A Spiffy Wood Tie: Fashion Against The Grain

Paired with the perfect shirt, this wood tie could work pretty well. It’s got a classic look and feel, in terms of furniture at least. The guy in the product shot seems to pull it off. Would I wear it? Sure. At the very least it’s an awesome conversation piece. Just make sure that if using this tie to pick up girls, it’s not the only weapon in your arsenal.

The Wood Tie is available now from Uncommon Goods for $34.

365 Days of T-Shirts: Day 14 – Ditch The Tie. Wear A T-Shirt.

Here’s a little slogan, carried over from Day 13’s Project365. “Ditch The Tie. Wear A T-Shirt.” I like it. By the way, the image is sized 5″ x 6″, which makes it perfect for framing.

Day 14: Ditch The Tie. Wear A T-Shirt.

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365 Days of T-Shirts: Day 13 – Pac-Shirt Postcard

“Ditch the tie. Wear a T-Shirt.” is the motto for today’s Project365 item. I call it the Pac-Shirt Postcard. I actually came up with this idea during my recent trip to Los Angeles. Surrounded by tourist-y postcards, I realized that there was indeed a lack of T-Shirt themed postcards. Here’s my first attempt to remedy that situation.

I had a couple of ideas for the front of the postcard, but ultimately ended up going with a Pac-Man theme. In lieu of Pac-Man, we’ve got a makeshift T-Shirt Pac-Shirt and instead of ghosts, we have neck ties and bow ties – the ultimate T-Shirt adversary. Enjoy!

Note: the Pac-Shirt Postcard is sized according to standard shape and size guidelines according to the United States Postal Service. The card is 6” long X 4 1/4” high.

Day 13: Pac-Shirt Postcard

Materials:

  1. Thick Card Stock Paper (paper should be around 0.007-0.016 inches thick or 80-120 pounds should to do the trick)
  2. Color Inkjet Printer

Instructions:

  1. Insert paper into printer and print the front postcard file (file labeled Postcard-Front.jpg).
  2. Once the front of the postcard has finished printing, flip it over and insert into your printer once more and print the back of the postcard (file labeled Postcard-Back.jpg).
  3. Cut postcard out of the paper.
  4. Write a message and send to someone who needs to wear a little less ties and a bit more T-Shirts!

This Pac-Shirt Postcard was inspired by Pac-Man.

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This is the front of the Pac-Shirt Postcard (click for a closer view).

This is the back of the Pac-Shirt Postcard (click for a closer view).

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Ignoble’s Dino Boy

Santa Monica based Ignoble is known for their screen printed, hand numbered and short run tees. Their latest creation, Dino Boy is no different. Dino Boy is limited to a print run of 50 tees and features a black print on a slate American Apparel shirt.

Not a suit and tie person? If this true of you then this is a T-Shirt that you have to own. The whole point behind this graphic is to tell the world, loud and proud, that the suit and tie salesperson needs to go extinct. NOW.

Extinction is a reality. Scientists will have you believe it is a measureable quality, one that can be monitored, tracked, and traced. So we ask, why the hell do only cool things ever seem to go extinct? Enter Dino Boy.

Don’t get us wrong, ‘DB’ is a COOL graphic, and we’re rocking this shirt proudly. But society willing we’d have the whole lot of suit-and-tie salespeople extinct by morning, no further questions asked.

Dino Boy is available now from Ignoble for $22.95.

Dino Boy

Dino Boy

PainTIE!

It’s been a while since I’ve featured  a tee from laFraise, too long in my opinion! While perusing the laFraise shop I came across this wonderful tee that was designed by French designer, Fabian Schwall aka thisisfab. The design, which was originally a Threadless submissions, was inspired by the song “Get a haircut and get a real job” by George Thorogood (listen to song below).

PainTIE! is printed on a white tee and is available now from laFraise for 23 Euro.

PainTIE

PainTIE by laFraise

PainTIE by laFraise

Unique LA Spotlight: Pop Casualty

During the next few days I’ll be featuring the awesome clothing brands that will be setting up booths at Unique LA, an independent design and gift show that will take place on April 24th thru the 25th at the California Market Center.

Brad Lamers and Carlos Salcines turned unemployment into a positive thing in 2008 by starting Pop Casualty. Out of sheer boredom, Brad began painting … his buddy Carlos took notice and Pop Casualty was born! For more art by Brad Lamers, check out his personal website. I’m really drawn to Lamers art, it reminds me a bit of Warhol.

Pop Casualty tees are available for $24.99 (they have a logo tee available for $19.99), but if you stop by Unique LA you can pick up your favorite Pop Casualty tee minus shipping costs!

You can find Pop Casualty at Unique LA in Booth 123.

Fabulous

Etch

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