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Bluu Dreams are a contributor on HYA, which means that this post is biased, there’s no way of getting around it, I like Andy the owner and I like his brand, but then again I like a lot of the people that I write about so it’s not really a big issue.

This is Bluu Dreams first release of 2013 and it brings us a baseball-theme mixed with an aquatic twist based on a a couple of fictional teams called the ‘Pelicans’ and Running Divers’. It’s funny, as someone from the UK where baseball isn’t popular at all I’m having a hard time connecting with some of these designs, but then there’s the logo for the Pelicans which has obviously drawn a lot of inspiration from the Phillies logo that I recognise and suddenly I like that design. When you make sports based designs having some kind of familiarity is always going to help. The design work is really solid across the boaes, the Pelicans logo looks like a legit organisation and I’m sure it will fool some people into thinking they’re a minor league team, but the Running Divers design has a bit more attraction to those of us that aren’t too into baseball since it’s a fun illustration that you can immediately understand with no back story. It would be cool to see the Running Divers mascot used in other products, maybe adding some more colour to the design, too.

Price wise things are where you’d expect, $25 for the tee, $40 for a raglan, and $60 for the team jersey since they’re a bit more of a specialised item.


Yes, there’s quite a lot of pictures up there, but there’s also quite a lot of new stuff in this Spring collection (dubbed ‘Occupy Minds’) from Still Proud.

…our Spring release has dropped complete with 4 new graphic t’s (including 2 girl prints), 2 raglans, a windbreaker, snapback & our very first polo!

It’s a solid collection,and it really is a collection, all the pieces work well together and give a cohesive look. I really like that polo shirt too (you don’t hear that from me often), the fist is a nice punk twist on what you would usually expect from the usually horse and crocodile filled world of polo shirts.


The “Ballin’ Angels” land at Paper Wasp

by Andy on December 14, 2012

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The Ballin’ Angels are a fictional demonic baseball team dreamed up by Paper Wasp. I like that the design is actually on a 3/4 raglan, it makes the fiction seem more like reality.

Costiness=$25 Buy it at Paper Wasp’s Etsy Store


Post image for “Perception T” at Neoclassics – on T-shirt, Tank, and Raglan!

Mmm, what a gorgeous design over at Neoclassics; Perception T is printed on a variety of different style tops – tee, raglan, and tank. The design is described, “Inspired by Rorschach blots, the Perception T-shirt features jellyfish, butterflies, snakes and swans. Carefully composed, these animals take the form of a stylized face when viewed from afar.”

Want it? Buy it at Neoclassics – tees and tank: $30 and raglans: $36
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P.S. That cutie at the top was crowned Miss Hollywood just last weekend, congratulations to her!


Hide and Seek Release Fall Collection

by Andy on October 28, 2011

hide and seek clothing

Pretty sizable release from Hide and Seek, I especially like the big logo print in the middle of the picture. Tees are $23, the hoodie is $46, cardigan $38 and the ‘varsity jumper’ is $40.


living is easy

A Better Tomorrow continue their streak of great tees, and this time they even made the design available as a raglan, nice!

Costiness=€22 Buy it at A Better Tomorrow


the empire strikes out t-shirt

I wonder how often a week goes by that I don’t mention a Star Wars t-shirt, we’re on two this week at least, I’m not even that big of a fan!

Ian Leino has really stepped up a gear in terms of his releases recently, both on daily tee sites and in his own store, the latter makes it seem to me as if business is going well for him, so hopefully that means we’ll be seeing more from him soon.

The above design is available on RIPT right now and for the next 18 hours (at the time this post goes live) for $10 as a tee, $38 as a hoodie, $15 in kids sizes, and if you want your baby to see the dark side onesies are $18 (I wonder how many of those RIPT sell a day?). If you catch this post after the design has entered the graveyard at RIPT, fear not, Ian has got the design in his store too, printed on a 3/4 sleeve raglan shirt which I think looks pretty good. The shirt is $19 but you can get 10% off with the coupon code VADER10 until midnight tonight, and I would presume that coupon works store-wide and not just on this design.

Ian is also running a giveaway of magnets featuring this design to help promote the shirt, check out his blog for how to participate in the competition.

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Collective Names for Animals by Xenotees

by Andy on February 28, 2009


I thought it might be fun to check out what Philadelphians on Etsy were producing, and I found this really cool pullover which has loads of the weird collective terms for animals, including the best band name ever “Murder of Crows” and the hilarious “business of ferrets.” You can’t make out the text in any of the pics, but this is the kind of clothing that I think I’d find fascinating, though it does basically give a guy a reason to look at a ladies chest, so (“sleuth of..”) bear that in mind women of Philadelphia. Not that you wouldn’t be wearing a coat in the city anyway, it was so cold I thought my ears were going to snap off on Monday when I was crossing Broad Street.

Costiness=$28 Buy it from Xenotees on Etsy



You know what I’m looking forward to when I finally, finally, get to America, which will hopefully be next week (fingers crossed!), is to eat a hoagie and lots of other stuff that I know would result in me clogging my arteries if I lived there for more than 6 months. It’s funny that on this tee it says that there is “no charge for extra grease” because just last night whilst I was chowing down on some post-drinking onion rings that it was important to “embrace the grease” because of its near magical ability to give stuff that shouldn’t taste good, taste good. So, on that basis I figure that me and America are going to get on swell, presuming I can go to a diner from an 80s teen movie.


The tee is a direct copy of Booger’s shirt from Revenge of the Nerds, so for me to critique the design would be pretty darned harsh, seeing as it is out of Found Item‘s hands to a certain extent, although I guess that they do pick and choose designs based on whether they like them.


The print looks just right; it is ever so slightly thicker than you’d imagine on a normal shirt, which gives it the feel of a tee that you would expect to get from a diner or bar, but at the same time it also has a slightly vintage look to it. The stock tee is made by American Apparel, but unlike normal, it is from their athletic range, which means it is a tad stretchier, and with a bit more of an athletic cut. Found Item have altered the shape of the tee (which has three-quarter-length-sleeves, they go to just past the elbow on me) at the lower hem to give it a rounded shape, which I assume is 100% accurate, but for me it made the cut look a bit less flattering, although that was probably more of a belly issue than an issue with the tee.

Costiness=$21.95 Buy the tee at Found Item Clothing

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