Co-Tee TV Episode 61: Johnny Cupcakes and The Suitcase Tour

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Robocopper by Olly Moss and review a box of goodies sent to me from Johnny Cupcakes, a clothing brand started in 2001 by Massachusetts native, Johnny Earle. Earlier this month, Johnny Cupcakes embarked on a nationwide adventure that he dubbed The Suitcase Tour.

For Johnny, this is him going back to his roots. When he first started Johnny Cupcakes, he would sell goods stuffed in an old suitcase from the trunk of car. He would stuff that suitcase full with Johnny Cupcakes tees and he’d bring it along to whatever city his band was playing in at the time. That was how Johnny Cupcakes started and now with this tour, Johnny Cupcakes has come full circle.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

I received a couple of products from Johnny Cupcakes, including his Make Cupcakes Not War sticker, Camo Print Pencil, Camo Print Notebook, and Crossbones Wallet. The stickers and the pencil were your standard branded items and are some of the cheaper products in the Johnny Cupcakes shop. On a budget? Buy a Johnny Cupcakes branded pencil, pin or sticker.

The composition book was not as sturdy as those classic composition books from grade school with the thick front and back covers. Instead, this one was a bit more flexible due to the covers not being as thick. The inside back cover of the book comes with the standard “things you should know” facts like you’d find in any composition book. The inside of the front cover has a cute outline of the Johnny Cupcakes logo that you encouraged to sketch inside of.

The most exciting part of the package was the purple leather crossbones wallet. The wallet comes packaged in a little brown sack, with black lettering and a red drawstring. The wallet is very thin and is made up of a total of four pockets. The main center pocket is perfect for a few bills. On one side of the wallet there are two pockets for your plastic cards and on the opposite side you’ll find a pocket with a clear window, presumably for identification.

Pricing: Purple Crossbones Wallet ($24.99), Camo Print Notebook ($5.99), Make Cupcakes Not War Sticker ($2.99), Camo Print Pencil (0.99¢).

Johnny Cupcakes Box

Johnny Cupcakes Composition Book

Johnny Cupcakes Goodies

Johnny Cupcakes Stickers

Johnny Cupcakes Pencil

Johnny Cupcakes Leather Wallet

Johnny Cupcakes Leather Wallet

Johnny Cupcakes

Johnny Cupcakes Suitcase Tour 2010

Also mentioned in this episode:

Robocopper by Olly Moss

Apple iPad

Johnny Cupcakes Back To Basics Tour

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Co-Tee TV Episode 47: Sleep Through The Static, Sharp Shirter and Rhino Hunter

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear a Jack Johnson concert tee from the 2008 Kokua Festival and review Rhino Hunter from Sharp Shirter, a brand based in Bethesda, Maryland and run by Dan Lachman.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Rhino Hunter by Sharp Shirter. Pros: Rhino Hunter is a fun shirt and the first purple tee I’ve reviewed. Perfect for animal lovers with a wild and spunky personality! Sharp Shirter uses American Apparel blanks so expect a comfortable and soft tee. The print is fairly large and has a soft feel. Cons: Other than being a bit pricey for a single color print, I have no other complaints for this seemingly perfect rhino tee. Price: $22.

Sharp Shirter

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What War? + £15 Chimpogo Sale

Purple is not my favorite color but I can still appreciate the newest tee from Chimpogo. It’s called What War? and it was designed by artist belisha and questions why there is a lack of talk in the media about the current and ongoing war that is still taking place. The text on this one truly says it all. If you’re into politics or are anti-war then this shirt might appeal to you.

You can pick up What War? on sale for just £15 from now until September 30. Oh yeah, all other Chimpogo tees are on sale for the same price. An in case you’re wondering, tees at Chimpogo are typically regularly priced at £21 so you end up saving £6 – not bad!

What War? by belisha and available at Chimpogo

What War? by belisha and available at Chimpogo

Sensationalism + ShirtFight Update

The newest shirt from ShirtFight!, Sensationalism by mathiole, marks the end of a chapter and the start of a new one for the startup T-Shirt contest site. This was the last of the open contests at ShirtFight as they will be transitioning away from the T-Shirt contest model.

After next weeks Heavyweight challenge (a closed contest for those who have submitted to the site before) the ShirtFight staff will be focusing on marketing their existing stock of T-Shirts to a wider audience. They will still be adding new designs, but the ShirtFight staff will be curating those on their own.

Although it is sad to see ShirtFight abandon the weekly contests, I am excited to see how they innovate and change (for the better) in the next couple of weeks and months. Check out the video below, El Presidente and Miss Etti explain it all!

Sensationalism by mathiole and available at ShirtFight