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Anything Goes seem to have had a meteoric rise over the past year (and it has been exactly a year since they released their first design), let’s see what they’ve got for us in this collection:

The range consists of Daddy’s Girls tees in dark heather and navy, Axes & Arrows pocket tee in white, new colour-ways for our So Gangsta and Set Sail tees,
new colour-ways for our Day Of The Dead beanies, a brand new Set Sail hoodie printed on American Apparel two tone hoodies and two collaborations on jewellery
based on previous Anything Goes designs.

As I write this their store is currently down for maintenance in prep for the release, so I can’t give you any pricing info, but it certainly is a strong looking release.


New shirts and old camo at Johnny Cupcakes

by Andy on January 7, 2013

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It feels like a long time since I’ve written about Johnny Cupcakes, probably because it’s been a while since I wrote about most brands after the holiday break. The camo shirts are a re-release, not sure when they were last available, but I am really impressed by that constellation design, it riffs on a very familiar JC theme but that star twist is really fresh.

Tee are $35.99 in men’s and women’s fits, and the beanie is $19.99.


CX.City Winter 2012 Collection Out Now

by Andy on November 13, 2012

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This collection actually went live towards the end of last week, but I’m sure you’ll forgive me for taking the weekend off.

Impressive release from CX.CITY with a lovely lookbook to match. Twenty-seven new items makes up the release so it’s pretty obvious that not all the colourways (or even all the items) involved have made it into the shots above, but you can get a good feel for the new range. Tees are $25.95, crewnecks $39.95, hoodies around $50, beanies $19.95 and they also have a 5-panel cap for $31.95.


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Let’s be honest, Home Is Where Your Heart Is is an awfully long name for a brand, so it’s hard;y a surprise that they abbreviate to HIWYHI whenever they get the chance. Solid release from them, five new designs available in a whopping 50 different ‘motives’ as the Germans say, so if you like a design but don’t like the colour chances are it’s going to be available in a colour that you do like.


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Really impressive release from Enclothe, who are a brand that I’ve never been disappointed by, and considering I’ve been writing about them since the early days of HYA that’s no mean feat. As you can see there are three new t-shirt designs in this release, and each of those designs is also available on the back of a hoodie. The belt isn’t actually a new design, but it is available in black for the first time after previously only being available in brown.



AVG Apparel launched about a month ago with a three t-shirt collection (and a beanie) and by the looks of things they’re doing a lot right. The video above is really nice, take a couple of minutes out of your day before heading to the site. Tees are priced at $19.99 which is pretty reasonable.
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Labyrinth Clothing step up a gear

by Andy on October 17, 2011

labyrinth clothing

As if to say “hey, we don’t just do tees!” Labyrinth Clothing have released a beanie to go with their new designs. It’s really cool to see them branching out with cool designs and what look like quality products, I’ve watched Labyrinth evolve over time and they’re getting better with every release.

All the new items (as well as the old) are on “super low” sale prices this week, so if you like something it might be a good idea to pick it up sooner rather than later. Also, five people from the first twenty-five that make an order will receive a limited edition shirt for free, huzzah!


vainglorious autumn release


The gallery up there doesn’t even include everything in this release, I just wanted to give you guys a taste of the style that we’re looking at, and I know I’m guilty of putting too many images in posts sometimes. Here’s what’s in the new collection:

7 Guys Tees
1 Guys Tank
1 Girl’s racerback Tank
1 girl’s drop shoulder jumper
3 Different Colored Beanie’s
1 Unisex Cardigan
1 Pair of Sunglasses (complete with muslin bag)
and 1 Necklace.

Fairly sizeable, eh chums? As you’d expect this is their biggest release, which I take as something to suggest that they are growing both in terms of the size of the operation and also their horizons, as soon as a brand starts offering items that aren’t just tees and hoodies you know they’re trying to hit the next level.



andy wearing a hat from bmc handmade

It’s not often that you’ll see the word ‘cool’ and ‘crochet’ within a few miles of each other, but this is definitely one of those times. I can’t lie, I was pretty skeptical that I would like these hats when BMC Handmade offered to send a few hats to my way, and my policy is that I never accept a sample if I don’t think I’ll like it, but I took them up on their offer because I was curious, and because I like hats. Beanies from BMC range from $18.50 for the snug fit to $20.50 for the large slouch, which seems extremely reasonable for a handmade hat…. but it’s actually better than you think; for every hat you purchase, BMC will make another one, and donate it to a child that has suffered from hair loss due to chemotherapy. A very worthy cause I’m sure you’ll agree, making your purchase all that more meaningful, and warming your heart as well as your head.

As you can probably tell from the photo above, I thought I’d do something a little different and do the photoshoot for the hats out in the snow. It was cold, damn cold, to the point where it wasn’t particularly pleasant operating the camera, and yet, neither my head nor my brother’s got chilly during our time out in the cold. I confirmed this later during a walk around a nearby forest, I was out in about -5C-ish temperatures for about 40 minutes and at no point did I get cold, which surprised me since as these hats are crocheted, by their nature there are rather a lot of holes in them. I’d assume that their hole-y look is a positive in summer, ensuring that they won’t get as hot as a traditional beanie, so it’s a win-win as far as I can tell in that regard. The designs (patterns?) that BMC offer range from flat single colours to a few more colourful options for people that want to stand out a bit more. Personally, I’m happier wearing a single colour beanie like the black or blue ones that they sent, so as far as the designs go, it’s entirely subjective, but even the more colourful options aren’t too crazy, so I can’t imagine anyone hating them.

I’ve never owned a ‘slouch’ style beanie before, I do like to wear beanies but I’d never been particularly attracted to them, they seemed like clothing that comes with an attitude attached to it, if you know what I mean, but having spent some time wearing the large slouch style that BMC offers, I now get that it’s just a comfy beanie that doesn’t hug your head quite for tightly, and I’d assume that the ladies (and quite a lot of guys too) would be happy to wear a hat that doesn’t necessarily give you a hefty case of hat hair. Long story short, I’m now a convert to slouch beanies. So again, much like with the designs, it’s entirely up to you, snug fit, medium slouch, large slouch, they’re all high quality beanies, you just have to pick one.

BMC Handmade

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BMC Handmade: They make hats!

by Andy on November 8, 2009


We all know this isn’t a hat blog, but I must admit, I like a good hat, and from what I can tell, that’s what Columbus, Ohio brand BMC Handmade make: good hats, handmade, at reasonable prices.

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