So Many Shirts and Only One Body

Where I chronicle the multitudinous array of t-shirts of various pictorials and witty sayings. Also posts of wonderment!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The #1 Threat to America...

... BEARS!

This awesome looking t-shirt can only be bought at the Slam City Skates shop in London.

Monies: £24.95 or US$52

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Knives Millions

If you're not an otaku, you won't get the title. Then again, the title has only a tenuous connection to today's post.

Bill Pyle from Divine Clothing wrote to us saying they have a Halloween sale until November 2. All t-shirts are now US$15.99 and it comes with free shipping in the US and because of the season to be scary, there'll be some Halloween goodies as well.

One t-shirt in particular is rockin' my Casbah is the Knives t-shirt (see... tenuous).

All tees are printed on Jerzees apparel.

Monies: US$15.99


Sunday, October 28, 2007

What I Got - Eio (Excess is OK)

We love British imports, from their comedies and the music to their stiff upper lips and their Jude Laws, we can do with a little English in our lives.

The same goes for a very special package... all the way from across the pond! Eio (Excess is ok) has invaded my mailbox!

Some might now know about Eio, especially in America but they're pretty big in Europe. Celebrities like Lady Sovereign, Hadouken! and Pete Doherty (yes, that Pete Doherty!) among others, wear Eio apparel.

What lies within was another envelope, an introductory letter and two t-shirts.

About the letter, what really got me was the line, "
even the Grim Reaper would look good in Eio." Eio could expand their market to trendy funeral wear.

There's a bit of a mystique with the envelope. The illustration of the two women and the juxtaposition of the hearts really catches the eye.

Within the envelope was a folder and it struck me as very professional like when you attend a meeting and they hand out folders filled with quarterly finances and pie charts.. delicious pie charts. That's the feeling I got anyway.

Within the folder was...

... a catalog. A lot of pretty pictures of pretty models in pretty clothes but not much information about the outfits. You need to match it with the lineup at Eio's website, which can be a little confusing.

The Deck & Butterflies tee is either a lesson in opposites or an example in poetics. I've seen a similar theme done before but this is the first I've seen a turntable being used.

Now for the Skull and Crossbolts tee, I've received quite a few compliments on this t-shirt. It's a slight variation on the crossbones image and it's the attraction of the color combination is the perfect outfit if you wanna hit the towns or the local discotheque.

Eio is coming out with a new lineup on October 29th, so check that out.

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

What I Got - Austin Film Festival '07 Tee

Some of you might have heard that I've attended the Austin Film Festival and usually when it comes to events like these, I always like to buy myself a t-shirt for posterity.

Also to rub it in the faces of those who could not attend.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

(B)eat You Like A Red-Headed Stepchild

I always wanted a vintage t-shirt, especially those that were printed by fast food restaurants many generations ago. I once saw an A&W t-shirt when they still have the old-styled bear (not the fancy stylized one now) and I covert it.

It seems strange I would wear something that's clearly an advertisement but I have a predilection for the off-kilter t-shirts. As long as it appeals to me, be it design or the idea, I'm sold.

Anyway, I always loved Wendy's (their square-shaped beef patties won me over) and they're selling t-shirts at Wendy's Underground (the name reeks of marketing to today's youth but I digress).

Even better, if you if you think wearing something like that is like eating your children, there are t-shirts like above that do not have their corporate logo. And even better, they are looking for Underground Agents (read: spokespeople) so if you apply to be one and are selected, you get a free t-shirt.

Monies: US$7.99 - US$14-99

PS: If you think Wendy's paid me to post this, you're wrong. Also, your mom's a whore.


Monday, October 22, 2007

Threadless Find - New World Order

I'm very smitten by this tee, especially the minute words, "apocalypse is happening."

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Urban Legends

Everyone hear about the legend of Bigfoot. The frenzy started with the Patterson film of the behemoth lumbering away but other than that photos of questionable content and witness reports are sketchy at best.

David from Brainsnatcher has a Bigfoot-themed t-shirt for pre-order. This t-shirt with Bigfoot re-living the eighties will have people talking.

I'm a skeptic at heart but I like to put out a little hope that somewhere out there, there's a Bigfoot waiting to be found.

Monies: US$20


Thursday, October 18, 2007

By the Power of Greyskull!

