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FizzyT, October 31st, 2010

I was going to hunt for a hairy scary Halloween t-shirt today, but then I saw the X Factor last night (I was bored and there was nothing else on, honest) and there was enough scary material to go round the earth about three times, so today it’s a terrifying X Factor number to go out trick or treating in.

What with Wagner’s bilingual rendition of  Bat out of Hell, Katie’s Worzel Gummidge impression and Cher looking like Kate Bush’s number one fan, there surely were a lot of terrifying moments to choose from last night. And I’ve not even started on Aiden’s tortured performance of Thriller.

Luckily, Cheryl kept her orangeness toned down enough to stop her getting confused with a pumpkin, otherwise she’d have been perfect Halloween material. So it’s back to Ablisa, aka the punch up duo from the early stages. Probably the most frightening thing to appear on your screens EVER!

Take another peek at these two girls going thump in the night. Arrrrgh!

FizzyT, October 30th, 2010

Top Sweatshirt!

Time to start wrapping up and keeping warm in preparation for a long, cold winter. This college script sweatshirt from MoreTVicar is the boss’ number one pick  here at TShirt Studio, and is a perfect piece of winter clothing. Retro, urban vintage and warm; so many themes going on at once, it’s truly amazing.

For total winter warmth, this sweatshirt would be at it’s best with a good college style scarf, try this one from the ever preppy Jack Wills, and a nice beaten up aviator jacket, winter’s most important statement piece. If you have mega money, you just have go for Burberry. Otherwise, trawl through ebay for some genuine vintage pieces.

Toasty, warm and trendy. Boss is showing marvellous fashion credentials, how impressive. (Do I get a cup of tea please now?)

FizzyT, October 29th, 2010


It’s a bit like the grown up equivalent of putting on a padded He-Man suit, but no less exciting for all that. Spanx for men have just been unveiled in the UK and already there is a waiting list at Selfridges.

Funnily enough, I think we’ve been here before. Back in February we were discussing the new trend for men’s control underwear, with big firms like M&S and Equmen moulding your men muscles into fantastic form.

So not only can your belly be squeezed and flattened, your chest can be sculpted into something that would make Peter Andre proud. Amazing.

But if you want another alternative, try this. Cheaper than £69 and guaranteed to excite the ladies just as much. Almost!

FizzyT, October 28th, 2010

It’s silly season at the X Factor, with Katie having another moment of extreme drama, Cher wearing another silly outfit, and Wagner shooting up through the ranks in a sort of protest manoeuvre to oust all the annoying ones.

In a bizarre show of ‘I’ll scratch my back; you scratch my (hairy) back’ Wagner was wearing a Vote Rebecca t-shirt and the Liverpool lass, who is is surprisingly not all that annoying yet (give her time though) has publicly come out saying she would vote for him if she were watching the show at home.

This looks like it’s going to all get very confusing. Are all the contestants going to come out in support for each other via the popular medium of t-shirts? That would really throw a spanner in the works, we won’t know what’s going on. Are they bluffing or double bluffing, or triple bluffing even? And would anyone wear a Vote Mary t-shirt?

With this year’s Rage Against the Machine let’s-throw-the-vote-tactics maybe Wagner really will win, and bring out a comedy Christmas single which will play at school discos and office parties everywhere. Surely that’s worse than letting One Direction win?

One thing is certain, however, Mr Cowell will win either way!

FizzyT, October 27th, 2010

Scary Skull!

This is possibly less scary than a Lady Gaga meat feast dress, although there’s not much in it. Check out this 3D t-shirt, featuring an in your face design of a scary skull. It is actually pretty revolting, especially since in comes with a pair of 3D glasses so you can view it in all it’s gory. Sorry glory. (and sorry for the bad pun too)

This is a collaboration between 3D Britain and WeAdmire, whose aim is to create a capsule range of some truly horrific t-shirts for halloween. What is so great is that the designs are so gruesome which makes for a really great entertaining t-shirt, and even if you forget to carry the glasses around, you can still get the gist of the t-shirts.

