Wow… time sure goes by fast, and the 30 day sale at Threadless is coming to an end. The sale’s apparently been extended till 11 AM this Thursday, so that means you and I (and anyone else who might want to buy some shirts) have approximately 1.5 days to get our $^!# together and wade through Threadless’ catalog of brand new , newly reprinted and older tees, as well as newly offered long sleeved shirts and hoodies.
For those of you who aren’t entirely familiar with Threadless or their famous sales, they are basically one of the most popular and best known t-shirt retailers around. They hold on-going t-shirt design competitions and have a constant stream of new quality designs. Their shirts do well enough at a regular price of $15-17, but once or twice (or thrice) a year they hold a $10 sale, and not just to sell off inventory either – they continue printing and reprinting tees throughout the sale. With that said, on to my picks:
It’s winter time in the Northern Hemisphere, and I’m definitely partial to designs that come in a hoodie and/or long sleeve version in addition to the classic tee. This design oozes 80′s retro, and looks good on a cozy and warm looking sweatshirt.
I *heart* t-shirts with stuff printed in non-standard places. In this case it’s simplistic autumn leaves looking particularly good on an off sheer girls’ long sleeve, or a regular’s guy’s long sleeve tee.
To me Threadless is all about designs like this one, slightly off the beaten path, with a fine arts sensitibility, and an element of irony.
This one actually made me smile and go ‘aww’, in a non-verbal sort of way (since I don’t talk to myself outloud). I am also beginning to suspect that a lot of Threadless’ design submissions are recycled art school homework. This illustration would definitely get an an A+ from me.
Not sure what more can be said about this terrific design, but here are some more T’s worth mentioning:
Mechanical Mayhem – Further proof that cream and red work well on brown.
Money Shot – If you heart Threadless and enjoy getting dirty looks from cops, this shirt might be for you.
Follow it – Map of a subway system that looks like an actual heart.
Coat of Arms – A very intricately drawn up play on words.
No Repeats – Winter wonder land.
So if you are sad the 30 days of threadlessness coming to an end, don’t despair as there should be more good things coming up, such as a new and improved printing process, better shirts, and lots of new merchandise (long sleeves, track jackets, hoodies, and fur coats). There are also rumors that Threadless will be expanding offline with retail locations in Chicago, which I have mixed feeling about, and finally, keep lookout for that golden tag!