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One of the cool things about writing HYA is how I get to ‘meet’ different people that I would otherwise have never known about. Tal Avitzur is a good example of this, I had no idea that there was someone out there creating robot sculptures from ‘urban detritus’, but there is. He has also just expanded his offerings in the form of a t-shirt designed by another fan of robots, Robbie Lee.

The tee purist in me would rather see the design without the text, but I understand that there does need to be some personal branding and promotion through the shirts, especially as people would be more likely to buy the shirt since they’re a fan of Tal’s than just by randomly finding the shirt. Pretty neat that parts of it glow in the dark too, I’m always a sucker for that magical ink.

Costiness=$34.50 Buy it from Tal Avitzur


Electric MVMT Light-Up Hoodie Review

by Amy_F on February 18, 2013

I’ve never been more excited upon receiving an email to do a review of a light-up hoodie.  Electric MVMT has designed an original glow-in-the-dark, light-up hoodie in several color schemes.  I received my package from them very fast and got to playing around with it this weekend.


At first I wasn’t sure what to think about how this thing was even going to operate.  Upon opening the package, which arrived in a simple brown box with the product packaged in a clear bag inside, I unzipped the sweatshirt to find a battery pack inserted in an inside small Velcro pocket.  I instantaneously started laughing and the only thought that came to mind was, “wow, I’m totally gonna get electrocuted if I wear this in the rain.”


The wires are strategically connected from the battery pack to the colored light-up tubing that runs along the length of the zipper into the lining of the hood.  It’s quite nifty (yes I totally just said, nifty) how it all is intertwined, sewn inside and connected.  Please note though that the batteries are NOT included.  The sweatshirt requires 2 Double A batteries (AA).


The hoodie I received was perfect; white with pink light-up tubing.  The battery pack inside has 1 button on it, as initially I figured it was one click on, one click off.  To my surprise, however it was not like that at all!  It was 1 click for on, the second click makes the light-up tubing blink slowly AND THEN, a third click will make you feel like you’re at a rave.  The light-up tubing repeatedly blinks very fast and the fourth and final click will turn the lights off.


The sweatshirt is definitely high-quality, as Electric MVMT is selling them for originally $90.00 on their website (currently they’re on sale for $65.00).  They come in Black with Blue Illumination, Black with Pink Illumination, White with Blue Illumination and White with Pink Illumination.  I have to say the truth, I kind of want each color combo!


They’ve taken the time to not only create a glow-in-the-dark, light-up design that is unique and not really seen before, but they’ve also given you the quality of a soft, nice fitting sweatshirt, a custom sewn-in label and a cute little embroidered design on the sleeve of the hoodie which is a circle with 3 lines in the middle – which just happens to be their logo.


I have to say that Electric MVMT really took the time to think out and design a product that is not only creative and most definitely unique, but is also comfortable, stylish and well put together.  They didn’t skimp on any area of the product itself and that’s hard to find these days.  A lot of companies figure if they’re putting the money into one aspect of the design (say the light-up technology Electric MVMT has) then why bother with a custom label or even add the additional embroidered logo.  Overall they’ve done a great job with this sweatshirt and I would recommend anyone to shop with them!


Now, I will not say for sure whether or not the wired technology in the lining is dangerous at all in certain weather conditions, though my Dad has assured me that I will not get electrocuted (lol).  The only thing about the sweatshirt is it’s slightly delicate or at least I feel so to handle with the battery pack in the Velcro pocket.  It’s behind the normal sweatshirt pocket so not really in the way but there’s extra wire hanging out that could possibly snag on something especially if that hoodie is left unzipped when worn.  I don’t find this to be a huge problem or become any sort of disaster if it did snag on something but I’d worry it might mess up the ability to light the sweatshirt up if it did catch.


