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Mystery Shirts for $5 at The Bungaloo

by Andy on June 17, 2012

the bungaloo


I met the artist behind The Bungaloo at Renegade in London last year and he had some great designs, so I wholeheartedly recommend spending $5 (plus shipping) on a random shirt from the collection, it’s very likely that you won’t be disappointed.

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I went down the rabbit hole a bit with this shirt, and still I have no good information.

I spotted this Salvador Dalek shirt first on this Tumblr, and know what Doctor Who fans you guys are I decided to try and find out where to buy it.
The image looked like it was taken at a market or on a stall of some kind (based on the metal frame the shirts are stuck too), which didn’t give me much of a clue, but did make me feel a bit like Sherlock. I then Googled Salvador Dalek and came up with many worse shirts, until I came across this eBay auction selling the design with the seller claiming to have bought it at a British beer festival, it being too big for him, so he’s selling it.

I then went back to the original Tumblr and realised that the image was linked to Imgur, the popular photo service that was built by a Redditor and is used by many Redditors. This then led me back to the original thread on Reddit which was started by the person who took the picture, stating that it was seen at the Cambridge Beer Festival (where more than 100,000 pints were drank last week). Another commenter mentioned that they’d bought it at the Brighton Beer Festival last year, so I assume that means the sellers travel around different festivals selling shirts, which hopefully means that they might have a web presence of some kind.

Alas, that is where the trail ends, I could gain any more info about the name of the company selling them, so I’m throwing the net a bit wider and involving you guys on the off chance that one of you has seen the shirt being sold somewhere or know the designer/company.

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DBH’s Tee Grinder – 3 tees for $25

by Andy on May 17, 2012

design by humans tee grinder

I’ve always been put off by mystery tee sales because if I’m spending money on something I like to know what it is. So when I heard that DBH had introduced the ‘TeeGrinder’ in which you could get three random shirts for $25 I figrued it had to be a mystery bundle deal. Nope. You can’t choose which shirts you receive, but you can see them before you place your order, as shown in the picture. You can even ‘grind’ several times after picking your size and gender in the hopes that a better bundle comes up, though, of course, once you press grind you lose the last bundle you had up on the screen so you’re taking a chance that you could be shown a worse bundle than the one you already had. I suppose you could get around this by opening multiple browser tabs, but that does seem like quite a lot of hassle. $8.33 for a Design By Humans shirt is a pretty sweet deal, and I really like this implementation of the ‘random shirts’ idea.

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bustedtees mystery t-shirts

If you like BustedTees a lot, as in you look at their store and you like at least half of their designs (especially the ones that are currently in the $10 clearance area), then a mystery tee may well be right up your alley. It might also be a good idea if you want to stock up on shirts to give out as presents to friends over the year, since you can pretty much guarantee that no matter what shirt you receive then you’ll have at least one friend that will like it.

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hipstery mystery packages

Okay, it’s actually more like 46 hours since they announced this a couple of hours ago, but 48 hours is a number that the brand understands to be two days, and it’s how Hipstery described it anyway so I thought that would make the most sense, which may not be the case since I’ve had to write this sentence of explanation.

Germany’s favourite mystery t-shirt company, Hipstery, is offering free shipping on the above pacakges for the next… however many hours, as long as you use the coupon code imawinner.

Out of interest, have any HYA readers ever bought a mystery package from Hiptery, and if so, what did you think of it? The mystery shopping aspect seems pretty interesting to me but I’d just be too afraid to order something without knowing what it is.

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Daily t-shirt news releases for April 12th

by Andy on April 12, 2012

Cute Thundercats t-shirt

At least we can say this Thundercats t-shirt at TeeFury is cute, whether I’d want to wear it…


Very nice from Shirt.Woot. I had a friend that uttered this phrase once, we still mock him for it to this day (in that way groups of guys never forget anything embarrassing about each other.


Metroid meets Boba Fett at RIPT today and it looks mighty nice.


Five famous weapons at Qwertee.