Probably the most disturbingly protruding one is the busty bra number. Hard to say if those two would knock you out if you were to look at it through tinted specs. Arrrrgh!!!!!

FizzyT, October 26th, 2010

Shiny Happy (Dead) People!

I love the idea behind t-shirt design company Threadless. People send in t-shirt designs which are made into t-shirts for you to buy. They’ve just released a book with some of the best t-shirts they have made, together with the idea behind the shirt.

One of the things I love about t-shirts is that it is so easy to create your own artwork and put it onto a tee. So this book of wonderful t-shirts is fantastic and worth checking out on their website.

This is one of my favourite t-shirts ever, designed by Budi Satria Kwan called “Bye Bye Apocalypse”. The image within a skull isn’t all that new, but I love how delightful and sweet the picture in the middle is, all lovely and happy and stepping stoney, aw. Also probably a bit dead, but never mind. Check it out and get drawing, you know you want to!

FizzyT, October 25th, 2010

Just a few weeks ago, we brought you our animal friendly t-shirt version of Lady Gaga’s meaty dress. An alternative to smelling like an old abattoir and being covered in maggots, we thought.

Well, it seems this is not enough, as today it emerged that Gaga-esque beef dresses are catching on as a must have item this Halloween. Apparently, a lean steak dress will set you back around $2000, and has a very short shelf life. Possibly, you wouldn’t want to eat it afterwards, but you never know, and honestly I don’t even want to go there.


So, let’s try again with the t-shirt version. I’ve found a nice image of some raw, fatty meat with those tubey things going through it. Really gross, and yet much, much more appetising than being slathered in the real thing. Surely?

The t-shirt also costs considerably less, so just imagine, you could design your own meaty t-shirt and still have plenty left over for some nice steak and chips. Actually, make that a salad, I’m starting to feel a little queasy…….

FizzyT, October 24th, 2010

Jesus, Elvis, the lot!

I really like the t-shirts that come out of Elvis Jesus. Combining graphics and photo montages, together with some fantastic embellishments, they produce some garments that are more works of art than just items of clothing.

This mugshot t-shirt is a case in point. A selection of made up mugshots are scattered over the front, with two big mugshots of Elvis and Jesus on the back, not to mention a perfectly funky label. Quite what they were banged up for, I don’t know, and don’t even want to ask, but as imagery goes, it’s pretty potent and well worth a look.

Actually, no Elvis anywhere to be seen, but....

Of course, £75 might well be above your budget, it certainly is mine, so like the 7 dwarves, it’s off to work we go!

FizzyT, October 23rd, 2010

I hate to think that we a TShirt Studio might be missing a trick or two, but it seems we might have a bit of catching up on our hands. Seeing Lady Gaga in her own personalised hair shirt, it made me realise that there could well be a gap in the market. Instead of a nice 100% cotton t-shirt, designed to your own specifications, you could be dressed top to toe in your own custom hair extensions. Whether it’s real hair, or hair from a rare unicorn, I couldn’t possibly say, but I’m going to have to go and do a bit of important research on the subject. Possibly, I should ask a few monks if hair shirts are back in fashion?

design your own t-shirt

That'll put hairs on your chest

If you like the idea, but are worried about the itchiness factor of the hair, may I suggest just printing hair onto your t-shirt. It works a treat, all the look of the lady herself but without any of that embarrassing shuffling if you hit a tickly bit. What do you think; bonkers or just a bit Gaga?

FizzyT, October 22nd, 2010

Universal Disaproval!

With the Liberal Democrats at their lowest in the polls for ever and ever, it’s hard to believe that back in May, Nick Clegg was politics boy wonder.

How times have changed, eh Nick? What has happened to that short lived Clegg mania? Whilst cuts to decrease the deficit are brutal, at least the Tories are doing what Tories do best. But for the Lib Dems to turn Tory, and go back on their roots, well they’re not yellow for nothing I guess.

How about another peep at that Condemnation t-shirt we showed you earlier this year. Judging by the vitriol poured over the Cleggster today, it seems appropriate attire.