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Soooo, Jurassic Park was released in 1993, TWENTY YEARS AGO, anyone else feel old right now?

It’s good to hear from Santa Carla Boardwalk because I do like their concept of ‘in-world’ movie t-shirts, I know there are other people that do it but I am a bit of a sucker for this style when it comes to po culture tees. They’ve also updated their website with a fresh new look that I like, mostly because they appear to be using the same theme for their website that I am with the HYA shop, great minds think alike!

Costiness=£16 Buy it at Santa Carla Boardwalk


Flash sale on red HYA tees!

by Andy on April 12, 2013

I’d love to take some of these down to the Post Office today, so pick up a red HYA tee in the HYA store over the next half hour and get it for just £10, and it will be dispatched today, you could even be wearing it tomorrow!


Post image for ‘Ugly Christmas’ style t-shirt inspired by National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at Santa Carla Boardwalk

That might be the longest title I’ve written all year!

‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ style designs seem to have been getting a lot of action this year, more so than last year, so I assume that there is demand out there for them. I think that as a meme it’s actually quite neat, it does at least require some skill when you compare it to something like Keep Calm where all you have to do is find the right font and you’re good to go with any half-baked concept.

Costiness=£18 Buy it at Santa Carla Boardwalk

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Post image for T-Post salute Neil Armstrong with their latest issue

This shirt, ‘Alien Airlines’ is not just about Neil Armstrong, the focus is more on the Mars Rover than anything else in the blurb, but I am quite sure that T-Post would have wanted to have a design about space after the passing of the first man to walk on the moon last month. Really cool design, it’s a pity that they don’t sell single ‘issues’ instead of you having to sign up to the subscription model, but their business is their business.

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Hands-On LiHai T-Shirt Review

by Amy_F on September 10, 2012

Amy wearing her NO EVIL tee

I’ve had an abundance of reviews sent to me recently and this one in particular stuck out in the crowd.  Arriving in a sleek long black tube, I was actually confused as to what I possibly ordered for myself that I forgot about.  Lo and behold I wasn’t losing my mind, I hadn’t ordered anything, but it was in fact some t-shirts coming from brand new clothing company LiHai!  They just launched in August and they’ve kicked things off with a bang!

The black tube mailer was definitely a really different approach to mailing t-shirts.  Very sturdy yet simple with a silver logo sticker placed in the center of the tube.  Part of me feels bad throwing it out and wants to find a use for it so it’s kind of still just sitting here at the moment.  Inside wrapped in tissue paper were two t-shirts and some stickers and small square business cards.

The stickers were cool because they had partial images of the t-shirt designs I received along with a few others of logos and other designs in their collection.  These nifty little square business cards were another creative approach to a basic business card.  LiHai really tries to take a distinct path rather than a normal approach to basic business elements and I really enjoy that about them.  I want to hop right into the designs because these were intricate and just amazing to look at!

This first one is titled “Audio Visual”.  It’s printed on a deep grey unisex t-shirt with colors like black, white and red encompassing the design.  This design is beyond amazing to stare at!  The way they made her hair as the chords and plugs and her feet as the speakers.  Her chest area is made up of the turn tables and the different tuning buttons.  The best part which I didn’t even pick up on until I put the shirt on and my mom looked at me in it; the entire red background of the design is actually lettering that says “Audio Visual” repeated over and over in exquisite text that makes you not realize it’s even wording.

 Close-up of “Audio Visual” T-Shirt

The detail throughout the entire design from top to bottom is incredible.  Every part of this design links itself together somehow, someway.  I love the simple use of color and texture through the use of text and shading and lines.  

Close-up of “Audio Visual” T-Shirt

Though it’s a unisex fit, this shirt fits pretty nicely on me.  I received a size Small in this and it’s soft and not too tight or too big as some unisex fits are.  It’s a little larger then the other t-shirt they sent me which is a girl’s cut but all in all it fits nicely and is comfortable!

My dog wanted to get in on the photo too!

Let’s move on to the second t-shirt titled “No Evil”.  I loved the concept of this shirt immediately, “See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil!”  Vibrant, colorful blues take over this design on a black women’s t-shirt.

Another intricate and creative design by LiHai; “No Evil” takes an edgy approach to the Three Wise Monkey’s that embody the proverbial principle to “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”.  Artistically including a spray paint can, headphones and a microphone, these monkey’s definitely give this tee an edge.

Just like the other t-shirt, “No Evil” includes a ton of detail as you can notice in the close up image above.  The background is a series of different intertwining lines creating a repeating pattern.  The fronts of the monkeys include a faint yet detailed logo design for LiHai.  These tiny delicate details in both shirts really make the designs come together and fall into place.  You can tell they’ve really taken the time on their artwork to complete an entire piece and make something that is not only intriguing to the eye but attractive to wear.

Once again they slipped in some crazy text in the background that says “No Evil” over and over again.  These shirts are like a fun game of I Spy!!  Blue is my favorite color and the contrast between the shades they chose is very appealing for this design.  The detail in their labels doesn’t disappoint either as seen below:

Unlike most independent companies who usually screen-print the label on the inside neckline or do a hem tag, LiHai went ahead and got their own private labels custom made and stitched inside.  Check out the back of the label:

I’m sure you’re wondering, “Why does she think this label is so cool?”, right?  Well as I said, it’s rare to see an independent brand go all out with labels like this and not only did they make sure it was tailored to their brand but they made sure to include their brand name and/or logo on the front and back of the tag.  It’s those small details that matter sometimes!

