Oh, really Michael!

Ever wished you could be K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider? Well now you can with this shirt from Etsy designer, rubyred. Rubyred, an artist we’ve featured on the blog before, had this to say about the design:  “I’ve been playing around with a new halftone technique and created this as a test, it looks a little like that strange talking car from the 80s!” I have to say that paired with a blazer, this shirt looks slick!

Pick up “Oh, really Michael” from the rubyred Etsy store for $26.13.

Oh, really Michael!

Oh, really Michael!

410BC Winter ’09 Line

Our friends at 410BC just unveiled their Winter ’09 and it’s as impressive as ever. Along with the expected T-Shirt fare, they’ve also got button down shirts, sweaters and hoodies. I have to say that over the past year and a half that I have blogging about T-Shirts, 410BC is the brand that I have seen grow the most. They have definitely created a distinct look all their own.

The tees are priced between $24 – $28 but remember that you can save 20% off your entire order if you use the coupon code “coty” at checkout. But if you’d like an even better deal then you’ll need to check back on Halloween because 410BC will be holding a 24hour Halloween Day 50% off sale. That’s right, 50% off. Crazy? I know.

410BC

410BC

410BC

410BC

Co-Tee TV Episode 37: Obama, Ware Clothing and Floppies

In this episode I wear Mega Byte Me by Ware Clothing, a brand new tee brand based out of San Francisco, California. If you’re into vintage technology, grew up in the 80’s, or actually know what a floppy disc looks like then I am sure that you’ll be able to appreciate the products from Ware Clothing.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Mega Byte Me by Ware Clothing. Pros: Fun T-Shirt for those of you who enjoy vintage technology or cute characters. Each Ware character comes with a background story. Shirts come packaged with Ware Clothing buttons and stickers. The design features a three color print on a black American Apparel tee. Great price at $12. Cons: Plain packaging, the retro graphics and bit-like type might not appeal to everyone. Price: $12.

Ware Clothing

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McFly Till I Die

Back To The Future is easily one of my favorite movies from my childhood. Everything about that movie was iconic. So when I saw this shirt from Cuttin’ Up Hookers I was instantly drawn to it – it’s the 80’s kid in me. And need I say that image on this shirt of Marty McFly is epic! It truly is. I all of a sudden feel like watching this flick on DVD.

McFly Till I Die is available now from Cuttin’ Up Hookers for $19.99 but unfortunately it is available only in very limited sizes – small, extra large and girls large. Too bad I can’t go back in time to get myself a large.

McFly Till I Die

Co-Tee TV Episode 35: Kosher Ham, Zack Morris and The Hangover

If you grew up during the late 80’s and early 90’s then you had to have been a fan of Saved By The Bell. It was the teen soap opera of our generation! How could you not have been a fan? In this episode of Co-Tee TV I review Zack Morris is a Man Whore and I giveaway Am I Missing A Tooth, both of which are from my favorite Jewish humor tee site, Kosher Ham!

Do You Want To Win Am I Missing A Tooth from Kosher Ham?

If so then just leave a comment in this blog post and finish this sentence: “I Love Kosher Ham because __________” Post your completed sentence by Friday, October 9 at 11:59 PM Hawaii time in the blog post below or on my Facebook fanpage (or do both and double your chances) and you could win a Am I Missing A Tooth (retail $19.99) from Kosher Ham . The shirt to be given away is a size Large.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Zack Morris Is A Man Whore by Kosher Ham. Pros: Printed on an American Apparel blank and comes packed with Kosher Ham branded stickers and pins. By three shirts from Kosher Ham and score a free Kosher Ham logo tee! Select from a wide variety of available colorways. Cons: Anti Saved By The Bell proponents would probably hate this shirt. Then again, are there any Anti Saved By The Bell proponents in existence? I thought not. Price: $17.99.

Kosher Ham


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One Eyed Willie

The Goonies is one of my favorite movies of all time! It’s one of those movies from my childhood that I would watch over and over and over again. I remember the first time I watched The Goonies, my dad had brought it home after “testing out” the local video store. I was super excited and blown away by this movie. Thanks, Dad!

One Eyed Willie is in reference to the fictional pirate that died on the The Inferno. Of course, if you’ve watched the movie, kids set out on a hunt to find One Eyed Willie and his fortune to save their town from being bought out and demolished and then all hell breaks loose. The Goonies is such a wonderful film, if you haven’t it already seen it then add it to your Netflix queue today!

You can pick up One Eyed Willie from SnorgTees today for $18.95.

