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Piekuo ‘Bat’ – Review

by Ben_P on June 28, 2015

Recently I got the opportunity to review Pieukuo. I was pleasantly surprised when receiving the package. It was the little additions to the T-shirt that makes this new starter seem more like an established brand. They have customised tape for their packaging, lovely information card as well. It’s definitely a very professional set up they have going, the website, packaging and final product all make this brand into someone to definitely keep on your radar.

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Going into the packaging, it was simple nothing too extravagant in terms of what it was actually delivered in a simple brown box. I can’t really fault anyone for not splashing out on over the top packaging because it’s one of those things that you end up tearing through and discarding anyway. I really thought the tape was a nice little touch as I’ve already mentioned as it definitely puts a personal touch onto a plain packaging.

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On opening parcel I was greeted by a clear plastic bag protecting the garment and inside with it was a descriptive card. It’s these little things that all add up to creating a very professional and established look for such a young brand.

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First off the design. I really like this design, it’s got a certain appeal that I can’t quite portray into words very eloquently, it reminds me of an old school 8-Bit video game enemy, It certainly appeals a lot to me at least! It’s again very nice that it isn’t a pop culture mashup thrown together that with a tenuous link – so it certainly gets a few little extra points on that side from me.

I do admit that one negative I had about the t-shirt to start with was that it seemed a tad too tight, the neck is very tight and I felt that across the chest felt slightly too tight for a medium shirt however I was pleasantly surprised because I was under the assumption this would be an uncomfortable shirt to wear for extended periods of time – it wasn’t. If you’re thinking of buying a shirt from these guys just be aware that the neck lines are tighter than average – which isn’t a negative aspect but I suppose I’m used to having a bit of wiggle room with my t-shirts and thats a personal preference. 

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The feel of the shirt is nice, it’s soft and feels very durable. The print as well is 2 colour screen print that has so far shown absolutely no signs of cracking, it definitely feels like it will last a long time, the one down side of this print is that it feels slightly heavy on the shirt and to the touch isn’t the nicest of prints – but really its a welcome trade off to have this image stay fresh looking for longer. The price of the Bat is £15 which I feel for all of what they’ve put into the design and overall experience is a very reasonable price.

Just a note that this design comes both as a T-Shirt and as a Sweat. Just incase one bat isn’t enough why not get both!

Overall I’m really impressed with Piekuo – they’re a relatively new brand in the grand scheme of things and the whole product from start to finish just looks fantastic, the website is beautifully design and they’ve really got a fantastic functioning website in my eyes. The designs are varied and they’re certainly unique. You’ll be sure to stand out from the crowd with anything from their site

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Hello all you HYA readers, it’s me, Leah! Remember or have you forgotten about me? I know it’s been awhile since I posted last, but I am back and hoping I can make up for lost time. So, I did a blog a little while ago about Another Fine Tee and as a thank-you, they were kind enough to send me a t-shirt (their very first print to be exact), so of course I jumped at the chance to review it! Another Fine Tee is one of those “tee-a-day” sites that we all love so much and they are indeed a very new company opening  just this Summer. They have already shown to be very promising displaying a range of pop-culture tees, as well as some pop-culture with more of an artsy quality about them. Another Fine Tee does not necessarily offer a “tee-a-day”, but close enough, as they offer one original, limited edition t-shirt design once every 72 hours! Also, as we know with all sites like this, once the time is up, you can no longer purchase it on their site.

Like I mentioned earlier, I received Another Fine Tee’s very first print on their site, Big Blue Skies designed by the great J3concepts who makes some incredible tees and this one is no different. There are a couple reasons why I really admire this design – one obvious reason being that I am a big fan of the show Breaking Bad that this shirt is inspired by. The other less obvious reason that I like this one, is not only is it a pop-culture tee, but it also incorporates artsy-elements in the style of the lines and in the overall mood of the design. One last thing, though I am pretty sure not that many people would agree with me, but the fact that J3 decided to leave out text makes it even more of a success in my eyes.

Another Fine Tee prints their designs on 100% cotton, and also on 50/50 blend – it all depends on the design and the day. The tee that I was given is a 100% cotton blank (and actually, I am not sure what brand the blank is, but it is comparable to the Gildan Softstyle), but I must say it’s a bit shorter in length than I am used to. The overall fit is a bit tight in places, but it feels comfortable. I think their tees run a bit small and I would have been better to have chosen a women’s medium instead of small – just keep that in mind when you purchase in the future.

As for the print, I can tell it’s screen-printed by it’s soft ink that seems to have blended in very nicely with the fabric of the tee and even after a few washes (and laying flat to dry), it’s still maintaining it’s quality. The size of the print could have been a little bigger to utilize the t-shirt canvas, in my opinion, but it’s not a deal breaker at all – I just prefer my prints larger. I do appreciate the custom printed tag most of all from Another Fine Tee; their logo is cute, fun, and professional and if you know me, then you know I gravitate to these surprising little details!

Thanks again to Another Fine Tee for giving me the opportunity to review their brand and their tee and of course, thanks to everyone out there for reading!

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