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princess leia star wars hoodie

Fair enough, the actual body on this hoodie from Hot Topic is fairly ho-hum (though the cuffs and high neck are pretty interesting), but I think we can all agree that the hood really sets it apart.

Costiness=$54.50 Buy it at Hot Topic


T-shirt News for February 21st

by Andy on February 21, 2012

star wars alderaan t-shirt

A truly grown-worthy Star Wars pun t-shirt from TeeFury.

Glow in the Dark Skyrim t-shirt at Shirt.Woot today. Also, Woot are selling American Apparel blanks for $7.99 each as they’re switching their supplier to a new blank soon.

RIPT have a Firefly tourism shirt available today.

LOST x “Spy vs. Spy” today at Shirt Punch.

The simplicity of this 24tee shirt made me chuckle.

Pokemon gets a run out at TeeRaiders.

Doctor Who design by Tom Trager has been added to the Tshirt Contest catalogue.

I really like this design from DBH, bit different from my usual tastes, but it’s interesting.

Los Pollos Hermanos is a Breaking Bad themed shirt that is $11 instead of $20 for another day at BustedTees.

This lovely Greg Abbott t-shirt is back at Tilteed.

These three shirts are new-ish at Camiseteria.

Seventh.Ink have some of their older designs available for the ridiculously low price of $7.

Wrongwroks have got a sale on, though you do need to spend a minimum of $150 to qualify.

A Better Tomorrow have a sale on for their plain zip-up hoodies.

Rib Cage Customs are giving away ten t-shirts in conjunction with Loaded Magazine (which does mean the link looks a bit NSFW).

Like Sin Star on Facebook and you’ll be sent a massive 50% off coupon code. This offer is good until March 20th.

Threadless screenprint 99% of their tees, but they are experimenting with DTG. Sounds like a good way to make sure some of the less loved designs don’t get consigned to the design cemetery.

Get free shipping (US only, international orders save $10) at Typography Shop when you order two or more items.


sleepy dan hoodies

This hoodie and sweatshirt duo were released before the New Year, but as I had little intention of blogging during the break they have had to wait until now to be mentioned.

They’re a bit of a departure for Sleepy Dan, traditionally he’s done screen printed goods, but these cut & sew pieces show the direction that he wants to go in the future. I am seriously impressed with the level of detail that Dan has gone to with this release, clearly he’s trying to produce something very unique and interesting, but quite understated and classy. It feels to me like a step up for the brand trying to hit that next level and I like that because I’m sure it means that we’ll be seeing some great blog posts from Dan this year. Speaking of which I really hope that Dan will get the chance to talk about the new goods here on HYA, since the production process on a cut & sew product like this would probably very interesting.

Despite all the extra details on each item they aren’t going to be breaking the bank, with the sweatshirt coming in at $35 and the hoodie at $40, bargain!


Darth Vader Costume Hoodie

by Andy on December 6, 2011

darth vader costume hoodie

Considering it’s a hoodie that would be acceptable for day-to-day wear, this Darth Vader hoodie at 80sTees is actually pretty accurate to the real thing.

Costiness=$60 Buy Darth Vader Costume Hoodie at 80sTees


hide your arms hoodie

I put a post on the HYA Facebook page a couple of days ago asking what people would like me to discount in the HYA store; hoodies, t-shirts, or posters. There wasn’t much feedback (6 responses from almost 3000 fans), but hoodies did receive the most interest, so true to my word I have put the hoodies on sale at £25, which is a saving of £10.

The hoodies will be on reduced price until next Friday (August 19th), and even though I’d destroyed any notion of a profit margin with the price cut, I will still be including a HYA sticker and pin badge in every order. Sizes are genuinely limited, I’m down to singles in some sizes, and once they are gone it will probably be quite a long time until I restock, so if you want one, get it now, it’ll be winter soon and these hoodies are ridiculously fluffy and warm and awesome. I know I’m meant to hype my own product, but I love these hoodies and I hope that more brands out there print on them because they are really high quality for the price.