I don't know much about Burger and Friends but they have really swell-looking t-shirts like the patterned Master of the Universe above.

Monies: US$30

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

What I Got - Found Item Clothing

Since last Thursday I attended the Austin Film Festival. I watched a lot of movies, sat in panels, schmooze with writers, directors, industry big-wigs. And what better choice for fashion than a couple of t-shirts from Found Item Clothing.

For those not in the know, Found Item Clothing replicates t-shirts seen in movies and television. Sometimes, when I see a t-shirt in the movies, I want to get that but then
find it's a one-in-a-kind. That's where FIC steps in. For this review, I won't be talking about the designs because... it's not original. It's a replication. So I'm going for familiarity of the product, of how meticulously accurate the designs are.

So. The package arrived promptly. It felt heavy. Heavy is good because that means there's a lot of t-shirts. Unless it's just a bag of cat feces, then that's cruel.

And what do you know? FIC isn't cruel.

Let's start with an old favorite, something that immediately clicks with your average savvy college teen...

... that's right. The Big Lebowski. There's nary a man or woman that I've met who didn't know about the Dude or quoted lines from the movie. I wore t-shirts with the Dude's mug on it and people really reacted strongly to it but what if I wore something that is actually a replica of the baseball tee the Dude was wearing?

And you know what? People thought I was wearing some weird top from Japan or something. Nobody got it but that's fine with me. I felt like the smartest kid in the room when I tell them that this t-shirt's from The Big Lebowski. Oh, the look on their faces...

It's accurate in everyway from the color to the design. The only thing missing is the smell of bong water. I heard FIC is working on that as we speak.

Next is Zombaid from Shaun of the Dead.

People recognized this t-shirt instantly. I'm not sure if they're real big fans of Shaun or they like zombie movies.

To me, the State were the Americanized Monty Python and their humor may not appeal to the masses, at least, they were breaking taboos and new ground on comedy. So, it's no surprise that Wet Hot American Summer is one of my favorite movie.

I wish this t-shirt was a little tighter, in keeping with the eighties sensibility so it goes with my tiny yellow shorts. Someone from the movie industry actually recognized me in this t-shirt. Apparently, she is a State fan and it's always nice to see someone you can connect with.

It's great to see these t-shirts that FIC produces. It's sort of like an archival system, a way to preserve them yestertees of yore. And I think the guys behind FIC loves a little challenge with the replication. As the site grows stronger, their line will expand and who knows maybe they'll come up with foreign and obscure t-shirts.

For now, amuse yourself with FIC's costume guide for Halloween.

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Playing With An Almost Full Deck

Here's something completely different. A pair of skaters ( decided to use their broken decks as art. Normally, one would see it use in a sculpture or in a photo frame, the pair decided to make a collage out of their broken deck and print it as a t-shirt.

I wonder if this translate well. It looks interesting and I can't comment more until I see it being worn.

Monies: US$15

Edit: The mother of one (or both) of the skaters sent me a pic of what it looks like being worn.

Isn't it great to have a mother who does that? Come on everybody, altogether now... awwww.


Monday, October 15, 2007

Not Dead...

Sorry for the radio silence these past few days. It's been a cuh-razy week as I'm currently editing, writing and attending the Austin Film Festival.

For now, let the whimsy of Silent Kimbly tide you over until I return.

Monies: US$20 (includes shipping)


Wednesday, October 10, 2007


I believe that most conflicts can be easily solved by good dialogue. You know, a little sit down, talkie-talkie over dinner without the fear of a gun hidden in the water tank of the men's room. A few sessions of converse and it should be resolved.

If only Tupac and Biggie were to talk to one another and not rap about busting a cap in the other's ass.

BFF tee from Hot Pink Pistol.
Monies: US$22

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Expensive Literature

There's no doubt that Milton Carter has a really sweet lineup but methinks it's a little too exclusive (read: expensive).

Now there are t-shirts that are on sale, like the one above. I suggest you mustn't tarry.

Monies: US$25


Monday, October 08, 2007

Does This Constitute As Forgery?

I don't know what this design is about. It could be extolling the almighty dollar or warns against the love for money. What I do know it's really pretty.

From Artist Structured Apparel.

Monies: US$15


What I Got - Bleeding Hearts Club

2008 is looming and it's time to get your politics on! The candidates are going about kissing babies and shaking hands to garner votes and there are your political-themed t-shirts making their rounds hoping to get their message across.

