As I’ve probably mentioned, I love random shirts, and, as you can see, this one is quite random. So, naturally, I love this shirt. The fact that it’s only $10 with free shipping and it’s printed on an American Apparel shirt doesn’t hurt either.
Update: I forgot to mention the reference to The Colbert Report. “Despite his bluster, Colbert’s character also demonstrates a notable phobia of bears, which he refers to as “godless killing machines without a soul”. Bears often top his “threat downs”, lists of the greatest threats facing America.”
Price: $10.00 (free shipping) | Quixotic Clothing
By buying one of these awesome t-shirts printed on American Apparel, you can feed one African child for an entire school year. Currently, 100% of the profits from all t-shirts sold go towards Africa Aid’s School Lunch Program in Buduburam.
Price: $20.00 | Africa Aid
Naive Clothing just underwent a huge makeover, releasing a new website and tons of new tees simultaneously. I’m a fan of most of the new shirts, with my favorite being King Eagle. It’s just a great looking design, and I especially like the fact that the branding actually looks cool, which some companies don’t seem to understand. They also print on American Apparel, which is a plus. The design comes on a bunch of different colors, which I believe are brown, slate, gold, and light blue, although some are sold out.
Price: $15.00 | Naive Clothing
I’d like to say there’s some funny or intelligent message behind this tee, but, unless I’m missing it, that doesn’t seem to be the case. No, the real reason I like this tee is just because I’m oddly attracted to the design. I can’t really explain why, it’s just one of those things where you look at it and go, “Hey, that’s cool, I’d totally wear that”. Unfortunately, for those of us in the US, the shirt is kind’ve expensive, weighing in at 25 pounds + shipping, which is over $40 I believe.
Price: 25.00 Pounds | Bonbi Forest
We Are Loved is a small project run by Barak Hardley. Instead of describing the company and what it stands for, I thought I’d just post up the well done clip above explaining the background and meaning behind the company and its name. They currently have four shirts up, which are sold through Merchline. Expect some reviews of their shirts in the coming days.
As seems to be the norm, out of this week’s Threadless t-shirts there are two that I really like. One is a reprint of a great shirt, while the other is a brand new tee.
I’m Sure I Used To Fit
Funny and well designed…I don’t have much to say beyond that.
Reach For The Stars
I actually came across this shirt yesterday. As soon as I saw it, I was hoping for a reprint. I don’t know how it happened, but I’m certainly glad my wish got answered in such an expedient fashion. I just hope I can afford all these new Threadless tees I want.
Don’t forget to use the Threadless coupon for $3 off.
CUSTOM Industries is a globally inspired streetwear brand whose aesthetic reflects the quest for adventure and the discovery of the obscure. CUSTOM is about individuality AND community, living life on the road and off-the-beaten path. Respect for the familiar and the unusual; opening eyes and minds to peoples, places and cultures from around the world, and in our own backyards.
Matt from CUSTOM Industries emailed me awhile back about reviewing some of their shirts. I liked them so much I asked Matt about getting an actual shirt to review, which he kindly sent out.
Here’s just a little background about the company. From reading the site, Matt, who is the founder, has traveled quite a bit around the world, 45 different countries to be exact. This can be easily seen in the various cultural icons/ideas their designs influenced by. These influences give their shirts a unique, global feel about them. Also, something which I find extremely cool, on all the tags of their shirts, it gives you the location from whence the shirt comes.
Like most of the companies I’ve dealt with, the shipping was extremely fast. Inside the package was the t-shirt, some cool stickers (they feel very cool, not the standard sticker), and a post card with a note from Matt.
The tee I received from them was their Bushido design. As you’d expect, this design is based on Japan’s Bushido code, which is something I find fascinating. It’s printed on a 70% Cotton, 30% Poly Ringer T-shirt, which, like most of the shirts I’ve received, is extremely comfortable.
The influences of their shirts, at least for me, could not be better. Combine that with excellent designs and comfortable tees, and you’ve got one kickass store. I strongly urge you to check out the rest of their designs.
Price: $30.00 | CUSTOM Industries
I spent some time browsing around old Threadless designs today, and I came up with a bunch of designs that I really like and want reprinted. I’m hoping you guys like these designs as well. This is by no means a comprehensive list, just some shirts I really like.
Check back tomorrow for a review of the awesome t-shirt Custom Industries sent me.
I hope you enjoyed; now get to hitting the reprint button!
I don’t have time for a long post (it’s late), but I just wanted to stop in quick and post this God Le$$ America t-shirt from Lucky Threadz. The shirt features a healthy dose of politics from one of my favorite designers, Tom Burns. Background from the site,
Shopping Malls, Wal-Mart, Family Dollar, The Home Shopping Network, Strip Malls, Beverly Hills, Pampers, Huggies, Luxury Automobiles, Gucci, Bed Bath and Beyond, blah blah blah. The fucking list goes on! Spend America – Spend! Get your fat asses into that store and SPEND!
Price: $17.00 | Lucky Threadz
While a little expensive, I really like this tee from Young Lovers. Here’sÂ the inspiration behind the shirt summed up in one sentence, “Death to Arms and the worldwide arms race.” Another cool thing is that all their shirts are limited editions, as of now, only 100 prints of each shirt are made. Regarding what they print on, this is what I found, “All of our tees are made with the finest combed, ringspun 100% cotton.” They also offer a perfect fit guarantee, so you can always mail it back (at your expense) and get a new size if it doesn’t fit right.
Price: $39.00 | Young Lovers (scroll down for shirt)