Kong Barrel Co. makes an appearance at Shirt Punch.


I’m just going to presume that this design at TeeRaiders is to do with The Last Airbender (the film with no ending IIRC), and you can tell me I’m wrong in the comments.


Pretty nice from DBH today (oh, and get 25% off with the coupon code DBHSTAFF).


America is ready for Change at BustedTees.


Made in the Now point out that Disneyland Paris is in almost €2 billion of debt as it celebrates it’s 20th birthday.


Fibertopic react to the $1 billion sale of Instagram to Facebook.


Tee Busters have a shirt mashup of the two most famous Dexter’s on TV.


Among Villains have put all their shirts on sale for $15 this month.


WeLoveFine.com are running an Invader Zim design contest with a cash prize of up to $2,500.


Terratag‘s lucky dip mystery bags won’t be available forever.

Justin Bieber wore what looks like quite a cool t-shirt, from the side at least.

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T-shirt News for March 20th

by Andy on March 20, 2012

$6 teefury t-shirts

$6 grab bag shirts at TeeFury today.


‘ProCATStination’ slows things down at Shirt.Woot.


‘Strum Trooper’ Star Wars t-shirt is up at RIPT.


Totoro makes an appearance at Qwertee, my lady will be pleased.


Even though in the description at Shirt Punch it says that this is something to do with SBSP I still don’t know what this is about, help please!


Grim Fandango shirt at The Yetee.


Sherlock Holmes x Doctor Who at OtherTees.


24tee have a spiffy new site design, but today’s shirt isn’t for me.


Tshirt Contest have a shirt about monkey’s in space.


I like that bear, good work DBH.


Election year = election parody tees, this Stewart/Colbert one is $10 instead of $20 today at BustedTees.


Apparently March 20th is a day when millions of Americans plan to abstain from eating meat, who knew? T-shirt from Made in the Now.


This shirt at Tilteed may not be new, but it’s certainly new to me, and that is refreshing.


Springleap have teamed up with a The Glass Recycling Company to find a t-shirt design that illustrates the positive impacts of recycling glass.


Teecraze have an interview with t-shirt artist Nik Holmes.


In case you missed it, there’s a $9.99 Threadless sale going on right now.


Some guy on Reddit made a funny shirt for his Grandpa.


Some guy on Reddit wore a shirt that pokes fun at stereotypes.


Some guy on Reddit was watching the 1998 TV show Felicity and noticed this funny kerning t-shirt.


WeLoveFine.com are holding an Adventure Time cupcake challenge.


A few new HUF tees have dropped at Street Casuals.

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T-shirt news for March 19th

by Andy on March 19, 2012

star wars t-shirt

So, I guess we could call this a Star Wars x Star Wars mashup at TeeFury?


Random shirts at Shirt.Woot for $6.66 today.


RIPT drop a Skyrim tee today.


Brilliant pirate typography shirt up at Qwertee.


Shirt Punch have a Sherlock Holmes tee that will make little sense to the vast majority of British viewers, which says a lot about the global popularity of the show.


There’s an alien invasion at Nowhere Bad.


Snake make an appearance at The Yetee.


I had to Google it, but this shirt at OtherTees references the high school attended by the Power Rangers.


When it comes to old school nerd tee designs it doesn’t get much older than this at 24tee.


TeeRaiders have a Supernatural referencing design for us.


Delightful shirt up at DBH today.


Lego gets some love at GraphicLab today.




Three fun new designs from Goodjoe.




Shirt Vegas have three new pop culture tees available this week as part of their pre-launch.


Made in the Now salute the thai billionaire who invented Red Bull who died at the weekend.


I’m fairly sure that this was the first ever tee that Tilteed offered and it’s back for another day.


Wrongwroks have released a military style shirt.


Miles To Go will release their Spring collection on Wednesday, and I’ll probably forget to mention it.


Speaking of MTG, here’s a speed run video of one of the new designs.


The Mancunianist is a new street-style blog focusing on Manchester.


