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Winter Collection released at Glamour Kills

by Andy on October 26, 2012

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This latest collection from Glamour Kills is pretty understated, surprisingly so, but Winter isn’t exactly a time for bright patterns unless you’re on a ski slope, and even then it’s pretty questionable.


Fall 2012 lands at Glamour Kills

by Andy on August 18, 2012

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Seeing a jacket in a release from a clotihng company makes me sad because I feel like we’ve barely had a Summer here in the UK and people are already turning their attention to Fall/Autumn. Still, it’s a damn good looking jacket at Glamour Kills (and the rest of the collection is pretty nifty too), so head over and check it out.


steve mcqueen leather jacket

Motorbikes scare me. The thought of riding one scares me, the thought of hitting one whilst I’m driving scares me, even them being behind me as I’m driving makes me nervous because I know that they are usually waiting for the next opportunity to pass me. I think that part of this stems from a guy overtaking me on his bike and then me finding him trapped under a car on the next bend, so I think I’m quite justified in not seeing the value of moving very fast with minimal protection.

However, some people are a lot more brave/foolhardy than I am, and that’s their choice and things will always be that way, so they might as well look good doing it. The leather jacket you can see above first came into production back in the 1930s and remained as an integral part of Lewis Leathers range until the middle of the 1960s, which is a lifespan that most designs don’t enjoy today. Steve McQueen was a fan of the jacket, picking it up whilst The Great Escape was being filmed, and he wore it in 1963 during the 500 mile Greenhorn Enduro race across the Mohave desert. Lewis have now decided to bring the jacket back into production and have reproduced the original in painstaking detail.

As my opening paragraph suggests, I don’t know much about motorbikes, and the clothing for them remains just as much of a mystery, but I would assume that a jacket like this can be worn both on and off your bike, and whether you’d want to risk wearing a £675 leather jacket whilst riding your bike is a whole other question.

Jacket available now from Lewis Leathers now.

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Daily Tees & News Roundup for November 4th

by Andy on November 4, 2011

pacman mario t-shirt

I like the concept but I’m not too into the style of the artwork in this Pcamn x Mario mashup tee at TeeFury today. It looks more like a comic (and a well illustrated one, let me be clear) than a t-shirt design.

Oooooh, political shirt from Qwertee today, very cool, very timely.

Another old shirt from Tilteed, I’d love to know when they’ll be dropping some new designs.

Nice colourway on today’s robot t-shirt.

It’ll never last, they’re from two different worlds! Shirt.Woot.

I’m glad this has the word ‘Firefly’ written on it otherwise I’d have had to hunt out the reference on this RIPT tee.

I love Zoidberg, so I think that this Futurama tee at TeeMinus24 is pretty nifty.

I love lunch, it’s one of the few times in the day that I’m not staring at a screen. This shirt is referring to the film Wall Street, so I can only assume that 24tee are hoping to pick up sales from the 1%!

Another oldie from Loviu, cool though.

Aren’t we all always at the corner of time and space? Catch of the Day Tee.

Not getting the reference on today’s Shirt Punch design, is it something to do with Portal?

Time to add TeeBlitz to the daily roster. This $10 tee shop has got that fantastic astronaut-based design on sale for the weekend.

Urban Industry are offering free shipping on orders until November 18th to try and encourage early shoppers.As you can tell from the infographic, they’re also offering extended returns and reminding you that gift vouchers are a thing.

Use the coupon code SEPT to get 20% off your order at Enclothe until 11/11/11, who have just introduced a new hoodie and had a few restocks too.

BustedTees are bringing in daily deals, starting with their Honey Badger shirt being $12 until midnight (EST).

PLNDR have got some ridiculous deals going on, probably on stuff that you’ll regret buying, but still. Oh, and if you manage to spend $100 or more, use the coupon code 20BUCKZ to get $20 off your order.

Karmaloop‘s latest offer is: “This Week:Spend $75 get *free shipping, Spend $125 get 15% off + *free shipping, Spend $200 get 20% off + *free shipping, Spend $350 get 25% OFF+ *free shipping,
USE CODE: LEVEL25 *$8 off international shipping” I wonder if anyone has ever bought anything for full price at Karmaloop.

Buy 4 shirts and get 1 free at Spreadshirt this month.

Dephect are offering a free card wallet with all orders, and the cool part is that you get to choose which wallet you receive depending on the coupon code you use. From right to left in the picture, these are the coupons to use: CITYWALLET ODWALLET ICECREAM BUYRECORDS.

Concrete Rocket have expanded their product range with a couple of jackets.

New shirt from A Better Tomorrow.

Mental Floss have got shirts as low as $9.99 for people that like their funny tees with some smarts to go with them.

