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I’m sure that one day Random Objects are going to make a shirt I don’t like, but this is most certainly not that day today.

Costiness=$24 Buy it at Random Objects

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Lovely design from our friends over at Fuzzy Ink, nice to see it as a print as well for those that want to brighten up their walls as well as their chest.

Costiness=$26 T-shirt $20 Poster

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Blade Runner Spinner t-shirt from Super7

by Andy on June 12, 2013



Long time readers will be aware that I’m a big fan of Blade Runner, though I probably haven’t watched it for a couple of years, so I was really happy to see this minimal Spinner t-shirt on sale at Super7. Here’s their blurb for it:

From the not-so-distant future of 2019 comes one of the most iconic vehicles in film history: the flying SPINNER car!

Inspired by the concepts of Syd Mead as realized in the seminal science fiction classic BLADE RUNNER, the SPINNER DESIGNER T-SHIRT has been uniquely rendered with the blue of the car and the blue of the shirt merging together to create one stylish design. Whether you are on the ground ordering noodles on soaring past monolithic billboards in the sky, the SPINNER shirt is sure to turn heads (and tortoises).

Available in Human sizes small thru 2XL.
(Nexus-6 sizes have been retired.)

$30 each
Available NOW!
http://super7store.com/spinner.html

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Sleepy Dan : Regular Printing Crew

by Sleepy Dan on February 1, 2013

Two weeks ago a new Crew Sweatie was released with help from Regular Printing, so I wanted to share a behind the scenes look at their shop process.

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

Heather blue crew is a perfect color for a tonal printing, so we mixed up a water based ink color to match the shirt, then got ready for the Regular Printing magic!

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

You wanna check out a short Video Of The Printing?

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

The studio is one of the cleanest I’ve seen and perfect for a master at work.

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

Scott and Shamsy are using a manual press so everything is hands on here!

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

Perfect placement and alignment is key when the sweatie is put on the pallet.

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

The water based ink is so soft compared to a plastisol print, that is why I use water based inks all the time… Especially for this super soft crew sweatshirt!

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

Each sweatie runs thru the dryer to cure the ink, then collected and folded up.

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

The limited run of 24 are complete, so extra ink is collected to clean the screens.

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

Then each sweatie gets a custom neck label sewn in by hand.

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

The little details like a embroidered sleeve applique make it perfect…

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Post image for ‘Sea Frenemies’ by geekchictees at Redbubble

Very nice to see geekchic do something that doesn’t involve a pop culture mashup because it’s clear that he has talent when it comes to this kind of thing. Lovely shirt.

Costiness=£16.67 Buy ‘Sea Frenemies’ here

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Post image for Celebrate the end of Movember – One Less Mustache [Submitted]

While Movember has men around the world sprouting facial hair and raising awareness on important men’s health issues, it also has many a girlfriend counting the days until December first. One Less™ Nemesis is happy to help the ladies celebrate with its brand new design, One Less Mustache.

The One Less Mustache design features a full and fluffy mustache being chased by its arch-nemesis, the razor. Printed in Seattle on 100% combed, ring spun cotton quality t-shirts, the light blue One Less Mustache shirt is a great gift or a great way to celebrate the end of the unwanted ‘mo.

One Less Mustache, along with One Less Rainy Day and One Less Cupcake, are all on sale for $19.99 (reg. $24.99) through December 14.

Andy: With all that Movember talk I was expecting there to be a charity angle to this submission, but apparently not.

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Post image for “Call Me Maeby” Arrested Development t-shirt at 80sTees

Well, it made me laugh, good on ya 80sTes.

Costiness=$22 Buy it at 80sTees

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Post image for “GT Japanese Automotive” Always Sunny in Philadelphia t-shirt at MySoti

I’m well behind on the latest series of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but I am willing to take a bet that this shirt will be funny to me in a couple of months time.

Costiness=$23.50 Buy it at MySoti

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“NYG” t-shirt by Atslopes

by Andy on October 15, 2012

Post image for “NYG” t-shirt by Atslopes

Congratulations to Atslopes on their second anniversary (which is today, I’m actually on time for a change). I must admit that I’m not 100% on the details of this shirt despite visiting New York a number of times, is it something to do with the New York Giants?