TTG are running a big giveaway with Branded Baron.

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Daily T-shirt News Roundup for January 13th

by Andy on January 13, 2012

exorcist rolling stones t-shirt

This shirt at TeeFury is a mashup of The Exorcist and the Rolling Stones, which is pretty appropriate for Friday the 13th, it’s almost like they planned it!


I’m fairly sure that I’ve seen this Firefly shirt somewhere else before it docked at Qwertee.


Shirt.Woot have the kind of shirt I would put on a level with Three Wolf Moon, except with no ironic redemption.


RIPT are getting into the Hobbit spirit a little early.


TeeMinus24 must have been watching LOTR too.


This 24tee shirt doesn’t really work with my British mind.


One for the Star Wars fans at TeeRaiders.


An Ozzy Osbourne/Iron Man parody for you today at Shirt Punch.


Now that’s an angry bear at DBH (who I notice have made a few little tweaks to their homepage).


Loviu are doing mystery tees for 7€ from now until the end of the month. The text says “order 3 mystery tees only 7 euros each” but I think that three is the maximum for one transaction, not the minimum, as I was able to add one tee to the cart when I gave it at go.


BustedTees have got their Hunger Games t-shirt on sale for $11.99 instead of $20 for the rest of today.


Hey look, Tilteed, are selling ‘Expansion II’ again.


Details of Graniph‘s design award have been announced. Submissions open on February 1st, and the top prize is 500,000 yen, which is probably a lot of money.


Graniph are also having their winter sale at the moment, loads of goods marked down by as much as 50%.


Turista Clothing have a 35% off coupon code at the moment, HPY2012, that will be live until January 15th. They also have some new tees you many want to check out. [via TTG]


Kid Robot have a decent sale on, with 50% off all of last year’s designs.


The first of Obey’s Spring 2012 line has dropped at Urban Industry.


I think that only a mother could love these (recently restocked) barcode hoodies at Methods NYC, but the coupon code of BRICK getting you 25% off your order on anything in the store until tomorrow at midnight (EST, presumably) is a lot more tantalising.


Taken Clothing have got everything on sale for $20 until January 17th. I’m not sure how much things cost before the sale, but presumably it was more than $20.


Get 13% off your order at Trust No One with the coupon code UNLUCKYFORSOME until 9am tomorrow UK time.


Own the Night Clothing have a sale on until midnight UK time. [via TTG]


Complex list the 50 greatest pop culture reference in streetwear.


Tee Gazette have an interview with Twin SRPNT.


20% off everything at Sin Star Clothing with the coupon code 13 today only.


Oh No Berlin now have a brand store at A Better Tomorrow.


Dephect’s January sale is still going on with t-shirts as low as £9.99.


Antique Clothing also have a sale going on with item as low as £15. [via TTG]


HYA tri-blend tees in the HYA store are £13 for today only, a saving of £3, limited quantities available pick them up before they sell out.


There’s up to 35% off in the big sale at Human Empire.

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Daily Tees & News for December 19th

by Andy on December 19, 2011

80s movies t-shirt

Sorry about the intermittent service on HYA recently, our wireless router failed last week, I ordered another on rush delivery from Amazon and when it arrived it wouldn’t work, and our backup router is quite old and a little flakey which doesn’t help things. There is another router on the way from Amazon though, so hopefully all of this will be sorted out before I go on my traditional Christmas break.

Wow, there really were a lot of iconic movies released in 1985, cool shirt from TeeFury.


Harry Potter shirt at Qwertee.
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Daily Tees & News for December 7th

by Andy on December 7, 2011

cheap t-shirts at Teefury

Looks like you’ve got another day to pick up random shirts for $6 at TeeFury.


RIPT have a Doctor Who t-shirt.


Qwertee keep things nice and British with a tea-based Call of Duty pun.

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thinkgeek cheap t-shirt

… or in non-ThinkGeek speak, they’re offering mystery t-shirts for just $5.99. Yes, there’s a risk that you’ll get a crappy tee, but similarly you might get one that doesn’t suck, and all for the price of lunch!

