MacGruber The Movie?!

OK, so if you’re a regular reader of this blog you might know that growing up I watched every episode of MacGyver because my mom was in love with the show. So, seeing the recurring MacGruber sketches on Saturday Night Live has always been fun for me, ever since Will Forte first played the character on SNL in 2006. But recently I found out that they are turning MacGruber, the SNL Macgyver parody character into a full feature length film! My gut tells me that this movie will be a big pile of hot poop but that won’t stop me from checking it out in the theaters. I admit, I have a soft spot for MacGruber.

In any case, check out this MacGruber tee from … gasp … Cafe Press. Hopefully once the movie comes out we’ll see better merchandise on the market, but until then, this is what we’ve got. Oh, and be sure to check out the trailer and let me know what you think!

MacGruber

Already OK: Haiti Relief Shirt by Yellow Black & White

It’s been really depressing watching and reading the news this past week, especially with all of the Haiti coverage. Seeing all those people lose everything that they had and have known is truly heartbreaking. And that’s why I’ll continue to blog about these Haiti relief  T-Shirts that continue to be released and whose profits go to help those suffering in Haiti.

The latest Haiti relief shirt comes to use from Yellow Black & White. The shirt is called “Tout Bagay Deja Byen.” I had no idea what that meant, until I took a peak at the product description. After learning its meaning, I thought that it was the perfect phrase for such a sad time. The tee is available in black and red colorways and is on presale for $25 with 100% of the proceeds going to Haitian. The printing for this project was donated by Print My Goods.

“We have been able to visit Haiti a couple times in the past. This past summer I actually spent a week and a half there, about 100 miles outside of Port-Au-Prince. While we were there we saw a sign with these words on it “Tout Bagay Deja Byen.” In english this phrase would be translated as “All things are already good” or “Everything is already OK.” It was explained that this was a statement that Haitians use as a means of spreading hope. To us this statement best represents what we have experienced for ourselves and we have learned about the Haitian people in the last few days. They are incredibly strong and hopeful.”

Already OK Haiti Relief Shirt

Already OK Haiti Relief Shirt

Loose Talk Can Cost Lives

Loose Talk comes to us from Spindustry Clothing. You remember them, right? I reviewed them a while back on Co-Tee TV Episode #45. You might remember that they do super limited releases for their custom made T-Shirts. Well, they are back with another “secret” release and this time the shirts were limited to a print run of just 12. Crazy. So my only suggestion for you is that if you dig this shirt then buy it as fast as you can.

The shirt is printed on an Alstyle tee and features World War II Artwork by Howard Scott. It very much reminds me of those political, propaganda posters during the war. Depending on your views, this tee can be a powerful statement shirt. It’s available now for $14.99 in very limited quantities.

Loose Talk

Lowdtown Friends & Freaks Winter 2010 Release

Our friend Ray Masaki, lead designer of Lowdtown Friends & Freaks has just dropped his latest line of products from his lifestyle brand. The winter 2010 release from Lowdtown Friends & Freaks feature two new crewnecks in two different colorways, a new T-Shirt and a stunning black leather wallet.

One of the crewnecks features a brand new Lowdtown character, the naked Cleanbean, while the other crew neck features the familiar Insatiable Mouth. Both crewnecks are priced at $30 and can be had in either charcoal or heather gray colors. The lone tee in the Winter 2010 release features Unikid, the little badass of the Lowdtown crew. This shirt was done as a collaboration with illustrator, Attila, of Peachbeach and is available now for $20. If you do decide to buy something (which I thing you should) then be sure to use the coupon code “coty” at checkout for an additional 10% off your entire order!

Incidentally, this is also the one-year anniversary of Lowdtown Friends & Freaks! Congratulations, Ray! And I should also note that Ray designed the upcoming official T-Shirt from Andy of Hide Your Arms, who ,celebrated the 4th anniversary of his site yesterday. That tee should be released any day now so be sure to be on the lookout for that!