Hide Your Arms Hoodies (in both pullover and zip-up style)


year of tees

Do you remember A Year of Tees? It was Keith Walsh side-project (beyond running Turtlehead) that made a new t-shirt available for sale every day. It was meant to finish on December 31st 2010, but after receiving a number of requests Keith opened up the vault and made all the designs available for sale again, somewhat indefinitely (I’m sure it won’t be forever, but there’s no end cap this time around). He’s just increased the available offerings once again by making it possible to purchase every t-shirt design as a hoodie… and they say HYA doesn’t talk about hoodies anymore, pfft!


sutsu Spring Summer 2011

As I looked through the images I was sent in the e-mail I just kept nodding and saying “yes, yes, yes” because this line from SUTSU is very impressive. It all looks good with the big, bold and usually simple graphics, and 95% of the pieces are printed on EarthPositive garments. If you’re unaware, EarthPositive is a range from Continental clothing which is 100% organic and it’s production is done in a low emission way, in fact, I think it might actually be carbon negative (production takes carbon emissions out of the air instead of polluting it).

Good clothes that are good for the Earth, what more could you want?


HYA hoodies are on sale (and stickers too)!

by Andy on February 10, 2011

hya hoodie

They’re here, they’re here, they’re finally here! Feels a bit like Christmas, no?

I really am very proud of these hoodies. They feel like such a quality product, really soft, warm, well put together, great fit, they really are impressive, and I’m rather enthusiastic about the hoodies, which is probably obvious due to my overuse of the word ‘really’ in this sentence. I know I’m meant to big them up to you guys since you will (hopefully) be the people buying them, but I am genuinely very happy with the hoodies and hope that you’ll like them too.

The print on the back uses water-based ink, so it’s nice and soft and will only get softer over time, and over the washing cycles it will gain a really nice vintage look, so it doesn’t just look good now, it will look good forever! I decided to go with the one colour print just to keep it simple and hopefully fairly classy, this isn’t a loud hoodie, but I feel it’s very wearable. Of course, I am very biased, I think anything with my logo on is very wearable.

When I first envisioned the hoodies they were going to be purely a pullover affair, but based on your feedback I decided to split the print run between pullovers and zip-up hoodies, to make sure that everyone was happy. The zip-up hoodies do run smaller than the pullover, so if you are really concerned about the size and don’t want a snug fit I would suggest ordering a size up. Due to the order being split that does of course mean that there are limited quantities available of each size in each style.

The contrast coloured laces do add something to the front when compared to the grey laces that the hoodies were shipped with. It’s just a little thing, but I think that the little touch of blue sets it apart from a ‘regular’ hoody, and makes sure that it isn’t all business at the front (no, I have not produced the hoody equivalent of a mullet).

The hoodies are priced at £35 each for either the zip-up or the pullover, which I think is in line with what other British brands are charging for similar products. Shipping in the UK is £3.60, and shipping for everyone else is £7.50, I know that might sound a little steep, but that’s actually less than the post office will charge me to send a hoodie to you (around £10), so I am taking a hit on the shipping for you guys because I couldn’t bring myself to charge more than £10 just to send you a hoodie. Also, since £7.50 is too much for shipping in the European Union (who are also being charged as ‘everyone else’) I have created the coupon code EUROSHIPPING5 which will give you 5% off your order, to take account of the shipping costs. I know it’s a bit awkward, hopefully Big Cartel will implement a European shipping option soon and we can do things the regular way. Of course, there’s nothing to stop non-Europeans using that coupon code either…

Regular readers will notice I’ve also redone the HYA store to make it look quite a lot better and less like a vanilla Big Cartel store front. Will this mean more people buy stuff? I have no idea, but I like looking at it more so I’m happy with that. There are also new images for all the items I’ve got on sale, new and old. I’ve just added the HYA stickers to the store, which are £1.20 for a pack of 5.

Check out the Hide Your Arms store and have a look around, and please let me know what you think, and as usual I request that you be as honest as possible.


honour over glory hoodie

Apparently, Honour Over Glory are the #1 store on Big Cartel right now, I’m not sure what the metric is for deciding what makes them #1, but when you consider there are 100,000+ stores on Big Cartel, that is quite an impressive feat. Also impressive is this hoodie.

