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Tee Busters Review : http://teebusters.com/

by DeeHYA on March 3, 2013

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Ok so I’ll hold my hands up, I’ve had this tee for a while, I wore it for a shoot a while ago but I didn’t get any decent pics of the design, I made sure I shot it in the studio today. This skull emblazoned baby was from Tee Busters, I have review a website like this before.

They basically release tees for a limited period of time, so if you see it and decide you want it you need to get in quickly before they release the next design. I’m not sure whether if you specifically wanted one, such as the one I’m wearing in the pic, you’d be able to email them and see if they have any stock? I mean they might hold some old stock.

From the looks of their Facebook Page they seem to run pretty awesome offers (3 tees for 15 Euros) and competitions really regularly. I love when companies get their fans involved, I find it to be really good way of creating a loyal fan base.

I quite like their website, it’s loud and simple to use. You can looks at their previous designs in their Hall of Fame, there are a huge amount of geeky tees on there which bodes well from my point of view. I’ve seen Ninja Turtles, Batman, Spiderman, Misfits, Star Wars, Harry Potter and I could go on for ages! The sample tee I got is called ‘Chemistry is Fun’ and I love it, when I’ve had it on it’s been commented one, I’ve washed it 3 times and it’s in as spectacular condition as it was when the postie put it through my letterbox. Mine is on a navy tee which I think works nicer than the black one here.

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The current tee on the website is a ‘Skyfall’ one and I know there’s a whole bunch of Bond fans ready to lap it up!

To sum up, I love my tee from this company, it’s comfortable and I’d say sizing is standard. The print quality is fabulous as is the tee quality. The website is simple to use and they interact with Joe Public. All in all a massive ‘Thumbs Up’ for Tee Busters!

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(First Image of me by Nicholas Gray, second image of me by Grime and Glamour)

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Threadless Spiderman Collection (12/02/2013)

by DeeHYA on February 12, 2013

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Well my husband’s Threadless wishlist has just increased by an actual tonne. He absolutely adores Mr Spiderman and these tees are possibly the best results of a design challenge that I have ever seen. Even if you’re not a massive comic fan you can’t help by love at least one of these.

First tee on my Spidey blog is Rock! Paper! Scissors! Web? by Robert Thomas Campbell looks like the front of a retro comic with Spidey totally kicking bottom at Rock Paper Scissors. Absolutely nothing I don’t like about this tee even though there isn’t much colour to it it works perfectly.

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If a bit of colour is what you’re after Entanglement Theory by Dean Kotz has an explosion of colour with Spidey foiling some of his biggest enemies. I am particularly enjoying Venom in this. I don’t think Asphalt was the best choice of colour of tee, the Navy kids one looks good though.

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It’s really hard to choose a favourite but this one would be in my top 3 favourites. Spider Fighter 8-bit by Tom Burns is an amazing tee with a beat ‘em up feel featuring some of Spideys biggest enemies. It’s nice to see some new designers names! Amazing how one specific topic can bring so much talent out of the woodwork.

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Sometimes basic is best. Why beat about the bush when it comes to purchasing a Spiderman tee! Spider Web by Alex Solis is your run of the mill, standard Spidey tee. I don’t see any originality but maybe if you were choosing a tee for a friend average is best.

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I like the colour red as much as the next dude however I think Spider-Man Wins by Daniel Castell Muiz has probably over done it slightly, it’s quite hard to work out what goes wear however as the name of the tee is Spider-Man Wins and you can make out that the man himself is standing on a pile of busted villains, this is deffo a tee of win!

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This last one in my blog is my fella’s faves, I may be manipulated to use my few Threadbucks! Inertia by Alan Bao shows a moonlit battle between Spiderman and Venom. I really like it too, it’s powerful and everything about it works for me!

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I have got really excited about these tees, I hope to see more Superhero shenanigans in the future! Thank you Threadless!

 

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Come And Get Me: Hot Women Appear On T Shirts

by Laura Watson on February 7, 2013

Probably one of the riskier choices of fashion, particularly if you’ve got a girlfriend, Original Geek t shirts and similar brands following the same style are becoming increasingly popular as men (and women) everywhere look to add a little bit of sexy shock value to their t shirt collection. While each Original Geek t shirt in the range has its own unique design, each tee also has one thing in common: the model, Louise Cliffe.

