From the category archives:


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!


Aquatic Aid Charity Shirt from Seventh.Ink

by Andy on August 11, 2015

Seventh.Ink has released a new charity design called “Aquatic Aid” that is available in men’s and women’s shirts and unisex tank tops. A portion of the proceeds from every sale of this shirt will go towards a fund that will benefit communities in countries around the world that are in need of clean water. The shirts/tanks are tagless and printed with water-based inks on Next Level clothing and are now available at

Andy: A good tee and a good cause!


Good news for Geeks like ourselves

by Andy on August 11, 2015

We’re Teepotato. A small team of designers who have just launched a new T-shirt brand that include designs for gaming, art and anime and sometimes we mix all of that together. The launch happened in the very beginning of August 2015. This brand for us is a reminder of everything we love embodied in the form of T-shirts, Design is our biggest assets as we try to picture characters from games and cartoons from a different perspective. sometimes it’s a realistic perspective which is kind of fun because most of these characters aren’t meant to be realistic and some other times it’s a little carried away or an exaggerated perspective so every T-shirt truly carries its own idea or story and I’m sure there is a lot of people out there like us who will find joy in owning and wearing this style.

Andy: Pretty cool designs with a good cohesive look between them which is a bit of a rarity these days when it comes to the pop culture sites. Thanks for the submission!


Graphic Tees by Soleil Noir

by Andy on August 11, 2015

The Story of Soleil Noir is a personal story.
It has been founded by Sanja Karic, a designer who was dreaming of life as a constant journey (she is now living between France and the Balkans, making this journey a dream come true). The brand is the product of a personal expression inspired by a vintage culture. It recalls the literature, photography, fine art of the late 19th and 20th century and the great artists who left their prints on our culture.

The name of the brand itself has been inspired by the poem El Desdichado (The Disinherited) by the poète maudit Gerard de Nerval. The words “Ma seule étoile est morte, – et mon luth constellé / Porte le soleil noir de la Mélancolie. ” (‘My sole star is dead – and my constellated lute / Bears the black sun of Melancholy’) are echoing through the entire collection of graphic T-shirts: dark and gloomy, but also romantic and nostalgic at the same time.

Each print by Soleil Noir is hand-drawn and tells a peculiar story inspired by real life or imaginary worlds. Their accessories as well as punk rock-style baby gear should be launched soon on their website.

In order to be able to focus on the creative work, Soleil Noir has lately teamed up with Spreadshirt, in charge of the printing and shipping. Soleil Noir drawings are now being printed on tees & tops from renowned brands such as American Apparel, High 5 and others.

Visit Soleil Noir website:

Andy: Looks good, thanks for the submission!

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Our T-Shirts are designed for the Adult Dating Scene. Each T-Shirt is in Code and requires The Code B Apparel Key to decipher. They are white T-Shirts with a type of Barcode image on the front and a Secret Logo on back.

The next time you see that special someone, simply point to your Code B Apparel Adult T-Shirt and Smile. If they have The Code B Apparel Key, they’ll know what you want.

Andy: I’ve been writing about tees for a long time, and I am yet to see a brand based on hidden codes last more than a couple of seasons, the problem with them being that they need to have a widespread adoption for them to make sense, and whilst the code here is pretty easy to work out, it’s still not easy enough to make a lot of sense to random people. I guess I’m skeptical on a personal level too, because I’ve never been one to hit on women in bars so something like this doesn’t appeal to me, but maybe it does for other people, perhaps in frats?

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Think of yourself or any of the women in your life. What one word would represent them? How would you celebrate their unique simplicity, way of living free, being unstoppable, or their warrior spirit? You In A Word’s T-shirts offer a great way to wear your “word” with pride. Not only is the art hand draw for the shirts, another differentiating factor of these shirts, is their hangtags. They have written what the word means to them, and designated some space on the other side for you to write what the word means to you. It is a great gift for yourself, or a wonderful way to personalize a gift for family and friends.

“Love this tee because it reminds me to stay grounded and focus on what’s really important. It’s also super soft and comfy!” said Meghan Lawson about the Simple tee.

What word will you choose?

To receive 20% off, please visit and type SIMLPYYOU in the coupon code area.

Andy: To call someone “simple” in the UK suggests that they aren’t very smart, not sure that particular design would go over well on this side of the Atlantic!

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Learn About Northern Lights Clothing

Giving Back Never Looked So Good

As their sea ice habitat shrinks from climate change; smaller, skinnier, and hungrier polar bears face harsher challenges for survival.

How does climate change affect polar bears? Polar bears rely on sea ice to access the seals, their primary source of food as well as to rest and breed. With the shrinking of ice every year, polar bears are at risk.

