Co-Tee TV Episode 41.5: Rethink Clothing, Weather Wiper and CONTEST!

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I review Weather Wiper by Zack Davenport and available at Rethink Clothing, a brand that exclusively features artwork done by college students.

Win A Weather Wiper 11″x17″ Poster!

All you need to do is either:

1. Leave a comment in THIS blog post telling me 1) what your first car ever was (make and model) or 2) your favorite car memory (be truthful now!).

and/or,

1. Leave a comment on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page telling me 1) what your first car ever was  (make and model) or 2) your favorite car memory (be truthful now!).

and/or,

3. Retweet the following: “RT Win a Weather Wiper poster courtesy of @rethinkclothing! Watch @cotygonzales on #coteetv to find out how! http://su.pr/1R2nOE”

Do all 3 and get 3 entries in the contest! I will select my favorite comment to win one of the Weather Wiper posters and I will also select a random winner. So two posters will be given away and two different people will win! Deadline is Wednesday November 18, 2009 at 11:59 PM Hawaii Time.

Weather Wiper Poster

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Weather Wiper by Zack Davenport and available at Rethink Clothing. Pros: Printed on an American Apparel tee so the shirt is super soft and comfortable. Large 4 color print over the chest, stunning design! Shirt comes packaged with a Rethink Clothing stickers. Shirt is tagless for itch free comfort and features a screen printed neck label instead.  Cons: My previous cons for for past Rethink Clothing tees had been that they weren’t tagless – they seemed to have fixed that issue! Price: $17.99 but you can save 20% off your entire order with the coupon code “COTY” at checkout.

Weather Wiper

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Cute microbes on sale

Meteor Shower by ReThink Clothing

Meteor Shower is the newest shirt from the brand designed solely by college students, ReThink Clothing. “Outer space has and always will be fascinating and full of mystery. With the discovery of dark matter, black holes, new galaxies and a ton of cool stuff these mysteries are unraveled. This shirt might also help unravel one more mystery, how astronauts (maybe some cosmonauts) stay clean in the final frontier.”

I should also note that this marks the first shirt from ReThink Clothing that features a printed inside neck label. The shirt comes in two colorways, purple and heather gray and is printed on an American Apparel blank. Both colorways are available now for $19.99 but you can save an additional 20% by using the coupon code “COTY” at checkout and you can save even more if you use the coupon code “BACK” by August 24!

I really like the design of this particular shirt and prefer the purple colorway over the heather version. And I am super stoked that ReThink switched to tagless shirts and preferring to screenprint the neck label. Now, if only I could take a meteor shower for real. If you had the opportunity to fly out into space, would you go?

Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower Neck

Meteor Shower

ReThink Clothing Zapper – Vintage Nintendo!

Now this is what I’m talking about, ReThink Clothing! I am in love with the newest offering from Andy Meyer of ReThink Clothing. The shirt is called Zapper and it features a relic from my childhood – the original NES Zapper! I remember spending countless hours in front of the TV zapping at flying ducks on the screen. So much fun, just like this tee! Zapper is available in two colorways, Orange and Asphalt, and is printed on American Apparel blanks. You can pick it up from ReThink Clothing for $19.99 and be sure to use the coupon code “COTY” for an extra 20% off your purchase at ReThink Clothing! Also, check out the other release from ReThink Clothing, Bomb Drop!

Zapper by ReThink Clothing

Zapper by ReThink Clothing

Bomb Drop

Bomb Drop by ReThink Clothing

Glorious Nonsensities Episode 7: Emptees Zombies, ReThink Clothing and Otters

In this episode I wear the Emptees 1 Year Anniversary Tee designed by the Emptees forum members and review a shirt that was sent to me by Andy Meyer of Rethink Clothing, a brand whose designs are exclusively designed by college students. Be sure to use the coupon code COTY for 20% off your next ReThink Clothing purchase. As always, enjoy with tea and a comfy tee! 

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Otter-Tude  by Rethink Clothing. Good: The print is HUGE, badass design, the ink used is super soft, printed on American Apparel so you know what to expect in terms of fit, supports college designers, bouncy balls accompanied the tee, an overall great shirt. Bad: Traditional tag instead of a screen printed tag. Price: $19.99 but you can save 20% with the coupon code “COTY”.

Otter-Tude by ReThink Clothing

Emptees 1 Year Anniversary Zombie Tee by Emptees Members. This tee is available in VERY limited quantities – only one girls small tee is available for purchase at the Emptees shop. If you fit a ladies small then be sure to get this tee now before it’s gone forever. Price: $20.00.

Emptees 1 Year Anniversary Zombies Tee

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ReThink Delivers The Otter-Tude!