I really enjoyed being able to review LiHai.  Their artwork was spectacular to examine and their overall packaging and branding is really spot on for having only launched in August.  I can’t wait to see what they come out with in the future and how they begin to grow and expand.  Thanks again LiHai and Daryl C. for the incredible shirts – they’ve become some of my favorites to wear!!

Check out LiHai clothing here



lafraise t-shirts

Pick of the week for me this week at laFraise is the red shirt, really nicely done concept.


Rain Dance Tee by Geniuz Ink

Geniuz Ink Clothing has just come out with relief t-shirt that 100% of the profits will go to the American Red Cross to aide in the ongoing Colorado Wild Fire relief efforts.  Geniuz Ink hails from Denver, Colorado, so these wild fires are hitting close to home for owner, Julian Donaldson.  This shirt is appropriately titled “Rain Dance” and in the word’s of Geniuz Ink,

“This shirt is a commemorative piece done for all of the people affected by the fire. Being a Colorado native it has broken my heart to see my friends, and fellow Coloradans watch our state burn to ashes. Colorful Colorado will be colorful once again but until then we need all the help and blessings we can get.”

This is a pre-order t-shirt and will be available in the middle of July.  Every order comes with a sticker of the artwork.  The simplicity of the design and the impact of the shirt’s statement is very powerful, especially for those who are sadly getting hit by these wild fires.  So remember, you’re helping the American Red Cross and those involved by purchasing this item!

Cost = $20.00    Buy it at Geniuz Ink Clothing 


daft punk x mario t-shirt

I think I speak for everyone when I say that this design is awesome.

Costiness=$24.60 Buy it at MySoti


spain euro 2012 t-shirt

I’m actually getting pretty excited for Euro 2012, not because I think England will win (let’s be honest, that isn’t going to happen), but because it’s been about 3 weeks since there was football on TV and I think I’m getting withdrawal symptoms. I can understand why Dr. UEEE are excited about the Euros, because they will likely be enjoying the sweet taste of success when Spain lift the cup in a few weeks time.

I’m not really sure where this one sits regarding copyright, anyone?

Costiness=€24.95 Buy it at Dr. UEEE


titanic t-shirts

Very cute Titanic tees from Belfast’s own Tee and Toast (in case you are unaware, the Titanic was built in Belfast). Available in child sizes for £14, or £20 for adults. Side note, I’m pretty sure that the mustache the little girl is holding up in top picture came from the Renegade Craft Fair in London last October, you’ve done well to hold onto it for this long Claire!


boom box heart t-shirt

I bet, much like me, that wasn’t the kind of boom box that you were thinking of before you saw this A Better Tomorrow t-shirt!

Earlybird Price=22€ Buy it at ABT


Post image for BeastWreck Attacks T-shirt Seen on Community!

Did you guys catch the season finale of Community the other night? Abed was wearing a BeastWreck Attacks! tee designed by Beastpop himself. I’m definitely a fan of Community, and I have always loved Beastpop’s tees, so you can just imagine my reaction when I saw it! Congratulations to you, Beastpop!

I already own one, so get one for yourself at BeastWreck for $18.00

Keep up with BeastWreck: Facebook, Twitter


hedgehog t-shirt a better tomorrow

This interesting and kind of weird shirt is the latest winner in the on-going design competition at A Better Tomorrow, I like it!

Along with being their winner of the week it is on free shipping too (presumably in Germany only).

Costiness=22€ Buy it at ABT in Red or Green


forrest gump cross country running team t-shirt

I seem to have taken on a bit of a penchant for posting tees that people can wear to the gym recently, it’s not that I’m having a special push to get healthier myself, maybe I just wish I saw people having a bit more fun at the gym instead of looking so serious all the time. Oh, and is it just me or is the timing of this shirt from 80sTees a bit weird, have people really been crying out for Forrest Gump shirts and 2012 is the time that they finally gave in?

Costiness=$22 Buy it at 80sTees


wound specific band aid t-shirt

Personally, I’d have liked to see this latest design from Glennz with the band-aids spread around the body a bit more, to give it more of a natural look, but I still like the design as is. This shirt also begs the question that I often ask with Glennz designs, how is this not a real thing yet?

Costiness=$15.95 (for now) Buy it at Glennz

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stormtrooper academy t-shirt

“It is unknown who devised the Imperial Stormtrooper motto. What is known is that when literally interpreted by trainees, it produced a vast army of courageous but incredibly inaccurate Stormtroopers incapable of striking their mark in the most important situations.”

Nicely designed Star Wars t-shirt at RedBubble.

Costiness=£16.67 Buy it at Geekchic’s RB store

*UPDATE* This shirt is no longer available, but geekchic has lots of other design on his RB profile.


victory clothing t-shirt

Geoff from Victory Clothing got in touch to say “hey, I’m here” with his new range of detailed and multi-layered t-shirts. It’s fair to say that they aren’t the typical kind of design, at least when I’m writing a post. That said, I like these shirts, if I was sent one I’d wear it, they’re nicely put together and the colours work well. Geoff has offered us a sample so that will be getting reviewed in the near future and we’ll be able to report back on the quality of the tees.

Costiness=$30 Buy it at Victory Clothing


josh owen owl t-shirt

Pretty cool tees, eh guys? Ursus Illustration is the work of Josh Owen, a guy who seems to be pretty handy with a pen. The tees which have got ‘sale’ written on them in the corner are down to £16 for a limited time (limited sizes available too), and the other designs can be yours for £21.99.


Beandip and their Disney-fied crew neck

by Andy on February 15, 2012

beandip disney crew neck

You know what, I don’t think I’ll ever really understand streetwear, but I’d be happy enough wearing this.

Costiness=$40 Buy it at Beandip Clothing in Black/Grey/Red


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