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Pepe Jones Born Out of Failed Ideas

by Umang on December 15, 2012

When Pepe Jones reached out to HYA, I was pretty excited to do a review for them. I see a lot of t-shirts and can become jaded by repetition and lack of thoughtfulness, something that Pepe Jones does not fall into. The irony is that Pepe Jones states,  “Pepe Jones is the new modern/vintage t-shirt brand that was born out of the failed ideas and dreams of the notoriously elusive.” Making a mission statement like that could be a set up for failure. I found the contrary and feel that these guys are on to something interesting and thoughtful. I have written about the lack of creativeness in politically charged t-shirts that flooded the market during this past US Presidential election. Politicians are using social media to get some fresh voters, why not tap into timeless designs like Pepe Jones?  Lincoln & Johnson won their election 148 years ago but this shirt is sure to get some looks from envious hipsters and political buffs. I assume the “failure” of the Lincoln & Johnson win, was that Lincoln was eventually assassinated by John Wilkes Booth 158 days later.

Enough history, lets get back to the actual t-shirt. The t-shirts are super soft and appear to be ring spun cotton. Pepe Jones, sourced some quality t-shirts so don’t worry that you will get a Hanes Beefy-T. The print quality is crisp. I also received a hand written note, sticker and a business card. The funny thing is that Pepe Jone’s image reminded me of one of my teachers from High School, named Mr. Fine, not that it should matter to you.

Get some Pepe Jones folks and to smooth the deal over, they have offered HYA readers a 20% discount. Use the code HideYourPepe20 at check out.

Lincoln – Johnson 1864 Presidential Campaign Shirt – Monetary Damage with the 20% discount $16.00

In 1864 this t-shirt would have cost you $0.91 but you are getting a great deal at $16.00 a pop.


Three new funny designs at SnorgTees

by Andy on March 16, 2012

funny snorgtees

I’m sure I’ve seen that Star Wars x Skyrim design somewhere before, or something similar at least. My favourite tee of the week at snorgtees is the “Every Day I’m Trufflin'” design, as someone that will put truffle oil on my pasta whether it needs it or not (…it always needs it) I wholeheartedly approve of that little piggy’s mission.


8 bit presidents t-shirt

You’re not going to be able to wear this shirt on President’s day this year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pick it up in time for next years celebrations. I suppose that in theory you could wear it at other times of the year, and possibly even if you’re not American, but only if you can handle the stares and judging looks of people seeing you wearing a shirt with US Presidents on it on a day that isn’t the 3rd Monday in February.

Pick up this shirt for $23 at Chop Shop.


Daily Tees & News for January 4th

by Andy on January 4, 2012

kid icarus t-shirt

I question how many people are going to buy a t-shirt from TeeFury with an obscure Kid Icarus reference on it. That said, I’m sure people that do get it will be squealing with delight that this design exists.

I’m not going to make any friends with this, but I didn’t think that Bridesmaids was amazing. It was good, sure, but it wasn’t that good. Still a cool shirt from RIPT though.

Even though Dr. Seuss isn’t that big over here in the UK I can appreciate this shirt, very nice choice at Shirt.Woot today.

Shirt Punch drop an Edward Scissorhands design today.

TeeRaiders shirt for the day will look good to Portal fans.

OtherTees have a mashup of the Joker from The Dark Knight, and Transformers.

This shirt at TeeMinus24 takes a famed British poster from WW2 and puts a Battlestar Galactica twist on it.

Yes, that is a real QR code on this shirt at 24tee, but I’m not going to spoil what it says.

I really like today’s offering from DBH, sometimes I feel like their prints are a bit too big, but in this case it works really well.

Loviu remind us once again that Barbie is a Slut.

I know that this is an old shirt from Tilteed, but I can’t remember seeing it before, so it’s like it’s new!

Big ole’ sale on at Sin Star, they’re usually quite a premium brand so this is a good chance to pick up their stuff with a decent discount.

Camiseteria reprinted a couple of designs yesterday.

IAMTHETREND have a year in review post which is worth a look.

Wrongwroks have a top 10 of awesome things that happened to them last year.

Johnny Cupcakes has a cool video showing concept to completion on the Nickelodeon collaboration.

Choc Ice Clothing have got a sale going on at the moment with up to 30% off their goods, so that’s tees down to just less than a tenner.

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William Henry Harrison 'Tippecanoe and Tyler Too' 1840 Presidential Campaign T-Shirt - Retro Campaigns_1257716023442

Abraham Lincoln 1860 Presidential Campaign T-Shirt - Retro Campaigns_1257716008583

Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt 'Bull Moose Party' 1912 Presidential Campaign T-Shirt - Retro Campaigns_1257715986726

I still like the concept of Retro Campaigns, creating shirts based on old political campaigns from America’s past. Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and William Henry Harrison receive the treatment this time around. I think that I prefer the more modern poliical characters simply because we all know that Abe and Teddy didn’t use t-shirts to promote their campaigns, so whilst these tees are using graphics that were actually used (right?), they somehow feel less credible than the designs that were used as t-shirts, though that may partially be because there have been a lot of iconic t-shirt designs that have come from US political campaigns in the 60s and 70s.