Costiness=$25 Buy it at Atslopes

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PASTE Skeleton Tee

I had been waiting for a while to receive my t-shirt for review from Paste.  They got me all excited months ago but turns out they were waiting for their new line to launch – so I guess I can forgive them for that.  I had no idea that it actually arrived when it did because the mailer was a basic one with no indication of where it was from.  The return address didn’t even say Paste, it said Jason Laurits which I at that point in time, I had no idea who that was.

Turns out, he’s the artist!  Ha, don’t I feel stupid now.  Anyway, inside that basic mailer was something unique.  The t-shirt was rolled up in a brown paper bag with a Paste sticker to hold it closed.  My immediate thought was, “ooooo, the t-shirt was exposed in the mailer and what if the mailer had a hole and got wet?”.  Then I thought, “this is a cute idea!”.  It gave me this simple and earthy feeling (please don’t ask me how you can feel earthy, I’m not quite sure.).

Earthy? right?

I was able to slide the shirt out of this very easily, without having to tear it open or wreck the sticker which was nice.  When I unfolded the shirt, that’s when the real shocker took place.  It had a skeleton with a cute kitten inside poking it’s head out.  Unfortunately, Paste happens to have bad timing on the review front.  Let’s just say that I had to attend a funeral not too long before I received this package and even THAT aside, the same day that person passed, the family I work for’s pet cat died as well.  So you can see that AT FIRST I thought this was some sort of mean joke.  Then my rational side came back and I realized it was a coincidence and that I need to wait a bit before I review this because I need to change my perception of the t-shirt.

With some time having passed now, I am not AS bothered by the shirt’s design as I initially was.  This original work is titled “Skeleton” and is designed by Jason Laurits for Paste.  Jason is an artist/designer that has an incredible portfolio of what I’d describe has amazing Photoshop skills.  His pieces look like part drawings, part photographs, part Photoshopping other images into photos where perhaps they don’t belong.  His art is silly, a little shocking at times but more or less just fun.  I wouldn’t necessarily describe this particular design as “fun” in my book; it can be distinguished as a bit dark but in another viewpoint; loving.  With a little help from my mother, she looked at this design as the kitten is always in your heart.  Still, for some reason when I look at it I see a dead person (the skeleton) with a kitten inside that could represent you eating the kitten?  Perhaps the kitten was swallowed alive?  No?  Or maybe the kitten is dead too?  Is the kitten playing inside of a dead body?  I really have no idea and when I took to Paste’s website to see if they had any explanation or description, there was none.  If you’re an avid reader of my reviews you know I do enjoy a description of a design.  I feel it helps capture your customers attention, emotions and wallet (you with me on this?).

Descriptions aside, some small details I noticed on the t-shirt were that they included the brand’s name and what appears to be Jason’s signature underneath the design on the front of the shirt.  It was a small, delicate detail that I really liked.

 Though I’m not a super fan of this particular design, that doesn’t mean that I don’t like Paste’s other designs or them as a company in general.  They produce their shirts all within the USA.  Their tees are hand silk-screened in Brooklyn, NY and they get their tees made in California.  Once again all the graphics are original works by Jason Laurits; and let me tell you he’s got some really good ones in there if you take a look through their website.  I especially enjoy the Hamster one, myself!  The t-shirt is a men’s slim cut in a Small (I believe all their shirts are men’s cuts) and it is by far the world’s most comfortable/softest t-shirt ever!  Whatever they’re doing with these tees in Cali and Brooklyn, keep it up!  The print itself doesn’t make for any discomfort as if you run your hand over the top of the tee, you only feel a slightly different texture where the design is, but it isn’t lumpy or hard or cheap like some t-shirts I’ve felt before.  The tee is loose, being that it’s men’s cut but I’m assuming that if on a man it would fit “slim” (ha).  They’ve got their own private label printed on the interior neck area which I’ve photographed for your viewing pleasure!

They also gave me a sticker, a large postcard size business card for Jason Laurits and a hand-written note!

