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!

Friday, December 28, 2007

What I Got - Progresswear

First off, I gotta apologize for the delay in this review for Progresswear. It got buried with the rest of the other reviews and I have personal stuff to attend to... my bad. So, with that out of the way...

Here's the package I got.

And here's what I have. I assume the layer of paper surrounding the t-shirt is meant to heighten the anticipation and not remind me about my trip at the butcher.

As I unwrapped the paper and looked at the t-shirt, I noticed something peculiar about the t-shirt.

This is what I got (the image is unadulterated)...

... and this is what is advertised on the website.

There's something dodgy about the image quality, no?

I talked to Patrick King (founder and designer of Progresswear) about the lackadaisical printing and he agreed. The printer he sent his t-shirts to weren't doing such a good job. King won't be using them again. There were also issues with the apparel the designs were printed on.

Currently for online sale, Gildan is the choice for printing, whereas for retail, it's American Apparel. I don't know about you but the two brands differ in sizes. It would have been nice if there were information on the website about the kind of apparel being used or a sizing chart. King is planning to use AA for the online sale in the future.

But in spite of the printing mishap, I really like Progresswear line-up, which isn't a surprise because King, is also a painter. He knows what's visually arresting. Take a look at one of his type t-shirt. At first glance, it looks like words on a shirt but there's something about the font, the spacing in between, the color used -- it's carefully constructed to attract the eyeballs to the message. For me, he really nailed it with the image of Pat Robertson, it's just crap luck that he landed with a crap printer.

I recommend this line-up... but I also recommend e-mailing King if you have any doubts about your purchase.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Revelation 12:11

This is a first for this site - a post with a Christian theme.

I don't celebrate Christmas -- I'm not Jewish, thanks for asking -- I just don't wanna fall into the commercialization pitfall that usually occur around this time. And it's not Jesus' birthday either, never was. It's a pagan holiday under the guise of Christianity that had been hijacked by corporations to hawk their "goods-you-must-get-or-your-life-will-never-be-normal!"

I want a return to the goodwill of Christmas, the whole peace to all in the world. Back to basic.

Faveur Clothing, formed by two brothers, who want to spread the message of joy and truth, through t-shirts and that's good enough for me.

Monies: US$19.95

PS: Place your orders before the end of this year and your shipping will be free. Just enter "freeship" at checkout.


Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Hope you're having a nice holiday.

Got word from The Ryde and they have an offer for five randomly selected t-shirts for twenty-five clams. Offer lasts until 31st December.


Friday, December 21, 2007


What do you do after you come home after a hard day's work and you just wanna put your fit up on the ottoman and watch a few quality programmings but all they have now are reruns and shite reality shows like, "So You Think You Have a Better Genitalia Piercing?"*

So, what's the hullabaloo about the writer's strike? It's about sticking it into the corporate fat cats, man. If they can stiffed the average working writer on digital residuals, they can rape a baby and get away with it. You don't want a baby rapist on the loose, do you?

With the strikes, this means production has shut down and people are outta a job but there are sites like The Writers Strike Swag to help the those workers in the entertainment industry affected.

The Writers Strikes Swag have the several items for sale like We Write. They Wrong. t-shirt (small sizes remaining) and Write Aid Concert t-shirt (large sizes remaining) but the one we wanna highlight is the official Writer's Strike t-shirt (oooh, uniforms) for the WGA West.

Buy it so you can look sexy in a picket line or for a show of support or to donate.

And besides, wouldn't you wanna wear something that Katherine Heigl has been in?

Monies: US$20

*coming soon on Fox.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

For the Children

Always willing to widen my demographic, this post is for the children.

"Put down that Wii controller ad borrow your parents credit cards and get yourself this tushy-kicking t-shirt of a monster (scary!) fighting against a robot (cool exterior) at Fooey, which also sells other cool items."

"Oh, and shave your pet. Yeah. Your parents will be cool with that."

Monies: US$10

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Steal This Shirt

I hope against all hope that this (creepy?) t-shirt from Stolen Good(ie)s will be the official wear for Obama. Wouldn't it be neat if Obama wore the disembodied Obama head t-shirt?

*gasp* Wouldn't it be awesome if a decapitated Obama wore the disembodied Obama head t-shirt?

So many possibilities...

Is it just me or does this remind me of the Great Oz?

"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! Instead gaze upon my non-threatening African-American eyes and listen to my plan to bring the troops home."

Monies: US$25

Also, [2 one 5] 's holiday sale and a free limited edition tee with at least US$35!

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Water-hell Waterloo?

Now I don't hate the new t-shirts from I Love Waterloo, I'm just surprised of their new lineup. The Swimmers Series? Huh. It's a little disparate from their earlier movie and music themed wear but I'll bite. I'm interested to see how this would go.

Monies: US$24.95

Also, PopJunkie released their new winter lineup and you cannot go wrong with guns. Strong, steely phallic guns.

Monies: US$35

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

What I Got - InViaggio

I like to trek to other countries, take in different cultures, taste exotic cuisines, love a stranger... it's the wanderlust that fuels my travels, except sometimes I make a hissy fit when there are no proper toilets about. That is my shame.

We got a package from InViaggio, who's clothing is inspired by traveling this strange globe of ours. Founded by Joseph Misiti, he looked through photographs he had taken of his travels and thought why not t-shirts with one of his many images, something that would invoke the feelings of travel.

It would seem that inViaggio have been doing a little cross country traveling lately, with shops in Atlanta, Montreal and New York. Let's see what they have for us.

Simple. Straightforward.

Now, it's not immediately known where the t-shirt is supposed to represent. It's not like it has the Eiffel Tower on it and we immediately know it's Paris (or Las Vegas). This is different. This is a place where you need to seek out, like a scavenger hunt and the only clue is this image of where the place is taken (answer: a closed store front in Barcelona, Spain).

There are other designs that immediately IDs the place it's from but they will be subtle. The designs are printed on Alternative Apparel, which have this soft, well-worn feel without being worn out, just perfect for the well-traveled.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007


There's nothing snarky about this post but it's all about love. Especially during this period of holiday cheer, any purchase of t-shirts from Rosa Loves will donate 60% of the cost to the charity they are supporting.

Goodwill to all men indeed.

Monies: US$25


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Life's Gonna Suck

Sorry for the radio silence for the past few days but it's the last week of college and deadline for a mountain of assignment looms. So there.

For now, I leave you with the Laidback Turtle from Unhappy Animals, which somehow describes what I'm feeling.

Monies: US$24


Thursday, December 06, 2007

That's Gonna Sting

We did a post on Alex Dakoulas and his marvelous rendition on Scream. Dakoulas has been keeping busy, this time with a venturing into his own clothing line. Continuing with his fascination with horror films, we get Dance Party Massacre.

This December, t-shirts are twenty a pop. Get yourself a lovely tee like Blood on the Dancefloor, a homage to the poster of Sleepaway Camp.

Monies: US$20

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Bling in the Teeth

What does this t-shirt mean? That vampires also pander to the rap culture? That petty consumerism is liken to siphon whatever means of support of livelihood you have left? Or is it just a cool looking t-shirt from Glamour Kills?

Monies: US$21.99


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Tug Life

It used to be that rehab meant something.

You have an addiction, you go in and a few tough days later, you emerge a better person.

These days, it's almost sickening to think that going into rehab equates to getting into that ultra posh yuppiefied night club.

Planet Earth, these are the coming signs of the Apocalypse.

Monies: US$51 or £25