We are a Boulder Colorado based company with the intent to help this growing problem by providing our customers with stylish clothing that they can wear proudly knowing they helped a good cause.

About 10% of the profit of every sale Is donated to Polar Bear Conservation to help Save these amazing animals.

For more information on Northern Lighting Clothing or for business inquires contact us at:

Andy: I like the Polar Bear design but part of me thinks it would look better without the text underneath, but as a new brand they need to have that brand to help get their name out there so I can see why they would have included it on the shirt. Good on them for the charity angle too.

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Hand painted custom made t-shirts

by Andy on August 5, 2015

A.B. Tees is a small t-shirt business that offers hand painted shirts for men and women. Instead of normal screen printing, A.B. Tees are all done with a paint brush, giving the customer a unique piece of clothing with a striking image. Each shirt is a work of art and can be worn casually, or dressed up for a special occasion. Perfect for summer, A.B. Tees has a great selection of beach and nautical styles. Taking the plain white tee to a different level, A.B. Tees is a personal piece of wearable art. A.B. Tees also offers a small selection of baby bodysuits, perfect for your stylish little one. Painted with fabric ink, the clothing is completely safe to wash, giving you a favorite tee you can wear time and time again. The images are done with a lot of detail and definition, with images ranging from sailboats to skeletons to elephants. Whether buying for yourself or as a special gift, A.B. Tees offers the opportunity to create a personalized item of clothing, perfect for any wardrobe.

Andy: This is certainly a different style that we don’t see every day on HYA, and I like it!


The Heathens 79 – Mega Review

by Ben_P on July 30, 2015

Fair warning. This review is pretty gigantic in comparison to most we do! Buckle up.

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing an up and coming brand called The Heathens Star 79 , this was quite a good opportunity for a whole brand review as we got sent 3 X Mens T-shirts and 3 X Women’s T-Shirts, so it has been a pretty thorough review.

Obviously I’m not a lady so I can’t really comment on the fits and the styles and the general feel of the product so it was a good opportunity to get a new HYA writer to weigh in, so this review will be split into two sections the other section being handled by Jen.

So one thing I want to get clear straight away is that I like this brand and getting to know the main man behind it has been fun as well, it’s all homegrown – he has experience in the industry but all of this is done off his own back in his place, there is something super satisfying about chatting to someone who prints their own shirts, get’s their own shirts made and just wants to be involved in every step of the process along the way – to me it adds a little something extra to the shirt when you know the effort that has gone into it. That said overall there are some brilliant points to what he’s accomplished and also definitely some areas he can improve on or things that are not quite to my taste. 

When I received the package from The Heathens I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself ever so slightly – it was exactly how I imagined packaging up my products if I were ever to create a brand. They were packaged in a simple brown paper with string tied round and a wax seal. It. Was. Awesome. This is definitely a nice addition to any brand but obviously doesn’t mean what you receive is a great product. Just these little things that I enjoy and really does add to the professionalism of a brand and keeps it nice and consistent. Like I always say though these things aren’t essential to a brand but they add to the whole experience.


So the shirts are custom printed (i.e. not Gildan not American Apparel) which is quite surprising for a relatively new brand. They are quite a thin shirt which personally I enjoy but this could effect the longevity of the garment, but for those who love a light weight shirt it is very comfortable. The shirts themselves also have a seam down the back which I’d never encountered before – I assumed it might have been a cost cutting exercise but when asking he thought it added a bit of character to the shirt. I’m inclined to agree that it is definitely unique but I found it slightly irritating initially but once on for a few minutes I soon forgot it was there. Just a little note that the female t-shirts don’t have this feature.

It was a bit of a mixed bag for me personally with the designs. I’ll start off with my least favourite which was the ‘Dog Villain’ I want to like this design, and it does certainly look cool, but the choice of having it quite faded out and especially on a white garment isn’t the best way to really show off the design, I think it’s a combination of quite a subtle design on a colour of shirt I don’t usually wear (if you were to look in my wardrobe very little of my clothes are white). This isn’t to say that the design is bad, it’s just not my taste and it almost comes across as drawn on to the t-shirt. Each to his own though, some of you out there may love it!

Dog Villain

‘Star Suicide’ is my next favourite, it’s bold, its big and it stands out thats for sure. This is how I like white t-shirts to be. I wouldn’t usually go for this sort of style but I can definitely see that this will appeal to people out there and the fade does look really good. I feel that part of the reason this isn’t my favourite is I’m probably not cool enough to be rocking this shirt!