There is one final thing that leaves me wondering about this product and that’s that there are no washing instructions.  I mean, not that I’m a slob, but you’ve given me a white hoodie here, what if I need to wash it – clearly I cannot throw this thing in the washing machine.  I didn’t expect a tag to have washing instructions because I felt they’ve paid a lot of close attention to detail already, however a print out in the package might have been nice, even to simply state ‘hand-wash’ or perhaps maybe I need to unhook something before doing so.  I’m guessing it’s going to be just a spot treatment type process and assuming they don’t expect you to wear this out every day (though it’d be a lot of fun to) to where you’d dirty it so much, but clothes do need to be washed at some point in time.  But overall, aside from my conscious thoughts on how I’d get this clean IF I did indeed dirty it, I really love this damn thing and I had an impromptu photo-shoot in the dark with my Mom wearing the hoodie AND I even got it on the dog.


Electric MVMT does not currently sell any other products, but it looks as if they plan on including some accessories in the near future.  They are in several retail stores that you can find on their website and they explain that their hoodies have you covered for every occasion from, “Out at the club, on a bike, hitting the bars, or recovering from a rough night with an early morning jog.”  Hey, think of it this way, now people don’t have to wear those goofy reflector vests when they go for a run at night, just hit up Electric MVMT for a nice glow-in-the-dark, light-up hoodie!  You’ve heard it here first – I think they should make some glow-in-the-dark animal clothing next. Just saying!


Electric MVMT, “the best thing to happen to clothing since the invention of the button.”  Check them out on Facebook and on their Website while the hoodies are still on sale!  I’ll definitely be heading back to pick up a few more for myself too!

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen a glow in the dark crew neck before, so this is really cool from Dopefruit, even if they haven’t actually included a picture of the sweatshirt glowing on their product page… and they probably could have ironed the item before taking the model photos!

Costiness=$68 Buy it at Dopefruit


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Brooklyn-based Choonimals Clothing Co. release their anticipated Fall/Winter 2012 Collection, featuring a glow-in-the-dark “Jasper! The Meanest Ghost” and eight other brand new Limited Edition Choonimals, hand-drawn by artist and Co-Owner Chris Theibert.

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T-shirt News for January 23rd

by Andy on January 23, 2012

teefury grab bag

$6 grab bags at TeeFury today.

Really nice illustration style at Shirt.Woot today.

Groundhog Day makes an appearance at RIPT, it’d be cool if they sold this shirt again tomorrow!
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T-shirt News for January 20th

by Andy on January 20, 2012

stand by me t-shirt

Thank you TeeFury commenters for explaining to me that this is a Stand By Me t-shirt.

I am rarely a fan of Shirt.Woot‘s art shirts, and this design doesn’t convince me otherwise.

Scooby Doo t-shirt at RIPT today.

The cool thing about this Shirt Punch tee is that parts of it glow in the dark, cool to see a Totoro shirt as well, Mrs. HYA would love this one.

I couldn’t really get into Spartacus: Blood and Sand, it was all a bit too much for my tastes, even the lure of Xena’s boobs wasn’t enough to keep me watching! This shirt is from The Yetee.

Like many people, I’m well over the ‘Keep Calm’ meme, but this OtherTees shirt made me laugh.

24tee really do love The Big Lebowski.

It’s another Star Wars vacation design from TeeMinus24.

It’s been a while since I posted a Wotto design, good to see him back in action at DBH.

Hey look, Tilteed are selling this tee by a.mar.illo again.

Mint Magazine have an interview with prolific t-shirt artist Drew Millward.

Craig Robson has added some new posters to his store, Daggers For Teeth.

Buy two get one free with the coupon code TRIPLETHREAT at BustedTees.

New arrivals at YourEyesLie.

Tee Gazette are giving away a shirt from LIES and FILTH.

Buy one get one free on everything in the Plain Lazy store.


T-shirt News for January 19th

by Andy on January 19, 2012

breaking bad t-shirt

I realised that this TeeFury shirt was about Breaking Bad, but having only seen a couple of episodes the Los Pollos Hermanos aspect of this shirt is lost on me.