Cleanbean

Voracious

Unikid

Black Leather Wallet

Many Hands Make The Load Lighter – Haiti Relief

The Haiti Relief tees continue to roll in, the newest coming from possibly the most dominate T-Shirt brand on the Internet – Threadless. Many Hands Make The Load Lighter is a shirt that was designed by the duo Thomas De Santis and Ivan Tarrazo Sanchez. The inspiration for the shirt De Santis says was”“Amazing Haitian street art. It provides a true sense of daily life and community through the use of gorgeous colors.”

“We reached out to Haiti’s neighbors and asked two of our designers from the Dominican Republic to design this tee, Thomas De Santis and Ivan Tarrazo Sanchez. They’ve declined their printing award and are instead giving it to the Red Cross. Shirts Our Business, one of our printers, has donated their printing time and ink. And everyone here has been rallying to get this tee out to retain focus on the relief effort. We hope you too, will send this along to your friends and fams to show your support!”

For only $10 you can pick up Many Hands Make The Load Lighter with 100% of the proceeds (up to $100,000) will be donated to the Red Cross to aid relief efforts inHaiti.

Threadless Haiti Relief

Threadless Haiti Relief

New Additions from Johnny Cupcakes

Johnny Cupcakes added a few new pieces to their collection over the weekend. Of particular interest to me is the new Fresh Deliveries tee. The simple, white print on black is yet another one of those throwback Johnny Cupcakes pieces that look as if they were conceived by a designer from the current day who took a time machine back to the 1950’s. Pick up Fresh Deliveries from johnny Cupcakes for $35.99.

Johnny Cupcakes

Johnny Cupcakes

Johnny Cupcakes

Co-Tee TV Episode 52: Geeks, Maiden Voyage and a Big Mustache

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear I Be Au Sm designed by Lawrence Villanueva for Threadless and review Fistachio by Maiden Voyage Clothing Co, a brand that is based out of Hollywood, California, and are producers of T-Shirts featuring fantastical imagery of enchanting expeditions of years past.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Fistachio by Maiden Voyage Clothing Co. Pros: Lovely presentation, the T-Shirt was packaged in such a wonderful way that  I had a great experience going through each layer of the boxing before I got to the actual shirt. Shirt comes packed in a little sack much like one you would find on any ship in the 1700’s, except it’s a bit miniature (so cool). The shirt was tagless and featured a screen printed neck label. A custom hangtag is included as well. The print is extremely large and super soft, as is the shirt itself (soft that is). Love the fact that they have a theme and stick with that theme from the website to the packaging to the shirt design. All around awesome in my opinion. Cons: The shirt is very slim fitting so if you like your shirts a bit on the loose side I’d suggest ordering a size up. Price: $28

Maiden Voyage

Maiden Voyage

I Be Au Sm by Lawrence Villanueva and available at Threadless. Pros: If you are a geek you will enjoy this shirt – I guarantee it. Cons: Complaints? I don’t have any. I absolutely adore this shirt, I guess that make me a geek. Price: $15.

I Be Au Sm by Lawrence Villanueva

Also mentioned in this episode:

The Periodic Table of Elements

Smiley Factory by Lawrence Villanueva

Victorinox Swiss Army Champion Plus Pocket Knife

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Buy A T-Shirt and Help Relief Aid Efforts In Haiti

Things are looking really bad in Haiti, fortunately, there are people around world helping out in anyway that they can. Here are a few ways that you can help out with Haiti relief that involve buying a T-Shirt.

1. Buy a Feed The Hungry T-Shirt from Pyknic Clothing and 75% of the proceeds will be donated to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Price: $20 (75% go to Haiti relief efforts). Shipping now.

Pyknic Haiti Relief

2. Pick up a Haiti tee from Blink-182 and 100% of the proceeds go straight to the Red Cross. Price: $15 (100% of proceeds go to Haiti relief efforts). Shipping January 22, 2010.

Blink-182 Haiti Relief Shirt

3. Eurosport has available a Haiti United Relief shirt with 100% of the proceeds going to the Red Cross. Price: $17.99 (100% of proceeds go to Haiti relief efforts). Shipping now.

