Co-Tee TV Episode 86: Man Up, The Good Child, and Yoda

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Man Up by Sir Ruffkins The Third (Threadless) and review Goody Two (Vans) by The Good Child, an indie T-Shirt and accessory brand based out of Dallas, Texas.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Goody Two (Vans) by The Good Child. Pros: There really seems to be a renaissance of indie T-Shirt designers coming out of the state of Texas. The Good Child is yet another example of a Texas based brand doing it right. There is a lot to like about the box that The Good Child sent over to me. The first thing that caught my eye was the attention to detail. Each of the T-Shirts were hand-rolled and then tied by string. The ends of the string was even burnt to prevent it from unraveling. Another nice touch was the sticker that was tucked between the T-Shirt and the knot of the string. It’s always awesome when you order a T- and get a free item – plus, people love stickers! As for the T-Shirt, The Good Child uses American Apparel blanks. This means that each tee is 100% made in the USA. The blanks are from LA and the tees are printed in Dallas, Texas. The screenprint on this T-Shirt was very well done. The placement of the graphic on the front, back and inner neck was perfect and the inks used were bright, vibrant, and bold. It’s also tagless and features a screenprinted neck label instead. I was very impressed by both the packaging and the T-Shirt – both were well done.

Cons: There aren’t really any cons to speak of. The only thing that does come to mind, though, is the relatively high price tag ($29.99). However, I’d have to say that the amount of detail placed on the product and the experience and joy of opening this finely tuned T-Shirt makes this price well-deserving.

Price: $29.99.

Man Up by Sir Riffkins The Third (Threadless). Pros: This shirt features a unicorn oozing rainbow bloOd and being cut up by a biker dude version of Chuck Norris with Hands made out of chainsaws. Plus, I can’t tell if that’s Chuck’s wiener or parts of his ab’s protruding out. Need I say more?

Price: $20 (and worth every cent).

Also mentioned in this episode:

Star Wars Mighty Muggs: Yoda – so cool!

Fur Face Boy – thanks for recommending us!

Vans Classic Slip-On: ScillaPlaid DrssBi/TrWht

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Dance Party Massacre Posters

Looking to dress up your wall with some fresh new artwork? If so, check out the latest release from our friends at Dance Party Massacre. They’ve just released silkscreened versions of some of their best-selling designs. They are silkscreened on 100lb, acid-free, archival paper. They’re perfect for framing in your office, man den, or new dorm room. The posters are available now from the Dance Party Massacre online shop and they range in price from $9.95 to $16.95.

Haunting Foreign Body T-Shirt by XCVB

I recently discovered XCVB, a UK based indie brand. I had a look at their offerings and have to admit that I was instantly drawn to Foreign Body. I think it was the combination of odd imagery and tiny text. Speaking of the text, it seems as if come straight out of a noir novel from the 1950’s:

“So as a bloom against her throat his jealousy blossomed. Betrayal cursing through his veins like a pack of red dogs, the hairs bristled along his spine. His faults becoming perfection, his lies in harmony would soon ring true. This false and fevered glare. In vain defense she tried making eyes at him but he had made his own for her as blind as love itself.”

So cool, right?! Foreign Body is available now from XCVB for £25 (~$41 US).

Thirsty For Blood, Hungry For Tacos (The Remix)

There has been some magical things that have been happening over at Seibei over the last couple of weeks, namely super limited edition T-Shirt that are available at a presale price for only a week (sometimes, the shirts move into the Seibei catalog after the presale, other times they will be retired forever). This week, Seibei brings back a classic in two new colorways. Thirsty For Blood, Hungry For Tacos has always been one of my favorite Seibei tees, and it is often the one that garners the most eyeballs (followed mostly by a quick smirk and smile). You know when people are reading your T-Shirt, and whenever I wear this tee, I notice a lot of people reading my chest.

The most popular colorway will move permanently move into the main Seibei catalog, while the other colorway will be retired. So if you like them both, you better be sure to get them both! The presale price is set at $18.

Bear Shark Meme Epicness

This shirt has a lot of things going on, so let me walk you through it. First there’s a shark, then there’s a bear straddled on top of said shark. Bear is clutching a rifle while smoking a cigar. All the while, the bear has on a Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt. Not far away, there is an explosion, the kind of big explosion that Michael Bay loves to set off in his movies (see Transformers, Pearl Harbor, and Armageddon).

Can a shirt get any more epic than this? I’d sign a petition to have this shirt made into a movie. Someone, anyone, go get that petition started!

Bear Shark is available now from NerdyShirts for $24.95.

