Spencer from Vintage Vantage was kind enough to send me two tees to test out. First thing I noticed after opening up the package was how incredibly soft the shirts were. I don’t know where they get them (I wish I did, so I could buy mass amounts of them), but they’re amazing. I would be happy just wearing blanks – the designs are a nice bonus though (under exaggeration).
The designs I was sent are Army Men (below) and…
I got to pick both these designs, so naturally I’m a fan. All of their designs are quite good. They’re a vintage company, so obviously they have that vintage feel to them. I like that.
So, in summary, excellent designs + most comfortable shirts ever=awesome deal. Buy some. Also, they were kind enough to give me a coupon code. Use the code troundup for 21% off.
AND, they’re having a sale right now on some of their older shirts. If you combine that with the coupon code above, you’re looking at some exceedingly cheap t-shirts.
The Big Lebowski is one of my favorite movies ever. So when browsing around Urban Outfitters, I was naturally attracted to this shirt. Buy it and remember to vote The Dude for President in ’08. Also, if you haven’t seen The Big Lebowski, do that now. Right now, drop what you’re doing and watch it.
This one will cost you $28.00 at Urban Outfitters.
In order to get rid of their fall/winter line, from now until an undisclosed date, you can get all of Monsieur T’s shirts for 50% off. I picked up two last sale. They’re comfortable. You’ll like them. Check it out at Monsieur T.
I’m a huge music fan, so I was looking for some way to incorporate this into the blog. I thought about it for a little and came up with an idea for a kind of mini-series of posts entitled Music Through Shirts. Every once in awhile, I’ll post up a shirt from a band that I like, and give some song recommendations and such. Today is the first one. We’ll begin with Sublime. I think they’re pretty well known, so you might have heard of them, if not, you should check them out.
This one is pretty much the quintessential Sublime shirt (at least it’s what I’ve seen most shirts to be like). It’s got the big sun (one of their album covers I believe) on the front, with the band name on the back. I think the sun is an excellent design. Some band shirts can be weak, but this one isn’t.
Now, for some recommended tracks:
What I Got
Hopefully you enjoy.
Matt McAllister holds the Guiness World Record for the number of shirts worn at one time. He managed to fit on a whopping 155 shirts, ranged from size small to 10XL. The entire process took 4 hours and added 100 pounds to his weight. I think that’s pretty damn impressive. You can watch the video below (don’t worry, it’s not 4 hours long, they condense the footage to just give a time lapse of each new shirt).
I don’t play a lot of video games anymore (I used to), but one that I will still break out occasionally is Defense of the Ancients (DotA). On a whim yesterday, I decided to see if there were any DotA shirts out there. Unsurprisingly (the game, or I guess mod? has a huge following), I found that there tons out there. So, if by chance you play DotA like me, you might want to check these out.
There’s a bunch (I mean TONS) more at Shirts of the Ancients. However, the guy is on vacation for now, so you’ll have to wait until he gets back to order.
I don’t participate in voting at Design by Humans a lot, but this is one shirt I actually saw (and voted for) during one of the scarce times I do. I’m glad to see it got printed. If you can’t see in the pictures, the front of the shirt has a bunch of Star Wars characters saying things such as “I love war”. Then on the back you have a person (is that Bush? I can’t tell) saying “I like Movie$”. This one will run you $24 at Design by Humans.
Remember the Design by Humans coupon code.
Since my post of the top 5 Barack Obama t-shirts, I received a couple emails with shirts that I overlooked. I liked two of the shirts I got sent, so I figured I should make an addendum and add them to the list. So with these two shirts, you’re actually getting the top 7 Barack Obama t-shirts. Enjoy.
This one comes from Philadelphia based Print Liberation. It’s simple, but thats not always a bad thing. Plus, it appears to be printed on an American Apparel tri-blend shirt, which is an excellent choice. Check this one out at Print Liberation.
This one, an obvious play on Rock the Vote, comes from Local Celebrity. Nice use of the check mark as the V. Also, Local Celebrity shirts are super soft. I recommend you check out the rest of their tees as well. You can pick up this Obama tee at Local Celebrity.
Usually Threadless only releases shirts on Monday. However, it seems that this week is a bonus, as we get nine “Foolishly under-scored and over-looked” shirts for $15 each. Also, it looks like they’re clearing out their stock of shirts printed on Fruit of the Loom. You can pick these old shirts up for only $5.
Remember to use a Threadless coupon code.
The Pennsylvania primary is right around the corner, and this year it actually means something, so we’re seeing tons of political ads everywhere. Hence, I thought it would be appropriate to take this time to make a list of the best Obama (he’s who I’m leaning towards right now) shirts out there. The goal of this is to find political shirts that don’t…suck. So, hopefully you enjoy. In no particular order…
We’ll start off with this one from American Pig Brand, whose goal with this design was to create a good looking, urban Obama shirt. I think they succeeded. It costs $24.99 and is printed on American Apparel.
This one takes a little more humorous route, while still still being a good design. It costs $17.99 and is printed on American Apparel. For every shirt bought $1 is donated to the Obama campaign.
This is another one from American Pig Brand. To be honest, they probably have the best Obama shirts out there. Again, this one will run you $24.99 and is printed on American Apparel.
This one is simple, but nonetheless an excellent design. The blue spatter takes it from being boring to good looking. The cost on this one varies depending on what type of shirt you get it printed on.
Lastly, no list of Obama shirts would be complete without the “Barak Obama is my Homeboy” shirt. This one seems to be very popular. I like it, i just prefer the American Pig Brand designs above. This one also varies depending on configuration.