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As usual, this post comes with the usual explanation that I don’t spend that much time with kids (more now than before, admittedly), so I could be off base when I talk about clothing for kids. That said, when I look at the designs for ShirtsThatGo all I can think is that when I was that age I’d have really liked this shirts because some of them have trucks on them and trucks were/are awesome. I presume that’s still the case for young boys now (I think we’re hard-wired to believe that tractors are cool), so I think ShirtsThatGo may well have a fine future ahead of them.


Exclusive: Half Price T-shirt Sketchbooks!

by Andy on November 4, 2011

t-shirt sketchbook

Pukka/Dank have been kind enough to provide HYA readers with an opportunity to pick up their ingenious t-shirt sketchbook for half price. In case you haven’t seen it before, the concept is simple, it’s a sketchbook shaped like a t-shirt so you can quickly sketch shirt designs. I know that you could just draw a shirt shape on a regular piece of paper, but where’s the fun in that?

Usually the price is $15 for a sketchbook, but PUKKA/DANK have been kind enough to offer us a coupon code that will give 50 people 50% off the sketchbook, making it just $7.50. Use the coupon code HIDEYOURARMS to receive the discount, and be quick, because there are only 50 uses on that coupon, once they’ve been used, the deal is gone.


t-shirt sketchbook

This is a pretty cool idea, I know that in practical terms you could just draw the shape of a tee in a regular sketchbook and just draw inside the lines, but this is a really fun way of constraining yourself to the shape and it might actually even be a useful tool for t-shirt designers that don’t do everything on their computer with a tablet. Each book contains 170 pages of 150gsm paper, and whilst at $15 there are cheaper notebooks out there, this one certainly is unique.

Costiness=$15 Buy it at Pukka/Dank

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An Iron Man 2 t-shirt that actually lights up!

by Andy on September 18, 2011

Iron Man arc reactor t-shirt light

Trust ThinkGeek to release this, very cool. I get the feeling that the effect has been tampered with in photoshop for the product image which is a little disappointing, but I still have high hopes for this shirt.

Costiness=$29.99 Buy it at ThinkGeek


Oxymoron: This is a Normal Watch

by Andy on January 17, 2010

I know it’s not going to be a particularly high quality watch, I wouldn’t swap it for the lovely Hugo Boss watch I got for my 21st birthday, for example, but if you want a fun accessory (and us guys don’t get to accessorise very often) then you could do a lot worse than this watch from normalwatches. Their whole range is currently on sale, but only for a few more hours, so hop to it if you want a cheap watch.

Costiness=$14.99 Available from normalwatches


A Ferrari Made out of T-Shirts

by Andy on January 17, 2010

This ‘Ferrari’ is made from 1,500 t-shirts, 88 pairs of jeans and 26 pairs of shoes and baseball caps from Puma… and probably hundreds of hours of interns time. Visit Creative Review to see a video of the construction of this master-tee-ce*.

*Yeah, that fake word sucks and shall be fired out of a metaphorical cannon into a metaphorical bottomless pit immediately.


410BC know how to make sweet packaging

by Andy on December 13, 2009


410BC sent me a tee a little while back (which will likely be posted soon), and I loved the packaging that it came in so much that I meticulously peeled away the customs label, 410BC return address sticker, my address, the postage sticker, and a lot of the tape the box was wrapped in to reveal a box that was far too nice to be thrown in the bin, and so will now house HYA related gubbins.* I know it’s a little silly to make a post entirely about the packaging of a t-shirt, but I think it does highlight that when someone goes that extra mile to make the t-shirt buying process more than just about receiving a t-shirt in the mail that it really enhances the experience. Of course there’s a pretty high barrier to market that not everyone can do this, as far as indie companies go 410BC are pretty big so they can afford the order minimums that custom boxes come with, and they won’t have a garage filled with boxes for years to come, so not everyone can send custom boxes, but I’m sure that every tee company can think of something interesting they could do to make the buying experience interesting.

*It’s possible that this might be a Northern English word that not many of you recognise, instead of explaining it, I’ll just say it means pretty much what you think it means.


A hoodie with ears on it!

by Andy on November 19, 2009


Even though the chances of me wearing this are slim to none (and not just because this is in womens sizes), I still get a little bit giddy when I see a hoodie that has ears on it that isn’t for kids, I think it’s because I know that an adult shouldn’t really be wearing something quite so silly, even Karmaloop‘s usually mirthless model can’t help but smile at this piece.

Costiness=$45 Paul Frank Hoodie available from Karmaloop

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Threadless have done something very fun over the Easter weekend. Starting in New York on Friday, then Chicago yesterday, and finally in Philadelphia today, they’ve been depositing 5 of those bunny boxes (each of which contain a gift certificate worth $20 to $100) that you can see in the picture in each of the cities, then twittering about the location of each box. I’ve been trying to work out where they’d put the boxes here in Philly, and I get the distinct feeling that they’re going to put one of them in Rittenhouse Square, where I live, so I’m going to be keeping an eye on Twitter if I’m in my apartment all day (Hide Your Arms doesn’t write itself!). If by some miracle I do find a bunny box I’ll run a competition for one of you guys to win the gift certificate, so if I win, you win!

Update: I didn’t win, so you won’t either, the boxes weren’t placed particular near my apartment, and when I did happen to wander past one of the locations (Love Park) on a walk/trip to Chinatown to buy weird snacks this afternoon I had a decent look around and the little bunny was nowhere to be seen.


Ha, a T-Shirt Sketchbook!

by Andy on April 11, 2009


Unfortunately it’s not on sale, but it is a very cool idea. Good spot, Coty.


And the winner is… [Competitions]

by Andy on November 17, 2008


To be frank, I was surprised at some of the guesses that you guys left for the “guess how many times I fill up the van whilst driving back from France” competition. I think the highest one was 17. I don’t want to poke fun, but since it was a 1200ish mile journey, that would have meant I’d be stopping at a petrol station pretty much every 70 miles, which is more than once an hour… which is just silly.

The actual number was even lower than I had expected, there were a few entries for 6 stops, and I thought they were probably going to be right (in which case I had the tiebreaker ready: “how many cans of Red Bull-style energy drink did I cosume to stop myself falling asleep at the wheel and becoming another statistic of France’s poor road safety record?”). But, in reality, the amount of fill-ups was even lower than that. It was…


I think I might have even been able to make it on three, but you never want to push things too far. There was only one person to correctly guess/calculate that was Alex, so he will be the recipient of a $25 gift certificate from our friends over at Split Reason.

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