Watch The Muppets T-Shirt Printing Process at Threadless

I really love behind-the-scenes videos. This time around our good friends at Threadless show how Sharpint utilizes direct-to-garment printing to print the very fun Threadless x The Muppets T-Shirt.

Sold? Thought so. You can pick up your favorite Threadless x The Muppets T-Shirts, priced between $20-$24, directly straight from Threadless.

Threadless Holiday Gift Guide 2011

It’s that time of the year again! You know, the time of the year when you go out and buy a lot of cool stuff for your friends and family for Christmas! But who said you have to “go out” and leave the comforts of your own home to get cool stuff. Stay home, sip on some hot cocoa while listening to holiday music, and do all of your holiday shopping online at Threadless! This is 2011, after all. Mall shopping is like, so passé.

Not sure what to buy from Threadless? I know, I know, they’ve got tons of amazing stuff – but what should you spend your hard earned cash on? That’s were I come in to help. The friendly peeps over at Threadless asked me to put together a list of my favorite Threadless items. And of course I said hell yeah! Now, you don’t have an excuse to not pick something up from this Chicago based purveyeur of goodness.

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T-Shirts! This is Threaless’ bread and butter. If anything, pick up a Threadless tee and relish the comfy fit. I’ve picked three of my favorites for you: Stereotype Cereal by Dina Prasetyawan, Retold with Unicorns by Branko Ricov and Jonah Block, and Optimust by Phil Jones. Price: $18.

It doesn’t get all that chilly in Hawaii. Ah yes, HAWAII! But whem it does, I love to wear hoodies and Threadless has got some awesome hoodies! They’ve got the zip kind and the non-zip kind – you choose! If you feel like exposing your inner Michael Cera then pick up a Threadless hoodie! My two picks are Traditional Greeting by Paulo Bruno and The Pen is Mightier than the Sword by Clarice Crawford. Price: $29.

Over the last year, Threadless has released some real drool worthy accessories, including backpacks, totes, water bottles, and laptop/iPad cases. You’ve got something for every geek, nerd, foodie, artist, hippie and almost any other kind of person that you can think of. And although there are tons to choose from, these are my favorites.

I Be Au Sm is one of my all-time favorite Threadless designs. And now, they’v got it in Backpack form. Love it! Price: $59.

I’ve got a thing for good typography. And so I was drawn to Budi Satria Kwan’s ampersand themed Peace and Love. Price: $15.

Threadless Stuff on Thermos Stuff = double rainbow cool. Yes! When these first came out I rushed to Target to pick my favorite up. Which was my favorite you ask? Well, of course it was the iconic Funkalicious by Christopher Golebiowski. Price: $15.

Another iconic design that made it onto a Threadless accessory is the Tom Burns design, The Communist Party! It’s Christmas, let’s party! But first, if we’re going to party hard then we need to protect our precious iPhones! Why not do it in Threadless style? Price: $19.

If you’re buying an iPhone case for a fellow tehnogeek, then you may also want to consider picking up a laptop or iPad case. Why do boring black when you can do Threadless fun? These cases will have you covered! I suggest Liquid Shot and Sugar Skull. Price: $39-$54.

Finally, for those of you looking to pick up a grab bag gift or some stocking stuffers, consider these fancy little Threadless Dooodle Packs! They’re perfect for your doodle needs. Price: $9.

He-Man: I Have The Powerpoint

This He-Man parody T-Shirt just made my day. If you know me then you know that I grew up loving He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. I had all of the action figures. In fact, I still have them. So I have to give a thumbs up to the latest Threadless Labs addition by Justin Davis and Phil Jones.

I Have The Powerpoint is available now from Threadless for $20. This tee is part of Threadless Labs and therefore it may only be available for 2 weeks, so snatch it up!

R U Reppin: The Latest Crowdsourcing T-Shirt Community

R u Reppin is the latest brand to enter the growing number of crowdsourcing T-Shirt sites. Members are allowed to submit designs which are then voted on by the R u Reppin Community. If your design wins to be printed on a tee, you will get $500 for each winning design and $2 for each t-shirt sold in the first 30 days and $1 for each t-shirt sold between 30 and 60 days.

R U Reppin currently has a collection of 17 T-Shirts. My favorite from the bunch was Done With Problems by Brazilian designer Matheus Lopes Castro (aka mathiole). You might remember mathiole as the designer of the iconic Colorblind T-Shirt from Threadless. R U Repping T-Shirts are available for sale for $19.97.

