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OLOW have just opened a new office in Nantes, and decided to get local with their latest shirt, teaming up with a webzine called Dasswassup and a graphic design studio called The Feebles.

As usual they’ve only had 25 of the shirt above printed, and the size small is already sold out, so if you like the shirt lay down you €35 as quickly as possible to avoid missing out.


Feels like Glennz hasn’t released anything for a while, good to see he’s not lost his touch.

Costiness=$21.95 Buy it at Glennz


Aquatic Series by OMUNKY launched!

by Andy on July 30, 2013

Rick over at OMUNKY dropped a collection of three new animal-based tees a few days ago, and as you can tell from the title, they all run on an aquatic theme. I think that my favourite of the bunch is the shark in the pool, which makes a lot of sense since I do spend quite a lot of time in the water. All three shirts are available now for the very reasonable price of $20.00 each with the design available on mens/womens/youth/toddler cuts, so you can outfit the whole family!


Sometimes a t-shirt manufacturer will come out with something that I’ve never seen before, and whilst I’d never wear it I have to respect the kind of mind that decided to make a camouflage t-shirt made of cat silhouettes. If I had a hat on, I’d take it off to Goodie Two Sleeves and their design team right now.

Get 25% off your order with the coupon code SUMMERTIME and there’s free shipping (worldwide) when you spend $75 or more.


Hands-on Review: Seattle’s Choke Shirt Co.

by Carlos J. Morales on June 7, 2013

There is nothing more inspiring than two people sitting down and brainstorming – welcome to Choke Shirt Co. Born in Matt and Jeff’s apartment, Choke Shirt Co. has risen to be a Seattle based hero’s tale. What started as a weekend project at the Fremont Farmer’s Market has turned into a dream like reality for the two who started it all; currently stocked in 150+ locations around the United States. Now with a handful of employees Choke Shirt Co. is trying to leave their mark in the fashion world with their “we can do it better attitude”.


It is always a treat to have a shirt delivered in simple and presentable packaging. In my opinion, over the top packaging can take away from the uniqueness of the t-shirt designs. However, this is a t-shirt review and not a packaging review… onto the shirts! Choke Shirt Co. clearly knows a thing or two about comfort; their designs are printed on American Apparel tri-blend shirts – loose and cozy. The print itself is also smooth to the touch and is well integrated, which earns Choke Shirt Co. bonus points due to the fact they print their t-shirts in house.

The designs themselves are playful and unique, which will appeal to a wide range of people. For example, the Gazelle Gazette speaks to me – placing of the design over words and the fact its wearing glasses. Attention to detail is key and that is why I think there will be a shirt for everyone in the Choke Shirt Co. catalog. Even being a cat person, I know that the Bad Day design will win the heart of dog lovers everywhere.



In the end, $24.99 is a standard price for t-shirts now a days and Choke Shirt Co. delivers above standard quality. If you have the time to check out their catalog, do it. Once you find your shirt, you can expect it to fit nicely and look great.


If this capybara was on YouTube it would have a billion views by now.

Costiness= From $16.99 Buy it at Sir Critter


Givve are a charity t-shirt company along the same lines of Sevenly, picking a charity and selling designs specifically produced to help raise them some money. Givve are based in Omaha, Nebraska and at the moment they’re keeping it local with their charitable efforts, offering $6.55 from the sale of each of these shirts (and a couple of other designs on the site) to the Humane Society of Nebraska. It’s a good design (provided you like dogs, of course) and even if you’re out of Nebraska, as most people are, it’ll feel good to help out in another part of the world.

Costiness=$22 Buy it at Givve


I’m not sure if I’d actually want to wear Glennz latest design, but it did make me smile.

Cositness=$21.95 Buy it at Glennz


OMUNKY are well known to regular readers of HYA, high quality tees featuring animals, it’s a simple but solid concept and it works well with artwork that it’s hard to hate. Usually Omunky release one design at a time, slowly growing the collection and offering different colourways, but this time they’re trying a different approach. They’re turning to Kickstarter to help fund a collection that’s being dubbed the ‘Farm Series’ and as you would imagine is a new collection of shirts (and prints) dedicated to animals on the farm. It’s a natural progression for Omunky and I can see why Rick would want to put out the series as one group since the animals are a bit of a departure from the norm for him, and therefore why he’d want to use a service like Kickstarter to help fund it.

One thing I know about Rick is that he’s a fair guy, so I’m glad to see that he hasn’t fallen foul of one of the usual pitfalls of getting greedy with the rewards for pledge levels and it all looks good value in that regard, so do head on over and if there’s something you like put down a pledge.


“Penguin” t-shirt by Mad Bombs

by Andy on March 8, 2013

Mad Bombs are a line that launched last month with just the one design, which is always a bit of a struggle (if people don’t like that design they’ll just move on to the next brand), but it’s a cool design and I look forward to seeing what graffiti-inspired artwork they come up with for their next release.

Costiness=$15 Buy it at Mad Bombs


Our latest offering is a t-shirt featuring an inventive penguin. May he serve as a whimsical reminder of the power of possibility. Printed on a Gildan Soft-Style 4.5 oz, 100% cotton pre-shrunk jersey knit with tapered neck and shoulders for a better fit. It’s SUPER soft and destined to become your favorite t-shirt :)

Andy: Delightful, thanks for the submission!


