Co-Tee TV Episode 81: Hello MAC, Modus Collection and Chess Pieces

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear M.A.C. by Doctor Hazmat and review Knight: Headphones by Modus Collection Clothing, a brand that launched in the Fall of 2010 and whose mission is to provide you a means of self-expression with fun and unique designs.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Knight: Headphones by Modus Collection. Pros: There is definitely a lot to like about this particular T-Shirt from Modus Collection. First of all, I think it is the strongest design of the six T-Shirts in the fall 2010 collection. The T-Shirt itself is a 50% cotton/50% polyester blend and is very soft, however, I wish they would mention what type of T-Shirt blank was used. I love that the tee is tagless and instead features a screenprinted neck label instead. Another great feature of Knight: Headphones is the custom embroidered tag on the lower left seam of the T-Shirt featuring the Modus Collection logo. Finally, I should note that the T-Shirt is shipped in a separate sealed plastic bag to protect the tee during shipment. Also, Modus Collection uses custom mailers which provides a nice professional touch. I’d also like to note that I was rather impressed with the various promo shots featuring the different Modus Collection T-Shirts. A lot of times, product shots are an after thought. That’s not the case here, they obviously put thought into selecting models and backgrounds, I just wish other brands would do the same.

Suggestions: My biggest concern when it comes to the current crop of Modus Collection T-Shirts is the price of the product. I feel as if Modus Collection is marketing their tees as a premium product (which is fine and other indie brands definitely do this as well) and the price point definitely reflects that. Despite this, I feel the price point is a bit much. I should note that there is nothing wrong with a high price point and in fact I have reviewed tees that are priced above $30, $40 and even $50. However, if you do have a high price point, you better impress. At this price point ($38), I would have expected a custom cut T-Shirt, intricate packaging, and even custom hangtags. I think that the background story and theme of the line is great, but, I think they either need to 1. drop the price a little, or 2. provide a more premium experience so that buyers feel as if they are getting their money’s worth. Some examples that I can point to that offered me a wow moment when opening the product include Maiden Voyage, Excess Is OK and Fur Face Boy. Each of these brands sell their T-Shirts at a premium price, but the difference is that when I received these products I actually felt as if I was opening a premium product. Having said that, my biggest suggestion would be to 1. improve on customer experience.

Price: $38.00.

The Doctor Is In by Doctor Hazmat. Pros: Doctor Hazmat fans, we are back with the third and final Doctor Hazmat T-Shirt! The great thing about the Doctor Hazmat line is the cohesiveness. I love how he had a theme and stuck with it. Collectively, all three designs work together. Nothing feels fragmented or oddly placed with Doctor Hazmat, it just works. In the future, I’d like to see the brand step it up in other aspects such as packaging. I think some great things can be done with this science/mac scientist theme and Docotor Hazmat is definitely moving in the right direction. Now go buy some Doctor Hazmat T-Shirts while you still can!

Price: $25.

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TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment Week 4

Tada, Friday is slogan day and I’ve got another weeks worth of TypeTees slogan entries for you guys to vote for! Help me out in my epic TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment! I can taste that Threadless shield so vote so I can get printed! To see all of my slogans and to vote for them check out my Threadless profile page. Vote for me and I will make you waffles if ever we meet in real life.

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Fact: I am faster than 100 percent of all snails.

Hmmm, this is a variation of a quote from The Office that I actually saw on a friends Facebook page. I changed the snakes to snails and 80% to 100% and called it a day. 

If all men became priests then humanity would go extinct.

This one came from roommates brother who said something similar (but not as good, lol).

Sketchbooks are to humans as corn fields are to aliens.

This is so true, right! Humans draw in sketchbooks and aliens take it a step further and fly to another planet and sketch on corn fields. On a separate note – I’d love to meet a bona fide alien, if you know one then hook me up.

I’m only lazy when I am awake.

I certainly felt like it on this particular day, probably because I was preparing a presentation on cognition and brain damage and I was pretty tired. In the end, the Keynote came out to over 100 slides (my slides consists mainly of images and slides with only a few words) and the presentation was super!

Sometimes I just sit alone, scratch my head and wonder why.

Yeah, this is me being emo. Probably because of the reasons I explained above.

An eye for an eye will only result in partial blindness.

Oh Mr. Gandhi was such a great dude – but he got this one wrong. An eye for an eye will only result in two guys with partial blindness. Stay away from the eyes! And be good people!

I only fall down for the push ups.

I tested this one out with a friend and he didn’t get it. His loss!

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment

So here’s the experiment – I plan to come up with a slogan every day and submit it to the ongoing Threadless TypeTees slogan contest. The slogan will probably be based on something that I did or experienced during the day. Today, I watched Punisher: War Zone and came up with this, my first entry – a little grim for Threadless but it’s what I came up with!

And you don’t have to worry, I won’t flood the blog with my daily slogan entries, instead I’ll mention it on Twitter! Every Friday I’ll do a little wrap up post with the entries and I’ll post this on the blog and hopefully I’ll score more “I’d wear it” votes than “Um, stupid” votes!

Let’s see how long it takes for me to get a Coty slogan printed! How long do you guys think this will take? A few weeks, months, years?! Oh gosh, what did I get myself into!

What are you waiting for – go vote on my first entry (clicking on the image and voting I’d wear it will make me smile automatically no matter where I am in the world)! 

I Used To be Fierce. Now I'm Ruthless!

PS: If you’re wondering about the movie – I liked it! Much better than the previous two versions. A lot more gritty, graphic and vulgar – very Punisher like!