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)
Sub Urban Riot was kind enough to send me their Tzars and Warlords t-shirt to review. Let’s start at the beginning with shipping. Jason shipped the shirt out the same day he offered me the review, how’s that for quick shipping? While I haven’t bought a shirt off them, I’ll assume they offer the same service to regular customers as well.
I got the package a few days later. It came in a bag with a little catalog book, and some branded matches. I got a little laugh out of the matches, because most people just send stickers, so that’s a nice touch.
Now on to the actual shirt. This shirt is one of the most comfortable tees I own. According to the site, they print on “100% cotton, Sub Urban Riot original rough cut design”. I don’t know where they get it, but it’s just amazingly comfortable. The sizes do run a little small though, so if your regular size is tight on you, you should consider ordering a size up.
Instead of giving my thoughts on the design, I’m just going to quote the product description, which sums it up pretty nicely: “Badass, tough as nails! Need we say more.” I also asked Jason for a little more about the shirts background, and here’s what I got:
Inspiration for Tzars and Warlords. Well it runs in the theme of our Ruin and Ancients designs. I hesitate to say we’re giving homage to tzars and warlords of history, but more of a recognition. There are some fascinating personalities and civilizations that sprouted from that type of rule. To put that into graphic form was exciting to create. There is some commentary in there too.
Overall, I really like both this shirt and Sub Urban Riot as a company. The shirt looks great and is incredibly comfortable, and the company has fast shipping and quick and friendly email responses. They’re also having a sale on some of their shirts right now, so you can pick some up cheap. You can see the shirt in action over at my Flickr feed.
Price: $36.00 | Sub Urban Riot
Regaal is an excellent design from Naature. The design comes in black on pink, or white on black (pictured above). The white on black is a limited edition, so if you like it, make sure to snag it now. This tee is printed on American Apparel, and can be had for the low price of $15.00 (cheap for an AA tee).
Price: $15.00 | Naature
Tank Theory just released a couple new shirts, one of which is this one, the Greatest Show on Earth. From the site,
Its a constant political and mental battle everyday everywhere on earth. Wars are being fought and operations being launched. Blood, black, blue, red and white, its an orgy of ravenous rulers fighting for domination over black goo and making this truly the Greatest Spectacle on Earth.
Like most Tank Theory tees, the design quality is excellent. I wish they would’ve printed this one in slim fit style though. They have the price listed, so maybe they’re still coming. There’s no way the slim fits are sold out already, considering t this tee was just released.
Also, Tank Theory is running a $15 sale on some of their t-shirts. I think it’s just to clear out stock, as none of my favorite designs are on sale, but they’re still good designs at a cheap price.
Price: $21.00 / $23.00 | Tank Theory
While this tee may share a title with the Foo Fighter’s awesome song, there’s no actual relationship. Regardless, it’s still a kick ass shirt. The shirt is actually inspired by Edward Abbeyâ€™s famous environmentalist book, The Monkey Wrench Gang (which I’ve never read). As I said before (I think), I love how all their shirts have actual meaning/inspiration behind them.
On to some of the more physical details, Spraygraphic prints on 100% cotton, sweatshop free t-shirts. Also, the body style is form fitting, which means it stays close to the body (aka. it’s comfortable, at least for me).
Price: $26.00 | Spraygraphic
American Pig Brand just kindly sent me their King Herald Slate t-shirt to review. This is my first review, so I’m just going to start at the beginning and go straight through the process.
The shipping was lightning quick, I literally received the shirt 3 days or so after James said he was sending me one. I’m going to assume they take the same care with all their customers, so you can expect the same. The package came nicely folded in a ziplock bag inside a padded envelope; they even threw in some stickers which is a nice touch.
Now, on to the design. As I said before in my previous American Pig post, I’m a sucker for t-shirts with crest type designs, and this one is no exception. It’s a solid design that is pretty damn cool looking and is just the right size for the shirt. Which brings me to my next point: the shirt. American Pig prints on American Apparel, so, as you can imagine, their shirts are incredibly comfortable.
Overall, I give American Pig Brand and this shirt two thumbs up.
*Note, if you want, you can see pictures of my ugly self wearing this shirt over at my Flickr (which will be added to the site soon if it isn’t already).
Price: $27.00 | American Pig Brand
This t-shirt, Spiritual Warfare, from Black Sea Apparel has a pretty kick-ass design, and that’s why I like it. You can’t really see the design in the picture, but if you go here, you can see a closeup (its the one on the far left). Like most of the shirts I pick, this one is printed on an American Apparel tee.
I can’t link directly to the shirt, so you’ll have to fish around their site for a little.
Price: $16.00 | Black Sea Apparel
According to Martin Hsu, cleansing is important for you health, even if youâ€™re an incredibly well drawn Hindu deity. This is one of Martinâ€™s newest designs,and features a Hindu deity wearing a gas mask. I really like this design, I just think it looks pretty dang cool. It also has a great meaning behind it (at least how I interpret it). As an added bonus, the tee is printed on a silver American Apparel t-shirt.
Price: $22.00 | Martin Hsu (I’m unable to link directly, so you have to go to the shop menu and scroll down a little)