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A couple of reprints from Camiseteria

by Andy on September 1, 2011

all over skull t-shirt

I’m not usually a fan of all-over designs, but that skull shirt is pretty badass. Skull shirt. Ghost shirt.



threadless t-shirt

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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csj89 wins the DBH10k with Mecha-Labaw

by Andy on September 4, 2009

design-by-humans-t-shirts-new-t-shirt-designs-everyday-cool-tees-designer-shirts-t-shirt-art-contest_1251994840564 mecha-labaw-t-shirt-by-csj89-from-design-by-humans_1251994870184

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.



If this particular hoodie doesn’t float your boat then make sure you check out the rest of the Electric Zombie store because there’s an awful lot of savings to be had on pretty much everything else. I’m not too hot on the ‘inside’ print (peep the gallery for that), but I like the way it contrasts in the hood with the black outer print. Actually, pretty much everything about this hoodie is done right. Contrast drawstring that matches up with the zipper, custom EZ zipper pull, and the print going all over the hood, it’s the trifecta of things I like to see when looking at a hoodie.

Costiness=$30 Available from Electric Zombie

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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 for yourselves!

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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I was perusing Coty Gonzales‘ excellent blog earlier today when I spotted this cool-as-hell concept from a company called Nodbod. Basically, you send them a picture, and they make it an all-over print on a tee. You obviously don’t have to use your own face, but I do think it’s one of the funniest applications of this service. Some of you may recognise the guy in the photo as Jake Nickell, one of Threadless‘ founders, and the self-proclaimed “coolest dude on Earth.” It takes some balls to have your own face enlarged and put onto a t-shirt, bravo Jake!

The tees don’t run particularly cheap (circa $40), but what do you expect from an all-over POD company? If you don’t fancy creating something yourself they also have a growing collection of their own, which includes a design by AJ Dimarucot.



I know that this hoodie is a bit simple, and Atticus may be a bit mainstream/emo for you, but I think that the subdued pattern is really nice, it would work well contrasted with a bright t-shirt. I usually find myself shying away from all over print hoodies because they’re usually a bit loud, and as we all know, I don’t like to court attention with what I wear.

Costiness=$59 (before taxes) Buy it at


Animals with Guns from Graniph [Review-kinda]

by Andy on December 30, 2008


At some point I think I’m just showing off with all these tees that Graniph have sent me and you can’t buy, but I can’t feel too guilty because they weren’t on sale when the package arrived, and because these tees (which won’t fit my ‘comfotable’ frame) have been great Christmas/birthday presents for the ladies in my life!

The tee is great quality, as usual. A little thicker than most of the tees we usually deal with here on HYA, and also cut on the more slender side of things.

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Now that’s a long title!

I know that I’m showing you this hoodie with the ‘sketch’ side showing, but I actually prefer it with the black side showing and the sketch providing a nice bit of contrast on the hood lining, but I figured that it would look a bit boring in the picture, and the allover sketch print is really cool. It is a bit of a pity that the print is a pattern, I think this piece might have benefitted from being different all over and not having any repeating characters, it certainly would have been more interesting.

Details and inside-out in the gallery.

Costiness=£51.99 Buy the hoodie at Urban Retro

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Paint the Stars Clothing

by Andy on December 8, 2008

The last time I mentioned Paint the Stars Clothing was well over two years ago when it turned out I had a friend that knew them (small world!), and in much the same way that I’m sure Garth has changed since I last saw him (also two years ago), PTS seem to have changed beyond all recognition from what I remember.

The change has seen them move into the realm of the ever-popular “not at all frightening skulls” style, whit bright colourways and really fresh designs. along with some fun character-based tees. Despite being a British label, their prices won’t make Americans scream with horror too much, especially if you pick up one of the items that are on sale.

Paint the Stars Clothing

Click through for a big gallery of PTS tees

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P®LKAD©TS collection by Wrongwroks

by Andy on December 6, 2008

After an usually long amount of time between releases, Wrongwroks has dropped this great wind breaker, along with a matching backpack, tote bag, hat, and camera bag. Yes, you can cover your body from head to toe errr waist in polkadots!

I really like the look of all the items, but I don’t think I could quite pull off wearing them all at once. There’s lots of cool little touches on them, like the custom WR zippers, double thickness hood on the windbreaker (to help the hood stand up when you’re wearing it and not flap around), little ® and © symbols breaking up the pattern, and plenty of adjustable straps to keep everything tight.

