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“Brooklyn Brawlers” t-shirt by atslopes

by Andy on October 13, 2010

brooklyn brawlers t-shirt

I think that Brooklyn gets a bit of a bad rep, I’ve been twice and it was great. The first time I went to a party and saw Toofer from 30 Rock, then the second time I had some great cheesecake. I presume my experience is representative of the area, right?

Costiness=$20 Buy it at atslopes


rockwell typography t-shirt

I like this tee (hardly surprising, considering my font choice for the HYA navigation bar), but come on, upload a bigger pic!

Costiness=$22 Buy it at Reactor Factory


street fighter t-shirt

I’m in my mid-20s, so obviously I think this tee is cool, but in my role as ‘Lord of all T-Shirts’, I must say that the simple aiport-sign-esque design style works pretty nicely as well, bravo Nerdy Shirts

Costiness=$19.97 Buy it at Nerdy Shirts


spray bottle ghosts t-shirt by teextile

There’s been quite a lot written about Teextile written recently because they had some troubles in the past with releasing tees in good time, switching their tees away from American Apparel to cut costs, and generally meeting expectations. It all got too much, so they shut for a while, and now they’re back. I don’t care what happened in the past, as long as things are right now and they’re putting out good looking shirts. This tee says that they’ve at least covered half of my requirements.

Teextile’s current business model is that they will always be selling four designs, and they will add a new design each week which will replace the current lowest selling design. It’s quite a clever twist on the usual design contest model. Hopefully this one will stick around for a while, though if you want it get on it because I don’t think that there’s such a thing as the ‘HYA Bump.’

Costiness=$14 + shipping at Teextile


Pressure Points – A Guide To Killing Me

by Andy on August 5, 2009

pressure points t-shirt

using a blend of Western and Eastern medicine? This handy shirt lets everyone know the weak points in your nervous system, from the periform obturatus to the inferior axoradialis medii! You’ll be losing motor control and having your heart stop in no time. A hit at parties!

Costiness=$18.50 Available from TopatoCo


2 new designs from ReThink Clothing

by Andy on June 30, 2009

500zapperorange greybombfull500 zapperhigh500 500fullresblue

I wonder how much time ReThink spent trying to think up a different ‘gun that isn’t really a gun’ that they could put on a t-shirt after the success of their super soaker t-shirt? I can hardly blame them, it’s a winning formula, any guesses on what we’ll be seeing next?

The bomb tee is good, it’s not mind-blowing (jiminy Christmas I love puns), but at least it shows some imagination compared to a lot of bomb tees. Right, now I’m off to dig out my NES and play some Duck Hunt.

They’re all $19.99 a pop printed on American Apparel blanks, and can be found in the ReThink Store.


Linty Fresh’s December Offering

by Andy on December 1, 2008

I like it!

Costiness=$22 Buy it at Linty Fresh


Usually I’m not all that excited by the designs that are on Shirt.Woot, they’re always technically well produced and they have good artists, but the style doesn’t always appeal to me, and the style doesn’t seem to vary all that much, although I don’t check in with Shirt.Woot everyday so I could easily be wrong about that. It might also be the case that I’m not in line with the average wooter as well, since I think this tee is brilliant, yet it hasn’t sold out yet. Usually good shirts on Woot sell out pretty quickly.

I really like this shirt, but I think I’d like it even more if there was one little change. The coloured part is meant to be the characters finding colours as if they’d struck oil right? Wouldn’t it be cool if there were drops of colour landing on the characters and landscape slowly turning them into their coloured versions? Maybe that would be really hard to print, I dunno, but that was where my mind went when I saw this design.

Costiness=$15 (Shirt.Woot tees go up $5 after their first day) Tee Link Rumplo Link


Evolution, Glennz Style

by Andy on July 24, 2008

Oh Glennz, will you ever stop making tees that make me COL (chuckle out loud)?

Costiness=$19.95 Tee Link

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Human Nature by kakolak @ Scribtee Weird City by Malota @ scribtee

Scribtee, the design competition offshoot of ShirtCity, have dropped a couple of new designs on us, and guess what? They’re both good!

The top tee is called ‘Human Nature‘ and is by an artist called kakolak (read an interview here), and the lower pic has ‘Weird City‘ on it, which was designed my malota. Both are printed on American Apparel tees and available for €22 now.


Quicktees: Inevitable Spitzer Scandal tees

by Andy on March 21, 2008

Me, I wouldn’t wear anything that suggested I spend a lot of my money ‘helping to put girls through college’, but if you want to, knock yourself out. Crooked Monkey have not one but two designs celebrating Client #9.

