Every year our favorite movie themed T-Shirt site puts together the ultimate movie costume guide. As may know, Found Item Clothing meticulously recreates T-Shirts seen in some of the most iconic movies from the 80s and 90s. Many, if not most, of these tees would otherwise not be found for sale anywhere else.
It’s been tradition at Found Item Clothing to put together a custome guide for prospective buyers to help put together the perfect halloween costume.Â They tell you exactly what you need to make each costume complete. For instance, you can be Cameron Frye from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off by picking up the Caduceus T-Shirt, along with a pair of black suspenders, khakis, and slip on loafers. They even tell you where you can buy the non-shirt stuff!
“We’ve added 7 new costumes this year, bringing the total to 28, of which 4 are specifically for the ladies and 1 (The Hanson Brothers from Slap Shot), also new this year, is for groups of 3. Every entry features a head-to-toe checklist – which can be printed at home for easy reference – of the required elements, with links and further instructions when appropriate.”
Some of my other favorites from the costume guide include Cadet Mahoney from Police Academy and The Dude from TheBig Lebowski. The FIC halloween costume guide features a bunch of fun, movie related costumes that you can put together on the cheap, and you can check them all out here.
Note: Domestic orders placed by 11:59 (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday, October 25th are guaranteed to arrive on or before the 30th.
Posted on 16 October '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. No Comments.
I was really imprssed with Regan Smith Clarke’s original release earlier this year. I thought it was fresh, original and had a distinct style. His Fall 2010 line continues to bring the freshness. That vintage look infused with modern styling make this release a real winner. My favorite piece from the new line is definitely Old Inventions. I love the sharpness of the design and the smooth lines. It doesn’t scream RSC like the other designs, instead, it’s a bit more subtle and I can appreciate that.
Along with the four new RST T-Shirts, you’ll also find an Old Inventions long sleeve sweater in a blue and yellow colorway, and a Lack of Quality tote bad (just be sure to fill it up with quality goods). The T-Shirts are priced at $24 a piece, while the sweater and the tote go for $28 and $12, respectively.
By the way, take a look at the photos below featuring Regan Smith Clarke goods (along with the actual Regan Smith Clarke) in real life at the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco. And you too can look just as sexy by picking up a Regan Smith Clarke T-Shirt
Posted on 11 October '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 1 Comment.
I’m an 80′s kid. And since I was born in 1981, I was able to experience 90% of that glorious decade. Ah, the 80′s, the birthplace of most of my childhood favorites, many of which you’ve probably heard me ramble on about here on this blog. From He-Man to The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Back to the Future to The Karate Kid. The 80′s was a great time to be a kid.
It kind of makes me sad to think that the kids growing up today look up at their older brothers and sisters, interacting like zombies in front of their computers. The 80′s were all about adventure for me. It was about me and my bike and my friends. It was about hunting for imaginary treasures like the Goonies did. It was about hunting for dinosaur bones in my back yard. It was about me turning into a ninja and then into a pirate and then back to a kid. It was about leaving the NES cartridge in the NES on all night to save my place in a game. The 80′s were awesome, at least for me it was.
PS: I’ve included a downloadable PDF reference guide at the bottom to help you figure out what/who these T-Shirts refer to. But can you figure them all out without looking at the reference guide? Have fun!
Iâ€™d love to hear which one of these are your favorites and whether or not you own any of these tees! And if you know of a 1980′s shirt not on this list then please tell me about it. Leave a comment below in the comments section and let me know!
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1. When I Was A Kid The World Looked Like This by Snorg Tees, $18.95.
2. How To Do The Thriller Dance by NerdyShirts, 19.95.
3. Prepare To Die by 80s Tees, $20.
4. Jesse and the Rippers by Busted Tees, $20.
5. 80′s Filmography by Chop Shop, $17.
6. It’s A Trap by Clutch Tees, $19.95.
7. BRB by DeezTeez, $14.99.
8. I Love The 80′s by Shirtcity, $19.95.
9. Broken Stereo by Skreened, $20.99.
10. Stay Puft Radar by Headline Shirts, $19.
Posted on 14 September '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 20 Comments.
