Rethink Clothing Bites The Dust – Big Closeout Sale!

Our good friend Andy Meyer, founder of Rethink Clothing, has decided to close down Rethink Clothing. He has spearheaded the branded for the last 4 years, and has been around since Day 1 of me becoming a T-Shirt blogger. Rethink Clothing was one of the first brands that I posted about, interviewed and even video reviewed. His Super Soaker tee will always be one of my all time favorite T-Shirts. I wish Andy the best of luck for all of his future endeavors, I’m sure they will be as big and as bold as Rethink Clothing was!

WHY?

A few reasons. The first being things just came together, I can’t elaborate for certain super top secret ninja reasons. Second, it was time for me to move on. I love Rethink and have put countless nights, weekends, and free time into it. I have grown a lot, met some awesome artists and found an area of my life I enjoy pursuing. Lastly, we were attacked by Dinosaurs and they ate our offices, so that might have played into it as well…

WHAT NOW?

Since the decision to close came along rather quick, I haven’t exactly determined what is next. It may be another clothing company it may not be. It might be me pursuing some personal growth in e-commerce. It may also be me learning the fine art of finally relaxing and sleeping normal hours and being a good Fiance.

THANKS!

The list of people to thank is long. From all my friends, customers, artists, and bloggers. Everyone played a strong role in the making Rethink a success. I mean Rethink was featured on everything from MTV to Businessweek and some of the webs top blogs, engadget, uncrate, not cot, and some other awesome sites.

FINAL THOUGHTS!

Rethink was awesome. Shit, when it first started I was an idiot. I learned a ton, grew a lot and made a decently successful clothing company from nothing. I have had a ton of fun along the way. In the end I am happy I get to walk away on my terms. I just hope the college artists I used have another way to make beer money…

Now let’s celebrate buying buying some awesome tees on the cheap! Everything in the Rethink shop has been marked down, with tees priced as low as $5. You better buy your favorites while you still can!

Last Chance To Pick Up Otter-Tude

Otter-Tude from ReThink Clothing, is my defacto favorite ReThink tee. Seriously, what’s not to love about this insanely adorable (and badass) otter. ReThink Clothing recently announced that Otter-Tude is part of their Super Senior Series, meaning that it is getting one last print run in a new colorway. This also means that this is your last chance to get your dirty hands on Otter-Tude. So what are you waiting for? Go pick it up now!

Otter-Tude is available now from ReThink Clothing for $19.99 but you can save 20% off your entire order by using the code COTY at checkout.

Water the Summer Sky

What happens when you mix a water sprinkler with outer space? Well, you get Water The Summer Sky from ReThink Clothing. How many of you used to run through the sprinklers as a kid? I remembering doing that whenever we’d set up the huge blow up pool in the yard and I’d always have a blast. The only thing better? Skinny dipping under the moon in the pacific ocean (not that I have any experience doing this). Anyway, another great shirt designed by Zach Davenport, the same artist that designed Weather Wiper and Meteor Shower for ReThink Clothing.

Water The Summer Sky is printed on an American Apparel blank in both silver and mint colorways and is available for sale now for $18.99 but remember to use the code “COTY” at checkout and you can save 20% on your entire order!

Water The Summer Sky

Water The Summer Sky

Co-Tee TV Episode 41.5: Rethink Clothing, Weather Wiper and CONTEST!

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I review Weather Wiper by Zack Davenport and available at Rethink Clothing, a brand that exclusively features artwork done by college students.

Win A Weather Wiper 11″x17″ Poster!

All you need to do is either:

1. Leave a comment in THIS blog post telling me 1) what your first car ever was (make and model) or 2) your favorite car memory (be truthful now!).

and/or,

1. Leave a comment on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page telling me 1) what your first car ever was  (make and model) or 2) your favorite car memory (be truthful now!).

and/or,

3. Retweet the following: “RT Win a Weather Wiper poster courtesy of @rethinkclothing! Watch @cotygonzales on #coteetv to find out how! http://su.pr/1R2nOE”

Do all 3 and get 3 entries in the contest! I will select my favorite comment to win one of the Weather Wiper posters and I will also select a random winner. So two posters will be given away and two different people will win! Deadline is Wednesday November 18, 2009 at 11:59 PM Hawaii Time.

