Edward Teabelly: A Jolly Good Brew

These T-Shirt from Edward Teabelly are just fabulous. If you’re going to do a T-Shirt brand with a theme centered around drinking and consuming beverages, like tea, then this is the way to go. The shirts are fun, spunky, and well designed. I’m a fan. Now where’s Mason Javabelly?

My favorite of the bunch featured here is the black and orange A Jolly Good Brew design. Each of the designs are printed on American Apparel tees and feature a woven neck tag and woven top hat sleeve tag. All three T-Shirts are available now from Edward Teabelly for £16.00.

Co-Tee TV Episode 88: Moustardche, Javaboi Industries, and Hot Dogs

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Moustardche! by Marcel Jimenez and review a Tea is Just Coffee’s Gay Cousin and Nerds Rock from Javaboi Industries. Javaboi Industries is a coffee themed novelty brand built from the ground up.

[Note: This episode was shot a few months back, but never found its way to the blog. It’s here now, so please, enjoy!]

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Tea is Just Coffee’s Gay Cousin and Nerds Rock by Javaboi Industries. Pros: I love great packaging and so great packaging will score you killer points from me. I do have to say that I really dig the packaging used by Javaboi Industries. The coffee bag packaging is very theme based which is awesome. Before I mention the actual T-Shirt, I have to say that I also dig the Javaboi logo, it’s cute! The T-Shirts actually have a really good build quality. Both T-Shirts feature a custom neck tag and a custom patch on the back which is very nice. Nerds Rock was my favorite T-Shirt of the bunch. It features a modified logo of only the Javaboi character.  Both T-Shirts have a nice soft feel and feature fairly large prints. A lot of the other T-Shirts in the Javaboi line feature pop references and also come sized for both men and women, which is always nice.

Idea: Imagine if when opening up the coffee bag packaging and pulling out your T-shirt,  you could actually smell coffee beans. That would be kinda neat. Drop a few coffee beans in with the T-Shirt?

Cons: Not really feeling the not-so-positive vibe of the Tea is Just Coffee’s Gay Cousin T-Shirt. First off, I’m not a fan of the design or typography. The pink plaid on brown is a bit icky. And the gay reference? I’m not too sure what’s so “gay” about tea and why they had to use the word gay. The T-Shirt is just a little mean. Also, I simply don’t believe the statement to be true since I love both coffee AND tea. Finally, the last thing that you want to do as a brand (unless it’s your theme, i.e. T-Shirt Hell) is to offend potential customers. In their defense, this T-Shirt is no longer available for sale and is not found anywhere on their website.

Price: $25.

Moustardche! by Marcelo Jimenez for Threadless. Pros: Simply put, Moustardche is a super fun T-Shirt! Any hotdog fan or lover of sausages will adore this T-Shirt.

Price: $10.

Also mentioned in this episode:

Wurstkuche in Los Angeles: purveyors of exotic hot dogs

Milk & Eggs Co.

Hanks Haute Dogs

Liquid Courage + The Top 5 College Bars In America

If you’re a college student or have graduated from college then you know that local college bars are an integral part of the university experience. For me, that place was Magoo’s. Located on the ubiquitous University Avenue, Magoo’s was the only watering hole that mattered for University of Hawaii students. It was old, dingy and smelled of drunken good times. Oh, Magoo’s also had a load of beer on tap and the popular $5 pitcher was a popular drink for cash starving students. I always had the same thing, a pitcher of Pyramid Hefeweizen – the smoothness of wheat bear!

In any case, Complex Magazine put together a list of some of the best college bars in the nation. Here are the top 5 college bars in America:

5. Kilroy’s on Kirkwood (Indiana University Bloomington)

“Classic video games and a special that makes just about everything on Wednesdays cost two dollars? If we didn’t know any better, we’d accuse Kilroy’s of targeting 12-year-olds on allowance day. Which would be highly illegal, but kind of gangster all the same.”

4. Smokey Joe’s (University of Pennsylvania)

“Their “Dog Day” afternoon special, $1 hot dogs and $2 draughts, is perfect for two things: a) unwinding after a hard morning of classes, and b) taking some years off your life. Which is OK; the late years are all forgetty and wrinkly anyway.”

3. Beacon Hill Pub (BC/BU/Harvard/MIT)

“Pop a shot (basketball) and have a shot (probably Jameson) at this dingy dive on the backside of Beacon Hill. It’s not really claimed by any of the city’s many schools because no one really wants it. Nevertheless, an institution.”

2. Catacombs (University of Colorado)

“Beneath the Bolderado Hotel and out of the buzz of Pearl Street there’s a subterranean bar with tasty cheap brews and a big-ass dance floor. That should be enough to pique your interest.”

1. Duffy’s Tavern (University of Nebraska)

“Duffy’s has a fire pit, live music (Nirvana played there once), fishbowl-sized cocktails and it’s…in Nebraska? Wait, we’d better double check this… yep. It rules.”

And all of that leads us to this T-Shirt. It’s called Liquid Courage and it was designed by college student David Smith for Rethink Clothing. Rest assured that beer will help to solve any ailment that involves a lack of confidence. Order up a pint at your institutions watering hole and build up some liquid courage! Although this T-Shirt will not boost your liquid courage levels per se, it will make for a great conversation piece while you are sucking down those pints.

Liquid Courage is available now from Rethink Clothing in Creme and Heather colorways for $16.99 (but you can score 20% off your entire order if you use the coupon code COTY at checkout).

Glorious Nonsensities 2×03: Paisley Paramecium, My Liver Hates Me and Jon Kruse

In this episode I wear Paisley Paramecium by Julian Glander and review a tee that I purchased from My Liver Hates Me. The My Liver Hates Me tee is, easy enough, called My Liver Hates Me. That’s right, an online store dedicated to a single tee. Now that is dedication! This tee was designed by Jon Kruse and so I also talk a little bit about some of the services that Jon offers. Remember that you can get 15% off this tee with the code “coty”.

You can also watch this episode on Viddler, Vimeo, or on blip.tv.

Coty’s Thoughts:

My Liver Hates Me designed by Jon Kruse. Good: Love the design, simple and straightforward, great conversation piece or as a gift for friends that like to drink. Bad: Tee is kinda baggy for a mens Large, arm holes are a little on the wide side. Price: $14.00 but get 15% off with the coupon code “coty”.  

My Liver Hates Me

Paisley Paramecium by Julian Glander. This week’s starter shirt is, unfortunately, no longer available from Threadless, but you can request a reprint of it. I’m a science freak so I love this tee!

Paisley Paramecium by Julian Glander

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My Liver Hates Me

I think I’ve found a new favorite tee and it’s called My Liver Hates Me! The tee, designed by Jon Kruse of Mediocore Clothing, was purchased by Jeff Wolff (better known as pzn in the Emptees forum) and is being sold at none other than myliverhatesme.net! 

Interestingly enough, Jeff set up a Big Cartel store specifically designed for this tee and even purchased a URL to match the tee! I highly doubt that he’ll be starting a line of liver inspired tees (though anything is possible), so kudos to him for going all out on this one!

My Liver Hates Me is currently on sale for the paltry price of $14.00 and if use the codes WOOT, emptees or 15OFF you can get 15% of the already cheap sale price and it will bring the cost down to $11.90.