Cerberus Review + Free Tee With Purchase Today
Posted June 3, 2009on:
A couple of weeks ago, I made my first purchase at 410 BC. A large portion of 410 BC’s designs deal with mythology, which is something that isn’t often seen in other shirt companies that I have encountered. I had been eying their web store for quite some time, and since there was a sale, I asked myself “Why not?”
One of the t-shirts that I purchased was “Cerberus,” and it looks even better in person than I had expected. 410 BC did a wonderful job of packaging their shirts. The shirts were neatly folded and placed into a clear, thick plastic bag with some goodies, including a 410 BC pin, a 410 BC sticker, 3 Garbage Pail Kids trading cards/stickers, and two promotional postcards. The Garbage Pail Kids trading cards were a wonderful treat because they have nothing to do with 410 BC and I did not have the slightest clue that they were going to be in the package.
Now if you don’t know who or what Cerberus is, Cerberus is a three-headed dog that belongs to Hades, god of the underworld, in Greek and Roman mythology. This tee by 410 BC portrays this creature perfectly, with glowing green eyes and teeth. The drool also adds to the ferociousness of this beast. If you’re a protector of the gates of hell, you have to be fierce, and the artist definitely got the character of Cerberus dead on. Because the rest of Cerberus is printed with black ink, the lime green is able to pop out of the design, getting you to focus on the dog’s many eyes and mouths. The logo is also printed in the right hand corner with the same pigment. This design also goes above and beyond with the shadow placements. The dog looks like it is standing in three-dimensional space, as opposed to hanging down from the top of the tee.
“Cerberus” is printed on American Apparel, which is a good choice. I love how AA tees feel and fit. They are quite soft and are slimmer than most other wholesale brands. 410 BC has taken out the AA tag and sewn in its own custom tag. I haven’t seen other companies do this, and I must say that it is a very nice touch. At first I was a bit hesitant about having the tag because I thought that it was going to itch, but when I wore this tee for the first time, I didn’t feel the tag at all. In fact, I am wearing it today and the shirt feels wonderful.
As far as the quality of the ink goes, the colors are just as vibrant after washing as when they arrived in the mail. The ink is not too chunky on the shirt, but it’s not soft like the shirt itself either. It has no problems with following the contours of your body or the folds of the shirts though, so you don’t have to worry about a part of the design sticking out or anything like that.
Overall, I am extremely impressed with this purchase! 410 BC has surprised me with the quality of their prints and packaging. The shirts were also shipped promptly, and although shipping prices are rather steep (something that is to be expected in every story), these shirts are worth it. Since 410 BC has placed their old line on sale, many of the sizes are gone. I wouldn’t wait on picking up your copy of “Cerberus” if your size is still available. For today only, you can get a random free tee with the purchase of one at 410 BC!
$10 at 410 BC, available in Guys S and Ladies S-L
Use coupon code LTT for an additional 15% off!