Born in the mid-80s, Cliffe has spent most of her career in the UK, although has crossed the sea to the US, appearing in America in 2009. Perhaps best known for playing Sophie Delaney in Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead, she appeared in the 2011 Big Brother house back in the UK where she met her now husband Jay McKray.

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Heating Up Fashion: Original Geek T Shirts

Launching back in 2011, Original Geek t shirts are undoubtedly unique with their bold and daring prints featuring Cliffe herself.  The model has been used brilliantly to create a style which is different from the huge range of mainstream t shirt brands, by showing off a great looking woman in a totally new and unseen fashion (and surely you’ll agree there are very few models you’d rather see on a t shirt than Miss Manchester 2006!).

The brand was launched with huge celebrity parties, both in the UK and in Ibiza, and the success of the tees has lead to a new range of sweatshirts featuring the same daring designs. But why has a brand featuring a gorgeous woman in a variety of poses become so popular, or is that just a stupid question?Original Geek T Shirt

A Strange Thing To See On The Street, Or Now A Social Norm?

While your wife or girlfriend may not appreciate your fashion sense if you stick one of these Original Geek t shirts on in the morning, what would the rest of the people you pass in the street be thinking? Years ago, wearing a tee with such a design would get you noticed and talked about, perhaps for the wrong reasons. However, since the launch of the Original Geek brand, it seems as though more risqué t shirts have become acceptable and, indeed, relatively normal to see on a daily basis.

It remains to be seen whether this is a sign that the world of fashion is now accepted as a more liberal arena for expression, or if it’s just the fact that people enjoy looking at such a beautiful woman. One can’t help but wonder, though, whether a size 18 model would be accepted and worn in the same way, and how the reactions would differ from these t shirts featuring the gorgeous Louise Cliffe.

About The Author: is an alternative fashion blogger who loves exploring great, fashionable t shirts with a geeky twist.

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Margin London Preview

by Margin London on February 4, 2013

Regular Hide Your Arms readers will have spotted our recent posts highlighting a few of the brands exhibiting at Margin London on the 10th & 11th February.

With just six days to go until the show opens to buyers and press, here’s a preview of some more of the labels making their tradeshow debut at the exhibition.

We thought we’d better not post any more in-depth profiles otherwise the Hide Your Arms crew wouldn’t have any exclusives to report on when they visit the show!

Here are some images to whet the appetite and look forward to the Hide Your Arms reports after the show.

For information about exhibiting at or visiting Margin, get in touch via the website.

 

LATIN LOVER, a new t-shirt label from Columbia for men & women, with great illustrations & graphics:

Latin Lover at Margin London

Latin Lover at Margin London

 

EVIL, the first-season from this new menswear range will be debuted at Margin. The collection features a whole range of clothing (shirting, trousers, chinos, denim) and printed tees & sweatshirts:

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SLANG, a new men’s and women’s t-shirt brand from Portugal, drawing influences from art, music, and skate, and making their debut at Margin:

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NETTY RATTI, adorable cross-stitched designs in this range of ethical women’s tops and tees:

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OUT OF PRINT first made their debut at Margin in August 2011 and have exhibited at every edition since. They’re back again in February 2013 to unveil their latest tees featuring artwork from classic books:

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Sleepy Dan : Regular Printing Crew

by Sleepy Dan on February 1, 2013

Two weeks ago a new Crew Sweatie was released with help from Regular Printing, so I wanted to share a behind the scenes look at their shop process.

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Heather blue crew is a perfect color for a tonal printing, so we mixed up a water based ink color to match the shirt, then got ready for the Regular Printing magic!

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You wanna check out a short Video Of The Printing?

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

The studio is one of the cleanest I’ve seen and perfect for a master at work.

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Scott and Shamsy are using a manual press so everything is hands on here!

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Perfect placement and alignment is key when the sweatie is put on the pallet.

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The water based ink is so soft compared to a plastisol print, that is why I use water based inks all the time… Especially for this super soft crew sweatshirt!

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

Each sweatie runs thru the dryer to cure the ink, then collected and folded up.

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

The limited run of 24 are complete, so extra ink is collected to clean the screens.

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Then each sweatie gets a custom neck label sewn in by hand.

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The little details like a embroidered sleeve applique make it perfect…

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Sprayground Bags at Margin London

by Margin London on January 26, 2013

Sprayground Bags at Margin London

Not tees, we know, but you can be wearing the best looking t-shirt and let your outfit down with a bland or ugly bag.

