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Usually I’m a bit dubious of tees that have print extending all the way up to the arms like this one does because they’re so hard to print well, but I think it works really well in this instance, possibly because waves are always a bit crazy and unstoppable, so it makes sense to have them spreading out as much as possible. That said, I’d still like to see a picture of the back of this tee to see just how far Threadless have printed onto the back.

Remember, if you’re buying a Threadless tee and would like to save a bit of cash on your purchase, I’m selling $25 Threadless gift certificates for $20 in the HYA store. It’s like buying cheap money!

Costiness=$18 Buy it at Threadless

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Even though the design isn’t entirely related to it (thought there is more than a passing resemblance), I instantly liked this design because of the use of Hokusai as the background to the promo pics. That said, it is a good design in it’s own right, I really like that way that the wave almost looks like a hand preparing to grab the boat and drag down to the murky depths, and the print is a nice big size too, which is always good to see.

Costiness=$19 Available from Springleap

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Namicon by Proteus Apparel

by Andy on July 8, 2009


Well, I say that this design is by Proteus Apparel in the title, but I think it would be a lot more fair to say that it was by Hokusai (incidentally, HYA is the #1 result on Google for misspelling that name as Hokkusai), still, I do love to see that Great Wave at every opportunity (it’s the gelaskin on the back of my iPhone), and I really love the placement of the print on this tee… I would be interested to see where the print ends though, because the description calls it a “one-sided all over print” which is a little confusing, how can it be an all-over print if it’s on one side?

Costiness=$22 Available from Proteus Apparel


Boat by Super Superficial

by Andy on May 15, 2008


Now this, this, this is a beast of a t-shirt. I like it so much that I’m going to put another picture in the post straight away!
Miss World by Atypyk

Yeah, awesome right? I really like it, its got that big rectangular print which we’re seeing more and more at the moment, and the monochrome of the boat sits beautifully on the blue of the waves. If I were to make a suggestion, I think that this would look pretty cool on a lemon or possibly creme blank t-shirt, but it looks pretty great on white too.I guess the price point cuts Americans out of the game, but for us Brits its still pretty attractive, especially with UK shipping included.

Costiness=£22 Link


Review: 20 Waves by Social-T

by Andy on May 6, 2008


Clearly Social-T are trying to help me impress the ladies in my life (free t-shirts=love, right?), seeing as they’ve sent over this girlie sized version of their April ‘issue’. Since I covered their subscription model fairly extensively in my last review of Social-T it seems a little silly to go over the entire process again just a week later, so if you missed the first review then check out this post and you’ll find out what sets Social-T apart from other t-shirt companies.


Most of Social-Ts shirts have a social message or issue attached to them, and that is the case with this design. This one takes a look at over-development and pollution in coastal areas, and how that is threatening surf spots. I know, there are bigger things to worry about than where people can go surfing (of course, I don’t surf, so I would say that), but I’m sure that if I lived in a place where the water was rather more inviting then I’d be all over this like a rash, a rash that I would have presumably got from pollution in the water whilst surfing. The 20 spots are listed on the back of the tee in a highly, highly, stylised font, so it doesn’t look like a bands tour t-shirt, which is always a danger when you’re putting a list on the back of a tee.


The quality level, as you’d expect if you read the last review, is pretty damned good. The stock tee is once again provided by American Apparel, I don’t have much experience of wearing girls tees, as you’d imagine, so I can’t really tell you much about the cut, but it feels just as soft as the guys ones and that’s good enough for me. The print feels a little bit thicker than the other Social-Ts that I’ve reviewed, but that might just be because this tee has the largest coverage of print of the three I’ve seen. It isn’t a big issue though, the printing is still of a high-quality. As with their other tees, there is info printed on the inside neck of the tee instead of a hang tag, so there’s not even a chance of tag-showing embarrassment.

Costiness=$32 a month (discounts available for 6 & 12 month subscriptions) Link

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