don’t necessarily see so early on. I’ve actually got one of their early on pocket tees, which while the quality of the shirt wasn’t the best out there, the whole feel of it was still very awesome – However having a chat to Matty over at Milk he assures me their quality has been ramped up a lot!
Anyway on to the actual new release. I’m a personal big fan of the simple Milk hoodie, the font is just awesome and mainly overall I love it for the draw strings (I know such a stupid reason to love a hoodie but who cares). I also particularly like the button up shirt with contrasting pocket, it’s simple and cool and I can see it appealing to a wide range of people. I’m not a huge fan personally of the Missing Crew Neck or the Varsity Jacket personally but that’s just not fitting with my tastes. I love the idea behind the Missing one however and it does make me chuckle but I just wouldn’t wear it (I don’t think I’ve ever worn an actual sweat shirt so I think that’s what puts me off a tad). The Varsity jacket is cool but again I’m letting my personal tastes affect my opinion here I just don’t see myself wearing it, it looks pretty awesome though with the custom patches on the left breast, the Milk drop emblem looks a tad rough around the edges close up on the images but that’s a manufacturing fault and not a reflection really upon their design and it’s only very minor areas where there seems to be a loss of colour.
Overall it’s a very strong lineup and there is sure to be something that will fit most peoples tastes out there, and definitely check out the rest of their products as they have some very well priced clothes! What do you guys think to their new line? Let us know!
In A galaxy far, far away… fanboys and girls clashed about which side is better.
With Paleboys Being a fan of both sides, we decided to unite and bring the two sides together.
These are the t-shirts you’re looking for. Come join some of your favourite geek loves together with Paleboys latest “Spock Wars” Tee.
Now available as both men’s and ladies Tees, on the smoothest and softest t-shirt you’ll ever wear. Made of fine jersey, it has a durable, vintage feel.
So live long and prosper and check them out here: http://paleboys.co.za/product/spock-wars/
Andy: I’ve never really understood why people argue about whether Star Wars or Star Trek is better, as if you’re only allowed to like one of them. I can’t help but feel it’s poor timing to release something Spock related now without any kind of charity angle attached to it.
“May the Ghosts be With You?” re-imagines the Force ghosts from the original Star Wars
trilogy as the ‘hitchhiking ghosts’ from the Haunted Mansion attraction, and even includes a custom background pattern based on the classic wallpaper.
“Banana Nana” is my attempt to express the pure joy of being able to dress up like one of your favorite characters, forget about your daily life for a brief time and to almost believe that you actually ARE that character. It’s a joy known by children and cosplayers everywhere!
As always, shirts are screen printed locally in Asheville, NC on American Apparel 100% soft jersey cotton shirts.
Ben : Overall these designs are clean, well illustrated and look really good on the tees (at least from the product shots!), screen printed on American Apparel as well it’s hard to go wrong with the quality! First off May The Ghosts Be With You, I have absolutely no idea what it is mashed up with… at all… I couldn’t even hazard a guess – but it’s something to do with a theme park ride and obviously Star Wars! Anyone want to enlighten me to it because I just don’t know.
While I don’t necessarily like the design because over the years I’ve slightly grown irritated by the constant pop culture mash up of tees, I can’t really fault them for doing what they love – I’m also sure it’ll be a hit with someone out there, but for me I wouldn’t personally wear it. That said don’t let my opinion put you off, definitely check it out for yourselves! I will say however that I love the colours and the background looks fantastic.
The second tee Banana-nana, I get this one more and I’m quite a fan of Despicable Me so I must admit it tickled me, if I had to choose I’d wear this one over the Star Wars one. The way it’s designed is fantastic, the colours look amazingly vibrant and the style is very comic book-esque as you can see above. The only thing that might let it down is the fact that there are a lot of Despicable Me tees out there, but this is definitely one of the nicer and well presented ones I’ve seen.
If neither of these take your fancy I’m sure you will find something else that you’ll enjoy over at Ian Leino, so head on over and check it out!
The Illustrated Mind is an independent t-shirt line based in Brighton that seeks to showcase the best in up and coming illustration via the most fashionable means… We have been commissioning and releasing designs since 2011 and have worked with the likes of Jack Teagle, Tom Sewell, Jiro Bevis, Ed Cheverton, Jon Boam and Gordon Holden to name but a few. Our aim each season is to develop a cohesive collection of illustrated t-shirts styled around a loosely devised theme. So we seek out the best and most notorious artists to collaborate with and whose work has caught our eye and made us think they’re awesome, we hope you agree!
Ben : I’m quite liking what The Illustrated Mind have gone for here. The style reminds me of the widely copied David Shrigley. I’m definitely liking the style, but I’ve never been a huge fan of the large text, image, large text format. I liken the art style very much in the bracket of – badly drawn things done by good artists. You can clearly see the talent but I just love the fact it’s so rough around the edges, if they looked too neat and too clean I think this whole range would lose it’s appeal. I must admit though, I have no idea if the space sharman is a reference to anything – anyone care to enlighten me? Anyway – go check ‘em out!
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!
Nicky Rockets is a t-shirt designer from the UK who specialises in designs dedicated to those super curvy women who rock his world.
Most of our designs focus around the intergalactic fearless explorer Curverella and her Killer Curves, but for Spring 2015 we are bringing our awesome pets into the fold, with the donut wearing ‘Plumpy Paws’ and the Ziggy Stardust obsessed Pug ‘Mister Truffles’.
The brand already has a cult following with sassy plus size chicks, selling regularly around the globe and featuring in numerous magazines and blogs.
Our styles include round neck, slash neck and lady fit and sizes run from small to 5XL.