Chances are that, if you’re reading HideYourArms, you care about your printed tees and what you wear so, like a hair-flicking starlet, you deserve a decent printed bag (because you’re worth it).

Sprayground Bags at Margin London

American brand Sprayground is innovating baggage with their distinctive art-inspired range. With backpacks, weekenders, and iPad sleeves, all available in a range of great designs, Sprayground bags feature dripping gold paint, camo sharks, piles of cash, and many more unique prints, including a collaboration with Mishka.

Sprayground Bags at Margin London

Designer David Ben David, aka DBD, grew up in Miami painting, skating, surfing, and always on the go, packing his whole life in his backpack but all he could find were bags of the same old solid colors and shapes so had to create his own brand.

With stores as diverse as Nordstrom, Digital Gravel, Patricia Field, and Kitson carrying the range in America, and spotted on numerous artists including Rihanna, the bags have wide appeal, from streetwear stores to fashion boutiques.

Sprayground Bags at Margin London

Sprayground bags are made from durable polyester fabric and feature a sleek construction with hidden features, such as velour laptop, tablet and sunglasses compartments, ergonomic padded back support, and stash pockets.

Sprayground are reaching out to potential stockists across the pond when they make their European tradeshow debut exclusively at Margin, the independent trade show exhibition in London for new brands.

Sprayground Bags at Margin London

Renowned amongst key buyers and press as the launchpad for new brands, Margin has been providing an affordable platform for new brands since 2002 and will be the only trade exhibition across Europe to see the range of bags in person.

Since the exhibitions first started back in 2002, Margin can lay claim to providing the UK launching point of overseas brands such as Upper Playground, Diamond Supply Co, Stereo Sound Agency, Double Goose, Loreak Mendian, Syndrome, Nooka, Mimobots, Qwstion, Hixsept (now Etudes Studio), and many others, who all made their European or UK trade debuts at Margin, which celebrated 10 years of exhibitions in 2012.

Sprayground Bags at Margin London

Sprayground will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013 which takes place on the 10th & 11th, and you can find them on Facebook here.

Sprayground Bags at Margin London

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The Illustrated Mind at Margin London

by Margin London on January 23, 2013

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There are many t-shirt brands out there, with new ones launching every week it seems, but not all can say they have their own focus group and testing ground. Boy Parker, the independent store in Brighton on the Sussex coast, can claim just that, as they’re able to get an instant reaction to any new design from the stream of on-trend students that frequent the seaside town.

Having perfectly honed their season’s collection, Boy Parker then unleash their brand The Illustrated Mind, which brings together the work of artists from diverse backgrounds, and offer it to other stores to carry safe in the knowledge the range contains the best selling designs.

Their quirky prints and unique illustrations add a well-received surrealism to their range and distinguishes The Illustrated Mind from many other brands.

The Illustrated Mind started in 2011 and has steadily built their range, their group of collaborating artists, and their stockists ever since.

The Illustrated Mind by Boy Parker at Margin London

The new season’s range will be on display to buyers and press exclusively at Margin, the London trade exhibition in February 2013. The Illustrated Mind first debuted their range at Margin back in February 2011 and are returning in February 2013 to unveil their latest designs.

Renowned amongst key buyers and press as the launchpad for new brands, Margin has been providing an affordable platform for new brands since 2002.

Boy Parker is an independent store in Brighton, Sussex, that specialises in tees from brands including Lazy Oaf, Threadless, Brandt, My Yard, Paper Root, DeadBuryDead, and many others.

For more info and a look around the store, watch the Boy Parker Shop Tour Video created by Margin.

The Illustrated Mind will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013 which takes place on the 10th & 11th, and you can find Boy Parker who distribute the range on Facebook here.

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So late last week the postie brought me a jiffy bag of joy in the form of a t-shirt from London company  ‘Naked Sunday‘ so I shot in the t-shirt with local photographer Penny Edwards in the studio and I got my fiance Nicholas to brave the cold in the tee too.

Firstly, Naked Sunday has a lovely crisp, clean and easy to use website, you get a feel for their designs even via something as basic as the font of their logo. The tees are mostly black, white and red which little accents of other colours for particular designs. There are currently only 6 designs, I hope they come up with more as popularity grows.

As I was allowed to pick I opted for ‘X Marks the Spot’ which is a design centred around an old style map. My favourite design on the site is probably ‘Femme Fatale‘ but I thought that my fiance would prefer wearing the one we received.