As mentioned in the past, I don’t write like I’m ‘cool’ but even I’m willing to stick my neck out and call this t-shirt fresh. I actually have it in the orginial ‘monochrome print, black tee’ style, and it looks good like that (the tee is quite thick, running to normal size, with a plastisol print), but if that’s a bit normal for you then these new options will probably be of interest.

Bean Dip Clothing


Bean Dip Clothing’s Summer Collection

by Andy on June 8, 2009


That Abraham Lincoln tee on the upper right? I want it. Now.

There’s a load more designs and colourways (and hats!) available on the Bean Dip site, but I thought that the above images would be enough to whet your whistles… and that was the image they put into their e-mail and I’m too lazy to create something myself.

Bean Dip Clothing

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Gee Andy, how are you doing in America? Well? So much so that the first proper post from Philly involves one of the greatest icons of American history? And the company producing the tee are actually from Philadelphia? And you’re posting pictures of the Stars and Stripes on your personal blog? Yeah, sounds like you’re settling in well.


Okay, I don’t know what that last paragraph was (was I talking to myself? Was someone else talking to me? Was it that nice homeless man I met this evening?) but I am indeed having a good time in Philly. But you don’t care about that, you care about tees. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th 1809, so his bicentennial is coming up, and Art in the Age decided to celebrate this in a pretty big way. They’ve released the two limited edition tees shown above, the images for which were sourced from the archives of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, who will be receiving a portion of all sales of the tees. In addition to that, they’re holding a contest to give away bevy of Honest Abe related goodies, including the tee (obviously), a postcard of his assassination (sure, why not!), and a beautiful silk-screened poster portrait of Lincoln that is made up of the text from the Emancipation Proclamation. It’s pretty rare that the terms ‘beautiful’ and ‘Lincoln’ get used in the same sentence, but I spotted the poster in the office today at the place I’m interning and it looked awesome. To be eligible all you have to do is sign up for their mailing list before the drawing on Feb. 28th, all the details you need can be found here.


Lastly, they’re hosting an exhibition at their bricks & mortar store in Old City, Philadelphia called “The Great Lincoln! Memorial Tableaux” which is a gallery of the artwork that they put out an open call for back in December. The exhibition starts tomorrow (Friday Feb. 6th), with a reception in the store between 6pm and 8pm, and runs until the end of the month. I’m going to be there, so if any Philly-based HYA readers are in the area be sure to pop in and say hello. Oh, and as if famous Andy from HYA being there isn’t enticing enough, they’ve got a big sale on too. Details of the event can be found here.


Art in the Age, who released some great new tees last week, are celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday by asking you (yes, you) to send them artwok inspired by the great man that will be displayed in their store on 116 North 3rd Street, Philadeplhia, so hopefully I’ll be able to go along and takes a few pictures if I ever get to Philly (visa issues, grrr!).

Take a look at this link to find out all the details, the last date for submissions is January 9th.


A Bathing Abe by I Came From Nothing

by Andy on May 22, 2008

A Bathing Abe by I Came From Nothing

I don’t own much Bape (okay, just a mook and a small fleece blanket), but I still like to keep my eye on A Bathing Ape since they do help change the direction that streetwear heads. Being parodied is par for the course when you in the top of your field like A Bathing Ape are, and this ‘A Bathing Abe’ tee is a really great example of it. I guess that if you wanted to go with a ‘funny’ angle then the designer could have put a towel on honest Abe’s head (in that almost magical way that only women can achieve for some reason), but I guess that would have taken away from the purity of the parody, and probably worsened the tee overall, which I guess is why I write about tees and don’t design them!Costiness=£10 Link (also available in a badass gold foil on black colourway)


Lincoln’s Birthday sale at Enclothe!!!

by Andy on February 16, 2008

Abraham Lincoln t-shirt by Enclothe Abraham Lincoln t-shirt by Enclothe (back)

Limited Edition Black and Grey Abraham Lincoln shirts are being offered by Enclothe for one week only. From Abe’s birthday Feb 12th to President’s Day Feb 18th. Order the Abe shirt and get 10% off any other tee or hoodie that you order at the same time.
Eternal Embrace skeleton t-shirt by Enclothe Eternal Embrace skeleton t-shirt by Enclothe

They’ve also reprinted the Eternal Embrace shirts, with a new brown colorway as well as the standard grey on grey.Enclothe


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