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I haven’t reviewed a t-shirt in an extremely long time, so I think it’s time to change that. Today I’ll be reviewing T-shirts.com and the shirt that I received.
With a generic site name like T-shirts.com, I figured that the shop would primarily house novelty tees. I was correct in that assumption. Because of this, I’d like to focus my review on the website more than the shirt that I received. It’s just not possible to generalize the shop by one shirt, since the shop offers many different designs printed on different blanks by different printers.
With that said, if you like novelty tees, then T-shirts.com is a great place to shop! They have everything from band shirts to movie shirts to sports shirts. They even carry a bunch of different animal shirts, some of which are even more ridiculous than the unforgettable “Three Wolf Moon” design.
And for those who aren’t big on novelty shirts like me, you’ll be happy to hear that there are some artsy designs to browse through in the “Artist Designed” category. These include pieces by artists like Walmazan, Tasha Chapman, and Terry Fan. Read the rest of this entry »
A while back, I got a package form Perception Apparel, a company based in Virginia (represent!). It came nicely folded in a sealed plastic bag. I received a t-shirt called “Mind Over Matter,” and you will soon see why.
The title fits perfectly, no? I thought so, too. I really love this design, and it is one of the more “serious” pieces on the site. I’m not quite sure what the art direction of the brand is, as all of the designs are quite different from one another and there’s no one thing that ties them all together besides being labeled with “Perception.” Nonetheless, this is one sweet shirt and I am a fan of most of the other designs as well. Read the rest of this entry »
One of my favorite t-shirt artists is Yema Yema. I have a lot of her designs both from her store and from Tilteed. Her work is so unique, and I am always waiting for a new Yema Yema piece to add to my collection. Today I’m going to be reviewing something a little bit different from her. Instead of a regular t-shirt, here’s a baseball tee that she released on her site a while back. It’s called “We Are Robots” and it’s a 3/4 sleeve baseball tee.
What’s not to love about robots? You’ve got famous robots ranging from R2-D2 and C-3PO from Star Wars to Bender from Futurama. Robots are everywhere! This design is great because while there’s the main robot in the middle, there are lots of other fun characters and loads of details. Read the rest of this entry »
I recently got a great new tee to review from SplitReason. If you’re a geek or gamer, then you most likely have heard of this brand. If you haven’t, then where have you been shopping? This site is perfect for you!
The shirt that I received is called “Mega Mistake,” and it is one of their older designs. I think it has gotten several reprints since it was first made available on the site. I was never good at playing Mega Man X on my Super Nintendo, but that didn’t stop me from loving the game so much.
Here’s a look at the full tee. The print is rather small in comparison to what I’m used to wearing, but it’s still quite nice. The print feels good and the colors look great against the royal blue Alstyle shirt. Read the rest of this entry »
Back in October of 2009, I reviewed a cute pancakes shirt from Loyal Army. Today I have some more tees to show you! If you’re familiar with Loyal Army, then you know that they’re all about cute products. Seriously, their tees are so cute that I don’t even know what to do with myself.
The shirts I received include “I’m Ridin’ Solo,” “OMG TEXT,” “Little Monster,” and a shirt against animal testing that I can’t currently find on their website. While the animal shirts and the monster shirt have similarly sized prints, the “OMG TEXT” tee is completely covered on the front (nothing on the back).
So since all of the shirts are quite similar in how they feel, I’m going to review one in depth. Let’s pick the “Little Monster” one because I recently went to see Lady Gaga in concert and all of her fans are her little monsters. Read the rest of this entry »
Jon Knox. Does that name ring a bell? If your answer is synonymous to “no,” then we need to change that right now!
Jon Knox is an amazing artist based out of Portland, OR, who is most widely known for his handmade resin toys. But that’s not all that he does, though. Along with being an amazing toy sculptor and painter, he’s also a fantastic illustrator. His unique characters are like a species of their own, so distinct and full of personality. These characters exist in both cartoonish realms and realistic ones, with his portraits looking incredibly lifelike.
I remember my first encounter with Jon Knox’s artwork. It was a Threadless Select (the old Select line) tee called “Brat Party” that introduced me to Jon’s playful style. I’m going to go ahead and say that it’s my favorite Threadless tee of all time. It’s a shame that I no longer fit into the copy that I own without feeling self-conscious. Should have gone for a Guys Small and not the XS… Bah!
But you’re not here to read my t-shirt woes, are you? I didn’t think so. Let’s take a look at a much newer tee from Jon Knox’s shop. I picked up a shirt called “The Magician” from Jon’s shop when it was up for pre-order. I am kind of obsessed with heather grey tees at the moment, so I picked the grey shirt (there’s also a white option, as well as tank versions).
Ain’t it a beauty? Read the rest of this entry »
It’s time for yet another t-shirt review! Today I’ll be reviewing a shirt from LabCandy, a brand that launched last summer. The tee that I received is a sweet design (you see what I did there?) by Greg Abbott called “Candy Maniac.”
The shirt came nicely folded in a sealed orange plastic bag, which I thought was cool. I’m not a fan of clear or translucent mailers, though. Something about the way that you can see what kind of shirt lies inside the packaging makes me nervous about the parcel’s journey through shipment facilities. Nonetheless, this LabCandy tee obviously made it to me just fine! The shirt came packaged with some extra goodies: a sealed tube of blue powder candy and LabCandy pin.
Here’s a look at the full design. Greg Abbott sure is a pro at designing lovable monsters! This poor guy had so much fun enjoying his treats that he didn’t notice the lollipops and bubblegum sticking to him until it was too late. I just hope that he doesn’t stick that gum back into his mouth once he frees himself. That would be kind of gross… Read the rest of this entry »
Let’s start off with the basics. The t-shirt came in a sealed, custom-printed plastic bag, along with washing instructions and a laFraise sticker. As you can see, the shirt inside also has a custom hang tag. You’ll definitely remember that you got this shirt from laFraise. There’s no question about that! Read the rest of this entry »
Gryphony just launched yesterday, so now I’m going to do a quick review of their first shirt. Gryphony is a new curated t-shirt site that will have a new design available every 72 hours. The package promises fun, so let’s see what’s inside! Read the rest of this entry »
Today I’ll be reviewing a t-shirt from Retro Campaigns featuring the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Now I don’t normally wear anything politics-related, but the “American Legends” line at Retro Campaigns caught my eye. I love the vintage look of the shirts from this line, so I’m very happy to get to check out one of them in person!
The shirt came in a plastic bag with a Retro Campaigns button and hangtag. I like how the button was used to pin the custom hang tag to the inside tag of the shirt.
This particular design is printed on an Alternative Apparel blank and it’s very soft. The material is thin compared to the standard American Apparel shirts and other major brands of ringspun cotton shirts on the market (Just to note: this Retro Campaigns shirt is 90% cotton and 10% polyester), but that’s a good thing. Not only does the shirt look vintage, but it also feels like a tee that has been broken in. Read the rest of this entry »