I think that this might be my favourite design that Shirt.Woot have released.

Goonies-inspired t-shirt from RIPT today.

“The Marvelous commute to Wonderland” is up at Qwertee.

It’s Back To The Future vs Bill and Ted at Shirt Punch today.

Here’s another 24tee shirt that goes over my head.

I know that Community isn’t for everyone, but the paintball episode was truly fantastic, so I’m glad to get the reminder from TeeRadiers.

Two new shirts from DBH today (including one that is fighting SOPA that will only be available for a couple more days).

BustedTees have some wrestling pandas for $13.99 instead of $20 this week.

Hey look, Tilteed are selling ‘The Eternal Struggle’ again.

This error greeted me when I visited TeeBlitz this morning.

Adam has some advice over at TeeJunction on creating a t-shirt brand.

Save up to 20% on your order at Wrongwroks, providing you spend quite a lot.

Raygun Robyn is aiming for global domination, and to do that she’s going to offer free shipping to the first person from countries that haven’t yet made an order in her store.

Johnny Cupcakes shares a little story of how he put a plastic skull into a random customer’s order for a hat to try and add some mystery and magic to the online shopping process. It might give other store owners ideas about how they can make their shopping experience more interesting.

Obscure Printing are going to start offering a complete fulfillment service for brands (printing, packing, shipping, and stock holding). They’re also collaborating with a company called Judda distribution which will make brands available to 3000+ stores across Europe, which could be a great opportunity for a lot of brands. It’ll be interesting to see where this goes.

Mila Kunis wore a vintage-styled Pepsi t-shirt, super-duper!

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T-shirt News Roundup for January 16th

by Andy on January 16, 2012

mythbusters t-shirt

Dexter’s Laboratory meets Mythbusters in this shirt from Teefury.

Y’know, I’ve never seen Donnie Darko, judging by the amount of shirts about it, including this one from Qwertee, I probably should (lots of shirts usually = a good movie).

Shirt.Woot have a delightful 8-bit Ghostbusters design.

Strangely, RIPT also have a Ghostbusters shirt, though with a Muppets twist.

Glow in the dark shirt from The Yetee.

Nowhere Bad have a Portal inspired shirt.

OtherTees have a nice Sherlock design. Did anyone see the last episode of the current run last night? That show is so damn good.

24Tee are selling a familiar stormtrooper design.

TeeRaiders have a Firefly design that I didn’t need to Google to work out what it was.

Quite a pretty Twitter design from

GraphicLab have a Portal shirt on sale all this week.

Tee Mashups is closing, which is unfortunate, though at least they are being up front about things and are sending refunds to people that will not receive their shirts.

Star Wars comes to Shirt Punch today.

Not my kind of tee at DBH today, but interesting nevertheless.

Hey look, Tilteed are selling Greg Abbott’s lovely fox design again.

Glennz has turned five of his designs into iPhone wallpapers (may also work with other smartphones, I’m not sure).

Tony over at Wrongwroks has released a parka jacket in five different colours.

Perception Apparel have put three of their tees on sale for $10.

Halfcut Clothing have released a shirt to celebrate their involvement with the Blind Tiger Collective. Use coupon code hcc10 to get 10% off your order in their store.

The official press release for the Boston Tee Party has been released, it doesn’t cover much new ground but it’s nice to have it all be ‘official’.

Big Cartel let us know about some of their milestones in 2012, such as collective store sales of over $100,000,000 from their almost 200,000 stores.

Mighty Fine are running a competition with Marvel to find an amazing Avengers t-shirt design with the winner receiving up to $2,500.

Johnny Cupcakes has a couple of new tees, and a couple of new hats in his stores.

Here’s Rihanna wearing a Celine t-shirt that probably cost more than my whole outfit.


