Let’s get this out of the way first of all, this shirt is currently sold out, I didn’t want to get anyone’s hopes up too much just to dash them at the end of the post. I’m generally not a huge fan of all-over prints like this one since they are just so busy (and the print is usually a bit off in places, as the printers acknowledge in this case too), but I’m happy to make an exception when it comes to this shirt since I really like the concept and as someone born in 1984 it pretty much goes without saying that The Simpsons is one of my favourite shows of all-time, I’m even in that small group that feels the last couple of seasons have signaled a return to form after they were in the wilderness for a little bit.
I wonder if anyone has ever made a Where’s Waldo/Wally (if you’re a Brit) shirt in this style, seems like a perfect fit to me.
Costiness=$29.99 Currently out of stock at MyTeeSpot
I’m not usually a fan of all-over designs, but that skull shirt is pretty badass. Skull shirt. Ghost shirt.
I’m probably not using the word ‘nerdgasm’ right in the title, but then again it’s not really a word, so hopefully you’ll get the gist. Anyway, how amazing is that shirt, looks like something a 10 year-old would wear, but I felt compelled to wear it after spotting it on Hot Girls Wearing T-shirts, a blog which posts exactly what you think it does. I’ve got no idea where the shirt can be bought, anyone?
Usually I’m a bit dubious of tees that have print extending all the way up to the arms like this one does because they’re so hard to print well, but I think it works really well in this instance, possibly because waves are always a bit crazy and unstoppable, so it makes sense to have them spreading out as much as possible. That said, I’d still like to see a picture of the back of this tee to see just how far Threadless have printed onto the back.
Remember, if you’re buying a Threadless tee and would like to save a bit of cash on your purchase, I’m selling $25 Threadless gift certificates for $20 in the HYA store. It’s like buying cheap money!
Costiness=$18 Buy it at Threadless
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I don’t know if this is new in the Split Reason
store or not, but I do know that it is very, very cool. As you’ve probably guess from the title and this picture, this is a hoodie
with gaming controllers printed all over it, and as if that weren’t good enough, the zipper is in the shape of a NES controller! I feel as if every sentence I write about this hoodie could easily be completed with an exclamation mark, which makes me realise just how much of a geek I am!
If for some reason you aren’t into this hoodie but want some gamer gear, use the coupon code ANTIGRINCH before the end of the year to get 15% off your order.
Costiness=$69.95 Buy the Controllers Zip hoody at SplitReason.com
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For me, this result is a bit of a surprise. Let’s be quite clear, I like csj89’s work, but I didn’t think it was the strongest design in the final four (and I would have happily swapped it for some of the designs that made it through to the top 10), but clearly all of his promotional efforts (including creating a site
dedicated to the design) paid off and I’m sure he’ll be enjoying that $10,000 prize. The winning shirt
(along with the other final four designs) are in the Design by Humans shop now.
I’m a total sucker for the concept of a Where’s Waldo t-shirt, it’s such a clever use of all-over printing, which is why I mentioned a rather similar tee from Local Celebrity back in January
. I’m usually a bit questioning when it comes to all-over prints because they’re really difficult to do well, but LCs prints are really good, so I’d have unnecessarily high expectations for this tee.
Local Celebrity also have a big sale going on with a whole load of tees available for the bargain price of $10 a pop. Guys go here, ladies head this way.
Costiness=$30 ($24 if you join the A-List for free) Available from Local Celebrity
Well, I say that this design is by Proteus Apparel in the title, but I think it would be a lot more fair to say that it was by Hokusai (incidentally, HYA is the #1 result on Google for misspelling that name as Hokkusai
), still, I do love to see that Great Wave at every opportunity (it’s the gelaskin on the back of my iPhone), and I really love the placement of the print on this tee… I would be interested to see where the print ends though, because the description calls it a “one-sided all over print” which is a little confusing, how can it be an all-over print if it’s on one side?
Costiness=$22 Available from Proteus Apparel
You know whose very, very good at creating t-shirt designs? AJ Dimarucot, that’s who. Frustratingly, on the product page for this design there is a photo of the lady above wearing a hoodie
with this design on it, but there is no option to buy it… drat and double drat, Threadless
, stop hoarding the hoodies
Costiness=$18 Available from Threadless
I know it’s unusual for me to post a tee from Threadless
(you ALL get the newsletter, right?), but this one utterly floored me, the massive print looks awesome. They say on the product page that due to its nature, you might get ‘minor imperfections,’ something which I’m sure would annoy me no end, but I still think it looks beautiful in the product pictures.
Please note that at the time of writing, it was only available in XS and 3XL for the guys and XL for the girls.
Costiness=$18 Buy it at Threadless [via I Love Tee Design]
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dropped a tip my way about some new hoodies
up on sale at streetwear giant KidRobot
, pointing out this one
as his particular favourite, and whilst I’m all for bright colourways, I think that one goes a bit further than I’d be willing to. However, I do really like their rather-expensive but rather-awesome raincoat, or ‘Plastic Jacket’ to use KRs own parlance. If this was a hoodie
I’d probably be slightly unsure about buying and wearing it, but I think people can get away with a lot more when wearing something designed to combat the rain, as if the public can justify any design as long as they think the person wearing it is just wearing it to protect themselves from the wet, meaning people can wear all the crazy designs that they’d secretly love to in the dry.
Costiness=$195 Buy it at Kidrobot
Okay, I know that this hoodie
is ‘kinda’ expensive, but please consider that I’ve just got back from a city where it felt like there was a Chanel or Louis Vuitton store on every corner, and you can understand why I think this hoodie is pretty good value.
The colourway really appeals to me on this one, and the pattern is pretty cool too, I guess its one of those items that you’re either going to love or hate (guns are a turn off for a lot of people I’d guess), so there isn’t much point me babbling on about it.