August 22, 2005
The Shirt Snob has just discovered the designer Hardboiled, and we love their stuff. Here's what they say about themselves:
Hardboiled Inc. is a Toronto-based group of t-shirt designers and printers who find great joy in creating unique t-shirts with original designs. T-shirts that look good. T-shirts that feel good. T-shirts that make strangers stop you on the street and say "Hello. I like your t-shirt. Let's go see a movie."
They have a lot of great shirts that are pretty and feminine. We were originally drawn to the Bamboo T-shirt, which is simple and yet is quite pleasing to look at. From there, we realized we like almost all of their tees, although the stand outs are the Paisley T-shirt and the Lilypad T-shirt. All their shirts come as either a cap sleeved, 3/4 length sleeve, or scoop neck version, and the best part is that they are all only $27 each.
August 17, 2005
The Shirt Snob loves this t-shirt from Threadless. Entitled Damn Scientists (we love how their tees have names), it says "They lied to us. This was supposed to be the future. Where is my jetpack, where is my robotic companion, where is my dinner in pill form, where is my hydrogen fueled automobile, where is my nuclear powered levitating house, where is my cure for this disease?" What an awesome idea, it reminds us of Epcot Center. Remember the ride that showed us how the future would look like? And how it doesn't look anything at all like we were hoping? We think that ride is gone, but we thought it was so funny. Thank you John Slabyk for this wonderful design.
August 15, 2005
Today we are going to look at the Shirt Snob's favorite place for t-shirts, Busted Tees. This company has a ton of funny and unique t-shirts, and they also have plenty for women, which is rare. Many of the t-shirt companies have a very limited selection for women (Threadless being an exception), so it's nice to see that Busted Tees recognizes that women like tees too. Started by the guys from College Humor, this company began in March of 2004 by a group of friends who "want people to have fun, laugh, look good, feel comfortable, get good jobs, get sweaty dancing, and go home with someone who also did those things." The company is very interested in hearing from it's customers and is willing to work with anyone who has a good design for a t-shirt, so feel free to contact them!
We personally own a few of the t-shirts for sale, including Your Retarded, South Korea's got Seoul, and Nobody Likes a Vegetarian (which is especially funny because the Shirt Snob is a vegetarian). Busted Tees also has the recently controversial New Mexico, Cleaner than Regular Mexico. Besides those, our favorites include What Wouldn't Jesus Do? and Greece. Our only complaint is that one of our favorites, Pedro Lacks Political Experience (a take off of the popular Vote For Pedro tees from Napoleon Dynomite), is only available for men. But we've noticed that this can change, Your Retarded started out only available for men but eventually was made for women as well. Sizes seem to run a tad bit small, so be careful when ordering.
August 11, 2005
Cafe Press is spotlighting Geekware right now. There are a bunch of funny designs, our favorites being Girlie Gamer, Physics Babe, Duke of URL, and Case of the Mondays. Cafe Press is having a back to school special-buy $50 or more and get $10 off when you use the coupon code TANK10. This offer is good only until August 16.
August 4, 2005
Here are some more neat t-shirts by Giant Robot. They are a very popular San Franciscan store that the leader of our Blogpire Jay suggested. They don't have the best selection for women (not all of us are size M), but they have many great designs. Besides many robot themed shirts, they have a lot of funny ones including the Vegetarian Bigfoot, Shanghai, and School Girl Invaders. Definitely check this place out, they have a ton of other tees as well as other items like toys and accessories. Also check out what we believe is their sister store, Kid Robot. Our favorite shirt of their is I Am Plastic.
The Shirt Snob is in the mood for t-shirts today, so that is what we will be posting about. Yesterday we discovered Mr. Chips Tees, thanks to Preshrunk.
