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hibernation wear t-shirt

I’m not entirely sure why but I like this design from new brand Dusty Paw, it’s just kind of fun, and that it’s printed on a bamboo tee makes it all the more appealing.

Costiness=£22.99 Buy it at Dusty Paw (currently their only shirt on sale)


109 I love NY style t-shirts for you to love

by Andy on December 14, 2009


After the success and popularity of my previous list posts such at the 202 Star Wars t-shirts and robot lists (and of course the ridiculously meta list of t-shirt lists), I started saving up links of tees that fit into various categories, but there’s no point me just saving them up indefinitely, so it’s about time I started posting all these lists, most of them don’t quite breach the lofty barrier of more than 100 items in a list, but as they say, it’s not the size, it’s the amount of time Andy spent thinking up the metaphor.

As fasr as t-shirts go, few are more iconic than the design Milton Glaser created to help promote New York (the state, not just the city) back in the 70s. That design has gone on to be used in hundreds of different ways and become part of American pop culture, so it’s hardly surprising that the style has found it’s way onto more than a few t-shirts.

As ever with my list posts, THEY ARE NOT IN ANY RANKED ORDER, the numbers are merely there to keep track of the amount of tees in the list. I say this every time and no one seems to listen, it’s as if you skip the intro and move straight on to all the tees! Also, there are some affiliate linked shirts in there, so it’s possible I will earn money from people buying certain t-shirts on this list, but as I’ve listed just about as many as I could find, it’s hardly surprising that some of the companies have affiliate programmes. Some of the tees in the list are sold out already, and depending upon the success of this post some of them could become sold out in the future, but they could also be reprinted, so in many ways these tees are like Schroedinger’s cat before you click on the link. The list has been split into two pages to make things a little bit easier on my server, but please click through to the second page, because some of my favourites are on there and I think the list finishes pretty strongly, so they’re all worth checking out.

As ever, any exposure you can give to the list (stumble, tweet, delicious bookmark, blog post, digg, ill-considered full-back tattoo) will be greatly appreciated, and I’ll write up a thank you post with links back to everyone that helped in a couple of weeks. Now let’s go love some t-shirts!

I heart Something by The Tee Party – From $15.99

I heart Google by NerdyShirts – $19.97

I have never seen Star Wars by Reece Ward at RedBubble – $24.34

I Bike SF by Super7 – currently unavailable

I cannot remember much about the weekend by Regal Clothing – £17.50

New York Loves Me by Local Celebrity – $28

I heart TPM by The Printed Mind – $19.99

I heart LDN by Clothing For Culture – £25 (various colours available)

I heart New Year by ha-wear at Etsy – $20.99

I really just want to have sex with you by DeezTeez – $14.99

I Texas NY by Saltlick NYC – $58 (yeah, I know)

I Square Pixels by Bytelove – €22

I bomb NY by The Originators – $25 (I assume ‘bomb’ is a graffiti term?)

I Love Coffee by Kirksey Wells for Threadless – $12 (currently sold out)

I dyslexia heart by Busted Tees – $20

I Steel Pittsburgh by Peoples Cartel – $28

I heart my nerd by – $22.95 (available in many colours and as a hoodie)

I love Beatport by Beatport – $24

I love Apple Pi by Adam de la Mare at RedBubble – $25.94

I Used To Love Her by UNDRCRWN – $28 (currently sold out)

I Love To Cook by Pyknic Clothing – $26.98

I love toxic waste by Found Item Clothing – $21.95 (as seen in the film ‘Real Genius’)

I USB Geeks by Lola Camisetas – €11

I love zombies by Mike Friedrich for Scribtee – £15.40

I Uzi LA (I don’t know where to buy this but I’d like too)

I love love love polygamy by Busted Tees – $20

I Love Love by Blend Apparel – $29.99 (printed on a bamboo tee)

I Disco NY by fauxsure at Etsy – $23

I’m apparently not too happy with LA by Rogue Status at Karmaloop – $18

I love Electric Zombie by Electric Zombie – $10 (on it’s last printing and only available in large)

I rock out to Metal by Ex-Boyfriend – $24.99

I heart nerds at Zazzle – $32.60

I Love Pixels by zerotees at Skreened – $23.99

I F LA by Lipstick Prohpets – $26

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Holly Madison loves Candy (and publicity) and I have no idea where to buy her top from.

