10% Off All T-Shirts at Ackawooo Apparel

by Andy on February 24, 2015

The printed t-shirt is a fantastic medium for people to express what they like, who they are and what they identify with. We aim for all of our Ackawooo Apparel Signature T-Shirts to leave you feeling original, unique and fresh. And whats more get 10% off of all our products using discount code: M7UYNNUMC2WL

We are focused on bringing you a large selection of high quality printed t-shirts with unique designs at discount pricing while still providing you with helpful and caring customer care. Ackawooo Apparel is an online t-shirts shop for today’s modern shoppers who enjoy buying for their homes, family and friends, with the ease and convenience of shopping online.

Andy: There’s a lot to like here, good selection for a brand just starting out. I know a lot of people like to go for a clean look but the site feels a little sparse to me which doesn’t seem like the kind of impression that they’re trying to create with the designs or the general feeling I’m getting from them. As usual I would also like to see people wearing the shirts. It does look like they’re only a couple of days old though so I’m probably expecting a little much of them so soon.


Sandwich City Series II – Chicago and Boston

by Andy on February 24, 2015

I’m excited for another Deli Fresh Threads Sandwich City Series release. I am featuring two of my favorite cities- Chicago and Boston

Chicago and Boston both have great sports tradition as well as great food. Like my 1st series release each major city has its own sandwich.

Chicago is known for the Italian Beef. A slow-roasted piece of beef that is then slow-simmered in a spicy broth for flavor. The reason for this was because the beef would be a cheap cut of meat and it would make the meat tender. Both the roasting and the broth used Italian-style spices and herbs. The meat was then thinly sliced across the grain and stuffed into fresh Italian bread.
If you want a “Hot Italian Beef” your sandwich will be topped with giardiniera. When ordering a “Sweet Italian Beef” your sandwich will be topped with sautéed green Italian sweet peppers.
Like Da Beef? Buy an Italian Beef?

Boston has the Fluffernutter, which is a Peanut Butter and Marshmallow fluff sandwich. Some Massachusetts natives call it the official state sandwich and others just call it delicious. Did you know it use to be called the Liberty Sandwich? Hungry for a Fluffah Nuttah?

Both sandwiches have been added to the Deli Fresh Threads Menu.

Andy: Put some nutella in that Fluffernutter and I’m onboard.


New Livin’ Life! Women’s V-Necks

by Andy on February 24, 2015

Three of our favorite designs are now available as flattering v-necks. They are made from a super soft 60/40 combed cotton/poly blend.

Andy: Thanks for the submission!


Pink Nightmare Squad – New Shirt Releases

by Andy on February 20, 2015

Starr Mignon is the badass woman behind Pink Nightmare Squad and the Nightmare Lapin is the symbol of badass women everywhere.

Thats the plan anyway…

So without any further hype, here is the first wave of propagandic imagery on ladies fitted Ts.

Pink Nightmare Squad – Empowering Young Women with Bad Attitudes

Andy: I’d really like to see the real thing and not mockups in the shop, gives a much better impression of what the customer is going to get and makes them more confident about a purchase too. As ever I’m not too sue about putting the whole URL on the design but I know that new brands need to get their name out there somehow.



by Andy on February 20, 2015

We are excited to release our brand new Supply Co. tee. This new design is the second premium edition t-shirt for our new Jesse Black Smithy Goods Collection. Printed with our signature motto on a soft athletic heather gray t-shirt screen printed in soft black water based ink. My goal was to design/create a real world industrial style tee by giving an uneven structure to each letter in the design. The lower hem of shirt will come with a hand sewn workshop approved tag. Lastly each shirt will come package in a 10 x 14 inch burlap drawstring bag. For a limited time receive 10% off your purchase using discount code: SUPPLYCO10 @ check out.

Andy: Thanks for the submission!


The Newest Babes & Gents look-book has been released for Valentine’s Day.