The Chop Shop never fails when designing amazingly iconic T-Shirts! This time, they tackle the 80′s, a decade that was filled with a handful of pop culture icons. With the help of graphic designer Timo Meyer, the Chop Shop takes 22 films and converts them into Foursquare like badges that form an 8. Awesome. Now the only question is, can you figure out the names of all 22 films?
80′s Filmography is available now from the Chop Shop for $20 but you can save 15% by using the coupon code “cotygun” at checkout!
A new approach to the Chop Shop iconic tee. 22 classic 80′s films reduced to symbols and arranged into the form of an eight. A Chop Shop concept designed and executed by Timo Meyer.
Posted on 30 August '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 2 Comments.
Day 7 T-Shirt of Choice: Refill Required by Glennz Tees / Origami Pigeon by Random Objects
NYC Neighborhoods Visited: Midtown West, Lower East Side, East Village, Theater District, Flatiron
Today was our last full day in New York City and it started early. very early. How early? 5 am early. Now you might be wondering what would compel two people already lacking in much needed sleep to wake up to 5 am. The answer: Foursquare. I was determined to earn my Today Show Newbie badge and the only way to do that was to be at Studio 1A in Rockefeller Center before 6 am. Possible? Absolutely! Out hotel is situated about a 5 minute walk away from Studio 1A and so quickly getting there was not an issue. The alarm went off at 5 am sharp, but we both hit the snooze the button. It went off again at 5:30 am, we jumped out of bed, quickly got ready and was out of the door by 5:35 am. By 5:40 we were at Studio 1A and I was able to score my Foursquare Today Show Newbie Badge! I was excited and tired as hell. And so instead of standing in line with the crazy Today Show fans, we decided to head back to the hotel to snooze off again. Hah!
After a slight blog disaster (it lasted a good 30 minutes before the problems were resolved), we decided to head back to the Lower East Side to experience the one and only Katz’s Delicatessen. Located on East Houston St., Katz is famous for their popular Pastrami on Rye Sandwich.
If you’ve seen When Harry Met Sally then you’re already familiar with Katz’s Delicatessen. It’s the place where Sally had the greatest orgasm ever. They even have a sign situated right above the table in which the infamous scene took place. Part of the Katz experience is simply getting your food. They have a weird system of ordering, but if it works for them, why change it? When you first enter Katz, you are given a ticket. You are then directed to one of 4 different areas of the counter. Depending on what you want, that is the area of the counter that you go to. We wanted our Pastrami Sandwich, and after initially go to the wrong line (the breakfast line), we headed to the sandwich line. Now, there was literally no one there when we went since we stopped by shortly after opening, but apparently, it gets super busy at peak lunch times. Our sandwich server was a little grumpy, but he did offer us samples of the meats while he made our sandwiches. The samples were so delicious and was a great prelude to the real deal. I ordered the classic Pastrami on Rye and Michelle had the Reuben on Rye. After you get your sandwich, you then go to one of the drink lines to grab your beverage. There’s one section for canned sodas, and another line for everything else. At each counter station, you give the helper your ticket and they serially tally your total charges. Interestingly, you don’t pay until after you finish eating. You bring your ticket to the front of the restaurant and pay the cashier before heading out the door full and satisfied.
The pastrami for me was the best I have ever had. I’m used to wet pastrami sandwiches, this was hardly that. The meat was tender, but it was not dripping like crazy with oil as I ate it. Also, the serving was huge (for me at least). I asked the server if the sandwich was big (we considered sharing one). Then, he flashed me the piece of bread he was using and then said “no, it’s not.” And that is why we ordered two separate sandwiches. But when we received our sandwiches (it took about 5 minutes for him to cut the meat and prep it) we noticed that they really do pack on the meat. If it’s a big and succulent pastrami that you’re looking for, then be sure to check out Katz’s Delicatessen. Meg Ryan would approve.