Andy: Well designed, well photographed and with a clear vision, there’s an awful lot here to like. I do question the need for a splash page on the website (‘click to enter’) since it doesn’t really add anything to the experience and puts a click between you and the the shop which isn’t a good idea in the ecommerce world, but that’s a minor quibble and largely an issue of choice for them.
Villain X Shirts is a exciting line of t-shirts for guys and girls based on villains from every area of pop culture. Our shirt designs are devoted to the Villains of every aspect HORROR, SCI-FI, COMICS, VIDEO GAMES, TV, etc
T-SHIRT SIZES AND COST
mens S-XL – $20 – 2XL-5XL – $23
womens S-XL – $20
Andy: I’m not a lawyer, but I don’t know how long they’ll be able to get away with this. As far as I can tell all the designs in the images supplied and on their site are just hand-drawn versions of images that aren’t in the public domain, just still released from films or promo images. In some cases the images don’t look hand-drawn at all, they may have just had a filter or action applied to them in Photoshop. They look like the kind of thing that I am fairly sure you could mistake for being merchandise, and so unless they know something I don’t I worry they’re skating on thin ice.
New tee addition to our MODest Attire DesignByHumans Collection. This unique chalk typography design “The Path” is available as both ladies and gents tees exclusively from our dbhtees store.
Andy: Thanks for the submission.
No Love City – February Special
For the month of February, No Love City is offering $10 off of their popular ‘Support Local Hip Hop’ shirt. The shirt was designed and features incredible typography skills by Friks84. Just enter discount code HIPHOP during checkout at www.nolovecity.com
No Love City – Support Local Hip Hop
Geeks and children of the 80’s with children of their own, we made some onesies and toddler tees for your nerdy family. We just launched our brand last month with our first line of everyday baby cosplay pieces. Each garment is printed vibrantly on all sides and is baby-soft. Come check us out at nerdywithchildren.com. Bigger kid sizes coming next month.
Andy: Very cute, I’m sure these will do well.
After teaming up with a new artist, Meaghan Fox, we’re ready to reveal the first new design: Star Trek and Monty Python mash-up. The USS Silly Walks.
Andy: I know it’s a pointless endeavour to try and work out why a mashup is a mashup, but wouldn’t the “USS something” be a space ship, and Willy Walks were a Ministry, so the two things don’t really go together? Or perhaps there’s something more to this that I’m missing.
Here Below is an apparel brand that proclaims truth, with all triblend shirts, thoughtful design and unique typography.
Andy: Very nice indeed, thanks for the submission!
$14 this week at snorgtees.
WEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR CHEST
*Our PN PUTIN T SHIRT is interesting in the light of a recent BBC newscast earlier this week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28745554
Our focus is direct ONLINE SALES via our website, marketing our brand into UK/US (East and West Coast)/JAPAN and CHINA. We are intending to wholesale through some selected retailers in the UK and Internationally.
PUBLIC NUISANCE creates iconic, classic and timeless designs and operate on the LESS IS MORE principle. We are launching with 6 designs on a unisex T shirt, using black and white high quality t shirts and our target market is Males/Females aged 18-34.
PUBLIC NUISANCE is a hybrid between A Streetwear T shirt and Art. All T shirts designs come in a limited print run too.
PUBLIC NUISANCE draws on street culture, music, politics, classic iconic 20th/21st century imagery and art as its main influencers for our messages and designs.
“YOU CAN CHANGE ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT TO” – JOE STRUMMER (THE CLASH)
Andy: Ahhhh, nothing bad ever happened making fun of Putin. Oh, and I know it says August in one of the photos but if you go to their site it does say September.
Ladies, weekly-tee add some new tank top for this summer!
Be ready on the 5th to the 12th August!
For 30€ we offer -20% on all catalog
(Available on EU/NA)
Discount code : ETE20
Andy: Something tells me that this one might be a bit lost in translation.
Great news everybody! Jack of all Trades just released some awesome new designs, part of the Extreme Designs Collection.
They have gone the extra mile to include a variety of amazing printing techniques to the art. Parts of Batman, Spider-Man and Superman are printed with distressed shimmer Ink and parts of the paint splatters have been printed with puff ink to mimic the effect of actual paint being splattered on the shirt!
Check them out and let us know what you think!
Andy: Pretty damn badass!
Not a bad couple of tees, but I don’t think I’ll be laying any cash down for them.
Cool gear for the ladies!
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
Boldly go where no stoner has gone before with TshirtGrill’s Breaking Bad-inspired ‘Star Trip’ T-shirt. The design is based on the episode “Blood Money”, in which Jesse Pinkman’s drug slinging cohort Badger regales his partner in crime, Skinny Pete, with the tale of a tulaberry pie eating contest aboard the Enterprise gone horribly, horribly wrong.
The skit was immortalised by Vulture’s Matt Czap, who, after seeing the episode, worked through the night animating Badger’s tale of geek tradegy before uploading it to the internet.
Legend has it, Badger’s Star Trek pitch was dreamed up in the early stages of Series 5, when screenwriter Peter Gould and fellow Breaking Bad scribe Gennifer Hutchinson got into an argument over the Trek transporter’s true operational nature. Their argument made it into the show almost word for word, and in the process became one of the most iconic and memorable moments of the entire series.
“It would be the ultimate diet, really. Eat anything you want, and then Scotty beams it out of your stomach,” Gould said. “But like with great technology, there are terrible things that can go wrong.”
Also available in Women’s Slim Fit, Hooded Sweatshirt, Organic & Women’s Organic.
Andy: Thanks for the submission.