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Thriving Ink Grab Bag: 3 tees for $15!

by Andy on August 3, 2010

thriving ink grad bag offer

Pretty sweet deal eh, friends? For just $15 you will receive 3 random shirts from previous Thriving Ink lines, and whilst I do feel that their latest line is a big step forward design-wise, their old stuff didn’t exactly suck. Oh, and it’s only $5 for shipping, so all-in it’s $20 for 3 tees. Oh, and if I remember correctly from the last TI post I did, they don’t do international shipping, sorry.

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the hipstery favourite t-shirt favourite person competition

Everyone’s favourite ‘order a tee without having a clue what it is you’re buying’ site The Hipstery is holding a couple of cool promos over the weekend lin honour of International T-shirt Day on Monday, June 21st. The first promo isn’t astoundingly exciting, but it is definitely good. They’ve dropped the price of gift vouchers by €5, which I would assume to mean that you still get the full value for €5 less (aka, free money), but as their ‘e-mail gift certificate’ page doesn’t list the value of a gift certificate, just the price, I’m not entirely sure, hopefully from the Hipstery can clear that up for us.

The second promo is much more interesting, it’s a competition called “Favourite T-shirt, Favourite Person.” The premise is that you dress your favourite person in your favourite t-shirt, and send the Hipstery a picture of it, best photo wins. The overall winner gets a “Mystery Hipstery puzzlement compendium box” whatever the hell that is, whilst 3 runners up get a free hipstery experience for themselves and their favourite person.

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$5 grab bag tees at TeeFury today only!

by Andy on June 15, 2010

teefury grab bag

You’ve got about 11 hours to get in on this deal, I’ve heard about people picking up older Design By Humans t-shirts in previous TeeFury grab-bag sales, so it’s entirely possible that the same arrangement is going down this time around, meaning there are a vast number of possible tees to be picked up.

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The Glennz Weekly Mystery $9 T-Shirt

by Andy on June 15, 2010

glennz mystery t-shirt

Glennz has a pretty interesting take on the ‘mystery tee’ that you so often see popping up in tee stores. Usually, when you think of a ‘mystery tee’ you think of the stuff that they couldn’t clear out, and you’ll get any old thing, but in Glennz case, they’re picking one design (which will remain a mystery until you receive the package) and making that $9 for a week, and then they’ll pick another design the week after that. Also, what a cool graphic!

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poketo t-shirt by cody hudson

Poketo, now there’s a company you can trust to make some damn fine looking t-shirts, and in no way is this design by Cody Hudson an exception. If you’re willing to live life a bit more on the edge, Poketo are offering grab bags at good prices, and for once, it’s actually cheaper if you’re a larger framed fellow.

If you are a size S, M, or L you can get 4 tees for $60 or 8 tees for $100, but if you’re a size XL it’s $45 for 4 and $80 for 8, time to stock up on doughnuts right, thin people? Of course, you don’t get to choose what you get so there is an element of risk, but if you like the Poketo catalogue then that risk is pretty minimal.

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willem-von-tinkel

I said on Tuesday that I was going to run an interview with The Hipstery ‘later this week’ and bam, midnight on Friday, here’s an interview with Willem Von Tinkel, it’s like I’m a professional or something!

How did you come up with the idea for the site?
Well the year was 1922 and the summer long and endless. I was taking a voyage on the HMS Belfrey to the Newfoundland. After a night of heavy liquid intoxication I entered a poker game with a burly mustached Russian, terribly nice chap, political views aside. A few hands and a mistimed pre-flop ‘all in’ later, I’d squandered the family fortune. Destitute and facing a life time of shunnage I jumped overboard. Luckily I slipped and fell to the deck below where I promptly fell unconscious. Good times.

