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Two new tees from Hello Fresco

by Andy on December 21, 2011

yo yo t-shirt

Good to see Hello Fresco releasing some new stuff after they made quite an impression in the tee world with their launch over the last couple of months. Of the two new designs I’d say that Yo Yo is my favourite.


beneath rejection Beneath Rejection are a new clothing company from Australia that launched recently with their Summer line (something that my Northern Hemisphere head struggles to comprehend even though I’m 27 years old) consisting of four tees and a tank top. I like that they’ve kept things nice and cohesive with a style that flows not just through the t-shirt designs but also through the website, you really get a sense that they’re trying to do things right from the get-go rather than stumbling through and learning as they go (as I feel I’m doing with Rigu). Here’s a few words from Georgie over at Beneath Rejection pointing out some details from the line:

The first collection “Forget Me” is a summer line consisting of five t-shirts. We printed all the tees on AA 2001s and the tank is AA too. I used waterbased and discharge inks on all the designs to try keep the feel as soft as possible. I also painstakingly hand sewed hem tags on all of the tees and added a screen printed inside label. It was hard work but totally worth it. I like knowing each shirt has been given some extra love :)

It’s good to know that they have taken thge time and effort to add in details which aren’t strictly necessary but add to the overall experience of buying a shirt. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more from these guys in the future.


t-shirt exhibition

AnyForty let me know about this massive t-shirt exhibition going on in Sydney at the moment. There’s 1000+ t-shirts and 200+ brands on show at the exhibition (including AnyForty). The show is being run by the people behind T-World magazine (who still don’t have a website, but at least they have a Facebook page now), so there are a lot of good tees on show, some from brands we know and some from people that are new to me. Unfortunately the HYA jet is being repainted at the moment so I won’t be able to check it out in person, but all these pictures on the AnyForty blog help to make up for that.


“Revenge” t-shirt by Tee Project

by Andy on September 17, 2011

revenge t-shirt tee project

I haven’t given Australian design competition Tee Project nearly enough attention, they’ve got some good tees in their back catalogue and this new design is pretty nifty too. I’m not sure of the back story behind it, but I think that the design is meant to look like a label on a beer bottle, so it’ll probably sell very well in Australia.

Costiness=AUD$25 (about USD$26) Buy it at Tee Project


Das Monk 25% off ‘Winter’ Sale

by Andy on June 26, 2011

das monk t-shirt sale

Those crazy Ozzies and their backwards seasons!

The graphic there says just about everything you need to know, and isn’t it pretty too?

Das Monk [via TeeHunter]


“Twin Peaks” by Das Monk

by Andy on September 10, 2010

twin peaks t-shirt by das monk

I don’t much care for the price tag, but I absolutely love this design, it’s beautiful.

Costiness=AUD$65 (about $60 USD) Buy it at Das Monk [via Addicteed]

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Here’s an idea I like, t-shirt markets. I’m sure that those of you in LA, Chicago, and Brooklyn are going “yeah, they’re awesome” because they’ve got the Renegade crew rolling through every year (6 months?) but for the rest of us things are sorely lacking. That’s obviously a bit of a generalisation but I haven’t heard about many events of a similar nature and I’d like to think that if they existed, I’d know about them. If I’m wrong let me know in the comments, maybe I could put together a list about craft shows?

TshirtMarket is a new Australian initiative to get lots of brands together (big and small) in a venue and get them selling their shirts to the public, making a name for themselves in their local area, and knowing Australians, probably eating and drinking too. As you can probably tell from the graphic above they’re not yet ready to open the doors at a TBA venue, but they do certainly want to hear from brands about getting involved, and if you’re an Aussie t-shirt fan it might be worth getting your name on the mailing list to hear about developments.


Australian Cities by La Revolucion

by Andy on July 7, 2010

australian cities t-shirt

You know what’s interesting about Australians, they all seem to absolutely love Australia, and how do I know this? Because everywhere you go (bearing in mind I’ve never been to Australia) there are Aussies banging on about how great their homeland is, if it’s so great, why are you in a rainy part of Britain!?

I kid, I really like having people from lots of different cultures living in my area, since the Lake District is a pretty quiet place and it’s good to hear a different accent.

Costiness=$29 (AUD, presumably) Buy it at La Revolucion


Universal by Skeg

by Andy on February 12, 2010

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When I looked at scared I was going to make them my token “horror/gore brand” tee of the week since I usually post one just to keep those of you that are into that sort of thing happy. Then I saw this tee and really liked the concept of the universe in a jar and thought that the execution was pretty sweet too. So clearly Skeg aren’t just an Aussie horror brand, but if you want a topless woman in her pants puking green slime out of a face-mask then they have you covered too.

Costiness=AUD$40 Buy it at Skeg

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More Sleep Please by Collective Edition

by Andy on January 16, 2010

This looks like a tee plucked straight from ATShirtBlog, and I suppose there’s a certain irony in me posting it at midnight on a Saturday, as when most of you read this it will be Sunday or Monday, and those are the days when I really wish I could just spend all day in bed.