At £30 these aren’t your basic, budget tees. Both the quality of the shirt and the print is super high and if you’re looking for a tee for a night out I’d recommend these big style. I even enjoyed the fit of the tee on me and sometimes I have problems with bloke fit tees. The shirt is flexible without feeling flimsy and the print is vibrant without being stiff.

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I’m very excited about Naked Sunday and I am looking forward to more genius original designs on super quality tees!

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Drink Beer Save Water at Margin London

by Margin London on January 21, 2013

Drink Beer Save Water at Margin London

When you hear the name of this new Korean brand, your first instinct may be to imagine “comical” retro beer graphics with humorous slogans about getting drunk. Nothing could be further from the reality of this expertly tailored range of tees that lift Drink Beer Save Water to another level.

With a large of range of visually adept clothing, Drink Beer Save Water have created wearable conversation starters that demand a double-take with their subtle stylings. Expertly placed pockets, slashes or stitches transform the humble tee or bag into something else (or in one case, transform a tee into a bag).

Expect to see more of Drink Beer Save Water in the UK soon as the Korean brand will be making their UK trade debut at Margin London to meet with buyers and press.

The brand of quirky and cleverly cut pieces is quickly gaining momentum across the world following their appearances at trade events such as Project in New York and Bread & Butter in Berlin, but February marks the first time Drink Beer Save Water will be exhibiting in London.

Drink Beer Save Water at Margin London

Renowned amongst key buyers and press as the launchpad for new brands, Margin has been providing an affordable platform for new brands since 2002.

Men’s and women’s labels such as 1ina100, Lazy Oaf, Supremebeing, Chateau Roux, Eva Evanovitch, Camo, Sugarhill Boutique, Ruby Rocks, Diamond Supply Co, Ashley Marc Hovelle, King Apparel, My Yard, New Love Club, Your Eyes Lie, Seventyseven, Emily & Fin, and Long Clothing, all made their UK trade debuts at Margin, which celebrated 10 years of exhibitions in 2012.

Drink Beer Save Water will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013 which takes place on the 10th & 11th, and you can find Drink Beer Save Water on Facebook here.

Drink Beer Save Water at Margin London

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Threadless : New and Reprints 20/01/2012

by DeeHYA on January 20, 2013

Yay! Finally some awesome desirable new designs on Threadless, it’s been a while since I have been on Threadless and been like want, want, want, need! Kitties, fishies, peas, pandas, oh my yay! There are still plenty of sale bargains to be had too!

Lots of Threadless fans are people who are super Panda-lovers and this would be an awesome and slightly sinister addition to their collection. Agent Panda by Jerry Maninang shows a super cool panda in his suit and shades. I’m intimidated by the model shots. Let me hide behind this pillow!

Another animals peoples go crazy for is UNICORNS! Me and my daughter always search for unicorn tees when clothes shopping! Nothing is going to beat the Star Wars Threadless one as far as I’m concerned though! Where Happiness Comes From by Luis Diaz isn’t as colourful as you’d expect a unicorn to be, but it is one that entices you to read it.

Every now and again Threadless brings us an epic all over print that makes me squeal! Can’t get over the originality of Dance With Wolves by Peter Kramar it features little characters doing different dances with wolves, I want it! :)

There are so many cat t-shirts that I want on Threadless that it’s not even funny! Here is a brand spanking new one on the scene. If There’s a Rocket, Tie Me To It by Hana Bacasno and Janice Golosino has a very ‘Celestial Cat’ feel so it. It’s amazing, especially in the boat neck fit which I’d highly recommend to girlys who haven’t experienced them yet.

My aperture obsessed boyfriend would be all over this! You’re Dead by Kim Asuncion is an epic Aperture / Ninja crossover, I’m not one for black and white tees but I would absolutely wear this one!

Lastly but not leastly for this blog is Goldfish by Andy Gonsalves. I love the orange/red print against the black tee, the wee fishy looks like he has bags of character and has a bit of a retro feel. He reminds me a bit of the fish called Cleo from Disney’s Pinocchio.

 

 

 

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Sleepy Dan : In And Out Of Sleep

by Sleepy Dan on January 16, 2013

Been a while since I shared a Behind The Design posting! So I’m excited to share this collaboration design I did with Dustin Cavazos for his In And Out Of Sleep album release party just before Christmas at Trees Dallas.