PXL Spring/Summer 2011 T-shirts

by Andy on May 22, 2011

pxl clothing model

I don’t give PXL the attention they deserve (which seems to be something of a theme on this blog, so many brands, so little time), they make good quality tees and they’re British, and I should probably be doing more to promote British companies since we/they always have to compete (at least on an online level) with Americans who are almost always cheaper.

This latest line is pretty impressive, all items limited to 100 pieces (I think), various printing styles employed (including glow in the dark) and those contrasts in the neck look pretty nice too. [via Tee Hunter]


Gran Hermano by Puhl at LaFraise

by Andy on January 28, 2011

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I think I might be cashing in my brouzoufs at laFraise this week to pick up this tee. Sure, they may have some designs that I like more, but this one has glow in the dark sections and that’s something my wardrobe is severely lacking in. Oh, and get free shipping from now until the 30th when you spend €60 or more with the coupon code FREESHIP60E. Oh, and if you’d like, here’s an interview with the designer Puhl.

Costiness=€23 Buy it at LaFraise


ghostbusters t-shirt


Costniess=$21.99 Buy it at 2bhip [via Rude Retro]


glow in the dark t-shirt

It’s about time I found another glow in the dark tee to post, and this one from Threadless looks nice… but I’m not entirely sure why they feel the need to add the glow in the dark effect, considering how in the past when Threadless have used glow in the dark ink it has been to add another dimension to the design, and sometimes it has been an integral part of the design, whereas in this case it feels like it has been done just because they can.

Costiness=$18 Buy it at Threadless

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Hungrrr by Cherry Sauce Clothing

by Andy on February 11, 2010

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This tee has a sandwich on it, so it fits in with the reason why a lot of people are visiting this site at the moment, but beyond that, IT GLOWS IN THE DARK, and we all know how much of a child I am for something that glows in the dark. Green and purple is a pretty classic colourway, so this tee clearly works beyond the night-time wow factor, though that said, kudos to Cherry Sauce for using the glow effect as an outline when the obvious choice would have been to have a glowing monster.

Now, if only it weren’t a v-neck… not everyone needs to know that my chest could double up as a rug.

Costiness=$24 Buy it at Cherry Sauce’s Storenvy store

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I always have such high hopes for glow-in-the-dark prints, I want to like them a lot, but in reality they never quite match up to my expectations. The glow is never bright enough for me to be happy, and if it doesn’t glow enough, then what’s the point?

I could be wrong about Threadless‘ glow-in-the-dark prints, they could be bright, I’ve never actually seen one myself to judge it, so I might pick this one up for testing because the concept is just wonderful and one of the reasons why I like glow in the dark for adding an extra dimension to designs.

Costiness=$18 Available from Threadless

*I’ve included a gallery of the rest of this weeks new releases from Threadless after the break.

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Stuff White People Like T-shirts

by Andy on January 30, 2009


I saw this tee a month or so ago, and now I feel like a bit of a chump for not posting it, firstly because part of the profits go to charity, and also because now that loads of other blogs have posted about the glow in the dark tee featuring lots of things white people like (a list of which can be found after the break) it seems like I’m just following the crowd. I like the design, and I like glow in the dark tees, but to be honest, I don’t really know what the glow aspect of this tee is bringing to the table in this instance.


In case you’re unaware, Stuff White People Like, is a blog about… stuff white people like. It’s usually a funny read, and it’s usually right too (so what if I like sushi?). Part of the profits from the sale of the tee go to Children of the Night, and so far they’ve raised $3,600 to bring kids off the street and away from forced prostitution, and helped white people wear ironic tees in the process, which we like, so everyone’s a winner!

Costiness=$20 Buy it at Fat American in Black or Gray

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This hoodie glows in the dark… this post needs no more words!

Costiness=£38 Buy it at Terratag


I can tick off another aspect of my t-shirt collection, no one had ever sent me a t-shirt with glow in the dark ink on it, so when I was offered another review sample from the gang over at Vintage Vantage I thought I’d indulge my love of clothing that glows and lights up by asking for to send over their design with glow in the dark ink on it, which is appropriately called ‘Glow in the Dark.’