Costiness=AUD$89.95 (I know, I know, but at least that includes worldwide shipping) Available from Collective Edition


New Das Monk at Roktic

by Andy on November 27, 2009


I thought it might be nice to see some splendid tees from organic Australian label Das Monk today as well as lots of percentage signs.


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Space Face by Das Monk

by Andy on November 8, 2009



As a standalone design it’s okay, but could really be brought to life by a well planned outfit… not that guys plan this kind of thing, tough guys like me just throw on whatever they find… and we definitely don’t exfoliate.

Costiness=AUD=$50.96 (until Thursday, when it goes up to $59.95) Available from Das Monk


Who’s honouring me now? Aussie Edition

by Andy on September 22, 2009


Because flattery is awesome, here’s a point all about something great, Hide Your Arms! And by extension, me!

Australian fashion blog and store Fabulous Nobodies (or FABNOB for short) have crowned HYA as their top tee blog. I don’t like to put too much stock into these things, because if I actually got big-headed about these things instead of pretending to be big-headed about these things then I doubt people would enjoy reading this site as much as they do. This is probably a good point to say that there should be big things in this site’s future, I really am working on the redesign (really), and there is a designer working on the new logo, so hopefully the best t-shirt blog will also be the best looking. This won’t be happening immediately as I’m taking my annual trip to the South of France during October, but I do hope to keep the site running on at least a 50% schedule.


Vague Clothing are something

by Andy on August 13, 2009


Vague Clothing


Up to 80% off at Loserkids

by Andy on June 4, 2009


Atticus, Volcom, Billabong and others are all going cheap at Loserkids in Indonesia, Australia, and Britain.



I’m going to be straight up with you, I have no idea who Alvaro Ilizarbe is, and when I got an e-mail from Fabulous Nobodies (FABNOB, who I also hadn’t encountered before, though they count me as a friend in their sidebar, so they must be good people) asking if it was ‘worthy of a mention on HYA’ I figured it wouldn’t be, because why would I point you towards an interview with someone I’d never heard of? But I was putting the cart before the horse, and I actually enjoyed the interview, and finding out about Alvaro’s clothing line, Freegums.


FABNOB, who apart from having a name that makes us Brits titter, seem to be trying to bring good non-Aussie brands to Australians, kind of like Electric Press are doing in the UK. At the moment they’ve got Dance Party Massacre, Seibei, Glamour Kills, Imaginary Foundation and Local Celebrity on their roster, amongst others, so if you’re Australian and sick of paying exorbitant shipping fees when buying from non-native brands, FABNOB would probably be worth a look.



I’m not sure if people outside of Australia are aware, but There’s a large and disturbing racist movement gaining momentum here.

Everything seemed to come to a head with the Cronulla Riots in 2005 where around 5000 people showed up after recieving this text, “Come to Cronulla this weekend to take revenge. This Sunday every Aussie in the Shire get down to North Cronulla to support Leb [Lebanese] and wog [Italian] bashing day”.

In a small effort to show people that Australians aren’t all ignorant, racist dicks, I’ve designed this tshirt (attached). Hopefully it’ll help some people to feel welcome here.

Costiness=AU$30 Buy it at RedBubble


People Liked Us

by Andy on December 2, 2008

[Title shamefully stolen from Josh Spear]

People Like Us used to make fantastic shirts, I say used to because they are unfortunately going to be shuttering the tee side of busines after Christmas. It sucks, so take this opportunity to grab one before they’re all gone.

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Say Hello To Torso Clothing

by Andy on November 21, 2008

Just so we’re clear, this is Torso Clothing, not Torso, its hardly surprising that two companies have sprung up with similar names, though them both being based in Australia does confuse things a bit. Much like the other Torso, this one has some great tees too.

Torso Clothing

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Autumns over in Australia!

by Andy on September 16, 2008

I’d really like to pat myself on the back for such a great post title, bravo me, bravo Andy, you devilishly handsome man.

See, the reason why that title is so awesome is because Autumns is the name of a web store in Australia that sell great brands like Beautiful/Decay, Obey, People Like Us, and Tank Theory. Autumn is also a season (you Americans call it ‘Fall’ for what I presume is a dumb reason… oh), and since its actually Spring in Australia, clearly Autumn is over in Australia. I guess you could also say that Autumn hasn’t been yet, but that would make my post title seem less awesome, so stop ruining my fun you over-thinker!

Autumns have only been around since early August, so if any of you Aussies haven’t checked them out yet, head on over, because I’ve heard that you can sometimes struggle to get stuff shipped over to you with some online stores in the US and hopefully Autumns can help you with that problem.


*In the comments Cameron from Autumns has generously offered us a coupon code that will get you 10% off your order. The coupon code is hideyourcoupon.

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