They gave me just enough little goodies and not too much to clutter my desk.  I got only the important stuff, which is how I like it!  I’m still currently wearing the shirt while writing this because it’s THAT comfortable.  I can get past the design for comfort on this one.  All in all though Paste produces some amazing apparel made in the USA keeping comfort in mind.  I’m sure at least every one can find one design on their website that will tickle their fancy and make them laugh at little.  Though, at $38.00 a pop per shirt, that’s a little out of my price range when it comes to buying t-shirts.  I guess that can be justified with the hand silk-screening process but otherwise I can’t understand a t-shirt being that pricey, no matter who the artist is.  Time’s are tough these days and tack on shipping to that and you’ve just spent about $45.00 for 1 t-shirt.  Not really my style when I go shopping but if you can afford it and it’s your taste, I say go for it, because the product doesn’t disappoint at all!  Two thumbs up to you, Paste!!

Just want to give a huge thank-you to Andrea from Paste for sending this over and to Jason for his ever so unique designs!!  You can keep up with Paste on Twitter and Facebook and don’t forget to check out all their shirts on their website.  And by all means, take some time to head on over to Jason’s website and see all his beautiful work!

 

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Post image for “Call me Ishmael” by POOSH Designs & Apparel


POOSH got in touch recently to let me know about their tees, and it was this Moby Dick inspired Ishmael t-shirt that caught my eye the most. Their designs are largly simple, fun, and just generally enjoyable, so I recommend checking them out.

Costiness=$25 Buy it at POOSH

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Hands-On LiHai T-Shirt Review

by Amy_F on September 10, 2012

Amy wearing her NO EVIL tee

I’ve had an abundance of reviews sent to me recently and this one in particular stuck out in the crowd.  Arriving in a sleek long black tube, I was actually confused as to what I possibly ordered for myself that I forgot about.  Lo and behold I wasn’t losing my mind, I hadn’t ordered anything, but it was in fact some t-shirts coming from brand new clothing company LiHai!  They just launched in August and they’ve kicked things off with a bang!

The black tube mailer was definitely a really different approach to mailing t-shirts.  Very sturdy yet simple with a silver logo sticker placed in the center of the tube.  Part of me feels bad throwing it out and wants to find a use for it so it’s kind of still just sitting here at the moment.  Inside wrapped in tissue paper were two t-shirts and some stickers and small square business cards.

The stickers were cool because they had partial images of the t-shirt designs I received along with a few others of logos and other designs in their collection.  These nifty little square business cards were another creative approach to a basic business card.  LiHai really tries to take a distinct path rather than a normal approach to basic business elements and I really enjoy that about them.  I want to hop right into the designs because these were intricate and just amazing to look at!

This first one is titled “Audio Visual”.  It’s printed on a deep grey unisex t-shirt with colors like black, white and red encompassing the design.  This design is beyond amazing to stare at!  The way they made her hair as the chords and plugs and her feet as the speakers.  Her chest area is made up of the turn tables and the different tuning buttons.  The best part which I didn’t even pick up on until I put the shirt on and my mom looked at me in it; the entire red background of the design is actually lettering that says “Audio Visual” repeated over and over in exquisite text that makes you not realize it’s even wording.

 Close-up of “Audio Visual” T-Shirt

The detail throughout the entire design from top to bottom is incredible.  Every part of this design links itself together somehow, someway.  I love the simple use of color and texture through the use of text and shading and lines.  

Close-up of “Audio Visual” T-Shirt

Though it’s a unisex fit, this shirt fits pretty nicely on me.  I received a size Small in this and it’s soft and not too tight or too big as some unisex fits are.  It’s a little larger then the other t-shirt they sent me which is a girl’s cut but all in all it fits nicely and is comfortable!

My dog wanted to get in on the photo too!

Let’s move on to the second t-shirt titled “No Evil”.  I loved the concept of this shirt immediately, “See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil!”  Vibrant, colorful blues take over this design on a black women’s t-shirt.

Another intricate and creative design by LiHai; “No Evil” takes an edgy approach to the Three Wise Monkey’s that embody the proverbial principle to “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”.  Artistically including a spray paint can, headphones and a microphone, these monkey’s definitely give this tee an edge.

Just like the other t-shirt, “No Evil” includes a ton of detail as you can notice in the close up image above.  The background is a series of different intertwining lines creating a repeating pattern.  The fronts of the monkeys include a faint yet detailed logo design for LiHai.  These tiny delicate details in both shirts really make the designs come together and fall into place.  You can tell they’ve really taken the time on their artwork to complete an entire piece and make something that is not only intriguing to the eye but attractive to wear.