Crooked Monkey


Gin & Juice by La Fraise

by Andy on February 18, 2008

Gin & Juice by La Fraise

I don’t really know why the Strawberry are rocking this goth look in their product pics today, but I’m all for a bit of imagination when it comes to promo pics, so all power too them… even if they are obscuring the view of the design.
Gin & Juice by La Fraise

The design, for me, is classic La Fraise, its amazing how all of the different t-shirt design competitions manage to carve out their own style, and I think that La Fraise have accomplished that more than most other sites, and their brand is all the stronger for it. A cat and a fox DJing… only in France!

Costiness=€22 Link


Kiss it better…

by Andy on September 1, 2006

So, Go Ape just had to join the jetset and get themselves a fancy new site, eh? I like it, it’s kind of a cartoon version of a web2.0 site (apolos for frankly unnecessary use of the W-word).

And in celebration of this (or maybe because its September now and I can hear the rain outside my window) they’ve started selling their Boo Boo Walker design in that most awesome of forms – the hoodie!

Details are a bit limited on the site (you have to put the hoodie in your shopping basket to find out that it’s asphalt coloured), but they’re printed on American Apparel pullover hoodies, which I love since receiving my first AA hoodie earlier this week, not that I hated them before, of course.

Costiness=$40 URL


That’s Well Deckard

by Andy on June 2, 2006


I’ve wanted to post about Owl Movement for ages, but they used to be a tee only outfit, but now they’ve added a hoodie to their roster, and although it was produced by a couple of brothers from Australia called Huskworks it still manages to smoothly fit in with the range at OM.

The hoodie they’ve produced is pretty cool, I *think* it glows in the dark, except for the purple robot on the top right. I’m not sure if I’m too into the whole upside down and horizontal robot thing, I don’t quite get it, but I see it around on a lot of designs, so clearly it’s what people are into. That said, I do still think that it’s well designed, and it looks pretty detailed, it’s printed on AA, and come on, it (probably) glows in the freakin’ dark!

Costiness=$40 URL=Robots by Huskworks. The hoodie is on a ‘very small run’, so be aware of that.

*UPDATE* I can’t believe that I forgot to mention that the tee version of this design was featured on the season finale of Alias. Take a look at Owl Movement’s blog for some pics.

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Soft Touch Reviews: Oddica

by Andy on June 1, 2006

Ohmygod! I just thought of a new name for a really placid clothes blogger ‘The Soft Touch’ (if I see that in couple of weeks, I want credit, and the .com is gone already btw).

Remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned that I wasn’t bitter about Oddica not sending me a freebie. Well, I really, really wasn’t bitter, but they still got in touch with me within a few hours and asked me my size and address, which was really cool, and now has me questioning my power as a blogger, so I’m pretty annoyed that Ferrari haven’t shipped me an Enzo to test out…

*Full Disclosure* You may well have noticed that Oddica are one of the new affiliates with HYA, but you know you can trust me, right?

Full review can be found after the jump, oh, and I took lots of photo’s, I even used a tripod. Oh, and you might want to get a drink, it’s a long review.
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It’s all very nice

by Andy on April 24, 2006


It’s not every day that you see someone taking the time to have a stitched design rather than regular screenprinting. That’s why this track jacket from Double D Apparel caught my eye (and yes, the name is about boobs), its pretty simple, with a vertical design, but that would serve to frame the body, and whatever you were wearing underneath.

Oh, and everything Double D produce comes ‘supersized’, which is great for us big guys, but the skinny hipsters (I know you’re out there!) should bear that in mind if considering a purchase.

Costiness=$100 Australian, which is about $75 USD, from Nice Produce.


Just go! go! go!

by Andy on March 7, 2006


I lined up a load of Monsieur T links in the, and what does he go and do? Has a massive sale, so most of the stuff I’ve picked may well be gone by the end of the month. If only he’d stop thinking about designing and selling excellent wearables and start making sure that the clothes bloggers could keep their ridiculous posting schedules on track. Does he realise that I’m (probably) going to have to spend like 30 MINUTES looking for new stuff now… shudder.

You can see the front, and it’s obivous that it’s nicely designed, only a fool would disagree, and as a child of the 80s, like so many, I pity the fool!

My favourite part is actually what you can’t see in my chosen pic, on the back, on one of the shoulders there is some handwritten-style text that says ‘Lets travel’. So if you ever wonder what you should wear when you’re about to go on a flight, I just found it for you.

Costiness=$35.40 (down from $59), URL here.


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