I featured a bunch of shirts from The Office before, but this one is definitely my favorite. It goes deeper than an obvious reference–it’s something only a true fan would pick up. The shirt is referencing a quote from Jim. I’ve included a video from the show if you need a refresher, but, they’re basically Dwight’s three favorite things–bears, beets, and Battlestar Galactica.
I was actually going to write about this shirt today anyway, but I was lucky enough to get an email from Craig, the owner of Doubletake Clothing, giving me some background about the company and a 20% coupon code before I made the post. Like some other companies, Doubletake also dedicates a portion of their proceeds to charity. 25% of the money they make goes into a community fund, which they will spend on worthy and creative causes–it’s a pretty sweet gig. So check out the shirts, use the code “roundup20” for 20% off your order, and help out some charitable causes. Video for your viewing pleasure, and sorry if this post seems somewhat disjointed, Colin is a wee bit tired, and speaking in third person apparently:
Personally, I think people should lay off Mike–he works hard enough, he should be able to relax a little, and he seems like a good guy. But, if you wanna sport some shirts for your favorite pot-smoking Olympian, check out these two from Tee Shirt Bodega. The one on the left is my personal favorite.
Linty Fresh is a company that I like but I’ve never really written about, except for waaaay back in 2007. With this post, I plan to change that. Eric’s (the owner of Linty Fresh) new release for February is awesomely creative and cool. It’s definitely one of the better uses of glow in the dark ink I’ve seen. I wish we could see the actual shirt glowing in the dark, but I understand that could be a difficult shot to take. That being said, I did hear from Eric’s ustream videos that the shirt is very bright, so not glowing shouldn’t be a problem.
I’m definitely debating picking this one up–the only thing holding me back is my already full closet of shirts. It runs $22 on American Apparel. Grab it at the Linty Fresh store.
CommonThreadz is a pretty awesome idea for a charity. Each shirt is designed by an African orphan, and each shirt that is sold allows them to house one orphan for one month. You can get some cool shirts and help out a great cause at the same time. I’ve quoted the email below for more details:
Hello, I hope all is well with you. I’m just contacting you about possible blog worthy news. We recently launched a new series of t-shirts called The Orphan Collection. All the shirts are designed by orphans in Africa (pics of them are on the site) and we are able to feed an orphan for 1 month for each t-shirt sold, which is awesome. I think this is a really unique product line and a creative way for orphans themselves to participate in providing sustainable change for the better in their lives.
Check it out and hopefully you think it would be good for your blog. We certainly need some good press so it is much appreciated!
Also, each shipping package now includes 1) the name of the orphan that we are able to buy a school uniform / feed for a month because of their purchase & 2) a special code that will allow them to view & interact with that child’s online profile, complete with continually updated photos, videos, messages and more.
They are a register charity incase anyone is wondering.
I dig the vertical blue lines and golf foil. Without it, the shirt would be kind of boring, but with it, it turns out looking kind of snazzy. I’ve also featured Cutthroat Clothing before for their sweet retro skull shirt. This one will run you $20 (it looks like prices have gone down, thanks recession!) over at Cutthroat Clothing. It’s printed on American Apparel.
I just found out about Headline Shirts, and they’ve quickly become one of my favorite new brands. This shirt is awesome, from the font to the crazy kangaroo-eagle-lizard (that’s my interpretation), as well as laugh out loud funny. They’ve also been super nice and hooked me up with a sweet coupon code. If you use the code “TROUNDUP” at checkout, up until next Friday (Feb 6th) you’ll get a free surprise shirt with any purchase. Here are the details regarding the promotion from Jake, the guy who writes their awesome product descriptions (included below):
Users will receive a free “mystery shirt” of the same size with any order. (They should enter the code TROUNDUP on the shopping bag page, just after adding to cart.) They won’t know what they’re getting, except that it will be selected according to the design(s) they purchase.
One important thing to note: Users will actually not receive a notice of the free shirt after entering the coupon code. Instead, it will show up as a “$0.01” discount. But they should rest assured they’ll be getting a free shirt. (This is just the way our coupon system works right now, unfortunately.)
Now here’s that product description I promised. It gave me chuckles:
Some people say Wikipedia can’t be trusted, but I think it’s great for getting general information on a topic. Like, did you know that the Civil War and the War of 1805 were actually separate battles, despite the fact of them occurring in the same century?
I also learned that pornography has been around since the dawn of sex. Speaking of sex, you may be interested to know that Gordon Jump once guest-starred on an episode of Diff’rent Strokes as a pedophile who attempted to molest Arnold and his best friend Dudley (played by the actor Shavar Ross, who has been married since 1992 and has at least two children).
Speaking of the eighties, John Lennon (born Johnathan Chaz Ono Lennon) was shot and later died during the 1980s while wearing his favorite “New York City” t-shirt during one of his last concerts with the Mets at Beatles Stadium. He wrote a comic called “The Daily Howl” as a child.
Speaking of t-shirts, I made myself this Wikipedia t-shirt. Did you know that Kangaroos are actually not born with wings but develop them later in life? Guess where I learned that!
Thanks to Tcritic for letting me know about these guys!
I wrote about Inject Love from Beetnik Aesthetics awhile ago, so long ago that the store wasn’t even open then. I’m happy to announce that today Beetnik Aesthetics has officially opened its doors. In honor of that, all their shirts are 50%, making them $12. Go check it out.
I love the product shot for the above shirt–the ivy makes it look awesome. In general, I always like stores who put real effort into their product shots–it just makes looking at tons of t-shirts a lot cooler. I also like cool sites, and Loren (Beetnik Aesthetics owner) has one of those. Not many people can pull off a dark purple themed site well, so good job on that!
Here’s something different – Beetnik Aesthetics! It all started with a guy named Loren. Loren wanted to build a clothing brand that was more than just a few cool designs thrown on t-shirts. Loren wanted to build a brand with a message – a brand that stood for something. What happened? Beetnik Aesthetics happened. Beetnik Aesthetics is not just another trendy t-shirt company, but a lifestyle clothing brand, built on the notion that the “world is your canvas”, striving for hope, peace, love and more. One idea. One thought. One dream. Anything is possible with a forward thinking mind.
I can’t see myself ever buying or wearing this shirt, but I think it’s certainly an interesting design. It legit looks like someone opening up blinds to peek out at you, which is somewhat disconcerting in my opinion, and probably why I found it interesting. It comes from Altru Apparel, but it’s out of stock there, so I’ve provided the in-stock, and cheaper, Urban Outfitters link.