Once again they slipped in some crazy text in the background that says “No Evil” over and over again.  These shirts are like a fun game of I Spy!!  Blue is my favorite color and the contrast between the shades they chose is very appealing for this design.  The detail in their labels doesn’t disappoint either as seen below:

Unlike most independent companies who usually screen-print the label on the inside neckline or do a hem tag, LiHai went ahead and got their own private labels custom made and stitched inside.  Check out the back of the label:

I’m sure you’re wondering, “Why does she think this label is so cool?”, right?  Well as I said, it’s rare to see an independent brand go all out with labels like this and not only did they make sure it was tailored to their brand but they made sure to include their brand name and/or logo on the front and back of the tag.  It’s those small details that matter sometimes!

I really enjoyed being able to review LiHai.  Their artwork was spectacular to examine and their overall packaging and branding is really spot on for having only launched in August.  I can’t wait to see what they come out with in the future and how they begin to grow and expand.  Thanks again LiHai and Daryl C. for the incredible shirts – they’ve become some of my favorites to wear!!

Check out LiHai clothing here

 

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New shirt for Shark Week from Glennz

by Andy on August 14, 2012

shark week t-shirt

I mentioned Glennz Shark Week sale (with all his sharky tees $15.95 this week) in the daily roundup this morning, but I like to be a bit of a completist when it comes to posting his shirts, so I thought I’d post this topical shirt to make sure everyone knew that this week is Shark Week, so you can buy this now and then wear it next year.

Costiness=$15.95 Buy it at Glennz

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Post image for There’s Hollywood Deja Vu at T-Post this month

Lately Hollywood has turned into a cinematic version of McDonalds. You get to choose between McSequels, McPrequels, McRemakes, or McReboots.

I don’t really have too much of a problem with remakes of movies as long as they’re good to watch. Make a good remake and people don’t care (the new Spiderman, for example), make a shameless cash-grab and people will bemoan the amount of remakes being made at the moment. Still, the shirt at T-Post looks good and is subtle enough that it doesn’t need the backstory to make it interesting, which gives it plenty of longevity.

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Captain America Polo Shirt at 80sTees

by Andy on July 22, 2012

captain america polo shirt

80sTees have a few different superhero themed polo shirts available, but I felt that this Captain America version worked really nicely with it’s iconic embroidered shield. If I owned a comic book shop all my employees would be wearing these.

Costiness=$40 Buy it at 80sTees

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Revolution Australia

A brand hailing from Australia bringing a “revolutionary” idea to you on t-shirts.  I’m not sure about that whole revolutionary thing but these new tees from Revolution Australia are quite stylish in their own right.

Working the typography angle, Revolution Australia has produced some creatively cute designs.  This one above is called Surf Zoo and as Ric the owner/designer shared with us,

“One of the most popular sports in Australia is Surfing. There are so many beaches that many, MANY people practice this sport. You could say OZ is a SURF ZOO.”

I really enjoy when brands do typography tees and creatively incorporate designs into the lettering.  Something I’ve never been a pro at doing but I really do admire a brand who can come up with a good one.  This is a good one, considering I love surfing myself but my only problem is Ric shared that explanation with us at HYA but not in the product description on the website.  I mean the washing instructions are there which is well, interesting, in so many words but no good “story” with the tee.  Here’s a few more new ones from Revolution Australia.

Love/Hate T-shirt (Available in Men’s & Women’s styles)

Revolution T-Shirt (available in Men’s & Women’s styles)

Love Surfing T-Shirt (Available in Men’s & Women’s styles)

Cost = AUD $29.00    Buy at Revolution Australia

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Candy Crest t-shirt by Rock Candy

by Andy on July 14, 2012

rock candy crest t-shirt

Candy based crest t-shirts don’t get much better than this.

Costiness=£11.99 Buy it at Rock Candy

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rainbow dash my little pony hoodie



I’m not into My Little Pony, but I do understand that a lot of people out there are obsessed with it, so when I saw these ridiculous hoodies over at 80sTees I just had to mention them. Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie are all represented in this collection which I’m sure will get a lot of ironic wear over the next few months, and cost $50 a piece.

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