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FizzyT, May 31st, 2012

You can’t help but think that when celebs just want to be ‘left alone’ to go about their everyday lives, putting on a slogan t-shirt might not be the best way of blending into the crowd. In fact, it seems much more like a cunning ploy to get attention, but that’s just the cynic in me talking there.

Here’s Jennifer ‘unlucky in’ Love Hewitt sporting a t-shirt vest by cult label Wildfox Couture which reads “Wild Hearts Can’t be Broken” Jennifer famously wrote a book about dating and falling in love called “The Day I Shot Cupid“….right before she was unceremoniously dumped, so I guess it’s nice to see she hasn’t totally given up hope. Famous for being a bit of a serial dater, Hewitt wrote a chapter in her book about vajazzling; maybe all these guys just found her a bit too prickly?

FizzyT, May 30th, 2012

Much has been made of cleavage over the years. The male variant, the moob  has also  garnered many a column inch. However the side boob (or ‘soob’ as it shall henceforth be known…..here at least) is a relatively new phenomenon, and needs to be discussed at length and in depth.

Whereas your common or garden clevage is a matter of size, and/or a good bra, the side boob is much more a matter of pertness. A flash of the side boob means you don’t even need a bra, thus are capable of holding yourself up without any extra support, and it’s one of those things that surgery doesn’t really help with; this look screams young and natural, and is a big anti cosmetic intervention backlash.

There have been a glut of celeb soobs recently; Gwyneth Paltrow totally rocked the look at the Met Ball recently, LiLo’s been soobing ever since I can remember, and J-Lo balances out her famous behind with regular glimpses of her side cleavage. Even the fashion pack have got in on the act with Yves Saint Laurent preparing to dazzle with a host of soobity next season.

Whether or not you feel able to flash a little side  silhouette really depends on your own personal confidence, although it’s not a look for the faint hearted. Honestly I don’t think anyone will think any worse of you if you keep it under wraps….however if you’re game, then check out this vest from ASOS. It will allow you to flash the most discreet glimpse of your soob, without having to go the whole hog!

FizzyT, May 29th, 2012

I’m really excited by our new London Olympics 2012 t-shirt templates. Probably more than I am about the actual Olympics, but then I am more than a little bit t-shirt obsessed!

Have a go on our template which lets you choose the icon of your favourite sporting discipline (beer drinking sadly not an option), then select your colours and away you go! Our personalised t-shirts are still on special offer, with a variety of different templates, which deserves a medal in itself!

FizzyT, May 28th, 2012

Whoever had the idea of putting David Beckham on the cover of this month’s Elle magazine is so in for at least a hundred brownie points.

At a time when people are cutting back on little luxuries like magazines (and food, life etc), those glossies really need to work extra hard to shift their copies. Staff at Elle must be whooping in their chairs at the amount of publicity Brand Beckham has garnered for their magazine. In a teaser trailer, Beckham is shown in various states of undress with some wet black jeans (ow, uncomfortable crotch, poor chap) and a selection of vests and t-shirts, and bareness. This is pure girl trash at it’s best, and a great advertising coup for Elle.

Sadly, if most chaps were to wonder around in soaking jeans and t-shirts, most women would run a mile. But not Becks….kerching!

FizzyT, May 27th, 2012

Quite honestly it’s far too hot today to be thinking of clothing. Even light bits of clothing like vest tops and tees. (Ew, sticky!) I did try to turn my mind to all things t-shirt related, and all I could come up with was “Don’t Wear Anything” which, quite apart from being pretty rubbish fashion advice, could also see you arrested for exposing yourself.

This has to be the day for casting aside your sartorial cares and going and sitting in the sunshine with some pink drink. Pink drink is a recent discovery, and my new favourite thing. It comes in handy tins, with one measure of gin per can, so you can measure how much you’re drinking (v handy and responsible, esp in this weather).

I promise I’ll be back on the hunt for all things personalised tomorrow, in the meantime, it’s back to do a bit more horizontal gardening! (burp!)

FizzyT, May 26th, 2012

Of all the amazing outfits showcased at the Cannes Film festival this week, one particular number really stood out for me. In a photo shoot for her new film Mud, cutesome actress Reese Witherspoon was photographed along with one of the someone who was sporting a t-shirt with the slogan I heart Mud.

I must admit I was a bit perplexed to begin with, not having read the article accompanying the photos; I thought maybe the lady in question (turns out she was one of the film’s producers) had some strange fetish or dietary requirements. Light only began to dawn after I had realised that the t-shirt was a personalised number referring to the title of the film.

And there was me thinking it was the festival’s most interesting fashion statement!

FizzyT, May 25th, 2012

I think every summer wardrobe, both male and female, should have a classic nautical style t-shirt. Somehow, you just can’t go wrong with an old stripey tee and a splash of faded denim; it just has something so French Rivera about it.

This t-shirt by Oliver Spencer, available from Mr Porter has that look about it where you just know it’s going to become an instant favourite. The colour is the perfect old navy, with double stripes all over and a chest pocket. This is man fashion at it’s best. Totally easy, yet nice and classy, and will go with anything. £65 might seem like a lot for a t-shirt (actually it IS quite a lot for a t-shirt!) but I think this is one that you’ll get enough wear out of to justify the price tag*

*is it just me, or does everyone get an annoying Jessie J earworm when that phrase is mentioned? I think it should be banned NOW!

FizzyT, May 24th, 2012

I don’t know what it is about the hot weather that turns people all sporty. Personally, as soon as the sun comes out, I tend to head for the nearest pub, but there you go….wouldn’t life be boring if we were all the same? Also it would take even longer to get to the bar, but that’s by the by.

Anyway, if you are feeling the urge to commit sporting movements, then this is a  stylish retro looking number that might be just the ticket. It’s called the Burnout Tee and is by sportswear company Mizuno. It comes with all sorts of technology behind it and  is completely breathable so cool on even the hottest of hot days. It’s also really easy to move around in due to the Dynamotion Fit. (I just read that bit; haven’t got a clue what it means)

So if you tend come over all sporty at the merest whiff of a heatwave, then this could be the t-shirt for you. If not, then be off to the pub sharpish!

FizzyT, May 23rd, 2012

Rick Owens has to be the designer of choice for totally laid back, ultra cool clothing. More drapey than a roomful of curtains, his clothes exude supermodel style.

I love this t-shirt, available from Mr Porter for a mere…well, maybe don’t ask…..! Silk blend, short sleeve, really long line with a sleeve at the back. This tee will make you feel like Brad Pitt, only better.

FizzyT, May 22nd, 2012

This week saw the sad news that Robin Gibb was no more. After a long illness, he finally passed at the weekend, seven years after his twin Maurice, leaving brother Barry as the only surviving member of the enormously successful band.

Although the Bee Gees will forever be remembered as one of the most successful bands of all time, I think my favourite memory of them will be the time they walked off the Clive Anderson chat show (“You’ll always be Les Tossers to me”). It was one of those moments when you saw, that despite all the media training these superstars get, they are still liable to get really, but really narky if someone takes the piss.

But here’s a good ole t-shirt to remember the Bee Gees for the marvellous music they made!