Storenvy have a guide to taking photos of small items for your store, which will be of limited use to people with just t-shirts in their store, but it’s a decent tutorial and I felt it was worth adding to the news roundup today.


diamond supply co. UK stockist

I’ve heard the name of Diamond Supply Co. around quite a lot recently so they must be quite a big deal even if I don’t see what the fuss is about based on these three tees. Different strokes for different folks though, and my British chums can pick up these goods from Street Casuals.



When a brand starts having their own cut & sew work done you know that things are starting to get serious, and Kneedeepinsleep are most definitely serious, released 4 seriously nice t-shirts, a jacket, and some shirts recently. They’ve also got a fresh looking new website. The prices are fairly premium to what we’re used to here on HYA, but as everything is on a limited run, packaging is boxes rather than polybags, and all produced in England and Italy there are obviously costs that aren’t traditionally associated with a regular t-shirt brand.


disturbia clothing

It’s really interesting to see Disturbia branching out and growing beyond being a company that sells t-shirts and hoodies to being more of a lifestyle brand. I’ve made it clear in the past that their style isn’t necessarily something that I would wear, although I would happily pick up a few of these items (the non-horror/gore ones) which probably shows that as they’re growing and diversifying they’re also starting to appeal to those of us that don’t want to wear a shirt with a torrent of blood on it.

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The Johnny Cupcakes Juggernaut rolls on with yet more “hey, that’s not a t-shirt” items. I wasn’t too into the ties that were released recently, but then again, I write about t-shirts, so when would I ever wear a tie? This windbreaker though, this I can get into, I love the colourway, and the subtle cupcake camo makes it interesting without being over-the-top on the bakery-love.

Costiness=$98.99 Available from Johnny Cupcakes for men, and for women


Military Jacket by Obakki at Matthew Izzo

by Andy on September 15, 2009


This jacket is in no way cheap ($440), and I kind of suspect that the model is wearing at least a size too small for them, but damn it looks good. I was trying to think where I’d heard the name Matthew Izzo before, and then it struck me, Matthew Izzo had a shop along my walk to the office in Philly. I never actually went into the store, but my brother did, you have to be buzzed in (the doors are locked) and he found sweaters that were more than $600, so this jacket is actually a bit of a bargain!

Costiness=$440 Available from Matthew Izzo [via NotCouture]


The Carlisle Jacket by Chateau Roux

by Andy on September 15, 2009

You guys are probably thinking, “hey, that’s a nice-looking lightweight jacket that handsome Andy has found, especially with Summer quickly becoming a memory.” I however, am thinking, why is this named after Carlisle?

Carlisle is a town (possibly classed as a city) about an hour north of where I live that’s prett much on the Scottish border, and whilst there’s not a whole lot wrong with the place, there’s not a huge amount of awesome stuff either. I think the reason that I have a bit of a downer on Carlisle (the place, no the jacket), is that I have never been there and it be warm. I’m almost 25 and I probably go there 3 or 4 times a year, and I don’t remember it being warm on any occasion, there seems to be a constant cold wind running through the town at any given time. They do have a nice Italian restaurant though, so it’s not all bad.

Costiness=£75 Available from Chateau Roux



Ucon have pretty much nailed simple, minimal, clothing with a distinct European look, which should come as no surprise as they are German (y’know, in Europe). The problem with simple clothing like this? There isn’t all that much you can say about it. Looks good though!

And yes, that is a hoodie being featured in the top pic, a hoodie on Hide Your Arms; in other news, hell has frozen over.



No Star introduces La Merde

by Andy on March 16, 2009


When you think of No Star Clothing, your probably think of funny tees, a pretty light label, certainly not a premium brand. I guess that’s why the people behind No Star have launched La Merde (and yes, I know what that means), a new premium hoodie and jacket label. Gone are the funny slogans, and in come some fairly serious sleeved pieces.

Like I said, this is a premium line, and the prices reflect that (the above jacket is $250), but they do look like high quality goods, and I realy like the way that they all have a little eccentric touch to set them out from similar items (like the red stitching on the button hole in the piece above).

Until April 1st, use the coupon code NOSTAR to get 10% off your order.

La Merde


Get your Jack Threads invites here!

by Andy on November 14, 2008

In a nutshell, Jack Threads is like Woot, except for instead of selling gadgets, they sell cool streetwear. One item a day, severely discounted (at least 50% off). Simple.

If nutshells aren’t for you, here’s how they describe themselves:

JackThreads is an online shopping community offering apparel, sneakers, and accessories from respected brand names in the surf, skate, and street fashion subcultures—offered daily at least fifty percent off (usually more). All this wrapped in an exclusive little “invite only” bow.