Weather Wiper Poster

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Weather Wiper by Zack Davenport and available at Rethink Clothing. Pros: Printed on an American Apparel tee so the shirt is super soft and comfortable. Large 4 color print over the chest, stunning design! Shirt comes packaged with a Rethink Clothing stickers. Shirt is tagless for itch free comfort and features a screen printed neck label instead.  Cons: My previous cons for for past Rethink Clothing tees had been that they weren’t tagless – they seemed to have fixed that issue! Price: $17.99 but you can save 20% off your entire order with the coupon code “COTY” at checkout.

Weather Wiper

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Cute microbes on sale

Meteor Shower by ReThink Clothing

Meteor Shower is the newest shirt from the brand designed solely by college students, ReThink Clothing. “Outer space has and always will be fascinating and full of mystery. With the discovery of dark matter, black holes, new galaxies and a ton of cool stuff these mysteries are unraveled. This shirt might also help unravel one more mystery, how astronauts (maybe some cosmonauts) stay clean in the final frontier.”

I should also note that this marks the first shirt from ReThink Clothing that features a printed inside neck label. The shirt comes in two colorways, purple and heather gray and is printed on an American Apparel blank. Both colorways are available now for $19.99 but you can save an additional 20% by using the coupon code “COTY” at checkout and you can save even more if you use the coupon code “BACK” by August 24!

I really like the design of this particular shirt and prefer the purple colorway over the heather version. And I am super stoked that ReThink switched to tagless shirts and preferring to screenprint the neck label. Now, if only I could take a meteor shower for real. If you had the opportunity to fly out into space, would you go?

Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower Neck

Meteor Shower

ReThink Clothing Zapper – Vintage Nintendo!

Now this is what I’m talking about, ReThink Clothing! I am in love with the newest offering from Andy Meyer of ReThink Clothing. The shirt is called Zapper and it features a relic from my childhood – the original NES Zapper! I remember spending countless hours in front of the TV zapping at flying ducks on the screen. So much fun, just like this tee! Zapper is available in two colorways, Orange and Asphalt, and is printed on American Apparel blanks. You can pick it up from ReThink Clothing for $19.99 and be sure to use the coupon code “COTY” for an extra 20% off your purchase at ReThink Clothing! Also, check out the other release from ReThink Clothing, Bomb Drop!

Zapper by ReThink Clothing

Zapper by ReThink Clothing

Bomb Drop

Bomb Drop by ReThink Clothing

San Diego/Las Vegas Trip Day 1 + 2

This is the first of a couple updates that I’ll be doing during my trip to San Diego/Las Vegas. I thought it would be cool to keep you guys up to date as to what I’m up to and what tee I am wearing! If you want to checkout the tee that I wore just click on the orange links.

Arrival T-Shirt of Choice: The Caduceus Tee by Found Item Clothing

So we landed in San Diego from Honolulu late Wednesday night and decided to grab a bite to eat after checking into our hotel. Luckily, The Sophia Hotel is a cute little boutique hotel located in Downtown San Diego and just minutes from the Gaslamp Quarter. Despite the large number of eateries in the area, most of the kitchens were closed. Who needs food when beer is plentiful? We did, however, happen to find a nice little Thai restaurant on 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter called Royal Thai Cuisine. The staff there were friendly, the ambience was nice and the food was good! I’m just glad they were open late!

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Me and Michelle at the airport headed to San Diego. You can see just a piece of the Caduceus tee from Found Item Clothing.

While we were walking around 5th Avenue someone mentioned, as they walked passed me, “Nice Shirt! I love Ferris Buller!” You can pick up The Caduceus Tee from Found Item Clothing for just $21.95.

