Inka Inka – The Fixie Review

by Ben_P on September 20, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing a relatively knew brand called Inka Inka.

We have always loved unusual and wacky illustrated T shirts, so we thought… why not make our own? We spent a year travelling (partially in South America, hence the name!), gathering our design and brand ideas

It’s definitely evident that they have put a lot of passion into their brand with original artwork and complete new creative thought. Like I always say, it’s nice to see people doing something other than pop culture mash-ups.

I was lucky enough to receive ‘The Fixie’ which comes with his own background information and story that they write personally to send to you with your oder – which is a lovely personal touch to a product. Something that stands out when looking at indie brands versus established big brands.


Bernard tried his best not to panic but the thought of losing his pearl to Vicious Vic & the Mad Mice Gang was really quite disturbing!

You’ll have to purchase your own one to read the extended story. Along with the tee I received a slew of cards that they have manufactured (just a little taste of things to come from Inka Inka) which were surprisingly funny, random and well produced! I’d definitely rather buy these over Hallmark cards.


The design of this tee isn’t going to be to everyones tastes – and it doesn’t need to be. It’s got that fantastic blend of complete randomness but with perfect execution that somewhat reminds me of something I would expect in a Roald Dahl book. It’s further brought to life by the fantastic screen printing that has been done by hand. They’ve managed to fantastically deal with the problem most new brands encounter when they want to get their name out there. They’ve done this by subtly incorporating it into the design and not going for the in your face brand name print that a lot of people will do.

The quality of the tee isn’t perhaps the best that it could be – it’s definitely an area in which Inka Inka could improve. It feels a little bit stiff and slightly coarse on the skin however after sometime I do feel it will soften with enough washes. It isn’t something that necessarily detracts from wearing the tee but it does take a little while for you to forget about its feel. This is absolutely nothing that would detract me from purchasing the tee however – it is just an area in which they could potentially improve upon.

Overall I really like what Inka Inka have to offer and urge you all to check it out, and use the coupon code HYA to receive 15% off your order. Theres a lot on offer and something that would intrigue most people. Go and check them out!


Bones Clothing – Review

by DeeHYA on September 16, 2015


So I had big plans for this blog, I was going to slip on my acid wash jeans, do my make up properly and do it justice but sadly between kids going back to school, me starting Uni, my son having an op and me hardly seeing my husband it just hasn’t happened! Also it’s near impossible to take good pics myself because the detail on these tees are on the back. A quirk I do actually quite like.

Firstly you can access this companies gear via their FB page

You can also view their designs on their site :, I really love some of them, the raw graffiti style has a unique spin and their is a mix of colours!

I do particularly like the ‘Doom Bones’ design which has a pretty cool Halloween feel. The mix of the orange and purple perfect for spooky times.


I was sent two tees to test drive, they have a ‘One Size’ approach which can sometimes be good if you want to wear it baggy however though this suited me as female UK size 12, the tee was pretty tight and restrictive on my husband who is normally a large and this tee was a large. The print quality is excellent, the tees themselves are a bit stiff but after a few washes I think they will soften and be super comfy. They are a nice thickness and do not feel cheap!


The tee above features the banana on the front and the massive gorilla on the front! Mine has ‘BONES’ text on the front and the creepy pink hand on the back. I preferred mine to Nick’s. I think it will look cool when tucked into my high waisted jeans.

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This guy is just starting out and it would be cool to see some more of his designs. I think they would also look cool on stickers and beanies and stuff!

Drop his page a like!

Dee x


Through the month of September (9/30/15 11:59 PM CT) take 10% off all Full Face T-Shirts at In addition, you can receive free shipping on orders over $50!

We feature a variety of full face and big face t-shirts. It is our mission to provide loose fit, obnoxious, and full print t-shirts that will make you stand out of the crowd. Check out our website to see what all the hype is about! Also, visit our Facebook and Twitter page where we give away free shirts periodically.

Lastly, we would greatly appreciate any critiques or suggestions for our growing website. You can get into contact with us through the “Info” link on our page.

Andy: My usual question for this style of tee, who actually wears this stuff? Because in my whole life I think I’ve seen one person wearing a t-shirt with this kind of print yet it still seems to be popular online.


Allhqfashion Shoe Review

by Jen on September 15, 2015

For this review I was lucky enough to receive something a little different to the other posts I have done, some shoes!

Allhqfashion is an overseas company with a website and shop on AmazonIt offers a vast array of shoes in various styles and trend based product. I was able to choose my own pair to review and opted for 2 choices that I loved. The first was the mesh jewelled heel slip on as I  thought it was really new and different with contrasting black mesh and pops of colour from the jewels. The heel size was just right for everyday use but high enough for a night out!


Unfortunately for me, it must be a more popular shoe as I couldn’t get a size 6 in this one. Therefore I am reviewing my second choice which is the equally good black leather and satin bow strapped option.



This is on trend with bows being on the high street at the moment in many guises. It is also good quality with real suede around the edges as well as the heel and strap of the shoes, with soft satin on top – this is also what the bow is made from. The contrast gold buckle is also nice feature.


The heel is unique as it is square but connects into the rounded heel therefore leaving a small exposed area – personally I really like this as it gives it an extra unique selling point. The back of the shoe also holds a design feature as it is slightly cutaway. This takes a bit of getting used to in terms of wearing, but is still comfortable.


The shoes do look a little thin but I have wide feet and I can wear them ok – just be cautious if they are a little tight at the beginning, they need to be worn in like most pairs of shoes but become very comfy.

I wore these heels to work – a fashion buying office in London – and got many compliments from my colleagues which was great.

Being black in colour, they are versatile to wear with differing outfits from jeans and a top to more feminine dresses or skirts. The overall look of the shoes are cute and feminine, something again, I like but that is personal opinion. If this isn’t your style, there are plenty of other options to choose from.

The collection includes trainers, stilettos, strappy shoes, flats – the list is endless! I would definitely recommend Allhqfashion! Check them out now.


New From The Diabolical Rabbit Crew

by Andy on September 7, 2015




New from the socially awkward but stylish Diabolical Rabbit crew

1.Our “NY Vandal Drip “Snapback Modeled By Thee Sylvia
Available in colors: Black/White for the ladies and the fellas.
And the shirt she is wearing is our “American Vandal” tee Available In Red/White/Black/Heather Grey and more colors to come.

2. Our staple tee “Diabolical Rabbit Home Of The Weird And Quirky” modeled by Bri Tatted
Available in White/Black/Heather Grey and more colors to come
Available in sizes S/M/L/XL

3. Unisex “New Yawk Jersey” Tank For The ladies and fellas
Available in sizes S/M/L/XL and bigger sizes for special requests.

Andy: Looking good as usual!



by Andy on September 7, 2015

Hi, we’re Story Spark and we’d like to share the launch of our new graphic t-shirt line. In an age where technology is everywhere, Story Spark was founded as a reminder that people and real world dialog are more important than ever. What better way to spark a conversation than by starting with what you wear.

Our tees celebrate positive living through a passion for technology. By blending technical themes metaphorically or graphically, each of our shirts exhibits a single story. Silkscreened on 100% cotton, our “”wearable tech”” provides fellow technophiles with a sense of sophistication. We like to call it: simplicity designed with a subtle edge.

We hope that you’ll check out our new collection at Zap!

Andy: Nice designs, thanks for the submission!


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.

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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!


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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.


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