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Yack Fou: total German hotness

by Andy on September 21, 2006

Yack Fou is new to me, and I must say that I am very, very impressed. Impressed to the point were I’m not at all concerned that they’ve slapped their name on almost all their products!

There’s a lot of strong, bright and vibrant colours, combined with well-defined vector art based designs. The style creates some really modern and refreshing designs, I’ve been struglling to describe the style (so many rewrites!) but I think in some cases its almost as if they’ve taken web-design and transplanted it onto clothing (let’s hope MySpace don’t steal that idea…).

I wish I could tell you more about the brand, but I don’t really speak any German, though they did tell me that they are working on an English verision, and you’ll be able to work your way around quite easily (katalog=catalogue, shop=shop, need more?).

Costiness=€49.90 (sweaters) €54.90 (hoodie) URL

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Life’s a bit of a gamble, really

by Andy on July 11, 2006


I’m Karmalooping again, which always feels like I’m taking the easy option, but a good hoodie is a good hoodie, no matter who makes it (though I probably wouldn’t be promoting the HitlerCorp line of hoodies made by children that get paid in bit of broken glass).

Gambling and poker related polo shirts and tees seem to be pretty popular on mainstream indie-chavs here in the UK, but I still think this is a cool looking hoodie, though I can’t quite work out why the King is riding a bike, maybe the people at Triko have some kind of crazy deck of bicycle themed cards. On the subject of the brand, according to this page Triko are non-sweatshop and try to use organic and natural materials wherever they can, so you can look good and feel good about wearing their clothes (just don’t get smug).

Costiness=$88 URL

Want money off? I signed up with the Karmaloop rep programme a while back and forgot to mention it, so you can get 20% off you order if you use my rep code, then 10% off every order after that, at least that’s how I think it works, shout at me if it isn’t. Karmloop Rep Link and my code is AS7594.

*Ryan solves the bike riding king mystery in the comments, thanks Ryan!*


Ich bin ein Springfielder

by Andy on June 22, 2006

If you hadn’t already guessed, todays hood comes from Germany, and yes, a World Cup related title would have been far more [Hot] Topical.

Eisberg Studios may well pack their store out with lots of brightly coloured and boldly printed designs, but their hoodie is what intrigues me, even though it is a shamelessly self-promoting logo based item. And I know that there’s a lot of people out there that really turn there noses up at logo clothes.

The centre of chest logo isn’t very exciting (nice font though), its the pocket action that I’m digging. All that junk that you can see in the pic is coming out of the left hand pocket, how freakin’ sweet is that?

Innovative positioning and choice of items (ruler, glue etc.) for the design Eisberg, HYA applauds you.

Costiness=€55 (only 1 medium size left by the looks of things), URL (about half way down)


As was mentioned a while back, No Star have a new website, and a few new designs to go with it. If memory serves correctly, this Two Birds hoodie is a new design, I think…

The placement of the birds may be unfortunate for the ladies, but the birds don’t appear to be boobies, so at least you’ve got factual accuracy on your side in case of pervs. It’s a fairly simple design, but the outline around the birds is a real nice touch.

Costiness=$60 Men’s URL, Womens URL




by Andy on June 6, 2006

Well, I wasn’t gonna post tonight because a) I’ve just had my last exam and b) I am rather inebriated due to a), but I can’t tear myself away from blogging so here you go…

Word on the street is that Oddica (see, too drunk to put in an affiliate link) has got into the business of making hoodies in sweet, sweet non-sweatshop American Apparel. At the moment the only one that is for sale (later in the month) is the exploded turntable by Tony Praiva, who apparently buys the product off eBay and then takes it apart so that he can make the design super-accurate, you’ve gotta love that.

Costiness=$36 URL


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