Though we couldn’t even finish our sandwiches from Katz’s, we headed down to Butter Lane for cupcakes, as suggested by Carlos of Oven Fresh Dreams. We arrived there right before they opened. Upon entering, we were greeted by trays of mouthwatering cupcakes. I decided on the Elvis (banana cupcake with a peanut butter frosting, topped with marshmallows) and Michelle had the Marco (chocolate cupcake with a maple pecan frosting). The cupcakes was so light and moist and the frosting was not overly sweet. One of the best cupcakes we’ve ever had!
Hey, that’s me sporting Origami Pigeon in front of Butter Lane! Be on the look out for this shirt to be featured in an upcoming episode of Co-Tee TV (I should know, because it’s already been filmed).
We then caught the subway back up to 5th avenue to check out the NBA Store. I’m a big basketball fan, but the prices were just a little too outrageous for me. Once we did our walk through, we headed back to Hotel Mela for some much needed rest and some shut eye. After 5 days in New York City, we were both very exhausted.
Feeling rejuvenated, we caught the subway back to the Lower East Side to pay a visit to Brian Shevlin of Year of the T-Shirt fame. He’s the guy that’s been wearing a different T-Shirt ever day in 2010 and posting his tees on his site on a daily basis. Brian runs a little art collective called Con Artist, with Con standing for Connected. It’s a place where artists can congregate, socialize, design and sell their goods and artwork. Con Artist is a little hole in the ground, literally. Two black doors are swung open from the sidewalk of Ludlow Street, inviting guests to come and take a peek at the artwork, as well as the vintage and new tees. Brian gave me a tour of his little art abode and I was thoroughly impressed and blown away by their quality of work. If you’re in the Lower East Side and you want to be inspired, then be sure to stop by Con Artist – tell Brian that Coty sent you!
Brian let me take a TON of photos of his gallery and workshop, and I will be posting those in the coming days in a separate post, so be sure to be on the lookout for that.
A few blocks away from Con Artist was our dinner destination. Boca Chica was highly recommended by Carlos of Oven Fresh Dreams (remember, we stopped by and visited him the day before) and so we just had to check it out. Tired of Italian, we were excited to tingle out tongues with Latin American cuisine. Carlos was right, Boca Chica was an awesome food experience – it was so good! We started off with plantain chips and bean dip (on the house) and Alitas De Pollo (grilled spicy, honeyed wings). The honeywings were so tender and spiced just right. For the entrees, Michelle had the Arroz Con Camarones (shrimp and yellow rice) and I had the Pollo Havanero (grilled chicken with almond, parsley, garlic sauce). The Pollo Havanero was delicious, and the sauce that was smothered over the chicken was perfect.
After dinner we made a pit stop at Trader Joe’s to pick up a few more goodies to bring back home and then we made one last ditch effort to taste the famous sticky buns from Amy’s Bread. When we visited Carlos at the Amy’s Bread on Bleaker St., they were unfortunately out of sticky buns. Lucky for us, they had one sticky bun left at Amy’s Bread in the Hell’s Kitchen area.
With our sticky bun curiosity put aside, we headed back to our hotel to pack up our things for our flight back to Honolulu, Hawaii. We made one last trip to the Shake Shack on 44th for a midnight snack. The Shack Burger hit the spot and was the perfect ending to a delightful and food-filled NYC experience.
In 5 days we did so much, experienced so much and tasted so much. The only thing left to wonder about New York is when we will be back. I Heart New York, that’s for sure.
Posted on 19 August '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts, Travel. 1 Comment.
I was checking out the latest offering from UK based Last Exit To Nowhere and stumbled upon an excellent Ghostbusters themed T-Shirt. Last Exit To Nowhere did not go the traditional “cartoony” route, like this Threadless T-Shirt, instead, they went sophisticated.Â Venkman Stantz Spengler Paranormal Studies features not only great typography but also has green glow in the dark ink, something that the die hard fans of Ghostbusters can appreciate.
Inspired by the Columbia University Paranormal Studies team in the first part of the film Ghost Busters. (The reason Ernie Hudson’s character Winston Zeddemore isn’t featured in this particular design is because he joined the team after they had left University when Ghost Busters was already established).
Venkman Stantz Spengler Paranormal Studies is available now from Last Exit To Nowhere for Â£18 ($28).
Posted on 29 July '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 1 Comment.