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I love working with typography so this layout started as a pencil sketch, then I played a little in Photoshop to get the details clean and contrasted. Then I vectored the layers and added some smaller shadow details…

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I wanted to keep this design as a single color print, so instead of using a solid color background for the type, I created a thin line underlay to create more detail depth to the type. With this level of detail, you need to use an amazing printer like Printed Threads!

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

Petey and the team helped print the details perfectly. The team also loves to create silly videos for the product they love to print… Check It Out!

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

Petey printed this design with a single color discharge gray, so the print is super soft and you can barely feel the print…

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

The tonal black print is nice…

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

I only printed 52 designs so when they are sold out they are gone forever!

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

All the shirts have custom sewn labels from the Sleepy Dan studio.

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

All the shirts were printed at the back neck with a collaboration design.

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

Fans at the event loved them and I love working on collab designs! Keep in touch if you have a favorite collaboration shirt you wanna share…

 

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Keep Growing by Industry Print Shop

by billpyle on January 13, 2013

This shirt by Industry Print Shop is designed by one of my favorite artists, Michael Sieben. He has a variety of different shirts available in the Industry store. I’ve been a fan of his for years, so its always awesome to see new work of his.

The shirt is a bit pricey though at $28 and there is no mention of the shirt brand that is used.

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Skullb by Doe Eyed

by billpyle on January 7, 2013

I really love this design by Doe Eyed Design and Print Shop. Its clever and well executed, as is the majority of their work.

It is only $15 and is printed on American Apparel tees. It also comes in a variety of colors, but in a limited amount of each.

 

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Start as I meant to go on, here is my first Threadless blog of the year and it’s a sale one! Lots of fabulous tees to choose from and they aren’t even going to burn your wallet too much!

Firstly one of the epic Threadless Comic-on-Tees designs, this one is The Day The Saucers Came, Issue 4, Vol 6 by John Cassaday. The design is comiccy but it doesn’t over take the tee too much. These tees are normally $24 dollars so you’re getting an extra bargain getting one of these babies for $7.95! There is also currently availability in all sizes!

I have a thing about Night Sky tees and this one reeks of adorable, it’s also on Asphalt which is one of my Threadless faves. It’s has a deep and meaningful title, this is Discover Yourself by Lim Heng Swee (one of Threadless’ most notorious designers).  I do think this design could of been a smidge bigger, other than this it’s tee perfection.

Really like the originality of Color Founder by Cheok Siew Yen. This features a sweet little beaver turning trees into different coloured colouring pencils! What’s not to love. This is available across the board in mens sizes but very limited in girly fit. Boo.

It does appear that since Threadless updated their site that the search feature seems to be more effective, so that might be cool to check out if you’re looking for something specific. Next tee is one that is perfect for fans of Mario or nuclear explosions. It’s a couple of dollars more expensive but Power to the Mushroom by Budi Satria Kwan is probably one of the best brown tees I have seen on Threadless.

Next tee is a lovely bit of blue for this blog! Bit of colour! So Many Questions by Gabriel Pyle and Nathan W Pyle has lots of little pictures and plays on question words Who, What, Where, When, How.

Lastly for this blog is a tee that I have had in my basket many times but haven’t got round to buying! I love the purple so much and I don’t actually have a purple Threadless tee, there isn’t many colours that I don’t have now! This is Space and Time by Justin White. Amazing detail and an explosion of colour.

 

 

 

 

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Margin London at HideYourArms

by Margin London on December 17, 2012

Margin London at HideYourArms

Margin London has been kindly invited to contribute to HideYourArms. We’ll be posting some news about up-and-coming labels that will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013, which takes place on the 10th & 11th, but firstly we think we should introduce ourselves.

Started back in 2002 as an affordable platform for new designers, Margin is the longest-running independent trade exhibition in London. The show presents designer women’s and men’s tailoring and accessories, as well as streetwear for men and women, to invited store buyers and press.

The humble tee has long been a starting point for numerous labels, and we’ve seen many an exhibitor start off with a t-shirt offering which has grown over the seasons to include a full range of clothing. Supremebeing, Lazy Oaf, Seventyseven, Dephect, YourEyesLie, and many others all started at Margin with tees before growing their stockist base and extending their range to include clothing, bags, jewellery (or jewelry for Americans!), and hats.

Margin has been providing a launchpad for brands to meet with key buyers and press for 10 years to date, and 2012 marked a decade of exhibitions.

