This probably should have been featured in the top Harry Potter shirts, but, given that I was trying to keep them actually serious, it got left out. Nevertheless, be sure to let everyone know what you think of good ole’ Draco with this design from Cottonwerks printed on an egg-plant American Apparel tee.
Price: $18.00 | Cottonwerks
Despite the immense popularity of Harry Potter, I found it remarkably difficult to find any good looking Harry Potter t-shirts. But, after a little look around, I came up with these six (in no particular order), which are my definite favorites. Click the image to go to the product page.
I know it’s long sleeved, but this is one of favorites out there. I love the texture on the actual shirt, the design, and the fact that the shirt is about Durmstrang (which I think kick ass).
This is another one where the t-shirt has an excellent texture. It’s also got one of the best Gryffindor logos I’ve seen on a t-shirt.
This is another Gyffindor crest that I really like. I especially like this one because of the faded lion in the background, which gives the shirt some extra life.
A nice version of the Hogwarts crest on a Burgundy tee, not much more to say than that. It does it’s job and it does it well. The Hogwarts crest is inherently cool in my opinion (or maybe that’s just true among geeks).
There were a lot of Dumbledore’s Army t-shirts, but I felt this one did the best job . The distressed pictures in the background spruce up the shirt and make it stand out amongst the other tees which just had the DA logo and nothing else.
Lastly, a t-shirt sporting one of the various educational decrees put into effect by Delore’s Umbridge. Wear this shirt and then explain to all your friends how horrible Delore’s really is.
If there are any other good Harry Potter shirts I missed, I’d love to hear about them in a comment.
Woot just recently released their Shirt.Woot site, which features a new t-shirt every day (Saturday and Sunday excluded). Due to the nature of Woot’s audience, their shirts seem to target techies/geeks. So far, they’ve had some good offerings, with my favorite being Robot Service. It reminds me of Transformers (which I’m sure was the point).
Although Robot Service was released yesterday (and later sold out), it appears it can still be had for the price of $15, instead of the usual $10. However, due to the free shipping, $15 is still a great price for a good design printed on an American Apparel shirt.
Price: $15.00 | Shirt.Woot
I think I may have mentioned this before, but it’s worth bringing up again just for the sheer awesomeness of the deal. Quixotic Clothing is in the midst of a long lasting “spring cleaning” sale (or at least that’s what I’ve been led to believe). Because of this, all their tees are only $10. But it gets better, not only does Quixotic have free shipping within the US on any quantity of shirts, they also have a coupon out there, “indie-threads” which grants an extra 15% off.
So, basically, you can pick up a great design printed on a great t-shirt, usually American Apparel, although some are Alternative Apparel, for the low price of $8.50 shipped.
Check it out: Quixotic Clothing
I’ve been listening to quite a bit of Iron & Wine over the last few days, and for some reason this led me to look into some Iron & Wine t-shirts. I’m glad I did, because it appears Sam Beam from Iron & Wine has personally done the designs for a couple different t-shirts. This is my favorite one I could find that actually has a variety of sizes in stock (most of the others only had X-Large or something unfortunately).
I guess the fact that I love Iron & Wine makes me a bit biased, but despite the simplicity of the design, I really like it. It’s printed on a grass green American Apparel t-shirt and can be had from Interpunk. You can check out more of Sam’s designs here.
Price: $14.00 | Interpunk
If you’re into t-shirts, you might have already heard of Design by Humans. But, given that I haven’t been posting lately, I’m a little behind the times, and only now getting around to posting about the new site which may just grow to rival Threadless.
Just like Threadless, Design by Humans has a constant design competition going on, in which users, or “humans”, can vote on their favorite designs. However, Design by Humans differs from Threadless in the way it releases these designs (which appears to be daily starting August 10th, and how they pay their artists). Rather than reword, I’ll just let them do the explaining.
Each day of the week, Monday through Friday, a submitted design wins the Shirt of the Day (SOTD) prize of $750 ($500 cash & $250 store credit). Every week the five previous SOTD winners go head to head for the Shirt of the Week (SOTW) prize of $1000 cash. Then the four SOTW winners compete for the final prize of $1750 ($1500 cash & $250 store credit) and the coveted trophy and title of Shirt of the Month. All in all, a winning design that goes all the way can win up to $3500!
Design by Humans also seems to offer a lot more options in how the shirts are printed. Just check out some of the shirts and you’ll see some of the cool effects they use on all their shirts (not just Selects, like Threadless).
So far, the designs look pretty sharp. Plus, they’re shirts are priced pretty competitively. What I’m really waiting for is the design competition tees to start getting printed, as there are some pretty hot designs in there.
Check it out: Design by Humans
This is one of my favorite Threadless Select tee’s that’s been printed in a long time. I love the combination of characters from both fairytales and folklore, and the gold foil adds an extra touch of awesome. Normally I’d shy away from a big print like this, but Threadless uses the right techniques to keep the design from being stiff and uncomfortable, plus, it’s printed on an American Apparel tee. All in all, this shirt is well worth the $25 Select price.
Remember to use a Threadless coupon to save $3.
Price: $25.00 | Threadless
For a limited time you can get 20% off of all Owl Movement’s shirts as part of their Super Summer Sale. They’ve got a bunch of great designs, all of which are printed on American Apparel. With the 20% off, the shirts go for $16 a pop. The discount is automatically applied at checkout.
PS. I know it’s been awhile since the last post, I’m hoping to resume daily posting.
Link: Owl Movement
Beautiful/Decay has just added some new shirts from Rockett to their online store. Rockett has some great designs, with my favorites being Crush and Rockett Owl. Prices are a typical for the Beautiful/Decay store, around $30.
I already own this shirt, but I realized I never got around to writing about it. This shirt is probably my favorite humor shirt out there (I only say that because I like some designs better). It’s just so simple and stupid that I have to bust up laughing every time I look at it. The shirt is sold by Dirty Microbe, who are an excellent company I’m glad to support. It’s printed on American Apparel and costs $16.99 + $1.99 shipping.
Price: $16.99 | Dirty Microbe