Brookside Clothing: Know Your Roots

Twitter is a wonderful thing. A post on Twitter about a recent purchase from Ugmonk sparked a conversation with @iambrookside (add him on Twitter) about his own brand, Brookside Clothing. Of course, I was curious so I took a look at his shop and lo and behold, he surprised me with some delightful designs.

The first that stuck out at me was Know Your Roots. I love the message, colorway, typography. It’s an excellent shirt. The other one was Do It, which interestingly is very similar in theme to the random Ugmonk Shirt that sparked our conversation, Do What You Love. I recommend that you check out both T-Shirts which are available now from the Brookside online shop for $15.

The Hu$tle Harder Movement

Urban Flight is about being motivated, driven, goal-oriented, financially aware, focused and keen, and not letting other people judge you or stop you in the pursuit of your goals or dreams in life.”

How could you not respect a brand that runs itself based on the words above. Those are words to live by. In fact, the Urban Flight Hu$tle Harder T-Shirt is one that we all should be able to appreciate. Work hard, play hard, and hustle harder. One of my favorite books about the art of hustle, especially in this increasingly social networked world, is Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerhuk. It’s a great. Be sure to pick up the book when you pick up Hu$tle Harder by Urban Flight which is available now for $20.

Love Your Work. Work Your Love.

There really isn’t any reason for you to do something that you don’t love. If you don’t love what you do then why do it? For money, you say? We’ll that’s a pretty bad reason. Your work should be about passion and it should be about love. If you’re not passionate about what you do then it’s inevitable that you’ll be miserable doing it. But the best part about working at what you’re passionate about is that it is almost guaranteed that magic will happen in one way or another.

The latest tee from Holiday Matinee is the epitome of this. Love Your Work. Work Your Love. There’s nothing else to say other than you can pick up this tee from Holiday Matinee now for $22. Do it.

Love Your Work. Work Your Love. Holiday Matinee

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment Week 10 and 11

Hello all! Coty Loves Threadless will be delayed a day – it’ll be up tomorrow morning for sure so check back for that if you came here expecting to watch a new episode! The good news is the return of my TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment! Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about this little project of mine! I’ve included Vegas week and last week in this one post. And just so you know, it’s Week 11 and I still have not gotten a print! It’s ok, I still love you, Threadless! To see all of my slogans and to vote for them check out my Threadless profile page. Vote for me and I will make you an awesome avocado burger if ever we meet in real life.


Week 11:

Instead of shouting I prefer to write in CAPS.

Except of course when I am driving. When I drive I yell a lot! Passengers wonder why I yell, especially since the driver that I am yelling at can’t hear me.

You provide the cheese and I’ll provide the grill.

With all of my grilled cheese references you guys should know by now how much I love this American delicacy!

Toilet paper inspires me to be clean.

Doesn’t it inspire you?

I never know when to use apostrophy’s.

I actually do, but I thought this would be a witty entry.

When will mechanical pencils write for themselves?

I love using mechanical pencils! Because no matter what, the tip always stays sharp. No sharpening required. Unless of course you run out of lead. Then you need a back up plan!

The key to life is locked in a safe.

What is the key to life for you? I’m interested to know.

Psssst, wanna know a secret?

I wonder how many people would actually want to know “a secret” if I wore this shirt in public.

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Two New Bloody Glennz Tees

Looks like our buddy Glenn Jones from Glennz Tees is unleashing his inner monster – through his art! Eternal Exercise and Office Chat are the latest tees from our favorite New Zealand based T-shirt artist. Office Chat is one that I’ve been wanting to see printed for a while now, ever since Glenn opened up his designs for voting, and now that it’s available I just might have to pick it up! Both shirts are available from Glennz Tees for $19.95 and are printed on silver (Eternal Exercise) and cranberry (Office Chat) American Apparel tees.

Eternal Exercise

Office Chat

Repeat After Me: I Am Free

I found this pic over at Mazy Kazerooni’s blog and thought it was part presumptuous and part though provoking. The “graffiti” was found on Philip St, Bedminster, Bristol, UK. If for some reason you have a hard time reading the graffiti, here it is in nice clean text:

“go to work, send your kids to school
follow fashion, act normal
walk on the pavements, watch T.V.
save for your old age, obey the law
Repeat after me: I am free”