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition 10 Year Book

To commemorate the occasion, a limited-edition 10 year book was printed for visitors to the show, but it’s also available to download as a PDF or as a super-interactive book for iPad. The iPad version features extensive galleries of previous seasons, as well as videos, and can be downloaded here.

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition 10 Year Book for iPad

Here’s the link to posts where HideYourArms mentions Margin including brand updates from when they last visited (well overdue for a revisit but Andy & the HideYourArms London correspondent are returning in February 2013!).

Margin is an intimate showroom exhibition in a white gallery space in the heart of Central London, and the only tradeshow in the UK where buyers and press can discover new & emerging design talent (most making their debut launch).  When we say “NEW”, we don’t just mean new to Margin, we mean brand-spanking, never-been-seen-before, new!

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition

Since the exhibitions first started back in 2002, Margin can lay claim to providing the successful trade launch-pad for many brands such as Chateau Roux, Your Eyes Lie, Supremebeing, Dephect, Emily & Fin, Miyson, 1 in a 100, Missmilne, Worn By, Ashley Marc Hovelle, Humdrum, Worn Free, Sugarhill, King Apparel, Terratag, Lazy Oaf, Famous Forever, and Ruby Rocks, as well as the UK launching point of overseas brands including Silas, Upper Playground, Tank Theory, Eastpak Apparel, Loreak Mendian, Syndrome, Al & Alicia, Gama-Go, Mimobots, Double Goose, Stereo Sound Agency, Diamond Supply Co, Urban Originals, and Uzi amongst many others.

Margin London at HideYourArmsMargin has welcomed key stores to the exhibitions since first launching in 2002; from online players like ASOS, My-Wardrobe, and Urban Industry; multiples such as Ark, Joy, Beams, and Ships; department stores, such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Liberty, House of Fraser, Psyche, Fenwick, El Corte Ingles, Galleries Lafayette, & Engelhorn Trendhaus; as well as the key independents Margin is renowned for, including Colette, Hip, Sakis, Wood, Royal Cheese, Natterjacks, 290sqm, Coggles, Market, Atoo, My Yard, Donuts, Caliroots, and Get Cutie, to name a few.

Margin has welcomed numerous stylists and fashion editors from magazines including Vogue, Wad, Elle, Wallpaper, Arena, i-D, FHM, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Vice, DJ, Flux, WWD, Drapers, Sportswear International, and Sport & Street; as well as contributors from directional blogs such as BNTL, Coolhunting, Hypequest, Slamxhype, Hypebeast, and, of course, Hideyourarms.

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition

For more info about Margin, visit the website here, find us on Facebook or Twitter, and we’ll be back soon to post about some great new labels that will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013.

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Who loves Festive T-shirts? I know I do, I also know that the High Street has been selling out like no-ones business and sometimes you need to have a hunt online! Christmas is fast approaching so you’re going to have to be swift if you’re wanting the ideal tee for Christmas day.  Apologise for the pics, not as good as usual, had to use my Mam’s tree as ours looks like something out of a Katy Perry music video!

So I was hunting around online and I found http://www.facebook.com/JollyClothing this is quite a cool FB with competitions and stuff going on so it’s well worth a like, I was first won over by the fab designs and the fact they do guy and girly fit in a fabulous selection of colours in two awesome designs. You can access their shop via Facebook or you  can head to http://www.jollyclothing.com/.

First design is the Reindeer tee! Modelled here by my fiancé! This is available in Green, Blue, Red & Brown for men and Red, Purple, Pink, Charcoal, Brown, Blue, Red and Green for ladies. My fiancé normally wears a size Medium and the fit is standard, the print quality is excellent and for £12.99 you’re simply not going to get a better festive tee!

I got my grubby mitts on the Snowman tee! Available in Denim Blue, Green, Brown and Royal Blue for fellas and Charcoal, Pink, Purple and Lilac (my fave) for ladies. I love mine, I did a little squee noise when I took it out of the packaging. It’s a fab fit, I normally wear a small tee and this is a medium and it fits perfectly with a tee underneath. I can’t praise the quality of these tees enough. When messaging one of the employees at the company he said there was limited availability in some colours/sizes so if you’re wanting a tee for Christmas day I would get in there quickly! Next year Jolly Clothing, I’d love kids ones!

