Usually when you see a t-shirt company with more that a hundred different designs, you figure that the quantity is there to make up for a lack of quality. Not so at Old Guys Rule – the t-shirts, polos, sweatshirts and caps are clearly put together by a team of aging designers and illustrators with a creativity honed by the California sun, and years upon years of design experience. So grab a gift certificate for your dad, and that awesome Spare Tire Ale t-shirt for yourself.
I’ve written about Threadless on several previous occasions, and I’ve already been criticized for writing about them too much. I have to admit, they are pretty easy to blog about considering their fresh monthly releases and reasonable prices. Also, judging by the Street Team points I’ve accumulated so far Threadless has exactly the kind of unique and creatively designed tees people want to see, and buy.
I do have one pretty serious beef with Threadless. Most of the guy’s tees are printed on a Fruit of the Loom 50/50 blend, not 100% cotton like most of their other products (maybe that’s the reason why Girl’s tees cost $2 more?). Although some people don’t have a problem with this, I find the material rather coarse and the polyester blend wears warm over a full day. That’s why I am devoting this post to designs fully available on 100% cotton products.
UPDATE: Threadless has switched to proprietary cotton t-shirts that are much more comfortable, although they do run rather small in size.
Threadless Select tees are designs submitted by professional artists and designers, and unlike the regular competition winners they are printed on !00% cotton American Apparel t-shirts for both guys’ and girls’ sizes. The downside is that they cost $10 more than the competition winners, but if you are wannabe geek like me you’ll definitely want to roll the dice on this Revenge of the Nerds styled tee before the limited stock runs out. Accept no imitations!
There’s actually quite a lot of hoodies now available at Threadless, but not everything that looks good on a t-shirt works well on a sweatshirt, like this emo cyclops on a bright blue hoodie. That’s why I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of this brand new skeleton-on-dragon action hoodie – the zippered cut and the two-tone graphic should make for a stylish look. Besides, it’s about time I have something white in my wardrobe besides a t-shirt.
Interested in more Threadless cotton offerings? Check out the rest of the Select tees, or head on over to stock chart to see which hoodies and long sleeve designs are available in your size.