I love t-shirts…

I ♥ t-shirts!

pandamodium

Pandamonium by Ross Zietz

I might be buying less t-shirts than I used to (I’m skint!) but there is still something I truly love about t-shirts. I particularly love Threadless and Urban Outfitters for fueling my love of graphic t-shirts.

Threadless

Threadless is unique – perhaps I should say was unique as there are many companies now doing the same thing – but I believe Threadless was the first. The first website community of t-shirt-obsessives-come-designers…

She Doesn't Even RealizeShe Doesn’t Even Realize by lonesquidPenguins On HolidayPenguins On Holiday by Philip Tseng
doodlebugDoodle Bug by Robert Gould

Midnight Snack

Midnight Snack by Jan Avendano

Anyone can download a template and anyone can submit a design [if its selected by the Threadless team] it will then be put to a vote by the members of the Threadless community – anyone, everyone – the design that receives the highest votes will get made and then be ready for all to purchase.

Its so simple, its genius.

Rockout With Your Cock OutRock Out With Your Cock Out by Simon Massey Di Vallazza

My Pet Human

My Pet Human by Gary Gao

Musical Meditation

Musical Meditation by Jan Avendano

Members of the Threadless community can upload photos of themselves wearing their beloved Threadless t-shirts and by doing so earn “street-points” which, in turn, gives them a discount when they next make a purchase. (discovered the other day that some rules have changed, not sure when, as its been a while since I’ve tried to upload one, but you have to have your face properly showing, or they’ll reject it…)

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Threadless extended their range to include longsleeve t-shirts/hoodies, poster/prints and wall decals/stickers in partnership with Blik.

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Urban Outfitters

I really love the range of t-shirts you can get from Urban Outfitters. There’s always something for everyone whatever your budget: a selection of t-shirts I’ve bought from Urban Outfitters over the years:

Urban Outfitters selection

I have a real “thing” for the soft-jersey-cotton t-shirts that Urban Outfitters stock. They’re just so incredibly comfortable and can take a lot of abuse!

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Fullbleed

A couple of t-shirts from Fullbleed

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Inked

Inked

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Howies

Available online, via mail order catalogue (which I have to say I lovelovelove…)

Howies Catalogues

Howies....inside the catalogue

…or at one of their outlets such as the London shop at: 42 Carnaby Street, London, W1F 7DY (there’s a helpful map on their website)

Howies clothes are ethically produced; lovely organic cottons, merino wools and eco-friendly inks used in their denim. The clothes are incredibly hard-wearing and typically aimed towards anyone who can skate/surf/ride a bike…though thankfully that’s not exactly a prerequisite.

They occasionally poke fun too; found on the inside waist of a pair of Howies jeans: “If you believe in nothing, you’ll fall for anything…” Other slogans appear on their ever-growing range of fantastic t-shirts: “Work to Live”, “Work Hard, Canoe Home” or check out their take on “My Space”

Brandwashed

Brandwashed
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I'm Rocking On Your Dime – Geoff McFetridgeI’m Rocking On Your Dime by Geoff McFetridge

I simply love this t-shirt. Bought at Magma book shop…

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Books on t-shirts:

100% Cotton, 200% Cotton and 300% Cotton by Helen Waters.

Cotton Books by Helen Walters

Quote from Magma Books website (for 200% Cotton):

“Following on the success of 100 per cent Cotton, Helen Walters now presents an entirely new selection of cutting-edge shirts from the past couple of years. Far more than a casual article of clothing, the T-shirt is a portable personal ad, its wearer declaring their political/musical/social affiliations for the world to see. This book reflects the current diverse graphic culture of the medium, considering its use in areas such as music, politics and fashion.”

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