It features some of the upcoming new pieces by the brand from the upcoming Black Label Line and the newly released Love Birds Red Jersey.
Check out the look-book + Mixtape here: http://babesngents.com/pages/valentines-day-2015

Andy: Thanks for the submission!


Anything Goes Release Limited Edition Tee

by Andy on February 19, 2015

Anything Goes Apparel celebrate three years of business later this month with the release of a limited edition tee. This design is a re-imagining of their debut ‘Daddy’s Girl’ tee which they released in February 2012.

The tee will be available to pre-order from 6pm on Friday the 20th of February and the tee is limited to just 30!

Andy: That seems like an a lot of stuff to get for free with a £10 pre-order!


Taggler Shirt Fabric Infographic

by Andy on February 19, 2015

Hi, We’re Taggler, an online marketplace for ordering custom apparel. A lot of our customers (including DIY clothing lines) don’t know about the different kinds of fabrics used for shirts, and how they impact the pricing, feel, and screen printing quality of the apparel. They often ask us for advice on which fabric to choose.

To help them we created an quick infographic about the different kinds of shirt fabrics so that they could pick which one works best for them. We figured that HYA readers would find the infographic useful, and wanted to share.

Andy: As ever, I find myself with expensive tastes.

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Villain X Shirts

by Andy on February 19, 2015

Villain X Shirts is a exciting line of t-shirts for guys and girls based on villains from every area of pop culture. Our shirt designs are devoted to the Villains of every aspect HORROR, SCI-FI, COMICS, VIDEO GAMES, TV, etc


mens S-XL – $20 – 2XL-5XL – $23
womens S-XL – $20

Andy: I’m not a lawyer, but I don’t know how long they’ll be able to get away with this. As far as I can tell all the designs in the images supplied and on their site are just hand-drawn versions of images that aren’t in the public domain, just still released from films or promo images. In some cases the images don’t look hand-drawn at all, they may have just had a filter or action applied to them in Photoshop. They look like the kind of thing that I am fairly sure you could mistake for being merchandise, and so unless they know something I don’t I worry they’re skating on thin ice.


I am a big fan of hide your arms and I use it to find shirts with great designs on it. Recently, I came across this site and thought I let the visitors here know about. I own almost every shirt from them now.

Andy: Why do I have the sneaking suspicion that the person who submitted this is actually involved with the brand and not just a random fan? I’m sure that it will come as no surprise that I am not a fan of these shirts, there is a lot wrong here and I hope that they didn’t pour too much money into this because I doubt they will be getting it back with sales except from friends and family.

In the pictures where it says “Art On Shirts” I presumed that was a placeholder so that people would know that was the artwork that would be printed on the shirt and it’s placement, but looking a big further I think that is actually printed on the shirts. I have no idea what they think that adds to the shirt since “Art On Shirts” doesn’t appear to be anything to do with their brand name, the font used is usually really unsuitable for the design and provides a distraction to the design.

Speaking of fonts, the way they are used makes it look like the designs were done in Microsoft Word. Maybe there is potential in some of the design concepts but the way they are presented will not allow them to be popular with a wide variety of people since they look amateurish at best. The mix of clip art and other artwork (some of which looks quite professional but is let down by poor shirt placement and odd font pairings) also give the appearance of a lack of direction and a cohesive look to the store, which is important for a new brand to have since people need to get an overall feel from the homepage of a site but this just looks messy.

I don’t enjoy telling people that I don’t like the thing they have put time and effort into, and probably a lot of money, but unless this is about to be some crazy ironic hipster trend then I don’t see much of a future here in it’s current form.


Tyrant-o-saurus t-shirt from Robber Barons Ink

by Andy on February 19, 2015

Robber Barons Ink wanted to share another one of our original t-shirt designs with our friends at Hide Your Arms. On sale now… save 10% with promo code “hideyourarms“!

Andy: Haha, nice one, thanks for the submission and the coupon code.