Eurisport Haiti Relief Shirt

4. At OrganiKook you can grab a Help Haiti shirt with 100% of proceeds going to Haiti aid groups. Price: $15 (100% of proceeds go to Haiti relief efforts). Shipping now.

OrganiKook Haiti Relief Shirt

5. If you’re a Lady Gaga fan you might consider picking up the Lady Gag Haiti Relief T-Shirt. Price: $25 (100% of proceeds go to Haiti relief efforts). Shipping January 22, 2010.

Laday Gaga Haiti Relief Shirt

6. David Stripinis, lead virtual camera operator for Avatar, is auctioning off an Avatar crew T-Shirt. For every $5 donation you make you will receive a raffle to win the shirt. Donations are made through Just Give.

So, here’s the deal. Donate. And share your email address with me. All the money goes to Oxfam, the email address goes to me. For every £3 ( or $5USD ) you donate, you get an entry to a raffle to receive an Avatar Crew T-Shirt.

This is a brand new, never been worn XL t-shirt only available to those that were lucky enough to work on the film, or know people who did.

Raffle will be run Saturday, 23 Jan 2010. Shirt will be sent off as soon as the winner sends me his address, at my expense.

7. Zazzle will be donating $1 for every shirt sold on their site from now until January 18.

8. All proceeds from the Yele Haiti Collection at Timberland will be donated to Haiti earthquake relief. Price: $35. Shipping now.

Timberland Haiti Relief Shirt

9. Cafepress is offering a special Haiti shirt designed by Studio Number One which was founded by Shepard Fairey. Price: $15 (100% of proceeds go to Haiti relief efforts). Shipping now.

Cafepress Haiti Relief Shirt

10. All profits from The Hope For Haiti will be going to disaster relief in Haiti via Convoy For Hope. Price: $20 (100% of proceeds go to Haiti relief efforts). Shipping now.

The Hope For Haiti

11. And of course our friends over at Doubletake Clothing have their Help Haiti band aid shirt available with 100% of the proceeds going to Haiti aid. Price: $15 (100% of proceeds go to Haiti relief efforts). Shipping after January 22, 2010.

Help Haiti Shirt

I’m With Coco. Whose Side Are You On? 6 Conan T-Shirts!

This whole NBC vs. Conan O’brien vs. Jay Leno debacle has got me enthralled with network television for the first time in, well, quite a while. I’ve been watching the late night shows just to listen to the quicks jabs that they’ve been taking at each other. I admit that I’m a bit sad to see Conan O’brien leave the peacock station. NBC, 7 months really wasn’t enough time for him to find his audience. In any case, all of this late night drama has led to an amazing I’m With CoCo campaign. Here are 6 T-Shirts that you can choose from to show your support for the Conan O’brien / Team Coco / I’m With Coco cause.

And here’s something extra, someone made a song in support of Team Coco. Check out I’m With Coco by Dustin Krein:

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I’m With Coco by Busted Tees, $15.

I'm With Coco by Busted Tees

I’m With CoCo by Mike Mitchell, $18.

I'M WITH COCO t-shirt by Mike Mitchell

No. by ATShirtBlog, $24.99.

No. by ATShirtBlog

CoCo and Leno-Head by TeeFury, $9.

CoCo & Leno-Head

Team Conan by Alex Pardee, $24.

Team Conan

Team Conan by My Associate Cornelius, $15.

Team Conan

When Geek-ness Goes Retro…

If I were still doing Coty Loves Threadless I would bet that When Geek-ness Goess Retro by Riccardo Bucchioni would be a Threadless Pick of the Week. It’s such a cool shirt and it reminds me of those mail order ads that I’d find scattered in old school comic books back in the day. I remember always seeing ads for X-Ray glasses and I remember never getting them (what’s an 8-year-old kid to do with no checkbook). As an adult (with a checkbook on hand), maybe I should invest in a pair of vintage X-Ray glasses and see once and for all if they really work. Hmmmm…..

When Geek-ness Goes Retro... by Riccardo Bucchioni

When Geek-ness Goes Retro... by Riccardo Bucchioni