East Vs. West

The Phoenix Suns had a chance. They blew it. And like so many times before, the 2010 NBA Finals will be a matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics. This will be the 12th time that the two teams will have met in the Finals since first meeting in 1959. In the NBA, the idea of East vs. West is the Boston Celtics vs. the Los Angeles Lakers, and Homage Clothing knows this. Their vintage East Vs. West design feature the colors of the two most decorated and storied teams in NBA history.

East vs. West is available now from Homage Clothing for $24.

East Vs. West Lost Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics

Co-Tee TV Episode 63: Ban T-Shirts, Regan Smith Clarke and Bodega

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Creativity Not Conflict by Ban T-Shirts and review Bodega which was designed by Regan Smith Clarke for his own brand of the same name. The essence of the Regan Smith Clarke brand is simply in the message. Step back, appreciate the meaning and become more aware of your environment. Clarke’s love for all things vintage is his main source of inspiration.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Bodega by Regan Smith Clarke. Pros: T-Shirts came packed in three separate packages – your T-Shirt will definitely be safe during shipment! Included with the T-Shirt were a few Regan Smith Clarke branded stickers and pins. The T-Shirt was tagless and featured a screenprinted label on the inside neck area. A custom hang tag adds an extra professional touch to the T-Shirt. Each hang tag is custom made based on the T-Shirt, and includes a description of the tee. Bodega was printed on a Navy colored American Apparel blank, so you know that you’ll get a super comfy T-Shirt. The design is large but not excessively large and the print itself is quite soft. I really think Regan Smith Clarke is doing all of the right things with his debut release. I was absolutely impressed with Bodega, from the quality of the T-Shirt, well thought out hang tag and neck label, to the cohesiveness of the design. Cons: My only criticism for the brand (the T-Shirt itself was flawless) would be that I think Russian Doll (if you watch the video I show it off during the unwrapping) does not entirely fit in as well with the other T-Shirts in the current line. Price: $20.

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Creativity Not Conflict by Ban T-Shirts. Pros: Printed on a brown Royal Apparel T-Shirt, which is very soft and comfortable. I love the idea and meaning behind this T-Shirt. Cons: If you’re the kind of person that loves to shoot at things with big manly guns then this might not be the shirt for you. Price: $19.50.

Creativity Not Conflict

Also mentioned in this episode:

Kokua Festival

Boston Celtics

Milk & Eggs Co.

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101 Nintendo T-Shirts For The Ultimate Nintendo Gamer

To say that the Nintendo Entertainment System was a part of my childhood is quite an understatement. The original NES was in fact a big part of my childhood. I recall countless hours playing Super Mario Bros., Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!, Rad Racer, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, just to name a few of my favorite titles. I remember leaving the NES on overnight just so that I could save my place in in a particular game and continue playing the next day. I remember vigorously blowing into cartridges to kick start them back to life. I remember the countless hours of fun that I had with my NES.

101 Nintendo T-Shirts

This list is built on that childhood love that I had for Nintendo. To this day, you can still catch me playing with the Nintendo Wii or my DS. The only difference now is that I can look good (and so can you) in Nintendo gear while I am gaming out. Enjoy the list!

I’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 NINTENDO related 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. The Plumbers Wardrobe by Split Reason, $18.95. Plumbing is serious business; you need to dress for success. The Amphibian suit is useful for underwater jobs, The raccoon suit for those hard to reach toilets in the clouds, and a doctor’s outfit is always nice to have on hand for… umm… we’ll let you use your imagination.

The Plumbers Wardrobe

2. Life of the Party by SnorgTees, $19.95.

3. 8-Bit Blues by Jacques Maes (Threadless), $18.

8-Bit Blues

4. Classically Trained by 80’s Tees, $20.

Classically Trained

5. Die Hard by Busted Tees, $20.

Die Hard

6. Let’s Rock Mega Man by 80sTees, $22.

7. Tetris Skyline by Reece Ward (RedBubble), $24.14.

Tetris Skyline

8. This Is Why I’m Hot by SnorgTees, $19.95.

9. NES Controller by Shirt City, $22.95.

NES Controller

10. Game Over by Fuzzy Ink, $21. Wrinkled Koopa and his troopas are still misbehavin’, Piranhas poppin’ meds and an arthritic Princess needs savin’, with Yoshi underground and Luigi set on mute, it’s Mario’s time to shine in a weathered raccoon suit.

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Mac’s Mailbox

If you’re a regular reader of this blog then you know about my passion for all things … MacGyver. And so I was excited to see that the newest tee printed at Glennz Tees was Mac’s Mailbox, a nice homage to the 80’s duct tape making icon. Ever wondered what MacGyver’s mailbox would look like? Well, this is probably the best depiction of said mailbox that you’ll find in InternetLAND. And the best part is that you can buy it and wear it! Mac’s Mailbox is available now from Glennz tees for $19.95.

Mac's Mailbox

Mac's Mailbox

Co-Tee TV Episode 59: Might Tees, Regal Clothing and Popeye

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear I Heart Mario and review Popeye Punch by Regal Clothing Co. a brand started in 2008 by Darren Millar as a way to quench his need for new tees.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Popeye Punch by Regal Clothing. Pros: T-Shirt comes packed in a square cardboard box. Included in the package were some awesome goodies, including, a badge shaped bottle opener and pieces of candy. Also included in the package was a beanie, however, I doubt all shirts come with a beanie (I’m just special, like that!). The T-Shirt, although not an American Apparel tee, was very soft to the skin and fit very well. The print was also very soft – no heavy ink here! Classic cartoon fans will probably rejoice if given this shirt! Cons: None really. The only thing I can think off that would turn people off would probably be the mixture of pink and yellow. You’ll either love it or hate it, but, I think you’ll love it! Price: £17.50 (Use Code IHEARTREGAL for 10% off your entire purchase).