Bleeding Hearts Club is no different but they do it in style.

I've received a package from them...

... and you know it's gonna be good if the sender writes his return address with a heart...

... I mean, doesn't that just make your day? And he even colored it, isn't that sweet?

The package that the contents came in was different. It was made of some sort of recycled material and when I tore it open it, it left behind a small mess, like I've just crushed drywall. A small inconvenience for saving the earth, I guess.

Here's what I got.

Peace Czar, for those of you who don't watch the news (or the Daily Show) is a reference to the White House wanting to appoint a czar to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It's a simple design with with the weight of meaning behind it.

Look what's on the sleeve! Wearing a Bleeding Hearts Club... on your sleeve! Ha!

This was the other design that I was offered but I declined...

... I've a very sensitive black friend. Still, it's a great design though.

Now about the t-shirt. Bleeding Hearts Club have their wares printed at TS Designs. Designs were printed through the REHANCE process. What is REHANCE, you ask? Well, grasshopper, you know your run-of -the-mill t-shirt is printed with plastisol, which contains PVC that's harmful to the environment. REHANCE is eco-friendly, plus the printing won't crack or peel over time.

Not only can I see the difference. I can also feel the difference. The print looks solid but it doesn't feel raised beneath my fingers.

The t-shirts are also manufactured by TS Designs with organic cotton but the medium sizing was a tad big on me. I wear a medium AA, just to clarify.

I've seen political t-shirts but most of them are usually done without much depth in thought. For instance - "Stewart and Colbert for 2008." You've seen them. It's an interesting concept but it soon runs out of steam as other "Stewart and Colbert" tees start popping up. Now Bleeding Hearts Club lineup not only have interesting slogans but they managed to execute it pretty well. Their designs are like pieces of clever art (see Neopolitics and If You Disarm...).

Jon Kraus, the man behind Bleeding Hearts, toured colleges in the northeast, which is great a marketing move because not only do you reach out to wide demographic, you reach out to a demographic, who in the future, will transform this country.

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Saturday, October 06, 2007

ID That #1

New game! This is when I see an interesting t-shirt that I've never seen before and nothing that I Googled had turned up any information, I'm gonna post it and ask if anyone has any information on it or where it can be found. Okay, ready?

This is from the first episode of The Sarah Silverman Program. That mountain man model is Brian Posehn, meganerd, metal freak, Mr. Show alum and comedian. I can't find this tee on ThinkGeek or J!nx, which leads me to believe that this t-shirt could be made just for the show.

Still, it's pretty nerdcore.


Friday, October 05, 2007

Biker Nice

Disclosure: I'm doing my masters at the University of Texas at Austin and the kids here have bicycle fever. You can't swing a dead cat without hitting one of them speed demons on two wheels.

Yep. The kids at UT are environmentally-conscious. Always riding in a pack (or is it a gaggle?) to classes or work. Can you imagine if they rally together, maybe for a race. They dress up in their little biking outfits, a swarm of gay-colored cyclists coming down the hill.

The website You Never Bike Alone (that is actually a documentary of the bicycle craze in Vancouver) has this tee that is a constant reminder that nobody ever rides solo when it comes to saving the environment.

Monies: US$20 (plus shipping)


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Fantastic Fours

Our good friend at Fantastic Bonanza (who also operates the equally fantastic Fantastic Blognanza) have a revamped site and four new designs.

About damn time. Seriously. Sure they like to engage in a little debauchery now and then but come on, at least let one of your releases be a creative one.

There seems to be a new art direction they are undergoing. The designs now have more color and vim to it. The art style is different as well.

I'm crushing on Monster Mash. And still keeping with the whole renovation, newer designed t-shirts are printed on Continental Clothing, which is less creepy than AA.

Monies: US$24

PS: Use the coupon code friend to get 15% off your order.


Do You Think Harry Would Have Sex With This Horse?

I love riding horses. The graceful way they gallop, able to jump hurdles. Just thinking about straddling a strong majestic beast gives me such a thrill.


Writing that last sentence just made me feel weird.

Anyway, Skullphone does really sick drawings and one of them happens to be a skeletal horse. With skeletal wings. I love the details of the anatomy. Ignoring the physics of a skeletal winged horse flying, that is a sight to behold.

Monies: US$24

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