Star Suicide

‘Line Drop’ my personal favourite, I really really like this one. It’s simplicity is awesome, I love the fade and the subtle Heathens typography behind the lines. One thing I will mention as a slightly negative is that using names in relatively new brands is somewhat off putting I feel for people purchasing their t-shirts if its too in your face as they won’t have an established fan base – however I think with these ones it has fitted in quite well to not be too overbearing from the style of the shirt. I’ve found myself wearing this one quite a lot actually so I can definitely say I’ve got a few white shirts I enjoy wearing now!

Line Drop

Now we’ll pass over to Jen on her first post as she reviews the ladies side of the review!

I am very pleased to be writing my first post, especially for The Heathens 79 as I really like the tees they offer.

What I tend to look for in tshirts is the quality of the print itself – whether it is stiff due to the dye or technique used, and whether it grins. I also look at positioning of the prints, as well as the handfeel, colouration and quality of the fabric used in the tshirts themselves. I was given three of the women’s options, two of which I love and the other isn’t really my taste but obviously that’s just personal opinion. The fabric is of good quality but not the softest or heaviest jersey.

There is nice detailing on each tshirt with back neck binding and shaped sleeves. The logo is printed in the back neck also which is a nice touch and shows the branding. One negative would be that in one of the tshirts this was not lined up in the centre like the others – perhaps this was a small error on this particular sample but I’d hope a larger number sold on the website are like this as it shows inconsistency.

The labels used are awesome – a real point of difference. I love the unique-ness of the message. I can certainly say myself and Ben did drink whilst in the tees, but I have no comment on whether anything else occurred! What I will say is that I’d hope these labels change from paper to card if the brand get bigger.



The ‘Feather Cross’ would be my personal favourite as the print is quite commercial following the cross trend on the high street a few years ago. This may put some people off, however working in fashion, I believe it is a great piece to have featured in the collection. The print is quite thin therefore the handfeel is soft – an aspect I prefer. However, due to this it does slightly grin but unfortunately probably unavoidable. The detail in the feathers are good and the positioning on the body is perfect.

Feather Cross


The ‘Rose N Bones’ is a nice design too with added colour, but I would have liked the position of the rose more symmetrical with the cross bones. Again, the print allows the fabric to remain soft and flexible.

Rose & Bones

My least favourite is the ‘Heathens Star’ tee purely for the fact the print is shiny and has a stiffer handfeel than the others this is partly due to a rubber ink used in the name. There seems to have been 2 screens on this one too however the branding and the background are both black so you can’t make out the name easily. Personally, I would not buy this as I don’t like the design –it’s too masculine. 

Heathen Star

I would definitely consider buying the other 2 though, perhaps even more so if they were in long sleeved or vest shapes. The Heathens Star 79 are definitely worth a visit.



Instagram : #THE_HEATHENS


We are Absolution Apparel Co. The company was officially launched in July of 2015. The first vision we had was to put a lot of thought into our designs and give them meaning from our own lives. We are a brand of top quality that is defining luxury with a mix of streetwear for timeless fashion. Our brand is all about motivating the individual and speaking to them deep down by relating personally to there lives. We knew from the start our quality for our business was just as important, so combining these two we would have a very powerful start to something great. So Absolution Apparel was created to fulfill this vision.

We knew the brand had to be anything but short of perfect. Before creating the brand, one thing in our lives that we expressed would be to have no more regrets. Top notch quality to every aspect to the garment, print quality, and overall experience for the customer. Absolution apparel is located right outside of York Pa. For two guys that have a vision for top quality, relatable designs, and a lot of attention to detail we give you Absolution Apparel Co. Hope you enjoy the brand.

Andy: This is one of those funny situations where I can’t really find anything to criticise (site, designs and product photography are well done), but I personally wouldn’t want to wear the designs. Then again I’m not really in their target demographic.


Fiasco Worldwide Capsule Drop

by Andy on July 29, 2015

Fiasco Worldwide has just announce their relaunch of their site: The site will feature new products and more items to offer the buyer. The brand was created in 2013 and has now expanded on all levels with colorful items for the consumer.

Andy: Looks like we might be a little early with this one as the site says that it is opening soon, but it looks good so far and the designs are pretty cool. Thanks for the submission!


The Ying Yang Tree of Life men’s organic tshirt is combined with a background image of an ultra deep field view of galaxies billions of light-years away taken by NASA’s Hubble Telescope.

Here’s what NASA had to say about their original image before Spaced Out Shop transformed it into our Ying Yang Tree of Life Design.