Day 1 T-Shirt of Choice: Otter-Tude by ReThink Clothing

Our first full day in San Diego – I knew my feet would take a beating but I was game! The first stop of the day was the Embarcadero and a ferry ride to Coronado Island. Coronado Island is a small beach community with an island feel and is located just across of the San Diego skyline. After some photo taking we had lunch at Peohe’s on Coronado Island. Peohe’s is a Hawaiian themed seafood restaurant but the only thing Hawaiian about the restaurant is the name (which many of the employees had a difficult time pronouncing). The food was just ok for me, nothing great despite having a fairly high yelp ranking I would definitely suggest you check out either Alan Wong’s or one of the many Roy’s restaurants for far superior Hawaii/pacific rim fusion food fare. The one thing that was great about the restaurant was the awesome view of the city.

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Here’s me doing a jumping around on Coronado Island. You can see San Diego in the background. I promise that I’ve got Otter-Tude under that button up shirt.

After lunch we took the ferry back and walked to Seaport Village which is basically a bunch of touristy type shops. When I say touristy I mean very touristy. If I ever make it back to San Diego I’d probably pass on visiting this place.

One place that I definitely would visit over and over again is the Gaslamp Quarter, which was our next stop. Lot’s of cool shops and a ton of restaurants. This area of downtown seems to always be lively no matter the hour. We walked up 4th and 5th Avenue and then checked out Horton Plaza, a huge mall in the middle of downtown San Diego. Later that afternoon we caught Angels & Demons, which for me, was a huge disappointment. The book was definitely better and I wish they didn’t remove as many things as they did. After the movie I had to rush down to an AT&T to pick up a charger for my iPhone because I had left mine in Honolulu!

We decided to, again, hit up the Gaslamp Quarter for dinner and decided to dine at Sloppy Joey’s. The Margherita Pizza was amazingly good! By the time we finished up at Sloppy Joey’s it was about 11ish and since the girlfriend is not a drinker we didn’t do the bar hopping thing (which I don’t mind because I was pooped anyway) and instead of heading back to the hotel I convinced her into watching Terminator Salvation. I’m a huge fan of the Terminator series and have been anticipating this McG directed flick for some time now. I was not dissapointed – I loved it!

Otter-Tude is available from ReThink Clothing for $19.99, use the coupon code COTY for an extrace 20% off your purchase.

Day 2 T-Shirt of Choice: Wingtips by Manos Lakoutsis

Amazingly this was the first time I’ve worn Wingtips (other than the time I reviewed it on Episode 19 of Co-Tee TV).

The first half of Day 2 was all about shopping. We picked up a rental car and then drove to just about the Tijuana border to the Las Americas Outlet Mall. After a quick breakfast at IHOP (not original, yes, but right next to the mall). The outlet mall was amazingly huge and easily the largest outlet mall I’ve been too, and I’ve been to a couple in multiple cities. We spent about 6 hours at Las Americas and bought a LOT of stuff, ’nuff said!

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There’s Wingtips from Threadless! How do those white wayfarers look on me?

The second half of the day was spent at the ballpark! We checked out the San Diego Padres as they faced off against the Chicago Cubs at PETCO Park. We always make it a point to check out at least one sporting event whenever we travel which has been fun, especially since I’m a huge sports fan! We had great seats, 7th row, adjacent to first base. I must say that the fans here are very mild compared to ones I’ve experienced in both Boston and New York. The hotdogs were great as usual and enhanced, of course, by the setting and the firework show at the end of the game was a nice surprise. Oh yeah, and the Padres won 4-0.

Tomorrow: Sea World.

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At PETCO Park after the Padres and Cubs game.

