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Pepe Jones Born Out of Failed Ideas

by Umang on December 15, 2012

When Pepe Jones reached out to HYA, I was pretty excited to do a review for them. I see a lot of t-shirts and can become jaded by repetition and lack of thoughtfulness, something that Pepe Jones does not fall into. The irony is that Pepe Jones states,  “Pepe Jones is the new modern/vintage t-shirt brand that was born out of the failed ideas and dreams of the notoriously elusive.” Making a mission statement like that could be a set up for failure. I found the contrary and feel that these guys are on to something interesting and thoughtful. I have written about the lack of creativeness in politically charged t-shirts that flooded the market during this past US Presidential election. Politicians are using social media to get some fresh voters, why not tap into timeless designs like Pepe Jones?  Lincoln & Johnson won their election 148 years ago but this shirt is sure to get some looks from envious hipsters and political buffs. I assume the “failure” of the Lincoln & Johnson win, was that Lincoln was eventually assassinated by John Wilkes Booth 158 days later.

Enough history, lets get back to the actual t-shirt. The t-shirts are super soft and appear to be ring spun cotton. Pepe Jones, sourced some quality t-shirts so don’t worry that you will get a Hanes Beefy-T. The print quality is crisp. I also received a hand written note, sticker and a business card. The funny thing is that Pepe Jone’s image reminded me of one of my teachers from High School, named Mr. Fine, not that it should matter to you.

Get some Pepe Jones folks and to smooth the deal over, they have offered HYA readers a 20% discount. Use the code HideYourPepe20 at check out.

Lincoln – Johnson 1864 Presidential Campaign Shirt – Monetary Damage with the 20% discount $16.00

In 1864 this t-shirt would have cost you $0.91 but you are getting a great deal at $16.00 a pop.


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I’ve been spending the past couple of months talking about how much I dislike election shirts since they date themselves so easily and will end up being unworn next year except for if you’re cleaning your gutters and just need some material between your body and wet leaves. Despite this, I actually like these two Bowie-inspired Obama and Romney designs that are part of the latest release from Goodie Two Sleeves. I suppose that since they don’t have a date on them you could wait until next week to see who will be President for the next four years and then you’ll know whether it’s a waste of time to buy the shirt or not.


Four new shirts at BustedTees this week

by Andy on September 28, 2012

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Favourite for me at BustedTees this week is ‘Don’t Mess With Tetris’, as if you actually care which I like the most.


The obligatory Barack Obama post

by Andy on November 6, 2008

I stayed up all last night watching the historic events unfold across the Atlantic, even if it meant that I didn’t eventually get to bed after 6:30am French time, but it was very much worth it to hear Obama’s first speech as President elect of the United States of America.

This design has been doing the rounds today, and with good reason. The tee is by Print Liberation, a group that have a knack of producing tees that manage to look both retro-inspired and really fresh at the same time. Also, I feel like their tees are the kind that just look good when you’re wearing them, and that they can be matched up with pretty much anything.

Costiness=$22 Buy it from Print Liberation


A Election Saleabration at Seibei

by Andy on November 5, 2008

I’m so stoked that Obama won the election, and that he even won my home state of Virginia (though I’m technically a New Yorker now), that I’m giving everyone 30% off at Seibei this week.

Just use coupon code YESWECAN. It’s good through Saturday. I’m trying to clear out some stuff to make room for new inventory, some new designs, get ready for some big shows, but I’m also really, really stoked about the election – it’s nice to have someone I voted for win for once, and to have a President Elect that has inspired so many.


So, if there’s any McCain folks out there reading the blog, at least you can perk yourself up by buying some clothes, quite a few retailers seem to be doing election related sales and disounts.



I don’t really know what the connection is between the American election and them selling t-shirts for $10 ($18 polos, $25 hoodies), but I don’t want to question it too much in case I jinx it and they pull the sale.



Yet More Political Tees

by Andy on October 23, 2008

I cannot wait until November 4th when I can put a hold on my uneasy relationship with political tees for at least a few months, as I presume that when the election is over people are going to stop making Obama designs.

Disrpt Clothing


Star Wars Election ’08 Tees

by Andy on August 8, 2008

People seem to have been going crazy for these tees over the past few days, and I can see why, since its Star Wars merchandise, and as I understand it, all Star Wars merchandise is popular. What I didn’t realise earlier is that as well as the t-shirts posted above, the full capabilities of Zazzle‘s ability to customise clothing is being utilised, meaning that if you feel that you deserve to be voted to Jedi Council then you can put your own name onto a tee. There’s also buttons available to help complete your election outfit.

As far as I can tell, they aren’t actually holding an election, I thought this might be tied in with some kind of poll to find the most favoured Star Wars character, but it appears not.

Check out the Star Wars selection at Zazzle.


Mike Norman thinks that Barack Obama looks like a monkey…

I’ve just realised that none of my tee blogging brethren have gone near this story, which probably means I should steer clear too, but if its on a t-shirt and its news then I think I should at the very least alert you to its presence. Basically, a tavern owner in Georgia thought it was a good idea to produce a t-shirt which had Curious George, a cartoon chimp for those of you that are unaware, on it with the slogan “Obama in ’08” written underneath. The Bar owner, Mike Norman, claims that he doesn’t mean any offence with the t-shirts, and that he just thought that the monkey and Senator Obama looked alike. He’s still selling the t-shirts (who on Earth would buy one?), but the owners of Curious George (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) aren’t particularly happy about their image being used in such a way, so whilst free speech ensures this guy can create such a t-shirt, copyright law will probably mean that he can’t do so for very long.

Read all about it at the Washington Post [Photo Credit: Same WP article]


Obama ’08 (Audacity) by Enstrumental

by Andy on February 16, 2008

Barack Obama t-shirt by Enstrumental

I haven’t quite decided who should get the ever-so-powerful HYA Presidential endorsement, but I do like this tee, and as the pic above shows, Barack Obama certainly doesn’t disapprove!

Enstrumental released their OBAMA shirt in March 2007 (before many hopped on the OBAMA tee bandwagon) and has given 8% of the proceeds of the many shirts sold to the OBAMA campaign.

Barack Obama t-shirt by Enstrumental

Enstrumental have got a great selection of other tees too, so it might be worth clicking through even if you’re still a bit pissed that the guy with the best hair isn’t in the race anymore.Costiness=$35 Link

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