New tee addition to our MODest Attire DesignByHumans Collection. This unique chalk typography design “The Path” is available as both ladies and gents tees exclusively from our dbhtees store.

Andy: Thanks for the submission.


I Love Willemstad (Curacao) t-shirt by Curpee*

by Andy on February 17, 2015

Hello fellow Tee lovers, check out my “I Love Willemstad” Tee …..
Shipping World Wide..!!

Curpee* a startup T-Brand from the Dutch Antilles

Andy: There’s a problem with this design; I have no idea why I can’t see the whole of the word Willemstad, and there’s no explanation on the website, which leads me to believe it might just be a design choice but I feel like it’s an odd one. I’d also say that this kind of shirt isn’t the kind of thing that will do very well online since it’s such a local thing that doesn’t have a lot of exposure globally. Definitely a tough sell!


As a sandwich fan I like to do research on sandwiches. I liked learning that during World War I, Emma Curtis published a recipe booklet for her Snowflake Marshmallow Creme which consisted of peanut butter and Marshmallow Creme on oat or barley bread calling it the Liberty Sandwich. The Liberty Sandwich may have been the beginning of the Fluffernutter sandwich.

I was also able to work with one of my favorite artists who is from Boston- Regan Smith Clarke to work on this Massachusetts Sandwich.

The shirt is available in SeaFoam or Grey

Andy: Very nicely put together design, and I like it even if we don’t have fluffernutters over here in the UK.


30squared is the latest project from the man behind cult Tumblr page Jim’ll Paint It. Jim has been turning his unabashed love of all things Microsoft Paint to the world of pixel art. Adding as much detail with as few pixels as possible, he has recreated a myriad of characters from cult TV, film, video games and history.

With 8-bit interpretations of Goldeneye 64’s Oddjob, Predator’s Dillon (complete with severed arm), Vladimiri Lenin and even ‘Stabbim’ the scutter from Red Dwarf, no corner of the geekosphere is deemed too obscure. Requests can be made via Facebook or email.

Each collection of characters is presented on a premium white cotton T-shirt for maximum impact.

Andy: “Jim’ll Paint It”? I’m guessing that name is a bit of a tough sell these days! I really like the designs though, I’m such a sucker for pixel designs.


Tic Tac Toe Tees are t-shirts you can play. They are great conversation openers and icebreakers, and are sure to make you the attention magnet at a party. The t-shirts are raising funds on Kickstarter, and you can pre-order your very own t-shirt you can play for $35.

Tic Tac Toe Tees are washable and wearable just like regular t-shirts. The front features a contrast grid and lightweight space-age velcro that the pieces attach to. No-tech wearable mobile gaming! Each t-shirt comes with pieces in a nifty little pouch, with spare ones in case you lose any.

The campaign is just one week in and half funded already.

Andy: Whilst I have no real problem with it, it seems like too much of a whacky, quirky novelty for me to ever wear a shirt like this, and I get the feeling that it’s the kind of thing you’d wear once or twice and then not again. Perhaps I’m just not fun anymore. Also, I might be wrong, but I am fairly sure that I’ve seen something like this before.


Indianapolis Photographer Launches First Lifestyle and Street Wear Brand of Apparel for Photographers.

Indianapolis, IN (February 9th, 2015) – CLICKGEARCLOTHING ltd is happy to announce the launch collection of the first lifestyle apparel and clothing brand for photographers created by photographers.

Photographers around the world now have access to the highest quality lifestyle and street apparel. With its official launch on Valentine’s day (2-14-2015) CLICKGEARCLOTHING will be offering T-shirts, hoodies, Hats, and Beanies in its initial collection.

Founded by photographer Michael Anthony, CLICKGEARCLOTHING ltd is the first and only apparel brand with what photographers wear in mind.

