I’ve mentioned this a few times, but I’ve been finding myself wearing more blanks than graphic t-shirts as of late. I’ve also started to shift over from wearing American Apparel blanks, to wearing Alternative Apparel. This came partly because of American Apparel’s new policy, which makes it impossible to get cheap blanks at wholesale prices, but more importantly, because Alternative Apparel’s shirts are incredibly, ridiculously comfortable.
So, if you’re cheap and like comfortable shirts (as I am and do), I thought I’d share my source for wholesale Alternative Apparel blanks.
The cheapest I’ve been able to find is…Jiffy Shirts! They’ve got excellent prices on the shirts themselves, and also don’t gouge you on shipping, which is hard to find when you’re dealing with wholesale stuff. There shirts may cost like $.50 more than some other places, but when you factor in shipping I think it more than evens out. Go check em out if you’re in need of cheap blanks. I really recommend the Perfect Tee (AA4540–it’s what I’m wearing as I type this), but even the basic tee (AA05) is insanely comfortable.
If Jiffy Shirts doesn’t have what you want, at least use an Alternative Apparel coupon to save on their official site.
There’s something about this movie…something that made me watch it twice in one weekend. I think a lot of it has to do with Zach Galifianakis; yet there’s some charm that goes further than that. For whatever reason, I love this movie, and laugh prolifically when viewing it. I’m a little late to the game, but I’ve decided to share my favorite t-shirts dealing with The Hangover. Enjoy…and revel at how many of them deal with Zach Galifianakis having a baby strapped to his chest…or a satchel. Also, this is the first post in a weekly series I’m starting called Movie Mondays. So, without further introduction, here are the top The Hangover t-shirts. Enjoy!
Another one from Snorg Tees, and another one involving Mr. Galifianakis. It’s a satchel…Indiana Jones wears one.
As I was writing up a few posts on pop culture shirts, more specifically shirts from movies, I thought, hey, why not make this a regular thing (and use tons of commas)? Thus, the idea for movie Mondays was born. Every Monday, I will post up a big list of shirts from one of my favorite movies (or probably sometimes TV shows). Expect the first edition by the end of the day. I’ll give you a hint, the title deals with something that happens the morning after you drink way too much alcohol.
My friends, here is a sweet new release from Paper Root Clothing, who I’ve written about before (they had that awesome shirt called Chapter 12, although I call them Paper Back Clothing there–I must have been reading a lot!).
Anyway, this one looks pretty nifty. You can wear it while you cut out the hearts of some special people you’ve been holding captive. Just be sure to avoid getting blood on the sweet aqua American Apparel tee that it’s printed on! That’s a spiffy color–you don’t wanna ruin it.
Check this one out over at Paper Root Clothing. It’ll run you $20.00.
Headline Shirts is still one of my favorite brands for the comedic side of t-shirt design. They’ve got a bunch of great designs, and as I’ve mentioned before, they write some of the best product descriptions ever (I’ll include it below for your enjoyment).
They’re also running a sale right now, which includes this shirt (Violence) and a few others. Sweet…
As for Violence, its got a great graphic and can be summed up pretty awesomely by the product description. Check it!
Do you experience sudden fits of anger or irritation? Do elderly people and children cause you to become upset? Have you ever threatened a person’s family because they prepared your Double Whopper incorrectly?
If you answered “go to hell” to any of these questions, maybe it’s time you tried Violence. Violence is clinically proven to treat these symptoms:
• Loss of money or respect
• Inability to wait in lines
• Sass-mouth college boys
• Moments of clarity
• Low self esteem
• Dry mouth
• Runny nose
Ask your doctor if Violence is right for you. If your doctor does not think violence is right for you, chillingly ask him whether he enjoys being able to walk and see if he reconsiders. Look for our ad in Golf Digest!
The folks over at 5733, who are quite cool, have made their first foray into the retail t-shirt store arena. I believe the store is located in Oakland, which is about as far away from me as possible, unfortunately.
However, if you’re lucky enough to be in the area, I recommend you go over and check it out. I’m not sure if it’s quite open for business yet, but by looking at the pictures (below), it seems to be well on its way to awesomeness.
5733 has also been kind enough to offer Troundup a coupon code for their online store. You can use the code TRoundup to get 25% off any shirts purchased online. That’s a big discount! I’ve also updated (and created) the fiftyseven-thirtythree (5733) coupon page. They’ve got great shirts, and they’ve been supporting TRoundup through their ads for awhile, which makes them extra extra cool.
Check out their online store for instant gratification, and check out the pics of their retail store below for photo’ey goodness.
P.S. If you’ve got some time and an itch to save money, go ahead and check out all the t-shirt coupons that we have.
If you’re one of those graphically gifted people who I am oh so jealous of, like t-shirts (and designing them), and like Tumblr, then this post is for you. Tumblr is putting the call out (ie. a contest) for people to design their next shirt. Winner gets 25 of their shirts plus a large amount of internet fame points (not redeemable for real dollars, but still pretty cool).
If this has piqued your interest, head on over to the Tumblr site.
PS. I like Tumblr, so it was cool getting an email from someone who works there.
No time to write but this is real cool! Check it out at Shirt Fight. It’s printed on American Apparel.
Surprise! Another killer shirt from Imaginary Foundation. Spacy Einstein on a black shirt just looks awesome. Real awesome.
At the bottom it reads “Imagination is more important than science”, a quote from our good friend Albert (surprise again!). I would have to say that I agree.
Check it out over at Imaginary Foundation. It’ll run you $30.
I don’t usually post press releases, but I thought this one was somewhat interesting. I have mixed feelings. On one side, I recognize American Apparel’s right to not have people sell unembellished clothing articles at wholesale prices. However, my more self-centered side, which has benefited from wholesale American Apparel gear in the past, laments that he can no longer find stuff for cheap, because American Apparel’s prices can be somewhat high. Oh well, read about it below. What are your thoughts on the matter? Shoot me a comment (if you care).
American Apparel Sues Violators of Intellectual Property Rights, Wholesale Policy,
LOS ANGELES — American Apparel (Amex: APP), the vertically integrated clothing manufacturer based in downtown Los Angeles, has recently filed lawsuits against resellers who have violated the company’s intellectual property rights and wholesale policy by selling unembellished blank American Apparel garments. The company plans to file further suits against other noncompliant individuals and companies as well.
Since opening its first retail stores in 2003, American Apparel has privately intervened in situations where wholesale customers are reselling its products on the open market. These resellers often infringe upon American Apparel’s intellectual property rights by using copyrighted photographs and artwork to sell its products in violation of the company’s terms and conditions, which clearly prohibit the resale of blank American Apparel products.
“What some customers choose to ignore is that intellectual property is just that: property. The law prohibits this type of theft, regardless of intention, knowledge or profit,” said Joyce Crucillo, chief litigation counsel for American Apparel.
American Apparel is now taking aggressive steps to protect its intellectual property, brand and business by enforcing its resale policy, which allows buyers to resell garments only after altering or screenprinting. On January 14, 2010, the company initiated a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against a former online retailer of American Apparel product, NYCBlanks.com, for copyright infringement, trademark infringement, unfair competition and false advertising, whereby it sought in excess of $1,000,000 in damages as well as injunctive relief. The case recently settled, with NYCBlanks.com admitting liability and agreeing to cease the resale of American Apparel product and pay a sizeable amount to resolve the issue.