WARNING: expect to see a LOT of comic related geekery for the rest of the week in celebration of Comic-Con 2010!
To help kick things off are our friends at RIPT Apparel. Throughout Comic-Con weekend (which starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday), they will be having one limited edition comic/science-fiction themed graphic tee on sale for just $9 a piece. Each of the limited edition shirts will be on sale for one day only! Normally, RIPT tees are priced at $10 but be sure to use the coupon code “ILOVERIPT” at checkout for an additional $1 off.
See below for a peek of their Comic-Con offerings!
Thursday (July 22, 2010): Super Manatee. No comic convention would be complete without someone sporting the blue tights, red undies and cape! Be different and be bold. Pick up this Superman/Manatee mashup tee!
Friday (July 23, 2010): There’s No Place Like Space. The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars. Yes, that happened.
Saturday (July 24, 2010): Batkid. This Batkid looks like like he’s ready to tag something. Thug much?
Sunday (July 25, 2010): Cat-A-Tar. I really enjoyed Avatar, but in all seriousness, if the Avatars looks a bit like the Cat-a-tars below, I might have loved the movie that much more. Maybe. Now I’m thirsty for some milk!
Posted on 21 July '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 1 Comment.
In Episode 63 of Co-Tee TV I raved about how I loved Regan Smith Clarke. His brand had a throwback style that was all his own. Since then, RSC has teamed up with fellow Bostonian, Lori Kirk of Cavata Clothing to deliver the first (of hopefully many) RSC X CAVATA Collaboration T-Shirts.
The shirt design is definitely closer in style to Regan Smith Clarke’s line than it is to Cavata. The creme colored American Apparel T-Shirt is very specific, featuring the names of both brands on the front of the tee as well as the date of release (June 2010) and the price of the T-Shirt. It will be interesting Â to see how such a specific (but very well designed) shirt does with shoppers that are not hardcore RSC and/or Cavata Clothing fans.
The Regan Smith Clarke X Cavata Clothing Co. Collaboration Tee is available now at both the Regan Smith Clarke and Cavata Clothing online stores for $25. As a bonus, the first 30 orders will receive a free print of the design and free shipping. And if you need even more incentive to buy this tee, 20% of all proceeds will go to support music and art programs in public schools.
Posted on 29 June '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 2 Comments.
The Experiment Jetset phenomena rolls on with these two new tees from our friends at Found Item Clothing. Both shirts references characters from 80′s movies classics. In fact, The Goonies was one of those movies that I grew up watching – over, and over and over again. I remember the first time I watched it, my dad had rented a copy from a local video store when it was just released (I remember the sticker on the case proclaiming it to be a new release). At the time, I had no idea what or who the Goonies were. But once the film on the VHS tape started to roll, I was hooked. Goonies never say die!
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the John Hughes classic from 1986 (a year after The Goonies was released), didn’t catch my attention until 2 or 3 years after it was originally released. From what I recall, I caught it on HBO. I might have been too young to appreciate the antics of Mr. Bueller, but my appreciate for him grew with every re-watch.
The 80′s, they were great.
Both Goonies and the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off T-Shirts are available now from Found Item Clothing for $21.95.
Posted on 20 June '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 2 Comments.
Games nowadays tend to be too complex (for me anyway). I loved the simplicity of the games of yesteryear. The graphics were simple, the buttons were kept to a minimum and the storyline was always one that I could follow without getting a headache. Those were the days of 8-Bit games. And those days are long gone.
Luckily, this new tee from J!NX helps us to remember the relaxing days of 8-Bit games. The shirt is called Enjoy 8-Bit and is the perfect shirt to unwind in after a long, hard day at work.
“The Manâ€™s been breathing down your neck, probably asked you to come in on Saturday. Why don’t you come on home, sit your bum on the couch, and fire up a nice, relaxing game of 8-bit. There’s nothing like a satisfying game of 8-bit to set the world right again.”
Pick upÂ Enjoy 8-bit from J!NX forÂ $21.99 and get $10 off your order of $35 with the coupon code: DADSROCK. *Can’t combine with other discounts or promos. (Expires 6/18/2010)
Posted on 11 June '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. No Comments.