One Eyed Willie

Paris ’68

Paris ’68 is the newest tee design from the Manchester based Origin68. The shirt is an homage to the uprising in Paris in 1968 that eventually led to significant social reforms. What I especially like about Paris ’68 and the rest of the Origin68 line is the fact that their designs are well thought out and have some kind of meaning to them. They also have a great eye for typography. Their previous release, Anonymous, was dominated by type. The type in Paris ’68 is a bit more subtle but you can still see how the typography of the year 1968 dominates the imagery. Paris ’68 is available now from Origin68 for £18.

Paris '68

Paris '68

Castle Grayskull: Home Sweet Home

For the record, I was a HUGE Masters of the Universe fan growing up. HUGE! I had all of the “action figures” and I even had the epic Castle Grayskull! In fact, I still have all of the figures tucked away in a closet somewhere in my parents home. Having said that, I was blown away by this tee from Robit Studios. It’s appropriately titled Home Sweet Home and it undoubtedly features the characters of Castle Grayskull. Sweet! I’m a grown man and I want this shirt – nothing wrong with that because this shirt is epic.

Home Sweet Home is printed on an asphalt American Apparel tee and is available now for purchase from Robit Studios for $21.

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

And this is the toy Castle Grayskull that I spoke of above in all of its epic glory:

Castle Grayskull

Castle Grayskull

Photos of Castle Graskull courtesy of Flickr user m1a9366b

The Macintosh

Print Liberation recently started a new series of T-Shirts featuring great moments of the twentieth century. The latest shirt in the series features the original Macintosh, circa, 1984. All I have to say is that I picked up this shirt as soon as I saw it for the first time. I love it! And I even own a vintage Macintosh, myself. This shirt makes me feel like dusting off that Mac, popping in the floppy and booting it up. I think I’ll do just that!

You can pick up The Macintosh from Print Liberation for $18.

The Macintosh available at Print Liberation

Steve Jobs demo’s the Apple Macintosh, 1984:

Original 1984 Macintosh Superbowl Ad:

Seattle/Portland Trip Day 5 + 6

And my Seattle/Portland daily recaps continue!

Day 5 T-Shirt of Choice: Make Me A Sandwich by Seibei and Bombs Away by Dale Edwin Murray (Tilteed)

This marked the start of our road trip to neighboring state, Oregon. We began the morning by having breakfast at a little cafe en route to Tacoma, were would switch off with our friends cousin whose car we were borrowing for the trip to Portland. The Shipwreck Cafe is this small stop off of Martin Way in Olympia, Washington. I got the breakfast special, which consisted of chickenfried steak, eggs, hashbrowns and toast. It was better than I expected! Tons of gravy lathered over the chicken steak. Don’t pay attention to the calories because the gravy really makes this dish special.

Oregon

After breakfast we headed straight for our first stop in Portland, the Full Sail Brewery, which is right next to Hood River. Full Sail Brewery is known for their award winning Session brew. The brewery tour lasted about 30 minutes and was quite interesting and informative. They walk you through the entire beer making process and even let you taste the ingrediants that go into brewing beer. At the end of the tour you score a free Full Sail glass!

Full Sail Brewery

The food at Full Sail Brewery was OK but the beer was exceptional. I especially loved the Full Sail Session Lager, that is definitely my type of beer and well worth the 2.5 hour drive from Tacoma. We ended up buying a case to bring back to the hotel.

After Full Sail we headed to Portland to check into our hotel, the third Marriot stop of our Seattle/Portland journey. We got lost. But that was a good thing because we ended up at a Traders Joe’s and bought tons of snacks! I wish Hawaii had a Trader Joe’s.

Lo and behold our hotel was only 5 minutes away from Trader Joes. We made it to our hotel, quickly unpacked and headed out to yet another beer destination – Rogue Distillery & Public House, to meet up with Travis Greenwood of Found Item Clothing and Patrick Treadway of Tilteed! We had a great time chatting about tees, Portland life, tees, and tees! It was great meeting up with those two excellent dudes. And my friends were happy because they scored some free tees from Patrick and one of you lucky readers will score a free tee(s) from Travis (I need to first figure out how to give them away)!

Travis Greenwood of Found Item Clothing

That’s Travis Greenwood from Found Item Clothing. Amazing guy who knows a ton about shirts and has crazy ideas! Follow him on Twitter @founditemclothing.

Parick Treadway of Tilteed.com

Hey, it’s Patrick from Tilteed.com! He markets, prints, and ships out all Tilteed orders by himself! Talk about dedication and being passionate about what you do! Follow Tilteed on Twitter @Tilteed. Use the code “TiltCoty” for an additional $2 off your Tilteed order!