It’s a pretty strange idea though, do you really think anyone will pay 16eur for a t-shirt they’ve not seen?
Well the psychology of mystery is pretty well documented, from Kinder Eggs to Blind Dates, to Lost. So that part we’ll pass quickly over. There’s another thing we like to call it the opposability factor. The more one approach becomes standard and idealized the more opportunity there is for a few people to do the complete opposite and attract people disillusioned by that standard. We’re the counterpart to an endless striving for more choice, more options, more control. While other sites might offer 147 ways to skin a cat, we offer you one, our way.

Plus our shirts are pretty epic.

Where do the shirts come from?
Simply from the best T-Shirt stores out there. Since our team has been in this business some time now designing, discussing, selling and wearing a lot of T-shirts we have quite a standard and fair impression what makes an extraordinary “Tee”. Usually, our T-Shirts aren’t available at the original source anymore. We would never sell a shirt we would not be proud to wear ourselves.

Are you not just piggybacking on the hardwork of other t-shirt brands?
Preposterous. We got into this to help promote those brands, the brands we cherish. Every shirt we sell is accompanied with the logo and a paragraph of text about the site it originates from, we want to promote great art. We will add more great T-shirt stores, anyone interested should get in touch with us if they’re looking to spread their word and their shirts in Europe.

Who do you see as your target customers?
That is tricky. It’s probably not the average cotton enthusiast that reads Hide Your Arms, you guys are fanatical about shirts and know where to find great ones already. I’d suspect our audience wants the joy of discovery without too much work in the process of that discovering. Or they just want an unusual experience and something novel. Hipstery shirts are also great gifts, with the pressure for picking something the receiver will love falls on our broad shoulders, not yours.

What if I don’t like the shirt I get?
We are true believers in our tastes and technology – I am confident the algorithm our team developed works just perfectly. If, however, you don’t like what you get, you can you can invoke our 2000% satisfaction guarantee, which basically makes you twenty times as happy as a 100% guarantee, possibly maths is not a strongpoint of mine.

Who is behind the site?
We’ve laid our souls bare on the Meet the Team page. Not even our parole officers know that much about us. It is a mystery we keep. Not even all of the team know who is on the team, that’s how secretive we are.

And now you know! The Hipstery team have also been kind enough to provide us with a coupon code that will last for the next seven days and give you 25% off your order (saving you €4 per tee), that coupon code is hideyourpalms.

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Say Hello To The Hipstery

by Andy on September 2, 2009

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Usually when I see that a website has a manifesto, I roll my eyes and may even shake my head a bit, because generally clothing companies do not need a manifesto, they make clothes, not overthrow governments. However, The Hipstery do need a manifesto, because they have got quite a hard sell on their hands. You tell them your size, answer a few questions about yourself that will help determine what tee you receive (from a variety of well known brands), pay them €16 plus shipping, and then eagerly await your tee arriving in the mail.

Like I said, it’s a tough sell, people tend to like to know what they’re getting when they pay for a t-shirt, although subcription services like T-Post, Social-T, and the Threadless 12 Month Club being successful, there’s no reason why a site like this can’t do well, especially when it looks so cool and there is clearly some method to their madness (try running through the quiz in the checkout to see what I mean). Also, from what I can tell all their tees are from the US, and with them being a European site, that’s going to save those of us on the baguette-eating side of the pond quite a lot in postage fees (seriously, why do Threadless charge $9 to send a single tee?). The Hipstery team have got me intrigued, so you can expect to see an interview with them coming up later this week.

The Hipstery

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mystery

Grab bags can be a perplexing beast, you may be getting a good deal, but is it really a good deal if you don’t like what the postman (or woman, it is the 21st century) brings to your door?

Fortunately Concrete Hermit make good tees, by good artists, and whilst I’ve never perused one of their books, it’s safe to presume they’re pretty cool too, and £15 for a tee AND a book is a good deal considering their tees usually run around £25. I’ll warn you though, your tee may not necessarily be one that can be bought on the site, which could mean that it’s old stock from their previous releases, or possibly that it’s a super limited edition rare tee by a ‘name’ artist, who knows?

Just name your size here and CH will do the rest.

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