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Threadless Sale (until 29th of November)

by DeeHYA on November 27, 2012

Wowza! You can grab all sorts of Threadless bargains for $9.99 at the moment, now is the time to swoop and get some quality Christmas bargains or even just some little treats for yourself.

Star Wars fans this tee is awesome! You can normally pick up some fabulously original Star Wars flavoured tees on Threadless and The Emperor by Matt Leyen is just one of them. It’s dark but also cute at the same time. I annoys me that this tee isn’t available in girly fit.

One of Threadless’ most prolific designers is responsible for the following designs. Hugs Keep Us Alive by Lim Heng Swee, it’s adorable, well as adorable as organs with little smiley faces can be. I love all the colours in this, wish our organs actually looked like this.

This is one of the few Threadless designs that actually made me laugh out loud. It’s a tidge on the childish side but hey I am a big kid! Omnomnomnivore by Aled Lewis and Abigail Lewis is simply genius!

Self Portrait by Nacho Diaz does touch up the fact that when we draw a heart it never looks like an actual heart. The design is super original and the red design on stone tee works super well.  Another tee with organs on!

ALL THE COLOURS! The City That Never Sleeps by Dina Prasetyawan is an amazing, eye catching design that takes over the whole tee. If you’re a fan of monotone this one probably isn’t for you. I particularly like the girly scoop neck.

Possibly one of the most iconic Threadless designs, even my xbox Avatar has it! Technicolour Rex by Elisha Hale is one to have, I think I saw it on Modern Family last week too, for $9.99 in my opinion this tee is simply a must have.

Lastly for this little bargain blog Partly Cloudy byJay Fleck is a nice little ray of sunshine for these awful wintery nastly floody days!  I love the colours on this tee and the design is just the right size for this tee.

 

 

 

 

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laFraise Review – http://en.lafraise.com/

by DeeHYA on November 25, 2012

I have had this tee for flippin’ ages! I’ve had these pics too by I just don’t like them and I was hoping I’d have time to re-shoot but I simply haven’t. Anyhoo, these tee is from French company ‘laFraise‘. I got to choose a tee and I chose this one mostly because of the fact it is ZOMBIE DOLPHINS! but also because I liked the green and yellow colour combo on the black tee.

This company has a ‘Threadless‘ sort of feel because it’s all community based, there are designs contests and there are releases of fresh designs weekly.

The website is easy to navigate, it is colourful, attractive and enjoyable to use. You can flick through the designs by gender and size so you don’t need to get seduced by tees that you can’t buy because of lack of availability. Although I have to say there are tonnes more designs on the site now than there were when I received this tee so it probably bodes well for them than I have delayed the blog. Massive selection now, one thing I will say though is that their website would benefit from a search mode so you can find ones that are relevant to your interests.

I like some of the kids tees too there are some designs I would sure put on my two little minions. I like this Green Monster design which is available in ‘hoodie‘! Simple but awesome!  

Quality of the tee is amazing, the print is second to none, there is absolutely nothing I have negative to say about this tee, I have washed it 3 times and it is the same condition as it was when the postie popped it through my letterbox.

I would recommend the bright and kooky style of  laFraise! The collection of designs is so varied that I am sure there is something for everyone whether you’re talking ladies, fellas or kiddies!

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MEKANIK CLOTHING- Bolt Dismay T-Shirt Review

by MissMcFaul on November 25, 2012

You need only to visit MEKANIK CLOTHING‘s website to instantly recognise that this streetwear brand is sleek, sharp and bold with a humorous twist and a nod to pop culture geekdom. So far so good! Launched earlier this year by Istanbul based artist and graphic designer MEKAZOO, the influences of sci-fi, mechas, videogames and b-movies are clearly represented in his work. The tee’s on offer appeal to a love of bold, simple, eye catching urban design which is why (after a really long wait, Turkish postman be slow yo!) I was thrilled when the package below plopped through my door!

(Photo: www.mknk.net)

The parcel contained the tee and a business card (which if we’re getting all “American Psycho” was a nice, bold black and white print on thick, matte card) and a sticker but also a sheet of card printed with a cut-n-build your own toy which was very exciting as I love a bit of scissors-paper-glue crafting! (Pics of crafting prowess below)

 

(Photo: www.mknk.net)

The tee itself is feels smooth and cool and the tri-colour print pops out against the crisp white background. The image is printed on with precision and has a pleasant texture. Giving it a poke and a stretch also reveals it to be pretty resilient to cracking or peeling which is a problem sometimes when an ink is too thick and becomes brittle, but all MEKANIK tees are and printed with eco-friendly water-based inks, which is a relief to those of us with an eco-conscience!