I wonder if this T-Shirt has anything to do with the sharkbeartopus meme that spread via Reddit a few years ago:

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment Week 3

Every day I come up with a new witty Threadless TypeTees Slogan in hopes of earning a Threadless Alumni Club Medal of Honor. At the end of every week I post a round up of that weeks slogans here on my blog. What can you do to help the cause? Vote! Just click on a slogan (preferably all of them) and then vote by click “I’d Wear It!” – it’s that simple! If you want to see and vote for all of my slogans then just click here or on that photo of me with the Rockband guitar. Vote for me and I will make you an awesome bowl of tomato bisque soup if ever we meet in real life.

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment

Week 3 (January 15 2010 to January 21 2010):

Even Bigfoot knows that the Abominable Snowman doesn’t exist.

I had to resubmit this logo because the original had a typo – oops! [NOTE: If you voted on this slogan on the past please vote again using this link, the older version had a typo :( a big boo boo for any TypeTees submission.]

Nothing clarifies the mind like meditation, beer and failure.

And sometimes a really, really long timeout works wonders as well.

I’d love to have interchangeable facial features sans potato.

Of course Mr. Potato Head was the inspiration for this slogan! I’m excited for Toy Story 3, anyone else share in my excitement? Plus, if facial features were interchangeable, would that make makeup obsolete? I wonder.

Decanting sounds like a very, very naughty word.

I’ve been reading up on wine a lot (for my drink culture blog check out Call Me Thirsty) and I realized that “decanting” sounds like something a very naughty person would do. Decanting. Say that ten times and you’ll feel sooo dirty.

Toe jams keep me from walking in other people’s shoes.

So I came up with this slogan as I was doing some blogging. It just popped in my head. I liked it and so it’s todays slogan! This slogan makes me sad because I had my wisdom teeth pulled out, all 4 of em, when I was 16!

Donating blood has its benefits: free snacks.

I’m not a big fan of needles being punctured into my skin so when someone suggested a few weeks ago that I donate blood I was taken aback. But then I thought about it … I get to save a life and I score free snacks at the end. Awesome!

Soap: curing foul mouths since 2200 BC.

Growing up, did you parents ever stick a bar of soap in your mouth whenver you dropped the F bomb? Mine never did but I reckon that millions of kids have starting with the Ancient Babylonian kids in 2200 BC! LOL.

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

Sick On Sin Winter Release

The crazy Canadaians over at Sick On Sin has just released their newest line of tees featuring 8 fun characters. My favorite is the Vampire tee – it’s super cute. Though I think they should have released this line closer to Halloween. I was kind of hoping to see some corrupt christmas characters – but oh well, maybe next time!

The new tees are priced at $26 CAD (Canadian) but you can save some mucho cash, with mucho equating to 20% off your order, by using the coupon code  4NS1109 up until November 22, 2009.

Also note that if you are planning on giving the gift of Sin this holiday the estimated shipping deadlines are December 8 for Canada, December 1 for USA, and November 26 for International.

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Vampire

Vampire

Co-Tee TV Episode 42: Zipperking, Butchrd Apparel and Paul The Pig

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Spirit Quest by Zipperking and available at ShirtFight and review Paul th’ Butchrd Pig from Butchrd Apparel a brand that takes your local butcher to the next level by serving up tasty T-Shirts!

Be sure to check out Episode 20 of Co-Tee TV to watch the unpacking of the Spirit Quest shirt from Shirtfight!

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Paul th’ Butchrd Pig by Butchrd Apparel. Pros: Huge print, design covers the bottom of the tee to the top third of the shirt. Printed on an American Apparel blank so you know what to expect when it comes to size, fit and comfort. Great packaging (tees are packed shrink wrapped in a styrofoam meat tray) that matches the “butcher” theme. Comes packaged with a toy and a promotional code that can be used with future purchases.  Cons: You’ve got to be at least a little twisted to wear this shirt around town. You might get some looks at which point you can bust out your meat cleaver. Price: $12.

Butchrd Apparel

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Panda Assassin

Our friends over at Crazy Go Lucky just released a new tee and it’s a bloody one. A bloody pandy to be exact. Panda Assassin is the newest character addition to the Crazy Go Lucky line. The design is printed on a Mint 100% Cotton Jersey tee and is available for purchase for $20. Head on over to the Crazy Go Lucky website and get the lowdown on the Panda Assassin. Here’s a snippet of his bio:

“Panda is a panda trained by the government under it’s Counter Terrorist Agency to be a skilled and deadly government operative. While the CTA could have created an android or trained a human, they chose a panda just because they thought it was cool at the time. They trained panda in marksmanship, combat, strategy, endurance, and agility. The training was so intense that it caused panda to bleed from the eyes and mouth….”

Panda Assassin

Panda Assassin

Panda Assassin