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The One by Might Tees. Pros: Super comfortable shirt, very soft. Print is unbelievable soft, it’s as if it was built right into the fabric. Apple fans will enjoy this shirt, especially if they’re an old school Apple fan. Cons: The price is a bit hefty, but, you already pay the Apple premium for your computers, why not for a quality T-Shirt? Price: $27.99.

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Also mentioned in this episode:

Mac Classic

101 Apple T-Shirts

Cult of Mac

Mac|Life

SXSW T-Shirt Spotting

The Totally Rad Show

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Everything You Need to Know About T-Shirts in 1000 Words

The History of the T-Shirt in 1000 Words

The History of T-Shirts in 320 Words

One-piece “union suits” are cut into separate top and bottom pieces. The top part of the union suit is long enough to be tucked into the waistband of bottoms. Miners and stevedores use the T-Shirt to combat the hot environment. The United States Navy makes the T-Shirt standard issue at around 1918 and are used as undergarments worn under uniforms. The T-Shirt appears in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary for the first time in 1922. During the Great Depression the T-Shirt becomes the default garment for many workers. The Wizard of Oz releases the first promotional T-Shirt in 1939. Presidential candidate Thomas E. Dewey was the first to put a political slogan on a T-Shirt and it said “Dew-It With Dewey.” Charlie Brown first appears in a T-Shirt in 1950. Following World War II it is common to see veterans wearing T-Shirts with their trousers as casual clothing. Marlon Brando turns the T-Shirt into a fashion statement after wearing one in A Streetcar Named Desire in 1951. In 1955, James Dean appears in Rebel Without A Cause in a white T-Shirt making it the symbol of rebellious youth.

Tank tops, A-Shirts (wife beaters), muscle shirts, scoop shirts and v-necks are developed as variants to the T-Shirt. Plastisol ink is developed in 1959 allowing variety in T-Shirt designs. Screen printing becomes the most popular form of T-Shirt printing. Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara graces the T-Shirt of many activitsts in the 1960’s. John Sebastian and Janis Joplin popularize tie-dyed shirts. Jacqueline Bisset appears in the movie The Deep in 1977 and is seen surfacing wearing a white T-Shirt and a bikini underneath – the Wet T-Shirt is born. Thermochromatic dyes are introduced in the 80’s and change color when subjected to heat. In the 90’s, Hip Hop afficianados wear T-Shirts that extend to their knees. Threadless revolutionizes the way T-Shirts are designed and sold online in the 2000’s with their crowd sourcing model of business.

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When Geek-ness Goes Retro…

If I were still doing Coty Loves Threadless I would bet that When Geek-ness Goess Retro by Riccardo Bucchioni would be a Threadless Pick of the Week. It’s such a cool shirt and it reminds me of those mail order ads that I’d find scattered in old school comic books back in the day. I remember always seeing ads for X-Ray glasses and I remember never getting them (what’s an 8-year-old kid to do with no checkbook). As an adult (with a checkbook on hand), maybe I should invest in a pair of vintage X-Ray glasses and see once and for all if they really work. Hmmmm…..

When Geek-ness Goes Retro... by Riccardo Bucchioni

When Geek-ness Goes Retro... by Riccardo Bucchioni

DeLorean Time Machine Schematic

In 1985 Dr. Emmett Brown invented a time machine out of a stock DeLorean DMC-12. Since then, interest in the DeLorean has remained as people try to recreate Doc Brown’s game changing time traveling device. This T-Shirt from 80’s tees provides a glimpse into the inner workings of a Doc Brown tweaked DeLorean. Interested in making your own time machine out of a used DeLorean? This shirt is a great place to start. You can pick up the DeLorean Schematic tee from 80’s tees for an astoundingly cheap $20 (you’ll easily make up that money once you go back to 1998 and invest in a new and little known company known as Google).

Back To The Future DeLorean Schematic

Back To The Future DeLorean Schematic

And for you non-believers, here are a few more examples of this resurgence of interest in the DeLorean. The Los Angeles based streetwear brand, The Hundreds recently released these DeLorean tees to the small but loyal group of followers. In retrospect, The Hundreds popularity is astounding, might their unparalled popularity be due to them actually already owning a DeLorean time machine and having had gone back in time therefore gaining knowledge that their style of clothing would be in high demand in this day and age? We might never know.

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The Hundreds Delorean

The Hundreds DeLorean

Cassettes by Upper Playground

Back in the day I used to be all about the mixed tape. I’d have so much fun making my own mixes by recording music off the radio. And then the CD burner was invented and I never looked back. The mp3 has pretty much caused the extinction of the mixed tape (for me at least), although I still consider the iTunes playlist the modern day equivalent of the mixed tape, albeit with less soul. How many of you made your own mixed tapes?

Cassettes comes to us courtesy of Upper Playground and was designed by artist Denis Kennedy. The shirt is available now for $24 in a variety of sizes.

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Mgyver by TeeZeria

Growing up “MacGyver” (contrary to the name of the shirt, this is the actual spelling of his name) was on constant rotation in my household. My mom was a huge MacGyver fan, which later turned into a general obsession with Richard Dean Anderson (but that’s a different story). So as I was perusing the collection over a TeeZeria, I couldn’t help but notice this black MacGyver themed T-Shirt. First off, everything within the bubble is brilliant – love it! The only problem I have (and maybe the biggest) is that other than the mullet – that doesn’t look like MacGyver! That might just be me though. What do  you guys think?

Pick up Mgyver from TeeZeria for $20 and since the store is themed after a Pizzaria (TeeZeria – get it?) all orders are shipped in a custom pizza box.

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