Wardrobe Army Apparel by The Salvation Army and James White

The Salvation Army is one of those honorable organizations that is well known simply for doing good things for good people.

The Salvation Army was recently named by the United Nations as the “lead agency” responsible for well-being of an estimated 20,000 earthquake survivors. The organization will continue to serve those survivors while coordinating with other agencies and planning its long-term recovery for the country.

It’s likely that there is a Salvation Army in your neighborhood, providing a helping hand to those that need it the most. The Salvation Army thrift stores have been a long time hot spot for money pinchers and hipsters alike, looking for unique pieces to add to their wardrobe for cheap.

Now, the Army is taking things a step further. They have hooked up with artist James White to create a one-of-a-kind apparel company with the aim of helping the less fortunate. 100% of the proceeds from each shirt sold from the Wardobe Army Apparel line will go to helping a specific cause. Such cause included the Pakistan and Haiti relief efforts, as well as with helping specific neighborhoods like the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C.

Each shirt is priced at $20 and is available now from Wardrobe Army Apparel by The Salvation Army.

Wardrobe Army Apparel

Wardrobe Army Apparel

Wardrobe Army Apparel

BOOBIES and BOOBLESS!

I’m pretty sure that I learned how to do this sometime during the 2nd grade. Yes, immaturity begins to set in at around that time. And of course, the fascinations boys have with boobs start much earlier than you ladies think. In fact, I remember there being an entire formula of pluses and minuses, complete with a full story. And when you hit the equal sign, you’d get …. BOOBLESS (spelled out in upside down digits). But alas, I can’t remember the exact story that I used to tell when showing off the BOOBLESS trick.

Fortunately for us, we have the magic of Google! I found there to be multiple variations of the BOOBIES calculator trick, but I can’t remember if these were the ones that I had learned as a kid. In any case, enjoy!

BOOBLESS Calculator trick instructions:

  1. There once was a girl with 69 boobs. (Type 69 into the calculator.)
  2. She had too, too, too many. (Type 2 three times.)
  3. She went to 51 St. to see Dr X. (Type 51 and a times sign.)
  4. He gave her 8 operations. (Type eight and the equals sign.)
  5. And in the end she was boobless. (Turn the calculator upside down it should read, Boobless.)

The latest tee from NerdyShirts reminded me of this nifty trick. And although the calculator on this tee spells out BOOBIES instead of BOOBLESS, it’s still hilariously awesome. Buy one now from NerdyShirts for $19.95.

BOOBIES Nerdy Shirts

Renaissance Rocks

Oh you Enkel Dika, you outdid yourself this time! I absolutely love this tee KISS/Mona Lisa mashup tee by the man known as buko in the Threadless blogs. I think Gene Simmons and his tongue would definitely be proud of this piece. And by the way, you’ve got to love the detail on this design, especially the little pin on Mona and the tat just above her right tit. Love it.

Renaissance Rocks is available now from Threadless for $20, go get it!

Renaissance Rocks

Renaissance Rocks

Smokebuster

LOST week continues with a little parody shirt courtesy of Threadless! The shirt is called Smokebuster and it was designed by Nacho Diaz Arjona aka Naolito in the Threadless blogs. The shirt is a mashup of two iconic entities, Ghostbusters and LOST. Because, well, who you gonna call when the Smoke Monster gets loose? It’s only logical to call the Ghostbusters! What other paranormal corporation would be able to take care of a very angry and vengeful cloud of black smoke that’s filled with spite?

Smokebuster is printed on a Slate American Apparel tee and is available now at Threadless for $18.

Smokebuster

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Don’t Close Your Eyes, Take Them Off!

Wow, now this is a neat little gem of a tee from Flying Mouse 365. This is definitely one of those concept tees that look great as a mock up. Now, if I only I could see and feel the real thing. The print on this tee is huge and probably very difficult to pull off. I kind of wish that the part of the head not on the front would wrap around to the back and so would part of the hair – that would have been so awesome.

The shirt design itself probably speaks more to women than it does men, but I am sure that many of you fashion friendly men that read this blog would not mind one bit wearing this shirt. OFF by Flying Mouse 365 is available now at the Flying Mouse store for $21. It is printed on a white American Apparel tee and the print uses plastisol ink, making it soft to the touch.

I also noticed that the Flying Mouse 365 site has moved away from the limited edition weekly release model. They no longer release 7 new designs a week.

Flying Mouse 365 - OFF

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

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

Death By Stealth

Blog regular and fellow Filipino designer and artist, Zerobriant, recently had another one of his designs printed over at Design by Humans. And I have to say that it is a hot one! The shirt features what looks to be a very deadly ninja assassin. Speaking of NInja Assassin, have any of you seen the recent movie of the same name? I missed it while it was in the theaters and now I have to wait till it hits Netflix!

“They travelled in disguise to other territories to judge the situation of the enemy, they would inveigle their way into the midst of the enemy to discover gaps, and enter enemy castles to set them on fire, and carried out assassinations, arriving in secret…shhh”

Death By Stealth is available now from Design By Humans for $17. At the moment, they are only offering this design in mens sizes.

Death By Stealth

A Year Of Tees

A Year of Tees is a new web project which promises to deliver a new T-Shirt every day for an entire year. The original plan was to do one shirt a week for an entire week but the site owner decided to attempt the one-a-day model for 2010. In many ways, it’s just like what Chow Hon Lam did with his Flying Mouse 365 Project. My question is, what happens at the end of 2010? Is this just a one year thing?

Every day during 2010 a new t-shirt will be added to the site. Each t-shirt is an original one colour design printed on either a black or a white American Apparel t-shirt and will be available for both guys and girls. All the t-shirts are printed on ethically made, environmentally friendly 100% cotton tshirts. There might be the odd one-off colour design or colour t-shirt thrown in to the mix on special occasions.

The designs so far look a bit lacklusters, I always expect new brands to come out with a big bang whenever unveiling a new line. The first crop of shirts from A Year of Tees seem a bit flat for me. Nothing really screams “AWESOME” just yet but I can’t wait to see what they have lined up for the rest of the year. The shirts are priced at $19.99 a piece and are printed on American Apparel blanks.

A Year of Tees

A Year of Tees