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 »
For those of you who know me, you are aware of my love for designer toys. I just found out that Kidrobot recently released a t-shirt version of Kidrobot 18, Frank Kozik’s Kidmutant, for its spring line. While your 8″ Kidmutant toy sits indoors with the rest of your vinyl collection, you can now have a Kidmutant to show off when you’re out and about!
Here’s a look at the toy (in case you haven’t seen it) and the new t-shirt:
This is my favorite Kidrobot mascot to date, and I’m still bummed that I didn’t have the funds to pick up my very own Kidmutant when it released at Kidrobot. If you are a huge fan of Frank Kozik or simply love this mutant KR mascot, this new t-shirt definitely deserves some space in your closet or dresser!
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 »