Co-Tee TV Episode 18: 3 Little Pigs, Rethink Clothing and All For One Clothing

In this episode I wear the 3 Little Pigs: Mechanized Assault by Ian Leino and review two tees, one from Rethink Clothing called Fortune Cookie! and a second from All For One Clothing called Spray Paint. If you follow the blog and this show then you might already be familiar with ReThink Clothing because I’ve covered them many times before. All For One Clothing is a new brand that was started by Brandon Hopkins and is based out of California. A portion of all sales from All For One Clothing goes straight to animal relation charities. Use the coupon code “COTY” on your next ReThink Clothing or All For One Clothing purchase and save 20% and 15% respectively. As always, enjoy with tea and a comfy tee!

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.

Coty’s Thoughts:

Spray Paint by All For One Clothing. Good: Great fun shirt, perfect for the animal lover! Comes in a unique box and is packaged with a lot of goodies including stickers and milk bone treats for your dog! The tee has a comfortable feel (not sure what kind of blank) and is printed in three different areas: neck, front and the back, it is also tagless for itch free comfort. A portion of sales will be donated to animal charities. Bad: No real issues with the tee itself, I just wish that the website would give me more information about the tee like who designed it and what kind of blank was used. Other than that, great way to fill a niche! Price: $22.99 but you can save 15% if you use the coupon code “COTY” at checkout. $2 from each tee sold will go to an animal charity.

Spray Paint by All For One Clothing

Fortune Cookie by Andrew Olivier for ReThink Clothing. Good: Excellent collaboration here between Andrew from Wandering Whale and ReThink. I think Andrew captured the ReThink style with this tee. Printed on American Apparel so you’ll know what size fits best, great colors! This is the shirt to wear the next time you go out for Chinese. Bad: Only gripe that I’ve got with this tee is the tag, other than that, great design and awesome collaboration. Price: $19.99 but you can save 20% if you use the coupon code “COTY” at checkout.

Fortune Cookie by ReThink Clothing

3 Little Pigs: Mechanized Assault by Ian Leino for Threadless. Another great tee from Threadless, and the second Asian themed tee covered in this episode! It’s got a huge 5 color print and the design by Ian Leino is awesome. This is the perfect tee for anyone into Japanese culture or anime. Price: $18.00 but is no longer available for sale. You can however checkout Ian’s Threadless profile and see his latest Threadless designs.

3 Little Pigs by Ian Leino

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Glorious Nonsensities Episode 7: Emptees Zombies, ReThink Clothing and Otters

In this episode I wear the Emptees 1 Year Anniversary Tee designed by the Emptees forum members and review a shirt that was sent to me by Andy Meyer of Rethink Clothing, a brand whose designs are exclusively designed by college students. Be sure to use the coupon code COTY for 20% off your next ReThink Clothing purchase. As always, enjoy with tea and a comfy tee! 

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

Coty’s Thoughts:

Otter-Tude  by Rethink Clothing. Good: The print is HUGE, badass design, the ink used is super soft, printed on American Apparel so you know what to expect in terms of fit, supports college designers, bouncy balls accompanied the tee, an overall great shirt. Bad: Traditional tag instead of a screen printed tag. Price: $19.99 but you can save 20% with the coupon code “COTY”.

Otter-Tude by ReThink Clothing

Emptees 1 Year Anniversary Zombie Tee by Emptees Members. This tee is available in VERY limited quantities – only one girls small tee is available for purchase at the Emptees shop. If you fit a ladies small then be sure to get this tee now before it’s gone forever. Price: $20.00.

Emptees 1 Year Anniversary Zombies Tee

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Decide The Color of Rethink Clothing’s Next Tee

Let your voice be heard! Vote for your colorway preference and you could win Rethink Clothing’s next printed design. All you need to do is leave a comment in this post on Rethink’s blog mentioning which color tee you prefer – heather gray or super light blue. If you’re color is chose then your name will be thrown into a hat with the rest of the names that voted for that color and Rethink will randomly choose one person to win the tee. It’s easy, so head on over to vote now!

I know the mock up is small, but, what do you guys think of the new design? 

Rethink Clothing