I heart NY (with gold foil) by Christopher – $34

I heart LA (with gold foil) by Christopher – $34

I love shoes bags and boys by House of Mental at MoreTVicar – £22

I love Mushrooms by Tee and Toast – £20

I can Street Art by Cotton Factory – $15.99

I bike LA by Local Celebrity – $28

I Sample Favela Funk by PalmerCash – $22.97

I love New York Girls by Monsieur Steve – €19

I Love/Stake Buffy by ThinkGeek – $18.99

I love the Poker Room, no clue where you can buy this, I just like the photo.

I Love Lamp by snorgtees – $16.11 (currently on sale)

I Love Boxed Wine by NoiseBot – $22.95

I Bike Bike by Cotton Factory – $15.99

I Miss NY by Lipstick Prophets – $32

I bread clip bread clips (& I don’t get it?) bySport Coat Clothing – $13

Click here to visit the second page of this list, there’s some really great tees coming up, I promise!


Feel by Blend Apparel [hands-on review]

by Andy on December 12, 2009


As ever, I’m behind on the reviews, but this is a great tee to review, because despite it’s fairly simple appearance, it’s actually really interesting.

You probably recognise the print as being braille, we all recognise those dots, but if you’re anything like me you probably don’t read braille, so you’re just going to have to believe me when I say the text reads “feel” (just as I’m believing Blend Apparel when they tell me that). So that’s a pretty funny visual pun, though the ladies may want to be careful with the perceived invitations it offers, and of course I’d presume that actual blind people would love it.

The print is raised up off the tee too, so it is obviously a pretty thick print so that you can get that effect, but with the dots being not too huge it doesn’t make it feel weird like you’re wearing it, if there was a large black of print this thick it would probably feel like the tee was bullet-proof but you can’t really tell the difference from a regular thin print in this case. I’m just specualting here but is it also possible that a really thick print will stand the test of time better than a thin one, or does it actually make it more likely that you’ll accidentally rip off one of the dots?


The tee is no regular shirt either, as it’s made from bamboo. From what I’ve read bamboo is a much more environmentally friendly way of producing clothing, in fact everything I’ve heard about bamboo makes me wonder why it isn’t used more, anything that can be used as a construction material, food, and clothing, seems crazy to me. So, it’s delicious, but how does it wear? Well, I like it, bamboo t-shirts in general are extremely soft and this version from Blend is no exception. The fit is a little snug, but bamboo tees seem to stretch rather more favourably than a cotton tee, though that may be because bamboo tees usually have less print on them. On that subject, and this is where my lack of technical knowledge comes in, is it harder to print onto a bamboo t-shirt and that’s why bamboo prints tend to be fairly simple?

I’ve always heard that bamboo tees are anti-bacterial, and whilst I can’t think of a way to test that, there’s no reason for me not to believe the claim. I’m not really sure how it would benefit you but I assume it’s no bad thing, perhaps it stops the tee from smelling when you’ve got a bit sweaty, and combined with the comfiness of the tee this could be a great tee for going to the gym in.

Costiness=$24.99 Available from Blend Apparel



It’s like Black Friday every day at 410BC, well, it is until Christmas at the very least, use coupon code HOLIDAYS to get a whopping 50% off your order.


There’s 15% off everything in store at Snorg Tees until Friday, no coupon necessary, discounts already applied I think. [via inmyshortsleeve]


Use the coupon code YESYESYES to get 40% off any of the tees in the Rosie Apps store, taking her tees down from an already respectable £18-19 to an even more wallet-friendly £10.80-11.40 each. This offer will be available until December 16th.


I don’t know what makes this a “holiday fiasco” at Crazy Go Lucky, but I’m not complaining since it brings 20% off with it.


This sale has been running for a while but I haven’t mentioned it before, Seventh Ink are running a pretty big sale with some tees down to $5.


laFraise have a load of shirts in their store knocked down to €13, but they’re spread out across the store so you’ll have to hunt for the bargains. There’s about 5 days left for the sale.


The story goes that Chop Shop found got this fortune in on the day they incorporated back in 1996. The tee is normally $5, but you can get it for FREE if you use the coupon code fortunefree at the checkout. You don’t even need to order anything else, you can just pay for the shipping on the free tee and they’ll send it to you, of course, you can also include it in a larger order.

30% off & Free shipping Kazbah 48 hours only - 1260359410766

I know Karmaloop have a sale on in some way all the time, but the Kazbah items are usually exempt, so this coupon code is one of their better ones, this sale is good until tomorrow night. EDIT The picture won’t work for some reason, so I’ll have to do it the old fashioned way, the coupon code is STNICK30.


Bamboo shirts rock, and that’s what Tees For Change print on so whilst their shirts aren’t covered in gore and zombies at least you know they’re going to be really soft, and from now until the end of the year if you buy a regular priced shirt you get a sale one FOR FREE by using the coupon code FREESALETEE at the checkout. Oh, and they plant a tree for every tee purchased.