I’ve put loads of more detailed shots into the gallery.

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Skull and Bone raincoat by Kidrobot

by Andy on September 22, 2008

Byron 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



I get the feeling that someone might have taken quite a long time putting this design together… pity there aren’t more close up pictures though.

Costiness=$40 Tee Link Rumplo Link

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Kool Mo by Rocksmith @ Caliroots

by Andy on May 7, 2008


Caliroots have brought it once again (you really can’t stop those Swedes) with this great allover hoodie by Rocksmith. I’m a fan of contrasts, and putting this neon green up with that somber black is pretty freakin’ sweet. The hood lining looks pretty interesting too, although its rather odd that they would decide to add in grey to the colour palette just for the hood, personally I think that black would be better suited just to keep everything flowing nicely.

Costiness=1199SEK (almost $200, ouch) Link


Asterisk by Loyal Army

by Andy on April 8, 2008

grey Asterisk Hoodie by Loyal Army

Everyone seems to have been going ga-ga over Loyal Army recently, and with fair reason, they’ve got a really cute and fresh outlook on the tee world, but they do seem to change things up for their range of hoodies. Instead of traditional prints they go with all-overs with small repeated prints broken up with a dash of colour every so often. Personally, I would have like to have seen some of their women’s tees make the straight transition to a hoodie since they’ve got some great designs that are just begging for some sleeves and a hood, but all-overs are still hot at the moment so I can see why they’ve made the choices they have, and in fairness as all-overs go they’ve got some pretty interesting designs available.

grey Asterisk Hoodie by Loyal Army (close up)

Funnily enough, I think that ‘Asterisk’ is actually their least interesting hoodie in terms of pattern, but also one of their most wearable. I guess I’m not really in the mood for grabbing people’s attention with my hoodie choices so far this week, eh gang?

Costiness=$40 Link

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Adios & Ciao Ciao Stripes Hoody by tokidoki

tokidoki were one of the brands/artists that I didn’t expect to see popping up across Hong Kong, but I spotted a lot of people carrying their ‘tokidoki for Lesportsac‘ bags. At first I just presumed that it was another case of HK copyright infringement, but when I saw the same bags on sale in the bowels of hell (also known as Paris Charles De Gaulle airport) I presumed they were the real deal.

tokidoki’s illustrative style is pretty much perfect for me, not so much as clothes (cos I’m a dude), but in terms of art I really like it. There’s a great balance to this hoody, it seems to be teetering on the edge of craziness without ever going too far; the colourway, fun but not too loud; the characters, keeping interest without dominating the piece.

Costiness=$92 Link (get up to 20% off this hoody using the Karmaloop rep code AS7594)


Folklore Hoodie by Rare Device

by Andy on February 13, 2008

folklore hoodie by princess tina, available at Rare Device, Brooklyn, NY

When I saw this hoodie I got a little excited about it. This is a pretty special looking hoodie, the print looks really interesting, and there’s the oversized and largely superfluous button tab closure up at the top of the zip (for a cape-like look, apparently). Then I saw the price, $125, I know I’ve run more expensive things on HYA in the past, and will in the future, but it did get me thinking about the economy, so I’m going to try and hunt out some cheaper hoodies in the future so that when capitalism collapses we’ll all have something to keep us warm.

Costiness=$125 Link [via: Stylehive]

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Crazy Records by Tokidoki @ Fred Flare

by Andy on February 7, 2008

Crazy Records hoodie by Tokidoki @ Fred Flare

I’ve mentioned Tokidoki a fair few times in the past, but its usually posted to the womens category, well, today its the guys that are getting in on the Tokidoki action. This hoodie is slightly less cutesy than the design that I usually associate with Tokidoki, but they seem to have retained the visual flair that so often draws me to this brand. It’s not exactly cheap, mind you.

Costiness=$115 Link


ABT Allover by YME Design (aka Benny Kohl)

by Andy on February 4, 2008


Andre from A Better Tomorrow dropped me a line a few days ago to let me know about their upcoming allover tee who Benny Kohl (whose Scribtee I reviewed back in November). Allover design are still hot property, and this one is a lot less jarring than some that you see, I can imagine it working nicely with quite a simple zip up hoodie.No word on when it will be available but expect it fairly soon.

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