Here is what the company says about themselves:
Mr. Chips is a collection of T-shirts celebrating these Trucker's, Trailer Parks, Farms and Campgrounds that were landmarks on these great highways. Together with witty and nostalgic quotes you will feel Mr. Chips T-Shirts are
"right off the old block"
They have a lot of funny tees, although many of them are rather suggestive. They would probably be more for the older student, we can see many high school students being suspended if they wore some of these shirts to school. Although it's hard to choose a few favorite shirts, we're going to try! The This Shirt is Bananas
tee we laughed over, even though we aren't huge fans of the Gwen Stefani song. Also the Friends Don't Let Friends Drink and Dial
top is also a winner in that is rings so true (haha, get it?)!
July 21, 2005
There is an article in the NY Times today about limited edition t-shirts. Here's a quote:
Lately limited edition T-shirts, most likely made in someone's cellar in Brooklyn, have suddenly become the hipster's preferred mode of expression. Whether produced by college pals with studio art degrees or sold by highly organized Web companies like threadless.com - visitors to the site offer ideas and vote on designs, which are then put into microproduction - the limited edition T-shirt has become impossible to avoid.
The Shirt Snob loves that t-shirts are finally getting their due. There are so many new and great websites out there with tees that we think are wonderful, cute, and smart. Not all of them are selling shirts for women, but those that aren't seem to be about to start.
As for Threadless, we have been a big fan of theirs for a long time. We love voting on which ones we like best, which is usually a hard decision to make. Also, if you have a design you want to put on a t-shirt, you can submit it to them. If it wins, you get $750 pluse $250 in credit to the site. Don't forget to check out their full catalog for all of their t-shirts, where they have a blog for every entry. Our favorites right now are My Pet Human and Sweet Creep. If you love their t-shirts, consider signing up for the Threadless 12 Club, where you get a t-shirt a month from them for 12 months for $200. These shirts are made specifically and only for those in this club, no one else can buy them. They produce just enough for those who are members, you can't get much more limited for that price!
July 20, 2005
Although it seems to have been news for a little while, the Shirt Snob has just discovered that Ryan Seacrest is starting his own clothing line for both men and women called The R Line. Here is an article from People Magazine, although you need to be an AOL user to read it. For those of you who cannot, here is a quote:
Seacrest credits the look of his R Line shirts, which he describes as a blend of "Hollywood, music, pop culture and humor," to his sister Meredith, a publicist for Entertainment Tonight; ex-girlfriend Shana Wall; and his mother, Connie, who once attended the Atlanta Fashion Institute. Prices for items range from $34 to $84.
As for whose backs the shirts have already adorned, they include those of Lindsay Lohan, Kelly Ripa, Will Smith, Ryan Cabrera and first Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.
There is also an article in USA Today from July 18th about this new clothing line as well. The line has debuted at Marshall Field's stores in the Midwest and will soon be in Bloomingdales as well as some LA boutiques and Scoop, a NY and Miami store. Seacrest is looking to branch out into a skin care line as well as into interior design, both for the home and for restaurants.
The Shirt Snob has been a big fan of Junkfood tees for a long time now. They are so cute, definitely stand out, and are so much fun. There are a lot of brands that we haven't thought about in a long time, and it's fun to reminisce and get a laugh out of a t-shirt now and then. So, we are thrilled that Fred Flare is having a t-shirt sale and some Junkfood tees are 25% off. You have to put in the discount code "fredfan.0705" at checkout until July 24th to get the discount. Our favorites include the Blow Pop tee and the Hawaiian Punch tee as well as the Gumby and Pokey tee, which isn't a Junkfood t-shirt but is still on sale. If the Junkfood tees at Fred Flare carries aren't for you, there are plenty of others out there at other online sites for you to choose from. Please note, these tees seem to shrink, so you may want to buy one size higher than normal.
July 18, 2005
The Shirt Snob loves this t-shirt website. Salt Lick NYC hand stitches their designs onto their slim fit tees, so each one is slightly different than the rest. Most of their designs have animals, states, or plants on them, and they make long-sleeved tees and hoodies as well as shirts for men, children, and pets. You can even send in a picture of your pet to have them make a likeness on a t-shirt. They also do custom orders. Our favorite is a Lily of the Valley tee, the Shirt Snob's sorority flower.