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Things I like: Tees that use braille

by Andy on November 7, 2009



The braille on this tee spells out the word ‘feel’, how cool is that. Also, it’s printed on a bamboo tee, hurrah!

Costiness=$24.99 Available from Blend Apparel



In their own words:

The label is called Curious Tales and it combines my love of
storytelling, fashion and the environment. (I also do upcycled clothes
and they were the inspiration for the stories, I started wondering
about who had worn the clothes before and started writing about them!)

All the tees feature scribbly drawings and the start of a story about
a weird character. On some of the men’s tees there’s a scribbly
headless body printed on the front so you become the character as soon
as you put it on.

They’re interactive as well, because you can get creative and continue
the tale yourself, uploading endings to the tale on the website.

Check them out at

Because I’m a boring old cynic I don’t really buy into all this ‘tales’ business, no matter how whimsical they might be, but I do like the hand drawn designs, and the tees being made of organic cotton or bamboo is a plus as well (I’m so into bamboo tees at the moment, really soft, great for summer). Curious Tales don’t just do tees either, they’ve got a whole load of accessories too.

From now until July 10th you guys can enjoy a very generous 25% off your order by entering the coupon code hideyourarms at the checkout, which is nice.

[click to continue…]


I wrote about this Italy-based company a few weeks ago and mentioned that I couldn’t really work out what ‘frustone’ meant, despite having it explained to me by the owners and them selling a t-shirt that is actually called ‘Definition of a Frustone.‘ Well, I think I’m getting closer, but I’m still not 100% there with it. Clearly, ‘frustone’ can mean ‘problem’, I’ve gathered that from this tee, but when it was being sent to me I was asked to let them know when it arrived, “because the mail here in Italy can be a bit frustone,” so I guess that it can mean something that is a bit flaky too (and most likely corrupt judging by my semester of studying Italian politics).

The design is obviously a moderately simple affair, based upon the iconic images taken on the surface of the moon (and they were) by the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission. I can’t find an image where Neil Armstrong is saluting the American flag like this, so I guess the Frustone crew have taken a bit of poetic design license there, but it’s a solid looking image, and the addition of the little footprints suggests that they can handle printing more intricate work than this fairly blocky image.

One of the reasons why I was excited to receive this tee was because I’ve never seen, touched, worn, or even smelt (what? I do this stuff for you guys!) a bamboo t-shirt, and that’s what Frustone print all their tees on. I’d heard good things about bamboo (and not just its ability to be used as scaffolding), and whilst I’ve got no idea about how it will survive over the course of time, I am really impressed with it at the moment. Its very soft, fits well, and has a bit more stretch to it than a regular cotton tee, meaning it can be a bit more forgiving if you put on a few pounds over winter. Oh, and apparently bamboo shirts are better for the planet, which is nice. The print is decent too, solid but not too heavy, and with no imperfections. I guess you could say that this tee isn’t frustone… or not, seriously, what does this word mean?

Costiness=€24 Guys buy it here/Girls buy it here


I’ve looked through Frustone‘s website a few times, I’ve looked at the definition tee, and I’ve read their e-mail to me. Even after all that I still can’t quite work out what exactly being Frustone (pronounced froo-ston-eh) is, I think the definition changes depending upon context. But let’s be honest, this is HYA, all we’re interested in is the tees, right?

First off they’re made of bamboo (mostly). I’ve never been the recipient of a bamboo tee, but I only ever hear good things about them, and I think they might be quite environmentally friendly too, so that’s a plus. The designs are pretty cool too, the prints are black, nothing too extravagant, but all the designs are well put together, and I’d bet go with a lot of outfits. They also sell tote bags that have the designs on.

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Putting Pandas on a diet

by Andy on July 18, 2006

If it’s good enough for Cool Hunting, it’s good enough for me.

It would seem that making clothing out of cotton doesn’t cut it anymore, bamboo is the de rigeur material. (that sentence sucked just because I wanted to write ‘de rigeur‘)

Bam Clothing don’t seem to be too into logos or prints at the moment (the furthest they go is some rather typical preppy-frat-boy typography that proclaims ‘BAMBOO’), but you can’t deny quality, whether it has pretty pictures or not. The most amazing thing to me is – if I’m reading this right – that the inherent properties of Bamboo mean the shirt is antibacterial, does that mean that this long sleeve tee actually has the ability to clean you!!?!?OMGZZZ Sure does sound like the future to me.

Costiness=£34.50 URL


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