The smooth, soft feel when wearing is down to the  100% combed ring spun cotton which should assure you of the garments quality as 100% cotton fibre content will never result in pilling or bobbling that you get with polyester blends (it’s also more absorbant, for all you sweaty betties out there) . In fact the quality of the fabric, print and construction should mean this garment lasts and last. The only thing that could possible take it down would be a red wine of curry stain down the front!

Size men’s medium is a good fit on my medium sized partner  but it’s also a nice size for any girls who like a looser “boyfriend” fit.

STYLING TIP: For a chic and edgy urban look, ladies, roll up the sleeves and wear with skinnies, dirty converse (or ankle boots with a heel if so inclined) and some Mr.T necklace application. I also enjoy a good door-knocker chav earring when rocking a tee. Just an idea!

 Here is the paper toy before (above) and after construction (below), which was a fun 10mins out of my day and looks cool on the bookshelf gathering dust. MEKAZOO has plans to expand his brand with hoodies, hats and designer toys which I will definitely be checking out.

 I really really appreciate a printed back neck label in place of those itchy folded tapes which, I at least, end up cutting out leaving an ugly frayed bit that still tickles! ALL apparel should have the brand and size info sneakily printed on somewhere! #nomoreitchylabelsthankyouplease.

Now, I had a bit of an issue with the creasing situation after wearing it all day and being comfortable and receiving plenty of compliments, I stood up and the front had concertina’d like an accordion and stayed that way all night. Cotton does crease I’ll admit but body heat will usually cause creases to drop out, this extreme creasing could be down to an applied finish on the fabric which kept it so flat and sharp looking in transit and may wear off after laundering a few times.

One last criticism would be that after washing (following care label instructions obviously) the tee shrank 3cm in length and 2cm across pit to pit. While this isn’t a massive change it is worth noting if you’re a borderline size, maybe consider sizing up. This shrinking also caused an issue with slight puckering around the neck and some twisting of the sleeve cuff.

These pictures of sleeve twist were taken before ironing, you (or your mum) could potentially iron the worst of it out but it will always return to this configuration after washing. This is known as spirality which affects jersey fabrics such as this, the only thing that can help reduce this twisting is a more careful approach to the construction of the sleeve WHICH I might add may only affect this particular tee! Yours might have been made by a more skilled machinist!

In summary this is a great tee and MEKANIK CLOTHING is definitely worth checking out. Cool, comfortable clothes for boys and girls! Can’t wait to see how the brand progresses.

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Hells teeth the Threadless website has changed, I don’t know whether I am coming or going. However it does seem a tonne swifter and whole lot user friendly it is just a bit of an almighty shock.

Here are a selection of my fave of the new and reprinted tees at Threadless over the last week.

Firstly a tee of awesomeness. I have blogged this before and it’s so awesome I am going to blog it again. It’s blue, it features a combo of Bear + Polar Bear = Panda and it appeals to the bear loving child in me!  This is Ultimate Fusion by Chawit Waewsawangwong.

This is probably the design I have been most excited about on Threadless for a very very long time. I am a hardcore role player D&D, Call of Cthulhu, anything from White Wolf, I am a sucker for anything table top game involving dice. Inventory by Terry Mack totally reminds me of Diablo II. My face PC game in the universe.

Amazing reprinted tee. I haven’t see this tee before and I have no idea why, I would totally wear this. Tee with an extreme Banksy feel  Not So Happy by Lora Zombie, I have no idea why this has only been reprinted for guys. The colours are spectacular and the model pic is creepy as hell.

Who loves Zombies? Threadless loves Zombies. Is it true? They do they do they doo-hoo!  I do like this tee and the model pics it’s a shame that you can’t see much of the detail on the model pic though. I think that Early Morning Breakout by Budi Satria Kwan is packed full of originally and a lil bit of gore! Lovely.

Another bit of reprinty goodness with War and Peas by Tim Sutcliffe. I’ve never notice a pebble brown tee before. There isn’t enough Peace in the world and tees that bring that up are always always awesome! In my opinion anyway.

Lastly for this lil blog! Newbie tee Endless Tune by Matheus Lopes is monotone but quite cute. Has almost and Eshery thing going on with it, perfect for any pianist/musician in your life.

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