I’m loving the new collection of tees from our friends at Fuzzy Ink. I’ve been a fan of Fuzzy Ink since the start of this blog and I’ve had the pleasure of watching their brand grow over the years. It’s amazing that they’ve built their brand around the hairs that grow above our upper lip. The iconic moustache. By the way, Movember is coming so be sure to grow a moustache and pick up some fresh Fuzzy Ink!
Speaking of moustaches, I’m watching Bronson on Netflix as I type up this post. Dude has got an epic moustache.
During my semi-blogging sabbatical of 2011, I failed to mention the awesome Movember T-Shirts from Fuzzy Ink. Movember is long over but that doesn’t mean that you should stop paying homage to the mighty moustache. Grow that moustache out. Flaunt that moustache. If you don’t have a moustache that you’re proud of then pick up Ask Me ABout My Moustache from Fuzzy Ink for a friend with a worthy moustache. Whatever you do, never forget the moustache!
When I first spotted this T-Shirt I broke down laughing at its brilliance! It’s pure awesome. Designed by The Beardly, this beard measuring T-Shirt does exactly as advertised. It provides acceptable discriptors based on beard length. The discriptors vary from Manly to Civil War Generaly to Wizardly to Beardly. It’s so simple and so smart and the perfect companion to any beard heavy manly MAN.
One of the best things about running this blog is being able to meet a bunch of different people online on nearly a daily basis. What’s even better is when I get to meet up with some of these awesome people. And what’s even better is when I get to meet up with a person whom I’ve been blogging about for some time now (over 2 years, yikes!).
Lucky me got that chance to hang out with John Paul, the mastermind behind one of favorite indie brands, Fuzzy-Ink. Turns out that he and his lovely lady friend has been here in Hawaii on vacation for the last two weeks, however, because of my Los Angeles trip I wasn’t able to meet up with him earlier. Fortunately, we were able to finally meet up for dinner and chat a bit about Hawaii, food, Duke vs. UNC, and Fuzzy Ink.
Since John hadn’t yet enjoyed the wonders of Hawaiian food, I decided to take him to one of my favorite Hawaiian food restaurants – Ono’s. Now for those of you that don’t speak or understand Hawaiian (which I assume is the bulk of you), “ono” in Hawaiian means delicious. But of course, a lot of Hawaiian food is an acquired taste (as they soon found out) and involves a LOT of pork. I had them order the Kalua Pig and the Laulau (both of my favorites). They also got nice servings of some lomi-lomi salmon, pipikaula, poi, and haupia. I’m pretty sure they enjoyed the Kalua Pig (pork cooked in an underground “imu” for hours; similar to pulled pork) but i think I might have scared John off with the poi (mashed and fermented taro root)! In any case, I hope that they enjoyed it!
I was also stoked when John brought out a couple of gifts for me that travelled with him all the way from Raleigh, North Carolina. He sent me home with a brand new and as yet unreleased Fuzzy Ink shirt, as well as the amazing Fuzzy Ink cookie cutter set! You guys don’t even know how much I’ve been wanting this cookie cutter set. Thanks, John! By the way, if the shirt (Steamboat Mario by Jublin) look familiar, it’s because it was recently featured on Teefury. I Looks like Fuzzy Ink purchased the design and will be selling it soon on their site.
I didn’t have a chance to snap a photo of our food, but this is prett much what we had (minus the poi). Via Selvin Chance.
Steamboat Mario by Jublin, soon to be available at Fuzzy Ink!
Can’t wait to bake some cookies! Thanks for the cookie cutter set, John!
Our friends over at Fuzzy Ink has quietly released their new Summer 2010 line of tees featuring new styles for both guys and gals! The line continues on with the Fuzzy Ink tradition of being fun, vibrant, and full of facial hair. My favorite from the bunch has got to be The Duel, which is printed on the very soft American Apparel Tri-Blend T-Shirt. The product descriptions says it all:
“Enraged by a small traffic violation and perhaps the absence of a loving mother, the two sharply dressed men decided to engage in a serious game of ‘kill one another’…”
It’s been a while since I’ve featured Â a tee from laFraise, too long in my opinion! While perusing the laFraise shop I came across this wonderful tee that was designed by French designer, Fabian Schwall aka thisisfab. The design, which was originally a Threadless submissions, was inspired by the song “Get a haircut and get a real job” by George Thorogood (listen to song below).
If you don’t think that the Carnivore vs. Veggie tee is awesome then you are not human! As I was perusing MNKR’s offerings, this particular design caught my eye. It’s an obvious play on those vintage boxing posters, which I am also a fan of. This California based maker of crafty tees definitely has some interesting designs. The Future Is Now features nice type treatment and Salon Lady is vintage chic.
MNKR has been around for quite some time now, 7 years to be exact. However, they just received a Registered Trademark for MNKR. Wondering what MNKR stands for? Looking for a name, the founder decided to go with one that start with the same letter as his own name, which is M. He went with MNKR, which is short for “moniker”, which is another word for “a name.” Interesting, huh!
During the next few days Iâ€™ll be featuring the awesome clothing brands that will be setting up booths at Unique LA, an independent design and gift show that will take place on April 24th thru the 25th at the California Market Center.
During the next few days I’ll be featuring the awesome clothing brands that will be setting up booths at Unique LA, an independent design and gift show that will take place on April 24th thru the 25th at the California Market Center.
To kick things off I’d like to feature a brand that was started in 2006 by California designer Chad Eaton called TIMBER! Every shirt featured at TIMBER! is designed and screen printed by Eaton (I love the dedication). This brand has one of the more unique design niches since TIMBER! is all about lumberjack culture.
“TIMBER! is a t-shirt company based on a story about lumberjacks, their bosses (the top hat guys with an excessive hair curse.) and a bigfoot stuck between both their worlds.”
Eaton is currently at work on a fully illustrated book based on the TIMBER! universe so be on the look out for that.Â TIMBER! tees are priced from $18 to $32 and you can purchase them over at their ETSY shop.
Our good friends over at Fuzzy Ink has just released their first shirt of the new year Â and guess it what, it features a mustache! Of course, you probably would have guessed that since all of their tees feature the lovely patch of hair found above the lip of so many men (and some women). The new shirt is called I Am The Walrus, which begs the question, was this shirt inspired by the Beatles song of the same name?
I Am The Walrus features a large print of what looks like a very confident and hipster-ish Walrus. I love it! It sort of reminds me of the Otter-tude tee from Rethink Clothing that I dig so much. I know you want one of this Walrus shirt to add to your Fuzzy Ink collection so pick one up now for $20.95 and be sure to use the coupon code “Hawaii” for 10% off your entire order!
And for those of you unfamiliar with the BEatles reference above watch this video below.
Moustaches, mustaches, mostaccio, mustaccio, moustakion … no matter how you spell it, moustaches were all the rage in 2009. You notice a lot of trends as a blogger and I’ve noticed that a lot of people love to not only grow moustaches but they like to have them adorn the products that they wear and use on a daily basis. Rangga over at Cottonable.com came up with a great idea to do a moustache T-Shirt list. However, I thought I’d go a step further and include a variety of moustache gift giving ideas for those of you looking to purchase not just T-Shirts. Having said that, you’ll find moustache shirts, mugs, bandanas, necklaces, pillows and a slew of other moustache products! Enjoy this list and be sure to thank Rangga for coming up with this hairy idea!
Note: You’ll notice a bunch of different “moustache” spelling throughout the post. This was done on purpose as I used whatever spelling found was in the product name.