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!


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.


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!


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.


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, 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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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

ReThink Delivers The Otter-Tude!

Our buddy Andy Meyer of ReThink Clothing sent over his latest design and it’s a blend of awesome and cute! If General Patton was an otter, this is exactly what he would look like – all around badass! Otter-tude is printed on American Apparel tees and is available now for purchase at RetThink’s online store for $20.99. What’s even better is that ReThink is part of the Attack of the Coupon Codes so that means you can get 20% off this tee with the coupon code COTY. 

For more information on Andy Meyer and ReThink Clothing, please checkout my interview with Andy in Indie Tee Spotlight #4. And remember, if you’re a college student, Andy is prepared to pay you for your talents so if you have design ideas contact ReThink clothing. For more information read on below! 



For those of you looking for interesting otter facts, I’ve got some for you! Impress your friends with the following otter knowledge courtesy of The Alaska Sea Otter and Steller Sea Lion Commission:

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Best Young Brands of 2008

Clothing blog, The Art of Apparel, has an interesting post up that is allowing visitors to vote for their favorite (young) indie tee brands of 2008. The Art of Apparel admin, MadeByMAS, has stated that many of the brands that he chose for voting are ones that frequent the tee site Emptees and doesn’t include oldies and more established brands like Johnny Cupcakes.

The poll consists of 15 different brands including: AlrightOK, Dekay, Electric Zombie, Fuzzy Ink, Linty Fresh, Mediocore Clothing, Prestigious, Rethink Clothing, Slugabed Clothing, Snakes & Suits, Suffoca, The Horror Project, Word! Apparel, Zombie Liquorice, and 410BC. 

Congratulations to all the brands that made this list – it surely must be an honor to be recognized by one of your peers! Keep up the great work.

The Art of Apparel

Indie Tee Spotlight: Rethink Clothing

Welcome to this weeks Indie Tee Spotlight! This week I feature Rethink Clothing and its founder, Andy Meyer. Rethink Clothing is a unique clothing brand with a unique target audience and unique designer base. I was fortunate to have been able to have a word with Rethink’s Andy Meyer to discuss his brand, his designs and the future of Rethink Clothing. 

Coty: Rethink is unlike any other clothing company out there. Your clothing company has adopted a different approach when it comes to choosing designers. Explain this premise to me.

Andy Meyer: At Rethink I am really trying to switch up how things are done design wise. The unique thing is that I chose only college enrolled artists. Now, I am willing to admit I have had one designer who wasn’t in college. You may think, doesn’t this ruin your core premise? Not really, Grant is a high school kid, who has become a friend of mine through Emptees. While he isn’t in college you will be happy to know my money went to buying his parking pass for school and towards his car so he can get to college.

Coty: As graduate student myself, I know the college students are a feisty and particular bunch with a lot of punch. What attracted you to choosing college students as your designers?

Andy Meyer: Actually in my working I have encountered little feistiness and more welcoming arms. I see Rethink as a way for designers to have a great outlet for their talent and great start to a portfolio. Also, any college student who is looking for an actual worthwhile project other than some B.S fake sign for a fictional donut shop. More than that though is the fact that each designer brings some different background, edge, style, talent, and attitude. I think this all leads to a stronger brand with mucho appeal.

Coty: You mentioned in the past that Rethink is run solely by you. Is this still the case? What advice do you have to for intrepid youngsters wanting to start their own line of tees?

Andy Meyer: Rethink is still only staffed by me. Now this isnt really the case, I have a solid support network of friends who help me make decisions, balance books and promote. Advice to all your entrepenureal readers, have your ducks in a row before you start. This was kind of a joke and reaction to some hilarious decisons while at a party and I started something with little knowledge or idea of what I wanted. So make sure you have your mind right. Also gobs of money and gorgeous women to model wouldn’t hurt either.

Coty: You’re about to release some new tee designs to your online store, talk to us a little bit about these designs. How do each of these new designs reflect the Rethink Brand?

Andy Meyer: Yes sir. Well I have only one more new design coming out and new scheme of the super soaker shirt. The shirt by Andrew Olivier is awesome. He is a college freshman from Canada and an awesome artist. His style is something new for rethink, but the theme is something I love. On the shirt you can see a city on a shelf which is falling and there are people parachuting out of the buildings. This is Rethink at its heart – something airy, fun and not what you would expect or find anywhere else. I am starting now to hone my design choosing skills to things that you cant find elsewhere and that have an air of oddity to them, such as a half naked lady on the wing of a space shuttle.

Coty: Aspiring wrestler, Johnny Vinyl, earned sponsorship from Rethink Clothing earlier this year. Any new sponsorship developments?

Andy Meyer: Not for now. Johnny is a wild man though which is awesome, he is quite the college entrepenuer which is what really make me wanna sponsor the guy. Also, It is always nice to know my shirts are being worn by a man flying off the ropes, it brings up my brands street cred. I am always looking to sponsor someone who has a unique edge to them, whether that be an awesome band or a collegiate underwater basket weaving team. Know anyone???

Coty: Shirt.Woot has featured Rethink clothing as side deals twice now. Have you submitted Rethink designs to be a Shirt.Woot tee of the day? How has being featured on Shirt.Woot affected sales at Rethink?

Andy Meyer: Awesome, Awesome, is all I can say about Shirt.Woot and Phil at Woot in general. They have extended to me an amazing oppurtunity that has helped expand me into a fledgling little business. I haven’t submitted anything to Woot on the design side, probably because most of my designs look like I did them while drunk and in MS Paint.

Coty: Finally, for students interested in designing for your company, how would they go about doing this?

Andy Meyer: Really, the way I do it now is by having students send me an email saying they are interested, what style they like to do and a portfolio of some past work. When I see a project that will be awesome for the brand then I will hit them up!

*Thanks to Andy Meyer and Rethink Clothing for taking the time to discuss all the cool things happening at Rethink. Keep up the great work!