Category Archives: Shirts I Really Like

Lucky Threadz Rocks!

Air Guitar T-Shirt

No, I’m not just saying that as a play on words with the above t-shirt.  Lucky Threadz really is an outstanding vendor with a multitude of original and creative designs.  Think of them as Busted Tees‘ more urbane counterpart, but with somewhat outdated pop-culture references.  And while you are there – don’t forget to check out some of the embedded videos, like this hilarious Richard Simmons sketch from Who’s Line Is It Anyways, and a poignant reading by Charles Bukowski

I Heart Vegas T-Shirt Step Ladder T-Shirt
God Surfs T-Shirt Communist Party T-Shirt
CliCHE T-Shirt Bell Biv Devoe T-Shirt
The Less I Care T-Shirt Kick Me T-Shirt
Tastie Burger T-Shirt American Flag/ Bar Code T-Shirt

For more things that rock check out the ultimate guitar hero accessory guide, and be sure to look through the rest of Lucky Threadz’ affordable inventory, including long sleeved tees, and hoodies.

Update: LuckyThreadz relaunched their site and is now under the brand name Loiterink.  I tried to change the links where possible, but not all of the t-shirts made it to the new site.

UPDATE: LuckyThreadz/Loiterink was a big part of the t-shirts seen of 00s, but are now a part of the digital graveyard.

The Anti-Polo at Threadpit

The Anti-Polo

Most online t-shirt shops stick to printed tees as their chief production medium. Presumably this is due to their popularity, and the relative ubiquity and low cost of screen printing over, say embroidering. Threadpit.com however, managed to take the classic Polo logo and turn it on it’s head in a clever parody. It comes in four classic colors, and it’s price is Old Navyesque $21.95. In fact, there are more polos available, all too x-rated to show.  Watch out Abercrombie Moose!

P.S. How cool is it of Threadpit to leave a comment section under each tee. I wish more shops would encourage that kind of feedback.

UPDATE: Threadpit is down, but their spinoff site 6 Dollar Shirts is still going strong.

The best of BustedTees

And here’s another thing. Ya know that cute girl in your english class that you’ve been trying to impress? This shirt should do the trick. It shows you’re smart and clever while making sure she knows you’ve got a sense of humor too. Place your order on a Monday, get the shirt on a Thursday, wear it to class on Friday and ask her out for Saturday. After that, welcome to Pantyville, population: you.

With descriptions like that and t-shirts like this, BustedTees should be on anyone’s short list of the best t-shirt shops online. Sure, Threadless is artistic, melodramatic, and above all democratic, but BustedTees are just funny, clever, and well designed, and you don’t have to collect all 200 of them. Their shirts are sort of middle of the road, not too artsy or esoteric, and not offensive like so many other t-shirt sites. Here’s some evidence of what I’m talking about, sweet, delicious evidence:

So be sure to visit BustedTees and take a look at the rest of their collection, like the classic “Visit Cuba,” and one of their newest creations “I’m with Cupid.”

KKKramerica

I am not going to post the YouTube link to ‘Kramer’s’ racist tirade at a Las-Vegas nightclub. You can find it yourself if you’d like. Needless to say the outburst was so outrageous that no apology can make up for it — he might as well have been wearing the “arrest black babies before they become criminals” tee from T-Shirt Hell. What I find interesting is how quickly T-Shirt Hell came out with a t-shirt about the whole thing. The story surfaced on Monday the 20th, and by Wednesday evening the shirt was featured on their front page. The illustration isn’t super amazing or anything, but 2 days is at least how long it took me to write this post.

In fact, T-Shirt Hell has been staying on top of recent events, as they continue to churn out their brand of edgy and irreverent tees:

And while you’re over there, check out “International Age of Consent Tour“. I’m sure you know someone who deserves to own that tee.

Post 2.0: The blog t-shirt

I thought of this as one of the better t-shirts on TshirtHumor, even before I ever started blogging. Hopefully, I’ll be able to avoid this kind of narcissism. I am going to devote this post, however, to the elusive blog t-shirt, but before we get to the predictable blog swag drivel, here’s another blog t-shirt that’s actually good, from who else, but Threadless.

Not to say that this tee isn’t without blogtroversy, or that you won’t get sued (shot?) by your local Bloods chapter for ripping off their gang sign. If you’d rather avoid all that, here are some shirts inspired by the pure, unadulterated angst of blogging.

Ahh, nothing like an attractive female telling me that she doesn’t want to read my blog. Finally, here is an interesting site that manages to create a word cloud for your blog, or website, and print it on a t-shirt. This is what my word cloud would look like.

Now time for one last bit of geekyness, as promised in my previous post. If you check the Overture Keyword Suggestion tool (a very useful tool that includes data from the second largest search network) for the keyword t-shirt blog,  you will see that the term gets about 100 searches a month (much more on Google). Since the tool doesn’t differentiate between tshirt blog and blog tshirt it’s impossible to tell who was looking for what. Either way, I am likely to see hits from both searches because I have the two words in my domain name, and why not? I deserve the traffic!