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It has been a while, but I am continuing on my reviews of the Tee-A-Day sites, this time with ShirtPunch! They offer a tee every 24 hours and each shirt begins it’s sale time at midnight EST – Eastern Standard Time. If you live in California, for example, it would change at 9pm. Living in the UK? The new tee goes live at 5am for you! I received my tees in a normal mailer, they were wrapped nicely in plastic inside the mailer, but what made it stand out was the Shirtpunch logo boldly presented on the front – adds a nice “punch” to the bag, don’t you think?

First up for review is an interesting tee and it took me a bit of curious questioning to understand the reference, but now that I understand it, I really like it! If you’re like me and not knowledgeable of classic video/computer games, then you might need some explanation. This tee is called A Better Tomorrow by Bob Mosquito and the t-shirt is essentially a cereal box design (probably figured that already), but what you might not know is it is also referring to Maniac Mansion II: Day of the Tentacle; a point-and-click 2D adventure game released on floppy disc or CDROM in 1993, wow I haven’t seen a floppy disc in ages. Well in the game the characters attempt to stop the evil Purple Tentacle (a sentient, disembodied tentacle) from taking over the world, sounds fun! I like that this reference is so obscure, yet the design is fun and interesting enough for a girl like me to enjoy.

This tee is actually printed on a Men’s Medium Black Gildan Softstyle and it obviously fits a lot larger than what I am used to. I still like to wear it though, it’s not uncomfortably too big, so why not? Print of A Better Tomorrow (and Scare-A-Lot, that tee’s next) are very good being as ShirtPunch prints using silk screening which always catches my eye for being a smooth and quality print. Not only that, but what I really like to see in a t-shirt company is a big print, and these prints are big! My only critique would be the tags – they are the original Gildan tags, and it would be nice to see a custom Shirtpunch sewn on tag or maybe a printed tag directly on the fabric.

I have a tee here a lot of you zombie fans would love, Scare-A-Lot by Truffleshuffle. It’s basically Care Bears in zombie land with a toxic rainbow, deadly little stars and hearts, and hideously cute bears staggering throughout the t-shirt. I especially love the blood (or ooze) flowing out of the one bear’s belly and the exposed ribcage on the other one – does add a bit of gruesomeness to the design! I am intrigued by the sweet, cheerful Care Bears that have been zombiefied; I like the juxtaposition.

This tee is printed on a Women’s Medium Black Gildan Softstyle which if given a Gildan, the Softstyle are the best for what they offer in my opinion. The fit is very good being the right length for me, feels good, and isn’t too tight. I don’t usually prefer this type of blank, but it is not a bad one in any means. (A really nice size chart is available for a more detailed description.) Shirtpunch also offers a variety of styles of apparel to get the design printed on – from tees to hoodies, as well as other things like posters, stickers, and buttons!

Overall Shirtpunch didn’t disappoint at all, they put out really nice quality tees, especially for only $10 a pop. Thanks to Jon (Buzatron) and all the folks at Shirtpunch for the opportunity to give a review of their tees. Thanks for reading!

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Post image for Muhammad Ali and Marilyn Monroe hit A Better Tomorrow

I’m not an avid viewer of Spongebob Squarepants, but I’m not entirely sure what Patrick would have done to piss off Muhammad Ali so much that he had to knock him down. Similarly, I don’t know what happened to Marilyn Monroe but I think it makes for a fairly cool t-shirt at A Better Tomorrow.

Costiness=€22 Buy them at ABT

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Post image for “Camp Cannibal” shirt from A Better Tomorrow

I’m a little confused by this design at A Better Tomorrow, I quite like it but the style makes me think that it’s a reference to something rather than original art, but I can’t work out what that reference might be, a little help guys?

Costiness=€19 Buy it at ABT

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Post image for “Zombified” is a hideous t-shirt at A Better Tomorrow

The artwork on the latest shirt from A Better Tomorrow is really well done, but I don’t think you’d ever see me wearing it, just a bit too gruesome to be worn in polite company.