I wore this last Saturday night, and I got at least four comments from the people I was out with (all girls – that’s how I roll!) asking whether it actually glowed in the dark. I assured them it did, but that we’d need to go somewhere pitch black for them to be able to see it properly, needless to say, my ladies can’t be tricked by such lines and I went home alone that evening!

It does glow in the dark though, as the .gif below attests, but the effect isn’t that dramatic, as is often the case with glow in the dark clothing, you actually do need to be in near-complete darkness for the effect to be good and clear. I had thought that it might be quite funny if a t-shirt that has “glow in the dark” written on it didn’t actually glow in the dark, just because of the way that the tee would set you up for something that may or may not exist.

Vintage Vantage have a pretty decent knack for creating a a tee which feels as if it might be many years old, that is to say, they do achieve their aims in attempting to create a tee with a vintage look and feel. The cut of their tees is good too, at a guess I’d say that they’re about as wide as an American Apparel tee, but maybe an inch to an inch and a half shorter, which is a better fit for me personally as I sometimes find that AA tees can run a little bit long. The print quality feels great, I can’t really tell the difference between a regular print from Vintage Vantage and this glow in the dark ink, but since I’ve never had a glowing tee before I don’t know if there should actually be a difference, either way, it feels good.

Costiness=$22.50 Buy it from Vintage Vantage


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I don’t usually mention tees from Threadless since I just presume that if you’re the kind of person that reads HYA then you probably get their newsletter every Monday anyway, but since glow in the dark tees make my heart flutter I just couldn’t help myself. As far as glow in the dark tees go, this one is a beast, I really like it when a designer takes glow ink and uses it for a real reason other than just making something glow for the sake of it. I guess that the design is slightly flawed on the level that for people to get it they need to see the wearer move from the light to the dark, although my romantic side does like the idea of a tee that says ‘hold me’, I’m sure that’d get me lots of action on a night out… it’d probably be from dudes though, and my boys hug me enough as it is…

Costiness=$16 Tee Link



I don’t really watch many horror movies anymore, not because I’m particularly scared of the content (I’m a man who proudly boasted in his Facebook status of my opinion that Sweeney Todd ‘wasn’t that gory’), just because there aren’t that many premises out there for horror movies that really appeal to me. One of the things that I don’t like about most t-shirt designs that attempt to appeal to horror fans is the way that they seem to be covered with blood splatters and unnecessarily gruesome images, its as if the designers are trying to create an offensive image that, to me, renders it unwearable in most everyday situations. Dance Party Massacre aren’t like that, if you’ll allow me to get poetic for a second, they’re like a breath of fresh air in a haunted house filled with the stench of stale blood (ooooh, dark!).


Let’s get this out of the way at the start, the face-mask glows in the dark. So you know that I’m gonna love this tee, and especially in the context that the thing that’s often so scary about horror movies is that you can’t see the scary thing, so DPM turned that concept on its head by making sure you can always see their object of terror. This design is typical of Dance Party Massacre’s style, they try and put ambiguity and angles for interpretation into each tee and this is no different. In their own words:

There’s evil out there, and in every slasher film it’s represented as the masked psychopath. This is our version of the boogeyman coming for us. And those hands inside of it—are they dancing, or reaching out for help?


In terms of quality, Dance Part Massacre manage to put out a pretty impressive package. In my envelope (I don’t know if they sent me any special freebies) there was the tee, a DPM printed plastic carrier bag, a load of promo postcards, a pin button, and a sticker. There’s big pics of all of them at the bottom of the post. The tee itself feels good, it doesn’t have a stock tag in it but I get the feeling that it might be AA, but I’m not too used to handling Large sized AA tees (no, I haven’t dropped the pounds yet, DPM don’t to up to XL yet) so I could be wrong. The print feels quality too, and I’ll be interested to see how the glow-in-the-dark treatment lasts with multiple washings.

Costiness=$28 Link

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