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FizzyT, August 31st, 2012

I love the idea that you too can be Tarzan for a day with a new, hi tech funky drum kit t-shirt. This is the most advanced one I have come across so far and is only £29.99 from Firebox.com. There are nine different kits to choose from with a variety of different sounds, like jazz and 80’s beats. They also have eight touch sensitive drum pads and a portable speaker. Awesome!

Possibly you could end up a little bruised if you go for it too much, but I think that could just be seen as a badge of honour rather than a jamming session that went horribly wrong. I want one!!!

FizzyT, August 30th, 2012

Urban Outfitters have caused another storm of controversy (yawn) with their latest line in t-shirt slogans. I think we’ve been here before to be honest, but just to recap if you were starting to doze off (it’s nearly the weekend after all) then let me put it nice and simply.

So, here’s how it works. Massive clothing company produce a range of t-shirts with controversial pictures or slogans. Lots of complaints received. Reported in the papers and in the media, together with much tut tutting. Result? Company pulls the t-shirts, but not before they have generated huge amounts of publicity for pretty middle of the road retailers who now have a bad-ass reputation for being edgy. See what I mean? It’s all a bit yawn-y. Anyway, I kinda like this one, it’s hardly offensive at all. The slogan reads “I drink you’re cute” It even has a ring of veritas.  However, those who are objecting maintain it is an encouragement for the young to drink. I think my argument would be that when have the young ever needed any encouragement to drink? Or the old for that matter? And the in between….well they’re always the worst!

FizzyT, August 29th, 2012

Poor old Wayne Rooney suffered a terrible injury last week whilst earning fifty thousand quid a week running around. Kicking a ball or something. Anyway, his leg looked pretty horrible when he was carried off the pitch and he’ll be out of action for quite a while. So now he gets paid fifty grand for sitting around and doing nothing instead. Here he is sporting a t-shirt with a catchy Latin slogan, which according to the Sun says “Courage Grows Stronger Through a Wound’. Honestly I had to die laughing there momentarily. Not only does Rooney know his classics, but also the Sun. Who knew?

FizzyT, August 28th, 2012

I had to laugh my head off when I saw this picture on the Urban Outfitters website. Somehow it’s the most incongruous modelling shot I think I’ve ever seen. Pretty boy, who looks like he could have been fathered by Vinnie Jones but is covered in tatoos which really don’t suit him, together with a delicate, almost girly t-shirt. It. Just. Looks. Odd.

I don’t know why they feel the need to put completely unsuitable heads, bodies and t-shirts together. It’s like a game of consequences that went horribly wrong. Please will somebody at Urban Outfitters put this poor boy out of his misery. For my sake. Thank you.

FizzyT, August 27th, 2012

I love this non subliminal message on this muscle vest t-shirt from ASOS. Vest t-shirts are, in my very humble, a big no-no for men. It didn’t work for Bruce Willis. It certainly doesn’t work for Russell (no muscle) Brand. And it won’t work for you either. Even Billy Idol just looked like Sarah Harding when he was wearing one, although that might well be considered a pre-emptive strike. So, to wear a vest tee proclaiming you are a douche bag is almost pointless, it kind of goes without saying. Although you could be forgiven for taking the ironic angle. Maybe. Available for a mere £10 from ASOS. Douche bag.

FizzyT, August 26th, 2012

Every once in a while you spot a t-shirt that so damn expensive you truly wonder if anyone could be rich (and stupid) enough to buy it. And it’s almost always by Balmain. It’s a t-shirt for pity’s sake. A piece of printed cotton. This floral one costs £525 from Net a Porter and has a criss cross pattern that looks like things that come off my ironing board. Which you can do for free. Well, if you can find the ironing board, that is. I think I may have thrown it away. Mostly because the ironing board cover is so thin, if you iron anything you end up with a criss cross pattern on everything which looks weird. Or, as I have just realised, it also looks like something that Balmain might have come up with and costs five hundred quid. Maybe they have stolen my ironing board. I want it back Balmain. On second thoughts, perhaps I don’t.

FizzyT, August 25th, 2012

I’m just loving this personalised ribbon from Not On The High Street. Not that I can think of anything to personalise it with, but it looks like it could be a great part of a whole gift ensemble. Disadvantages are that if you have it printed with someone’s name, you either have to know a lot of people with the same name, or give one person lots of gifts. Or one very big one. Still, you could go for something generic like “Happy Day”. Yeah, that doesn’t sound too good, does it? Maybe stick with the name.

Anyway, whatever you choose, it’s a corking way to liven up a dull gift. At £11.25 you will probably want to grab it back when the gift’s been opened so you can reuse it, but hey, that’s recycling.

FizzyT, August 24th, 2012

Illustrator Simeon Farrar hit the sartorial jackpot a while back with his range of t-shirts with pictures of models as cutesome animals. Based on previous artwork, the t-shirts portraying Kate Moss as rodenty alter ego Kate Mouse completely sold out with a waiting list of over three hundred. Not bad for a t-shirt. He then re-released it due to popular demand (also quite kicking for a t-shirt) to raise money for Save the Children in order to help victims of the Japanese tsunami.

Now he has joined forces with super retail giants ASOS and produced a range of t-shirts with woodland inspired animals, slogans and Kate Moss again, although this time she’s been Jubilee’d. The t-shirts retail for £55 each and are sure to fly off the shelves in no time at all, they’re that rock n’ roll.

I love this one, strongly referencing the Teddy Bear’s picnic with some cunning foxy undertones; surely a fashion first. Awesome!

FizzyT, August 23rd, 2012

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m thinking that poor Prince Harry could do with a t-shirt today. Well, some pants actually. Really, really big ones. Ones that he can pull over his head so that he doesn’t have to see the Queen giving him the evil eye for being caught playing strips billiards at the weekend.

You can see the pictures of the prince butt naked on US website TMZ, but the British media isn’t allowed to show Harry’s arse. Fair enough really, but with the pictures only a click away, it’s a bit pointless.

I feel a bit sorry for the poor chap though. Possibly not the picture you want plastered all across the world when your family are trying so hard to prove that you’ve got over your tricky teenage years. Ah well. If you’ve got it, flaunt it I’d say! Still, here’s some of our very nice personalised cotton boxers for the Royal behind. Shame we’re a few days late!!!

FizzyT, August 22nd, 2012

I love this particularly awesome t-shirt with a print of a Time Out magazine cover on the front. All the merrier for the fact that it has a particularly saucy fishnet clad bottom on it, highlighting an article about the London sex trade.

This is such a fun t-shirt and perfect summer wear with denim and a smile, and is only £25 from Liberty, so plainly a bargain. Would love to read the article, although maybe you’d have to go undercover for that?