Costiness=€22 (earlybird) Buy it at ABT.

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darth vader t-shirt

I think we can all agree that this is one of the best Darth Vader shirts that we’ve seen in a while at A Better Tomorrow.

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a-z video games t-shirt

I’ve enjoyed the other A-Z shirts that A Better Tomorrow have produced and this gaming version if no different, though I think it’s a bit harder for me to guess that names compared to the superhero version. The names are listed on the product page, but feel free to have your fun in the comments trying to guess the characters and games.

Costiness=€22 (earlybird) Buy it at ABT

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V-necks are in at A Better Tomorrow

by Andy on August 10, 2012

a better tomorrow v-neck t-shirts

Things are moving at pace at A Better Tomorrow, earlier this week they launched their clean new site, and yesterday they revealed that they’re now selling some of their most popular designs on v-neck t-shirts for €22, neat!

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Post image for A great new site and a great new contest winner from A Better Tomorrow

I’ve been looking forward to seeing the redesigned A Better Tomorrow for quite a while, and I’m glad to see I’m not disappointed now that it is live, and especially happy to see that they now have an English-language version of the site to go along with the fresh new site design which I feel removes a lot of the clutter and helps make the t-shirts more prominent and new designs easier to find.

Really nice new contest winning design to help launch the new site too, I’m sure you’ll agree.

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a better tomorrow umbrella t-shirt

Well isn’t this just the most beautiful shirt that you’re going to see today?

Costiness=€22 Buy it at ABT

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space invasion t-shirt

Hmmm, think I might prefer this design without the text but it’s still cool with it.

Oh, and A Better Tomorrow will be having a redesign/relaunch soon, so be on the look out for that.

Costiness=€22 Buy it at ABT

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light pollution city t-shirt

Looks like A Better Tomorrow have knocked it out of the park again with this delightful design.

Costiness=€22 (early bird price with German shipping included) Buy it at ABT

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star wars alphabet t-shirt

I’m pretty surprised that no one has made a Star Wars alphabet before, but I can’t remember another and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen everything in the world ever so there’s no way I’d have missed it. Really nice shirt from A Better Tomorrow, I expect this to do fairly well.

Costiness=€22 Buy it at ABT

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ducks wear dog masks t-shirt by a better tomorrow

Can’t say that this is my favourite design from A Better Tomorrow, maybe this is a saying or meme that I’ve missed out on?

Costiness=€22 (earlybird) Buy it at ABT

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Tank tops are in at A Better Tomorrow

by Andy on July 2, 2012

a better tomorrow tank tops

A Better Tomorrow have taken some of their designs and made them available as tank tops, neat!

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strange town t-shirt

I think I’d probably prefer this latest winner from A Better Tomorrow without the floating whale, but then it wouldn’t be a particularly strange town now, would it?

Costiness=€22 (free shipping in Germany) Buy it at ABT

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colourful tree t-shirt by a better tomorrow

Well, isn’t that just lovely!

Costiness=22€ (earlybird price) Buy it at ABT

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a better tomorrow

I think of this weeks releases at A Better Tomorrow I prefer ‘Mad Robot’ but this is pretty cool too.

Costiness=22€ (earlybird, free shipping) Buy it at A Better Tomorrow

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mad robot t-shirt

Probably one of my favourite designs from A Better Tomorrow for a long time, delightful.

Costiness=22€ Buy it at A Better Tomorrow

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seal clubbing t-shirt

I feel as if I need to go and look at a unicorn riding a rainbow now, thanks A Better Tomorrow. They’ve called ‘auge um auge’, which, thanks to Google translate, I think is along the lines of ‘an eye for an eye’.

Costiness=22€ Buy it at A Better Tomorrow

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macgyver t-shirt

Sure, that guy isn’t a complete dead ringer for Richard Dean Anderson, but I would presume that’s to ensure that A Better Tomorrow don’t get in trouble copyright-wise.

Costiness=22€ (earlybird) Buy it at ABT

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