A while ago I posted this idea of doing a wittily alliterative series of posts called “Music Mondays,” which would feature me posting up a shirt from one of the bands I like every Monday. I’ve decided I want to bring this back. Now it won’t necessarily be every Monday, and it might not even be on a Monday at all, but I’m going to do it. I like band shirts for two reasons: First, I get a lot of my music for free.99, so I want to at least give the band some merch money. Secondly, a lot of bands just have damn cool shirts. It’s a win-win.
The first shirt (in a while) that I want to feature is Teen Dream, a shirt for the band Beach House. This is not Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream, because that came after and kind of stole the name. It’s Beach House, who has deservedly blown up with their most recent album. Favorite tracks of wine from Teen Dream include Used to Be, Take Care, and Zebra.
I think the shirt looks pretty damn cool too. A cool shirt for a cool band. You can pick the shirt up for $19.99 at Insound, which is a great company selling lots of merch/CD/vinyl. It’s printed on American Apparel 50/50 shirt. I’m happy to be able to support Insound. They did that great 10 for 10 series of shirts I posted about, which contains another awesome Beach House shirt.
I saw this shirt on Coty’s favorite shirts of 2010 list and I had to post it up here. It’s just super goofy, and I like that a lot. Green on purple looks cool, and maybe the rhino is getting a little Deer Hunter type revenge on poachers (so good for him!).
Sharp Shirter has a few quirky shirts like this; all of which come off well in my opinion. If you’re interested, you can pick it up for $22.00 at Sharp Shirter. It’s printed on American Apparel blanks.
It’s New Years, once again giving everyone an excellent excuse to drink too much champagne and go just a bit crazy (and there’s no better way to go crazy than releasing a few of your more hedonistic tendencies tonight). I like this shirt because I like the idea of a slightly-tweaked hedonism (even though it’s acquired a nasty, negative connotation in society), and I like the simplicity.
Also, I always include Headline Shirts own description of the shirt, because they’re humorous and well written. Enjoy:
Well, well, well. Looks like we got ourselves a card-carrying member of the Hedonist Party! And speaking of party, why aren’t we having one right now? If it feels good, do it — that’s my philosophy! Let’s start with a few words on Hedonism.
Webster’s defines hedonism as the doctrine that pleasure is the sole good in life. The name derives from the Greek word for “delight.” The philosopher Democritus is generally credited with–
Oh my God — snore! What is this, school? We should be eating filet mingon in shorts, or having sex while parasailing or something. This ain’t exactly cuttin’ it for me so I’m out. If anyone needs me, I’ll be on a waterslide at a resort in Jamaica — not giving a crap about anything outside of my utopian acropolis. Peace!
In contrast to Busted Tees’ usual Midnight Madness sales, they’re offering up a Midday Madness sale today. The sale goes for 12 hours from 12pm noon (so it’s already started) to midnight tonight. For the sale, all their tees can be yours for just $15. In order to get the discount, just use the code “GOODBYEXMAS”. Unfortunately, this means you can’t use one of our usual coupons, but if you miss the sale, that’s always an option. Cheers everyone! Enjoy some post-Christmas shopping.
I just got an email from Prescott about a fairly new line called FaceLift shirts. The shirts are just like any other graphic tee, but with the added “lift” part of the shirt illustrated by the above images. It’s an interesting/goofy twist on the graphic shirt, and it also gives you an excuse to show off your awesome six pack (or undershirt), so win-win.
They’ve got a bunch of different designs, such as the Nerd or the Surfer, but I think my favorite is the one featured. Clowns are super creepy, so when you lift the shirt it’s a creep-tastic surprise for whoever (no m, right?) you’re with.
The shirts will cost about $22.00, and they’re printed on recycled, organic cotton which Prescott describes as some of the softest tees ever, which I’m all about. Go check ’em out.
Commemorate your favorite stoners with this somewhat recent shirt from LTD Tee. I dug the earlier design they did of Hunter S. Thompson, and I like this one a lot as well. It’s a simple portrait, but I think it comes off pretty well. The red bandana/hat pops.
You can pick it up at the LTD Tee store. It’ll cost you $29.99, but that includes an 8×10 print, a custom box, and some other goodies. It’s printed on Alstyle shirts as well.
So I finally finished the last of my five finals earlier today–it feels good to get that load off my back. I figured I’d celebrate by posting a shirt from one of my favorite brands, Print Liberation.
This one is called Save the World, and is quite witty in my opinion. It’s a goofily personified earth vomiting out green sludge, presumably created by humans. I think the message is valid, and more important for you aesthetic minded people, it’s funny, eye-catching, and just looks good.
If you’d like, you can pick it up for $25 at Print Liberation, printed on American Apparel. The stock is very limited so don’t dilly-dally.
My house has been engaging in quite a bit of Mario related action this semester, whether that be the Mario series itself, or Super Smash Bros. When smashing, Mario is one of my go to characters, as he’s a certified bad-ass. Thus, you can see why I was quite excited when I got an email from Sebastion of 604 Republic about one of their newest releases, Retired Plumber.
The shirt is damn near perfect. The concept, an old and retired Mario, is top-notch, and the execution of the design doesn’t disappoint. He looks just how I would picture Mario to look after spending his younger years gallivanting around jumping shells and smashing bricks. He’s certainly earned all those medals. To finish up my little string of praise, I also like how much his red hat pops out, it reminds me a bit of the red hat in the Life Aquatic shirt I posted awhile ago.
I love this design, and I hope you do too. If you fulfill my hopes, you can go buy it for $18.95 at 604 Republic, who have some more great designs which will be featured soon.