Think about it—In a recent study, six out of ten 18-35 year old men said that they believe they will become famous in their lifetimes. Four out of ten believe they will become rich. We support your ambition toward one or both of these goals (or slacking if that’s your thing) and we hope that you achieve them without going to jail. But whatever your goal (unless your goal involves the adult film industry) you can not achieve it naked. So now every day at midnight, a new item will go on sale to help you look good doing all the things you do in your very cool and busy lives

All that’s great, but I bet you’re wondering how you’re going to stop peering through the window and actually get an invite to Jack Threads? Well, such is the awesome power of Hide Your Arms, we’ve been hooked up with a link that will allow you to sign up without having to go to all the trouble of having me send each of you an e-mail (which is good, because I’m pretty lazy).

All you have to do is click on this link (or the one at the end of this post) and you’ll be able to sign up.

Jack Threads

*Disclosure: Jack Threads give members $10 credit for referring new members (only when that person buys an item), this referral programme may only apply to when it is done by e-mail rather than with the special link that I’ve been given, so I may or may not earn commission from these referrals. I would have written about Jack Threads either way, but I thought I’d better let you know.


Mishka NYCs Latest Lookbook

by Andy on November 12, 2008

Mishka NYC are one of those brands which I never really get too excited by, but they always impress me. Maybe they don’t excite me because they send out so many e-mail newsletters that I just get a bit bored of them. Still, their latest offerings look great.

Mishka NYC

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Six Foot Owl: Custom Hand Painted Clothing

by Andy on October 13, 2008

I’ve got a bit of a thing for hand-painted clothing, you always know that you’re buying a one-of-a-kind piece of clothing, which is always pretty special. Here’s their blurb:

We create one of a kind works of art using every day garments and apparel as our canvas. Our goal is to put original images onto the bodies of original people. Not only do we make original garments, but we also customize people’s existing favorite items of clothing. We believe that clothing is one of the most expressive forms of self-representation a person can use. Clothes should display the unique set of preferences of what each of us find to be beautiful, or funny, or sexy, or sophisticated…

…As we started painting on clothing, we received a ton of support and requests for custom products. We started to realize that other people were just as tired at seeing the same old mass-produced clothes around as we were. Everyone we came into contact with became excited at the idea of wearing something that was made specifically for them to wear. And, in that, Six Foot Owl clothing was born.

Six Foot Owl


Winter Jackets from Original Fake

by Andy on October 3, 2008

I saw these jackets by streetwear label Original Fake on HighSnobriety (amongst a zillion posts about sneakers and logo tees) a few days ago and really liked their look, especially with the subtle integration of the Kaws ‘X’, it doesn’t get more subtle than black on black!

Unfortunately the chance of you picking up one of these coats is pretty darned slim, seeing as the HS blog post only mentions them being released at a single shop in Japan. I see this kind of thing all the time in the streetwear world, releasing products in maybe one or two stores when there’s worldwide demand for them, and it seems pretty odd to me, I know that keeping things limited helps to hype the brands and their products, but it does seem like an awful lot of effort to design and produce items only for so few people to be able to actually buy them.

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Autumns over in Australia!

by Andy on September 16, 2008

I’d really like to pat myself on the back for such a great post title, bravo me, bravo Andy, you devilishly handsome man.

See, the reason why that title is so awesome is because Autumns is the name of a web store in Australia that sell great brands like Beautiful/Decay, Obey, People Like Us, and Tank Theory. Autumn is also a season (you Americans call it ‘Fall’ for what I presume is a dumb reason… oh), and since its actually Spring in Australia, clearly Autumn is over in Australia. I guess you could also say that Autumn hasn’t been yet, but that would make my post title seem less awesome, so stop ruining my fun you over-thinker!

Autumns have only been around since early August, so if any of you Aussies haven’t checked them out yet, head on over, because I’ve heard that you can sometimes struggle to get stuff shipped over to you with some online stores in the US and hopefully Autumns can help you with that problem.


*In the comments Cameron from Autumns has generously offered us a coupon code that will get you 10% off your order. The coupon code is hideyourcoupon.

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Fall 2008 at PopJunkie looks mighty fine

by Andy on September 5, 2008

PopJunkie are one of those brands that I totally forget about after I’ve written about them, only to be reminded of their excellence when I get their newsletter. Their Fall line is now available and its filled with great concepts that have been executed really well, if I were to describe this line in one word it would be ‘solid,’ because I just can’t fault it.

Oh, and if you want to see what happened when PopJunkie went to the POOL tradeshow, check out this Flickr set.

Pop Junkie


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