“R U Reppin is an online community of users that design, vote, and buy tees that are based around hip hop and the street lifestyle. When you sign up you become a representative of a cultural movement that allow you to post comments and critiques, download a tee template, and submit your designs in one of the many contests where you will have the chance to win some serious dough. Also, when you buy an R U Reppin tee, you are automatically doing your part in giving back to the community, where some of the proceeds help children of The Boys and Girls Clubs of America and other worthy causes that will help children develop and achieve their talents, creativity, and dreams.”

Cargo Flight for UNICEF – World’s Most Expensive T-Shirt

If you’ve got the cash lying around to pick up this T-Shirt then good on you. It’s for a good cause with 100% of the purchase price going to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support lifesaving relief efforts for children in the Horn of Africa. Oh, and by the way, it costs $300,000.

Yes, $300,000. For a T-Shirt. Well, not just for a T-Shirt. $300,000 is the cost of a charter flight to transport vital aid from the UNICEF supply warehouse in Copenhagen to Nairobi, Kenya. And ultimately, that’s where your money will be going. Great cause. Wish I was well enough to have the cash to drop on this.

Cargo Flight for UNICEFby Justin & Christine Gignac is available now Threadless for $300,000.

Co-Tee TV Episode 86: Man Up, The Good Child, and Yoda

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Man Up by Sir Ruffkins The Third (Threadless) and review Goody Two (Vans) by The Good Child, an indie T-Shirt and accessory brand based out of Dallas, Texas.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Goody Two (Vans) by The Good Child. Pros: There really seems to be a renaissance of indie T-Shirt designers coming out of the state of Texas. The Good Child is yet another example of a Texas based brand doing it right. There is a lot to like about the box that The Good Child sent over to me. The first thing that caught my eye was the attention to detail. Each of the T-Shirts were hand-rolled and then tied by string. The ends of the string was even burnt to prevent it from unraveling. Another nice touch was the sticker that was tucked between the T-Shirt and the knot of the string. It’s always awesome when you order a T- and get a free item – plus, people love stickers! As for the T-Shirt, The Good Child uses American Apparel blanks. This means that each tee is 100% made in the USA. The blanks are from LA and the tees are printed in Dallas, Texas. The screenprint on this T-Shirt was very well done. The placement of the graphic on the front, back and inner neck was perfect and the inks used were bright, vibrant, and bold. It’s also tagless and features a screenprinted neck label instead. I was very impressed by both the packaging and the T-Shirt – both were well done.

Cons: There aren’t really any cons to speak of. The only thing that does come to mind, though, is the relatively high price tag ($29.99). However, I’d have to say that the amount of detail placed on the product and the experience and joy of opening this finely tuned T-Shirt makes this price well-deserving.

Price: $29.99.

Man Up by Sir Riffkins The Third (Threadless). Pros: This shirt features a unicorn oozing rainbow bloOd and being cut up by a biker dude version of Chuck Norris with Hands made out of chainsaws. Plus, I can’t tell if that’s Chuck’s wiener or parts of his ab’s protruding out. Need I say more?

Price: $20 (and worth every cent).

Also mentioned in this episode:

Star Wars Mighty Muggs: Yoda – so cool!

Fur Face Boy – thanks for recommending us!

Vans Classic Slip-On: ScillaPlaid DrssBi/TrWht

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Pop Culture: Minimalistic Pop Soda Cans

Pop Culture by David Schwen is an awesome minimalistic tee featuring popular icons as soda (or “pop” depending on where you live in teh country) cans. When I first saw this T-Shirt I said to myself, “I have to have this.” Can you name the rest? And with the  $10 Threadless Sale going on right now (and ending tomorrow), it was the perfect time to pick it up. It features some of the most recognizable characters, including R2-D2, Superman, Charlie Brown, and the Cookie Monster.

By the way, I say soda. How about you?

Threadless Back To School $12 Sale

As I write this post I come to the realization that this is the first time, since I was 5, that I will not be going to school in the fall. No more classes. No more lectures. No more class projects. Sigh. It’s a bit weird to say the least. Instead of being a student this upcoming school year, I will instead begin my post-doctoral position as a neuroscience research specialist. Oddly enough, I’ll be supervising/mentoring 1-2 students of my own this coming year. Nice!

Enough about me, let’s talk T-Shirts. More specifically, let’s talk about the Threadless $12 Back To School Sale! There isn’t much to say except that the T-Shirts have been slashed about 40% – meaning you get an amazing deal.

Lot’s of tees to choose from, these are the ones that I will be ordering. Shop on T-Shirt fans, shop on!

A Guide to Being a Pirate by David Soames

Peace and Love by Budi Satria Kwan

SQUARE by Branka Nikolic

Know Your Submarines by Lucas Knisely

Sushi by Benjamin Ang