As the year comes to an end, I’d like to present to you 10 of my very own T-Shirt Top 10′s from 2010. I did this last year and it was a hit, so hear we go again! You should note that the T-Shirts posted here are listed in no particular order and are heavily based on tees that I’ve blogged about here in the past year. 2010 was an amazing year for T-Shirts and I can’t wait to see what 2011 has in store for us all. What were your top 10 tees of 2010?
I should note that there a few changes form last year. First, there are 9 categories this year, instead of the 10. I removed the top 10 Emptees tees because I didn’t really check out their tees section as much as I should have in 2010. Also, the Top 10 Geek and Top 10 Typography tees lists were replaced with Top 10 Parody and Top 10 T-Shirt Related Non-T-Shirts lists. Enjoy!
*Once Again, the lists are presented in no particular order.
Top 10 T-Shirts of 2010
There were a billion T-Shirts released in 2010 but only a few really great ones. The following 10 tees are my picks for the Top 10 tees of 2010. Like last year, I own 5 of the 10 tees here and let’s just say they are on regular rotation in my T-Shirt wardrobe. I absolutely love each of the designs featured on this Top 10 list!
1. Easier Said Than Done by Ugmonk. This is by far one of my favorite tees of 2010 – to say that I’ve worn it a lot is an uderstatement.
2. FFB Whip It by Fur Face Boy. My favorite shirt from the the Fur Face Boy Series III collection. The FFB Raglan comes in at a close second!
3. Rhino Hunter by SharpShirter. This shirt was officially released in 2009 and I reviewed it in late December 2009, BUT, I wore the heck out of this tee in 2010. I love this shirt. And as you can tell, in 2010 I loved purple.
4. Technicolour Rex by Elisha Hale (Threadless). Alright, so this is the first tee on this particular top 10 that I don’t own. This is mainly because, it’s very much a new Threadless design. It was released just a couple of weeks ago and I just haven’t had the chance to pick it up. But I will. Guaranteed.
5. Super Doctor Hazmat by Doctor Hazmat. I adore this T-Shirt! It’s so fun, so nostalgic and just plain geeky good on so many levels.
6. Unstoppable Andy by George Soto. How could this T-Shirt not make my Top 10 T-Shirts of 2010 list? After all, Unstoppable Andy was inspired by a blog post that I wrote. Yep, seriously. You can read all about it here.
7. Steve-In-Sane by MightTees. What? Two Steve Jobs themed tees on this list? That’s right, I am a MacHead. Plus, the previous shirt was more of a pro Android themed tee! Anywho – wonderful T-Shirt from our buddies over at MightTees. I don’t own this one, but I just might have to pick it up.
8. We Did This To Ourselves by Jonathan Lax aka Yonil (Design by Humans). This T-Shirt deserves to be on this list because of the fact that it won the 2010 DBH 10K contest. Kudos Yonil!
9. ROAU by Olly Moss (Shirt.Woot). What’s not to love about this T-Shirt design? It features Robocop and a freakin’ Unicorn! A UNICORN! Again: Robocop on top of a UNICORN! Another favorite of mine this year was Robocopper from Shirt.Woot (and also designed by Olly Moss). I guess Olly really like Robocop?
I’ve never been a fan of Fox News. And The Crystal Method seems to agree with me. Check out this photo of the group wearing a Fuck News Let’s Make Shit Up T-Shirt, an obvious homage to the idiots over at Fox News, courtesy of ourÂ friends at Ban T-Shirts. The photo was taken at Belly Up Aspen this past June by Michael Goldberg and you can check out more photos from the concert here.
When people ask me where they should go to for “political” tees I always point them to Ban T-Shirts because they always seem to deliver with their goods. This anti Glenn Beck T-Shirt is no different. The conservative political commentator and host of the FOX show bearing his name is known by his liberal counterparts for his provocative views. For many, provocative for Glenn Beck means speaking without thinking.
Glennz Tees is always on top of pop culture and this week Glenn Jones moved really quickly with the headline of the week. Balloon Boy! For those of you who haven’t heard the story, a Colorado family has been accused of staging a balloon fly-a-way incident involving a 6 year old boy. Apparently, the father of the child staged the fact that the boy had accidently flew away in a homemade balloon. This lead to a few hours of wasted time in which the authorities spent hunting for the missing child. Turns out that the kid never got into the balloon. It was all a hoax.
And so all we have to show for the hoax is this lovely tee from Glennz Tees. UFO is a little bit balloon boy and a little bit E.T. fused into a headline worthy t-shirt. You can pick it up now from Glennz Tees for $19.95.
I made it! Oh my goodness I made it to the end of the week. 5 new episodes of Co-Tee TV in 5 days. Awesome! I had super fun doing this and maybe we’ll do it again in the near future, or whenever I become backlogged with amazing shirts again. In the final episode of the week I review Motor Scooter Club from The Naylor News. This new brand from Portland, Oregon is themed to be much like a newspaper, with fictional stories that are written to match each shirt design.
You can also watch this episode on Vimeo, Viddler, YouTube, blip.tv and download and sync all episodes to your iPod or iPhone by subscribing for free to Co-Tee TV in the iTunes Store.
Motor Scooter Club by The Naylor News.Pros: I’m a huge fan of the packaging of this shirt, it was very detailed and themed to match the Naylor News website. The shirts were tagless and featured a custom printed neck label. Printed on an American Apparel blank.Â Cons: The associated story related to this shirt was missing from The Naylor News website and so I didn’t really understand or get this shirt. A bit pricey for a single color print.Â Price: $24.99.
With all of the t-shirt blogs around it’s difficult to keep track of what’s going on where. That’s where Alltop, Tee Reader and Tee Feeds come in handy! All three are news aggregators and essentially allow you to see headlines from the top t-shirt blogs around (this site is located on all three!) by making use of RSS feeds.Â
Alltop keepds track of 51 feeds from 51 different sites. The nice thing about the Alltop site (which keeps track of top news based on category) is that you can select which feeds you see by hiding the feeds you don’t care to view.
Tee Reader keeps tracks of a total of 53 different tee sites. Unlike Alltop, you cannot hide the feeds that you rather not see, instead, you need to wade through the 53 feeds to find your favorites. The nice thing about Tee Reader is that you it provides you with the top 10 clicked posts from the 53 feeds.Â Tee Feeds has the least amount of feeds, 41 in total but has a nice clean interface.Â
And, if none of these sites tickle your fancy but still want to keep track of your favorite feeds then my recommendation would be to use an RSS reader like Google Reader to select which specific feeds you would like to keep track of (be sure to include this site!).Â