Absolutely adore this shirt. It helps that The Catcher In The Rye is one of my all time favorite books. “Catcher In The Rye, as we all know, is one of the best books in the world! Printed on this awesome tee is Holden’s catch-all term, “phony,” though we all know he’s the real phony all along. oooh the sweet sweet irony!”
It’s been a while, I know. I’m getting back into the swing of things. I’m still receiving T-Shirt in the mail. Thank you. New episodes of Co-Tee TV? Not sure when that will happen. Life’s just too hectic. But, I can still take photos and talk about the T-Shirts that I’ve received. So I will do just that. What better brand to start off talking about then Dust Jacket Clothing. When I saw their tees, I knew that I had to get a post up about this up-and-coming brand. Dust Jacket Clothing specializes in book themed T-Shirts, yes, I know, not quite that original of an idea, however, they’re really good at it.
Dust Jacket Clothing sent me two of the three T-Shirts in their product line, Dr. TK Eckleburg and Medicore Gatsby. The Dr. TK Eckleburg T-Shirt is the one that really caught my eye. Great shirt, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, The Great Gatsby. Funny story, my wife, who was my girlfriend at the time, gave me this book to read in 1999. I still haven’t finished it. It’s been a running joke between us for the longest time. It’s one of her favorites, and, I just never found the time to finish it. I heard the movie is being released soon…
As for the T-Shirt, Dust Jacket Clothing uses Next Level Apparel tees. Similar in comfort to American Apparel tees, but, slightly more form fitting. The dark ash Eckleburg tee is quite soft, whereas the yellow Mediocre Gatsby tee feels a bit on the light and thin side. I can recommend them both. Perfect for the classic book enthusiast, or the F. Scott Fitzgerald fanboy. They do exist.
So far, loving the brand. Three shirts provides for slim pickings, so I’m hoping that they add to their product line up soon. My favorite books of all time? The Catcher in the Rye. Second favorite? Animal Farm. Hint…hint.
This is cool. A few days ago I mention Labyrinth’s Key To Life T-Shirt. Now, I stumbled upon their Subleties Backpack. It’s simple and modern. Best of all, it will not cost you an arm and a leg. The backpack is priced at $24.99, which is very reasonable. It also features a custom leather patch debossed with the Labyrinth logo and custom Labyrinth zippers. Only 20 of these limited edition backpacks were made so be sure to pick one up now if you’re interested.
Remember out friends over at Kafkacotton? I interviewed the founder way back in Indie Tee Spotlight #27, he was the guy that travelled around the country in a life-sized cockroach costume named Gregor. It looks like Kafkacotton is back with another literary T-Shirt classic. This time, it’s the Kurt Vonnegut classic Slaughterhouse-Five that is being featured on the latest Kafkacotton tee.
I must admit that I am guilty of never reading Vonnegut’s classic. Then again, there’s a lot that I haven’t read. Maybe it’s available as a free download in the Apple Bookstore or on Amazon.
“When a Tralfamadorian sees a corpse, all he thinks is that the dead person is in a bad condition in that particular moment, but that the same person is just fine in plenty of other moments. Now, when I myself hear that somebody is dead, I simply shrug and say what the Tralfamadorians say about dead people, which is “so it goes.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
Despite the proliferation of the Digital Age, books never get old. There’s something about holding a hefty novel and flipping through physical pages that feels right. So it’s no surprise that translating books to T-Shirts has been a popular trend in 2010. Kafkacotton was born out of a renewed interest in books after the founder was reintroduced to Heller’s Catch-22. Likewise, Out Of Print Clothing made it’s way across the Internet after it modeled its T-Shirts after the covers of some of the most popular books.
Tee Libraree brings us even closer to the book experience. The images and phrases on the Tee Libraree T-Shirts comes from some of the most beloved books of our time. They feature both fiction and non-fiction themed T-Shirts. What’s even more awesome is the packaging for the Tee Libraree T-Shirts. The shirts come packaged in what looks like a classic, leather covered book. And even more interesting, Tee Libraree even tells you what method was used to create the graphic on the T-Shirt, either: camera, palette, stamp, mouse, or brush. The method used for each T-Shirt is signified by a tiny icon that is printed on the left sleeve.
Being a fan of T-Shirt and out-of-the box packaging, I’d love to get my hands on tee from the Tee Libraree. Maybe we’ll see this on Co-Tee TV one of these days? Maybe. I hope!
The do have a list of stores from around the globe that carry Tee Library, however, I couldn’t find any pricing or online purchase information on the Tee Libraree website. If you live in the New York area then check out Idiel Showroom, they carry official Tee Library products.
The brand new Spring 2010 line from site favorite, Miles To Go Clothing, just dropped and it definitely impresses. The new release includes 10 solid products, including a Miles To Go logo jacket, poster prints, reprints and of course new T-Shirt designs. Designers Keaton Henson, Godmachine, Dan Mumford and Dave Quiggle contributed to this most recent release.
The new tees are all printed on American Apparel blanks and are available now from Miles To Go Clothing for $21.99. Below you’ll find a few of my favorite tees from the latest release.
In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear I Heart MarioÂ and review Popeye Punch by Regal Clothing Co. a brand started in 2008 by Darren Millar as a way to quench his need for new tees.
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Popeye Punch by Regal Clothing.Pros: T-Shirt comes packed in a square cardboard box. Included in the package were some awesome goodies, including, a badge shaped bottle opener and pieces of candy. Also included in the package was a beanie, however, I doubt all shirts come with a beanie (I’m just special, like that!). The T-Shirt, although not an American Apparel tee, was very soft to the skin and fit very well. The print was also very soft – no heavy ink here! Classic cartoon fans will probably rejoice if given this shirt!Â Cons: None really. The only thing I can think off that would turn people off would probably be the mixture of pink and yellow. You’ll either love it or hate it, but, I think you’ll love it! Price: Â£17.50 (Use Code IHEARTREGAL for 10% off your entire purchase).
The One by Might Tees.Pros: Super comfortable shirt, very soft. Print is unbelievable soft, it’s as if it was built right into the fabric. Apple fans will enjoy this shirt, especially if they’re an old school Apple fan.Â Cons: The price is a bit hefty, but, you already pay the Apple premium for your computers, why not for a quality T-Shirt? Price: $27.99.
While I was visiting Seattle, me and my buddies made it a point to drive down to Portland, Oregon and check out the city. While we were there, I met up with some tee enthusiasts, one being Travis Greenwood of Found Item Clothing and he gave me some tees to give away on the site! Awesome deal for you loyal readers! I’ve got two shirts to give away, One (1) Medium “Don’t Hassle Me, I’m Local” shirt ($21.95 value) and one (1) Large “Classic Tuxedo” shirt ($21.95 value). Thanks Found Item Clothing!
All you need to do is either:
1. Leave a comment in THIS blog post telling me your favorite movie of all time and whether you wear a large or a medium.
2. Leave a comment on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page telling me your favorite movie of all time and whether you wear a large or a medium.
By the way, if you do both of the options above then you double your chances at winning!
The contest ends on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 11:59 pm Hawaii Time. I will randomly select one winner of the Large Classic Tuxedo shirt and one (1) winner for the Medium Don’t Hassle Me, I’m Local shirt. Good luck!