Our buddy Andy Meyer of ReThink Clothing sent over his latest design and it’s a blend of awesome and cute! If General Patton was an otter, this is exactly what he would look like – all around badass! Otter-tude is printed on American Apparel tees and is available now for purchase at RetThink’s online store for $20.99. What’s even better is that ReThink is part of the Attack of the Coupon Codes so that means you can get 20% off this tee with the coupon code COTY. 

For more information on Andy Meyer and ReThink Clothing, please checkout my interview with Andy in Indie Tee Spotlight #4. And remember, if you’re a college student, Andy is prepared to pay you for your talents so if you have design ideas contact ReThink clothing. For more information read on below! 

Otter-Tude

Otter-Tude

For those of you looking for interesting otter facts, I’ve got some for you! Impress your friends with the following otter knowledge courtesy of The Alaska Sea Otter and Steller Sea Lion Commission:

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Indie Tee Spotlight: Rethink Clothing

Welcome to this weeks Indie Tee Spotlight! This week I feature Rethink Clothing and its founder, Andy Meyer. Rethink Clothing is a unique clothing brand with a unique target audience and unique designer base. I was fortunate to have been able to have a word with Rethink’s Andy Meyer to discuss his brand, his designs and the future of Rethink Clothing. 

Coty: Rethink is unlike any other clothing company out there. Your clothing company has adopted a different approach when it comes to choosing designers. Explain this premise to me.

Andy Meyer: At Rethink I am really trying to switch up how things are done design wise. The unique thing is that I chose only college enrolled artists. Now, I am willing to admit I have had one designer who wasn’t in college. You may think, doesn’t this ruin your core premise? Not really, Grant is a high school kid, who has become a friend of mine through Emptees. While he isn’t in college you will be happy to know my money went to buying his parking pass for school and towards his car so he can get to college.

Coty: As graduate student myself, I know the college students are a feisty and particular bunch with a lot of punch. What attracted you to choosing college students as your designers?

Andy Meyer: Actually in my working I have encountered little feistiness and more welcoming arms. I see Rethink as a way for designers to have a great outlet for their talent and great start to a portfolio. Also, any college student who is looking for an actual worthwhile project other than some B.S fake sign for a fictional donut shop. More than that though is the fact that each designer brings some different background, edge, style, talent, and attitude. I think this all leads to a stronger brand with mucho appeal.

Coty: You mentioned in the past that Rethink is run solely by you. Is this still the case? What advice do you have to for intrepid youngsters wanting to start their own line of tees?

Andy Meyer: Rethink is still only staffed by me. Now this isnt really the case, I have a solid support network of friends who help me make decisions, balance books and promote. Advice to all your entrepenureal readers, have your ducks in a row before you start. This was kind of a joke and reaction to some hilarious decisons while at a party and I started something with little knowledge or idea of what I wanted. So make sure you have your mind right. Also gobs of money and gorgeous women to model wouldn’t hurt either.

Coty: You’re about to release some new tee designs to your online store, talk to us a little bit about these designs. How do each of these new designs reflect the Rethink Brand?

Andy Meyer: Yes sir. Well I have only one more new design coming out and new scheme of the super soaker shirt. The shirt by Andrew Olivier is awesome. He is a college freshman from Canada and an awesome artist. His style is something new for rethink, but the theme is something I love. On the shirt you can see a city on a shelf which is falling and there are people parachuting out of the buildings. This is Rethink at its heart – something airy, fun and not what you would expect or find anywhere else. I am starting now to hone my design choosing skills to things that you cant find elsewhere and that have an air of oddity to them, such as a half naked lady on the wing of a space shuttle.

Coty: Aspiring wrestler, Johnny Vinyl, earned sponsorship from Rethink Clothing earlier this year. Any new sponsorship developments?

Andy Meyer: Not for now. Johnny is a wild man though which is awesome, he is quite the college entrepenuer which is what really make me wanna sponsor the guy. Also, It is always nice to know my shirts are being worn by a man flying off the ropes, it brings up my brands street cred. I am always looking to sponsor someone who has a unique edge to them, whether that be an awesome band or a collegiate underwater basket weaving team. Know anyone???

Coty: Shirt.Woot has featured Rethink clothing as side deals twice now. Have you submitted Rethink designs to be a Shirt.Woot tee of the day? How has being featured on Shirt.Woot affected sales at Rethink?

Andy Meyer: Awesome, Awesome, is all I can say about Shirt.Woot and Phil at Woot in general. They have extended to me an amazing oppurtunity that has helped expand me into a fledgling little business. I haven’t submitted anything to Woot on the design side, probably because most of my designs look like I did them while drunk and in MS Paint.

Coty: Finally, for students interested in designing for your company, how would they go about doing this?

Andy Meyer: Really, the way I do it now is by having students send me an email saying they are interested, what style they like to do and a portfolio of some past work. When I see a project that will be awesome for the brand then I will hit them up!

*Thanks to Andy Meyer and Rethink Clothing for taking the time to discuss all the cool things happening at Rethink. Keep up the great work!