Three new animal tees at OMUNKY

by Andy on November 30, 2012

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Nice work from Rick as usual producing three new designs for OMUNKY for his Winter lineup. Being the camera guy my favourite is the Whale shirt but the other two raise as well. All three are available now for $25 a piece.


funny unicorn hat

There’s nothing necessarily wrong with the tees at Snorg this week, they’re all perfectly well made, but they aren’t wowing me, and the ‘colour of the alphabet’ one makes me feel like they wasted a nice bit of type work on a silly joke. Tees are $14.95 this week going to $19.95 next week, girls that describe themselves as “so random” will need to fork out $29.95 for the hat.

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Amy wearing her Global Warming T-Shirt

I’ve been getting a lot of goodies in the mail lately from reviews to purchases I made for myself.  Typically I know what it is from the packaging.  I’ll give it to Gage + Desoto, because they totally stumped me on this.  I knew ahead of time I was receiving a package from them and when it arrived it was really professional looking in a white large envelope with 1 simple mailing label.  I honestly though it was some legal documents I was waiting for, that’s how smooth it looked.  Low and behold, it was not legal papers, it was my Global Warming T-Shirt to review!!

Either people are really reading my reviews and noting that I enjoy a hand-written letter or everyone is just really polite these days, because as you can see above, Gage + Desoto sent along a nice note on their letter-head just for me!!  They kept it very simple with a simple note, the t-shirt and 1 small sticker for me to enjoy.  I appreciated that, because sometimes less is more.

Now for those who don’t know, Gage + Desoto are a unique resource for road cycling and design.  What does that mean exactly?  Well they like anything dealing with bikes and cycling and design.  Yes it’s actually pretty straight forward.  They sell items from books, to magazines, apparel, prints & stationary and even bikes!  Their shop is located in New York and they call it the The Red Hook Office: part offices, part bike studio, part clubhouse, and part storefront.  They are only open 2 days a week, but everything in store is also sold on their website – aside from the bikes of course.  So let me get to the point, Gage + Desoto partnered up with Pajamahouse to collaborate on a t-shirt.  Pajamahouse is a small studio located in New York and Tokyo dedicated to making fun and creative projects.  So now you see, these aren’t our typical t-shirt clothing brands (so I’ll cut them a little slack), these are design studios working together to bring you a brilliant t-shirt with baby arctic animals zooming down a bike lane.

The t-shirt is white and the design is very flattering placed right in the center of the tee.  The Gage + Desoto and Pajamahouse logos are screen-printed in the inside neck area (as seen in the photo above this).  They don’t give much of an explanation behind the design or tee on the website.  Why is it called Global Warming?  Why are there arctic animals on a bike?  Clearly putting two and two together the bike’s there because Gage + Desoto enjoy bikes.  Let’s go on…the animals?  I don’t know much about Pajamahouse but on G+D’s website they give reference to a “hit” by them called Desi Leaves Town .  I watched the trailer and it has animals in it.  It appears to be a game you can purchase to play with puzzles and tasks to complete, etc, etc.  Not really my cup of tea but if they’re making the games I mean I know how hard animation is so definite props to them for that.

Without much of a back-story to go on with this design I can only speak from opinion on what I see.  I”m a huge animal lover myself so the cute little cartoon-ish animals definitely captured my attention.  The word I’d use to describe this is “cute and quirky”.  It’s illustration at it’s finest from the bike to the animals.  Speaking from a design standpoint the lines of the bike draw your attention inward towards the animals, then up, down and around.  It’s a nice composition to look at.  Very flattering and the colors are subtle and friendly.  I think it’d be an outstanding children’s t-shirt, but as you can see in the photo at the top I totally rocked it by tying it up in the back, rolling up the sleeves (because they seemed to be longer than normal) and throwing it on for the day over my bikini.  It is a longer t-shirt, appears to be a unisex fit (not my 1st choice) which is why I’ll probably sleep in it or wear it as shown in the photo.  Being that it’s really one of the only t-shirts either of these companies have put out and it isn’t what they focus on as a whole; I think they did an incredible job with it.  It’s a really soft cotton and it’s a playful design.  I’m not sure of their target audience but as I mentioned, I would have suggested it on a children’s t-shirt or even a tote bag for that matter.

It’s for sale on Gage + Desoto’s website for $30 – which is way too much for a shirt like this in my opinion but their products are all on the pricier end so that’s to be expected.  After thinking about it for a bit, I’d guess that perhaps the name of the shirt “Global Warming T-Shirt” is a play on words relating to the design.  Arctic animals on a bike (you usually bike when it’s hotter outside and clearly these animals belong in a colder climate).  For those of you who caught on to that way before I do, let’s keep in mind I am a blonde.

Check out Gage + Desoto’s website and Facebook and Twitter !

Check out Pajamahouse’s website and Facebook and Twitter !

Thanks for the t-shirt Gage + Desoto & for allowing me to review it :)


global warming t-shirt.

I know that the underlying message of this t-shirt is fairly bleak and depressing, but on the other hand it’s a really cute design that I think most of us would enjoy wearing.

Costiness=$30 Buy it at Gage+DeSoto

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royal dynamite elephants t-shirt

What? You didn’t expect to see a flying elephant wearing sunglasses on a Sunday night?

Costiness=$25 Buy it at Royal Dynamite


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


whaley happy t-shirt

This shirt isn’t actually new, but it is new to me, as I caught the news that it is back in stock at Tee and Toast.

Costiness=£20 Buy it at Tee and Toast


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