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Archive for January 2011

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!

Abraham Lincoln, Retro CampaignsThe 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.

Abraham Lincoln, Retro CampaignsThis 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 »

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I recently got the opportunity to interview Sutsu‘s lead designer. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Sutsu, it is an environmentally conscious boardwear brand based in the UK. I don’t regularly participate in any boardsports, but that doesn’t stop me from loving the brand’s products. All of the designs in the shop are quite simple, and something about that is very appealing. Let us now learn more about Sutsu and its lead designer!

SutsuThank you very much for taking the time to answer a few questions for the readers of Loving This Tee. Could you start us off by telling us about yourself and what you do at Sutsu?

I am based in London and am the designer for Sutsu. Although not classically trained in design, I have to some degree taught myself about design and what I want to achieve from it. I screen printed my first T-shirt back in my teens which seems a distant past. I left university with a degree in anthropology, quickly followed by a diploma in sound engineering which led to various jobs including running a couple of bars, so not what you would call a normal graphic background. I did always keep my eye in by having an A5 book and pen in hand so I could scribble when the mood takes me… Read the rest of this entry »

Hello, t-shirt lovers! I’m sure you all love buying awesome shirts, but what about getting the chance to win one for free?

The fine folks at Charliegh are going to be giving away not one, but TWO free t-shirts in a new Twitter contest that they’re holding. So what do you have to do to be eligible to win one of these t-shirts? It’s simple, really.

1. Follow @_Charliegh on Twitter.
2. Charliegh will be asking two questions related to California state history within the next 7 days. All you have to do is reply to @_Charliegh with the correct answer to a question. Your chances of winning are even better if you answer both of the questions correctly.
3. Sit back and relax. Once you’ve followed steps 1 and 2, you’re entered!

This contest will last for an entire week (until Noon Eastern Time on February 3), and winners will be randomly selected from the pool of eligible entries after that. Good luck!

Oh, and I might as well just mention now that Charliegh has created a non-expiring coupon for all you wonderful readers. Just use code LOVINGTHISTEE to take 15% off your future purchases!

Yema Yema released two new tees this month, and one of the designs is one that I have been waiting to see printed. “I Want a Tattoo” shows a Yema-style character with a sweet tattoo sleeve, and it’s now available for purchase in the Yema Yema shop! I don’t have any tattoos, but I’m always admiring others’ tattoos. Maybe one day I’ll get one myself, but that could be a long while from now. For now, I’ll just be happy wearing a t-shirt with a character full of body art.

Yema, tattooYou can purchase “I Want a Tattoo” at the Yema Yema store for $13 (Yeah, it’s on sale!). Be sure to also check out the other great products while you’re there. You won’t be disappointed!

genetic, double helixToday I’m going to be doing a review of a shirt that I got from doubleHelix. DoubleHelix is a science inspired clothing company based in San Francisco, CA. When I first heard of the brand I was immediately drawn in by the nerdiness of its art direction.

genetic coding, genes, double helixGenetic Coding” is one of the nine designs available in the men’s section of the shop. There’s also a women’s version of this design, but the genetic coding is in pink instead of green. I’ve always had a soft spot for cool designs involving barcodes. This t-shirt design definitely looks great, and I love how the bright green pops out against the black. Read the rest of this entry »

Time to review another tee! A while back, I got a sweet package from Angry Spade. All their designs involve spades (makes sense, right?). I will be reviewing the army colorway of a design called “Spider Webs.”

Angry Spade, spider webThe shirt came in a clear sealed plastic bag, packaged with some stickers and a button. There was also a personal note inside with a coupon for all you fabulous readers. When you visit the Angry Spade shop, be sure to use the code “LOVINGTHISTEE” to take 15% off of any order (no expiry).

Angry Spade, spider web

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