“After years of searching for a great photography shirt to wear I kept coming up short of anything that I would ever consider quality. As photographers, many of us photograph hundreds of brands of clothing every year and until now we have never had an option for quality apparel for ourselves. Dead are the days of “I flash people” and boring gimmicky shirts.” Says Anthony

Customers will have access to the initial launch collection at www.CLICKGEARCLOTHING.com and be able to sign up for special offers, early releases, and special edition clothing. Some photographers may even become sponsored by CLICKGEARCLOTHING ltd.

With photographers in mind behind everything that CLICKGEARCLOTHING ltd creates, customers will have access to an expanding product line including dresses, shorts, swimwear, and sunglasses in the near future.

Andy: As someone that is a photographer, owns a photography related business and also really likes t-shirts, this intrigued me. I am seeing a lot of hearts but I must admit I’m not really getting the idea behind it and I can’t see it explained anywhere on the site, so that could do with being made clearer. It’s not a big deal, but there are other clothing companies out there based on photography, and cool ones too (not the cringe-inducing gimmick shirts they mention). I don’t want to be too negative, there are plenty of things to like here, I just don’t think that their photography angle is coming across enough on the public side of things.


Elepprint T-Shirts

by Andy on February 13, 2015

Elepprint” that focuses on casual wear for young minorities in America.

As a young minority growing up in America, I felt embarrassed wearing traditional outfits around because they were too exotic, so I searched for contemporary apparels with any essence of a cultural identifier, but unfortunately, there weren’t any. So “elepprint” was born! Like other branded apparels such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Locoste, etc…my logo is made up of an Elephant and Swirl embroidery at the left chest. The Elephant represents royalty, strength, power, and much more in Asia, Africa, Europe, and even in the Americas. The swirl is a design from textiles created by the tribal ethnic Hmong minorities from Southeast Asia. The swirl represents an elephant’s foot stomp, which Hmong ancestors followed to the water source. I believe color is a powerful way to radiate optimism and positivity, so our t-shirts comes in many colors such as Black, White, Blue, Red, Green, Pink, and other colors upon request. We hope to expand to polos, sweaters, hoodies, caps, pants, and so much more in the future.

Andy: My initial thought with this was that the print was a little small and subtle, but reading the description now it does make a bit more sense to me. Just because I am who I am it would be nice to see them explore some slightly different designs so that all their eggs aren’t in one basket.


The inspiration for “The Freedom Effect” project begins in Humboldt Park, Chicago in 2011 when we wanted to initiate a scholarship fund for excelling undocumented High School students in our neighborhood seeking a career in the Creative Arts.

Our logo, which features as the design on the maiden release of Freedom Effect t-shirts, was inspired by the aesthetics of the sugar skulls created in Mexico for the “Dia de los Muertos” celebration. It showcases a decorated skull wearing a gas mask as a means of survival. A reminder that we can’t revive what is already dead, but must cherish what is alive—giving it the “free-est” of reins.

Andy: Thanks for the submission!


Take a Flight to FLY Clothing Designs!

by Andy on February 13, 2015

We would like the following to be our submission and for our logo to precede the written paragraph only if it’s not too much trouble:


FLY Clothing Designs is an independently owned clothing brand and lifestyle founded in Atlanta, Georgia. FLY Clothing Designs is an original brand, which stands for fresh, lavish, youthful. FLY Clothing Designs is a double-entendre that symbolizes the thrill of flying: planes, jets and the idea of reaching higher. FLY is also synonymous with words like, cool or smooth. We strive to offer originality, quality, and creativity with every design all while maintaining its fresh, youthful appearance. Our focus on originality, quality, and creativity give our designs a smooth, clean look, leaving our supporters feeling extremely confident and most importantly, FLY. Take a flight to our store today!


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Andy: Usually I don’t like it when a company rely too much on their logo, it’s something that can really hold some brands back because it often requires you to have a personal connection to the brand creating a barrier to entry for people like me that don’t know them and don’t have any need to support them. However, this is a good looking logo that I think anyone could enjoy without knowing anything about the brand, which is certainly a positive for them moving forward.


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