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.

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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Seriously, Man Up!

I don’t think I really need to say anything else other than: I JUST BOUGHT THIS AMAZING T-SHIRT.

Of course, I will say more.

So yeah, Man Up! looks like it was drawn by a 9 year old that was all amped on Monster Energy Drink (or maybe even that new Four LOKO stuff). But really, who cares? Not me. I’ve got a buttload of StreetTeam points, so I have no problem investing 12 of them on this glorious tee. I mean, come on, It has a freakin’ butchered unicorn spurting out rainbow guts. This T-Shirt is epic. Thank you Sir.Ruffikins.The.Third for making my day complete.

Man Up! is available now at Threadless for $12.

Robot Unicorn: Chase Your Dreams

Robot Unicorn might be the greatest iPhone game that I’ve never played (up until now that is). Forget Angry Birds, if you haven’t tried out Robot Unicorn, you MUST stop everything, head over to the Apple App Store and download this magical game. It’s a life changer.

And once your life has been changed, you can buy the official Robot Unicorn T-Shirt from Adult Swim for $18. It comes in both black, and of course, unicorn purple.

Chase Your Dreams fellow T-Shirt lovers.

Robot Unicorn

Robot Unicorn

Photo via Brian Crecente.

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment Week 7

Every day I come up with a new witty Threadless TypeTees Slogan in hopes of earning a place amongst the Threadless wordplay elite. At the end of every week I post a round up of that weeks slogans here on my blog. What can you do to help the cause? Vote! Just click on a slogan (preferably all of them) and then vote by click “I’d Wear It!” – it’s that simple! If you want to see and vote for all of my slogans then just click here or on that photo of me with the Rockband guitar. Vote for me and I will bake you an amazing tray of double chocolate chip cookies if ever we meet in real life.

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment

Week 7 (February 12, 2010 to February 18, 2010):

If bridges were indestructible, would you still burn them?

Listen to me, youngsters, it’s never a good thing to burn bridges. Never.

I know just enough to be confused.

This was a slogan suggestion from a friend of mine. He seems to be having a “difficult” time with science these days. And so this slogans fits his situation perfectly! But I can definitely relate, hah!

Hallucinations are ok if you’ve got an imaginary friend nearby.

If you’re gonna suffer from hallucinations then why not suffer with a friend nearby – even if it’s an imaginary friend. Who cares at this point!

If baseball is America’s pastime then what’s wiffleball?

Who here plays wiffleball? I never have. Does that make me less of a man?

Science is magical.

Oh good God science is magical. Wow, science, magic and God all in once sentence. Amazing. Hmmm, maybe that should’ve been the slogan instead!

The truth should never be harder than hunting for unicorn.

Because, well, we should always tell the truth ;)

Teleporters will one day deem email obsolete.

At least those Trekkies hope so!

Olly Moss + Go Ape Sneak Peak

Olly Moss posted this on his Flickr and hinted that it would be an upcoming design on a future Go Ape shirt. It’s quite the epic – Robocop Crossing The Alps On A Unicorn. How do you think Hannibal would feel about this? I’m interested to see whether they will keep this black and white or will Olly be coloring this one up. What do you guys think of this upcoming tee? 

Robocop Crossing The Alps On A Unicorn