“This infrared view reveals galaxies far, far away that existed long, long ago. Taken by the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-object Spectrometer aboard NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, the image is part of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field survey, the deepest portrait ever taken of the universe. This galaxy-studded view represents a “deep” core sample of the universe, cutting across billions of light-years..”

Get your universe on!

HYA fans can get $10 off this tshirt by using the code ‘HYAYING‘ which is valid until the end of August.

Andy: Cool concept, and many thanks for the coupon code!

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Pre-Order Special from Ed Pincombe

by Andy on July 28, 2015

I’m running a pre order special on my new designs “WEIRD & FREE” & “PIZZA & BEER” you can pick them up for $20.
Use coupon code: 15OFFSUMMER and save 15% on any other products on my site.

Andy: Very cool designs are a very attractive price.

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New ALIVE Clothing T-Shirts and Tanktops

by Andy on July 28, 2015

ALIVE Clothing new summer range is here!

Fresh designs for sunny days, printed on high quality soft cotton Stanley & Stella apparel are now available in the ALIVE Clothing online shop.
New prints like the graphically „White Wolf”, the ubercute „Birdy Hedaphones” or the stylish „Alive Logo” – great new designs for beegarden, beach or your urban balcony.

Brand new ALIVE Clothing added a range of stylish boys and girl tanktops in a tasty selection of fresh summer colours to their collection.

Andy: Love the style of these illustrations.


Peter Bagshaw has released his new collection called “Scarabs”. Each design is hand drawn and manually silk-screened onto cotton triblend and jersey Next Level tee shirts. Designs are exclusively available in mens and womens on his website (

Andy: I think this shirt is a prime example of why having a real photo would make a shirt a lot more exciting to me as a t-shirt buyer. The artwork doesn’t necessarily appeal to me personally, but I’d probably like it more if it was presented in the best possible manner.


Aloft – Boundary Layer Apparel

by Andy on July 28, 2015

Dear Friends, Pilots & Customers

Welcome to our shop and blog.

We finally made it, after a lot of blood, sweat and tears, Aloft Boundary Layer Apparel has become a reality. Our dream started in September 2014, when we realised that there were no stylish clothes for paragliding pilots, especially not for women. We had searched all of the stands in Coupe Icare and came away disappointed. We then started to brainstorm…….a lot…….and more, then slowly a concept materialised. We wanted to make cool, stylish, functional apparel for pilots, not expensive but also not cheap and shitty. No more childish designs, no more ’80’s motives, we wanted to reflect on how the sport has progressed, no longer is it a sketchy take off followed by a glide and unpredictable landing, instead we actually fly, like birds, sometimes even better! Xc flights of over 300km triangles, heights over 7000m, we soar along coastal ridges for hours. And then there is acro… explosion of speed, dynamic and high Gs, weightlessness, spinning delicate helicos, connections and then all twisted. Yes we actually fly!
Aloft means : up high, above, in the air, and originates from the old Norse “a lopt” We chose this name because it suits, is short, uncommon, light and describes our brand image really well.

The company was founded by us: Niki Szedenics and Ivan Purcell. We are based in Switzerland, deep in the mountains and have both been flying since 2011 and enjoy all kinds of flying especially acro. We have done everything ourselves, all designs, branding, logos, online store, blogs, social sites, finding manufacturers, photography, promotion, advertising, connecting, integrating, networking, Coupe Icare trade stand, finding pilots to sponsor, learning about insurance, tax, book keeping, business plans and thrown in all our own money.
We will be the first company to tackle the clothing segment for paragliding pilots in a serious way and provide great designs which we all deserve. Until now pilots have been wearing surf, skate and mountaineering brands. We will offer clothing for all types of pilots including acro, XC, paramotor and the ‘local mountain’ flyers.

In 2015 we will be offering T-shirts, hoodies, caps and neck tubes. In 2016 we will add soft shells, fleeces and puff jackets ect, of course always with cool designs, and pilot specific details. We hope to offer a complete range in 2017 including outer layer jackets and pants, pullovers, shorts, beanies, caps, belts, bum bags, face masks, ect. We will also do our best to make a flying overall (one piece suit) that actually looks cool, no easy task!

We will have a stand at the Coupe Icare 2015, so people can see our stuff and meet us personally.
So we think that is all for now, please like our facebook page and spread & fly the word!

See you aloft
Ivan and Niki

Andy: That’s certainly a niche of the clothing world I’ve not seen catered for in the past! Cool designs, as ever I’d like to see real photos of the shirts on the site instead of mockups, they have a few genuine shots on Facebook and the shirts look good, so hopefully they’ve got a shoot lined up soon to make the shirts a bit more attractive to buyers.


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