I haven’t been alive (or even nearly alive) for any of the campaigns featured at Retro Campaigns, so I wasn’t sure what tee to pick when they asked me to review one, as I’ll admit my acquired knowledge of past presidential campaigns is fairly lacking (this sentence sounds awkward, oh well!). I finally settled on this one because it’s not time specific – it’s as relevant today (or nearly) as it was during Vietnam, and it has a good message. If you don’t know what the slogan is, 5 of the words are We Don’t Want Your **** War, I’ll leave you to figure out the fifth in the interest of being work/family friendly.
The shirts are printed on American Apparel, with nice soft prints – just the way I like them. I’d definitely recommend picking these up if you want to show off your political know-how.
I’ll leave you with Retro Campaign’s background of the shirt:
American opposition to the Vietnam War, propelled largely by young adults and college students in small numbers in the mid-1960s, grew into a national phenomenon by the end of the decade and on into the 1970s. As the War pushed seemingly endlessly forward, so did the protests. The draft, first-time-ever television coverage of combat, the Kent State shootings, the My Lai massacre and relentlessly depressing news about the war effort in general contributed to a nationwide beating drum of anti-war sentiment.
Color Overload just wrote to inform me about the launch of their t-shirt forum. They’ve already got 70 members, so if all of those are active it should be some pretty good conversation. Head on over there and get your talk on.
Kowtow has some pretty sweet, albeit also pretty expensive t-shirts. I would be happy wearing any one of their shirts (expect the one with naked people, you can check that one out for yourself, it might draw a little too much attention).
That being said, I’d have to pick Lion as my favorite out of their shirts. Unfortunately, it’ll run you $52.50. But it’s still a damn cool shirt, isn’t it?
Kowtow is run by a bunch of artistic and creative folk who are dedicated to making people look great and leaving their conscience free from worries!
Every single Kowtow garment is designed and tailored with comfort and longevity in mind.
ALL OUR GARMENTS ARE CERTIFIED FAIRTRADE AND ORGANIC by the Fairtrade Labelling Organisastion and certified organic by the Control Union Group.
I’ve just started poking around the Karmaloop store because I like a lot of the brands/tees on there. This one caught my eye right away (I almost went straight there from the designers tab at the top). I’ve featured some stuff from Beautiful/Decay before, but I think this one is actually cheaper being sold from Karmaloop, or the same price at the very least.
I love the detail of the design, you can really tell a lot of work was put into it. Pick it up for $27 at Karmaloop. Use rep code CR21657 for 20% off your order, making this even nicer.
I just saw this on Digg. Looks like a pretty cool concept. You can search by tag, color, and price. I haven’t looked around too much, so I’m not sure what their selection is like (let me know in a comment if you feel like digging around).
I give them extra points for their use of the newly released .me domain extension.
This is the ultimate picture taking tee! Exploding out of the lenses is a watercolor ghost Cheesin’ for the camera!
I’m severely disappointed that this shirt is sold out in guy’s medium. I can sometimes squeeze into a guy’s small, so I’m actually debating buying that and hoping it works out.
Pick it up for only $15 on sale at Lucky Stripes. Poke around and check out their other designs to, they’ve got some good ones (they’ll probably be written about by me eventually either way).
Just got an email from Andy about his clothing line AndyMonsters (wonder where the name came from?). He’s released two new designs that give 100% (thats alot more than usual) of the proceeds to charity.
I’m trying to raise money for two causes. One is the Water Project which builds wells to provide clean drinking water in third world countries. The other is Smile Train which performs surgeries for children born with cleft palates. Philanthropy is a huge part of our line and was hoping you could help raise awareness on the issues.
All the designs are really unique and well done. He’s based them all on Teddy Monsters instead of Teddy Bears.
Use the code “summer” for 15% off your order. T-Shirts run about $25-28 and are on what looks to be American Apparel. Check them out at AndyMonsters.
This collaboration from Bucky Lastard and Brand New Intention is pretty sweet, especially for you card fans out there. I’m not sure if On Tilt is a specific term for something (does anyone know), but I think this shirt would work for anything card related (poker for me).
Brand New Intention seems to be new, but I think they’re definitely a brand worth watching. You can pick this up for $24 on American Apparel at their shop.
Apart from the title, which I think turns this into a really cheesy design, I like this week’s offering from Uneetee. I like the effect used on the skeleton (whatever that is). Just one thing though, didn’t anyone ever tell the artist that the heart isn’t in the center of the body? I’m sure that would draw some comments from your resident smart ass.
Pick it up on royal blue American Apparel for only $12.
Hopefully I don’t have to eat my words, but I’ve heard from a few sources that a Threadless sale will be starting tomorrow. This usually means really good designs for really cheap. Plus the new shirts they print on are awesome.
You can bring the cost down another $3 with a coupon.