Costiness=£34.99 Buy it at Honour Over Glory

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Life|Death hoody by stheart

by Andy on January 17, 2011

stheart hoodie

You know what would be nice from a company that has a really cool website and more than 10,000 fans on Facebook? The ability to see a picture of their product that is more than 300 pixels wide.

Costiness=$29.95 Buy it at stheart


wool hoody

Sure, it’s not cheap, but I can guarantee that it would keep you nice and warm, whilst looking seriously cool.

Costiness=£150 Buy it at The Bureau


Heavyweight Zip Hoody by Woodlands Supply Co.

by Andy on January 15, 2011

woodland supply co. hoodie

It’s a simple looking hoodie, has some interesting accents and details, and it’s only available in XL (but I’m posting it anyway since I’m an XL).

Costiness=$145 Buy it at Woodland Supply Co.


The Sharp hoodie by Drifter

by Andy on January 12, 2011

drifter hoodie

I like the idea of a brand taking a classic item and just putting a bit of a different twist on it, especially when they do it like Drifter have in this instance.

Costiness=$115 Buy it at Drifter.

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cool hoodie

One of the interesting things that A Better Tomorrow (the German Threadless) have been doing recently is opening themselves up as a storefront for certain special brand, most of which I think are German (if not all, I’m not entirely sure). It’s a good way for them to expand their offering without deviating too much from what their good at, and I’m awfully glad that they deviated into getting this hoodie into their store. It’s pretty unique, I like the little loop of fabric that you’re meant to thread the hood drawstrings through, I haven’t seen that before, and using the contrasting colour drawstrings is nice too.

Costiness€74.90 Buy it at A Better Tomorrow (German-language site)

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Adam from I Am The Trend posted a massive list of 70 great hoodies that will keep you warm this Winter, provided you live somewhere moderately temperate. I know that when Winter really hits I won’t be stepping out without…

my beaver onesie and polar bear slippers, yes its white slippers after labour day, but thats just who I am, I like dressing up as two animals at once and rolling around on the floor whilst eating cheese and ham toasties.

My brother wrote that when I stepped out of the room, usually I’d just delete it and write something that makes slightly more sense, but it was his birthday yesterday, so why not just let him have this one?

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breaking bricks hoodie threadless

I don’t think that this hoodie from Threadless is as capable of causing as many nerdgasms as the “Traditional Greeting” hoodie did a few weeks ago, but it definitely has it’s charm, and doesn’t identify the wearer as a Star Trek fan so it has a bit broader appeal. Also, it has a custom zipper pull in the form of a hand… outstanding!

It’s good seeing Threadless step up a bit with their hoodies, I sometimes feel with them that they don’t put the effort in with hoodies, t-shirts and hoodies sometimes need to be treated differently even when they’re using the same design, but I assume that having ‘Ziptember’ wasn’t just marketing BS, they were actually saving some really cool hoodies for September, and hopefully we’ll be seeing this level of quality from here on out.

Costiness=$40 Buy it at Threadless



Unfortunately this hoody is only available in size extra small, which in my experience is quite a small amount of the population in terms of men, but the ladies will probably be able to fit into it if it’s a unisex XS. I’m a sucker for a head print and this is no exception, and I really like the colourway they’re rocking on the back, works very nicely.

Oh, and there is an unneccessarily boob-filled shot in the gallery, fashion photographers eh?

Costiness=€50 Buy it at Dead, Serious! Clothing
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Love Heart Hoody by Pandy Cane

by Andy on March 10, 2010

pandy cane love heart hoody

Technically, this is a logo hoodie, so you’ll probably need to be a Pandy Cane fan to lay down your cash on it, but I think that the Love Heart style works really well for them, and that colourway is pretty much perfect.

Costiness=£34 Buy it at Pandy Cane

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The Forbidden Tree hoody by Badashell

by Andy on February 11, 2010

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If you’re looking for a hoodie that has a bit of a tattoo style to it, but you don’t want to look like an Ed Har-douche, then you may be pleasantly surprised to see the above hoodie. Fans of attractive women may also be happy to see the above hoodie.

The sunshine yellow might not particularly be to everyone’s taste, but I’m sure there will be people out there that take a…. shine*…. to it.

Costiness=$49.99 Available for men and women at Badashell Clothing

*Oh yeah, that just happened.


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