After Rogue, Patrick was kind enough to drive us to VooDoo Doughnuts to get a taste of the weirdness that is Portland! VooDoo Doughnoughts was great experiece filled with an eclectic set of people! I’ve never quite experienced anything like VooDoo Doughnuts. It was a trip to say the least. And Patrick was right, VooDoo Doughnuts is best experienced at night because when we stopped by the following morning, the crowd was a bore compared to the night munchers.

VooDoo Doughnuts

Yes, that’s bacon on top of maple syrup drenched doughnut. Only at VooDoo Doughnuts!

Day 6 T-Shirt of Choice: Make Wellness Not War by I Am Wellness

Portland here we come! The morning was spent exploring the Pearl District of Portland. Our first stop was the famous Powell’s Books on Burnside. To say that this bookstore is huge is a big understatement. It’s ginormous. It’s probably larger than most public libraries you’ve been to. The store is split up into 8 different sections based on genre and occupies three full floors. You could spend countless hours exploring Powell’s, unfortunately our time was limited so our visit was brief (I still left with two new books).

Keep Portland Weird

As I was walking through Portland someone walked right pass me and said “I Love Your Shirt”. You can get it from I Am Wellness. Use the code “SUMMER09″ for 15% off (hopefully the code still works).

By the time we were through with Powell’s we headed out to lunch at Old Town Pizza which is an iconic Portland eatery with a haunted reputation. “Don’t be surprised if an unexpected guest joins you for a slice today. A constant presence at Old Town Pizza is Nina (pronounced “Nigh-na”), our resident ghost. If you feel a presence behind you, or smell a faint waft of perfume, you may have just received a visit. Nina is often seen in a black dress observing diners and wandering the basement below.” We settled on the House Pizza topped with salami, pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushroom, black olives and bell peppers. The pizza was good but unfortunately there was no sighting of Nina, the resident ghost. I will say, though, that the restroom was freaky as hell. It is very dimly lit in there and I had a weird feeling (while I was peeing no less) that someone was watching me. Freaky!

Ground Kontrol is a neat little vintage arcade that Travis of Found Item Clothing suggested we hit up and I’m glad that we did! We spent about an hour in there playing some very old school arcade games like Centipede, Punch-Out, Simpsons and Space Invaders. This is not your typical arcade because at Ground Kontrol there is a fully functional bar. Awesome.

Ground Kontrol

I’m a huge fan of Punch-Out so I was stoked to find this classic arcade game at Ground Kontrol!

After Ground Kontrol my buddies decided to grab a box of VooDoo doughnuts for the drive back home. While they stood in line (in the hot sun no less and yet another reason to go during the night time) I ventured down the street and stumbled across a neat little coffee/art shop called Stumptown Coffee Roasters. It had a a nice open space as opposed to the typical cramped coffee shop. I had the Queens Iced Tea and it was the cool refreshment that I needed! While the guys stood in that line for VooDoo doughnuts I sipped on my iced tea in air conditioning!

Good bye Portland, I knew you for just a day but I had a great time! Now en route to Tacoma (to return the car), we decided to stop by the Outlet Mall near Chehalis and in Centralia, Washington. The outlet stores of importance included Quicksilver, Billabong, and Nike. We hit those three shops up pretty hard.

From there we caught a shuttle to the 4th and final hotel of our stay – the Marriott Seattle Waterfront, which is just a few steps from Pike’s Place. We didn’t stay in the hotel for long as we decided grab some Clam Chowder from the original Ivar’s Seafood, right on the Seattle Waterfront. When you go to Ivar’s there just one thing you need to get – The Clam Chowder! We ordered one of each of the three different varieties: white, red and salmon. I urge you to do the same.

Ivar's

They encourage you to feed the Seagulls.

Ivar's

Small cup of Salmon Clam Chowder from Iver’s before heading to Del Rays for even more food and drinks!

Next we hit up Del-Rey’s for appetizers and drinks (or should I say beers and margaritas) and then finished the night off by closing down the bar at, appropriately, Ohana’s in Belltown, a Hawaiian themed bar. This was the third night that we stayed at a bar till closing (2am in Seattle).

But the night did not end there. We ventured off into the alley ways of the Seattle Waterfront and eventually ending up at Pier 67. The streets were empty and all that was left were four guys from Hawaii, laughing, talking and enjoying the camaraderie that you get from being with your closest friends.

Ohana Bar

Strangely enough, we ended our last together at Ohana’s in Belltown.