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FizzyT, October 31st, 2013

By far the scariest Halloween costume I’ve come across is this George Osborne mask from the comedy section of the Huffington Post. Followed closely by the energy bill mask. The Osborne one made me lol hollowly, as the blurb states “Includes new hairstyle. Not suitable for anyone earning under 150k.” whilst the £1524 price tag (not the real price) on the energy mask is down to “wholesale prices” and “green levy”

I think this is surely the right outfit to be sporting this Halloween….just don’t let the kids take fright. Or chuck you on the bonfire!


FizzyT, October 30th, 2013

Smart Mug is the design brain child of Evita Krumina, put forward on innovative web site Kickstarter. A porcelain white mug with a light up indicator to tell you when your brew is at the optimum temperature to drink. Dishwasher safe, and with a ten year life span, the Smart Mug has already attracted masses of support via the website, recently spilling over to the national press.

As much as part of me wants to state the fairly obvious fact that most people tend to use their fingers to tell if their tea is ok to drink, I am loving the idea of Kickstarter so much that I have to be supportive and insist everybody buys one. Hey, it’s one Christmas present in the (tea) bag!

FizzyT, October 29th, 2013

Gone are the days when ladies would wander around with the Oxford English balanced upon their craniums. Now, however, a French company called UpCouture have developed a t-shirt with an inbuilt harness style structure that promises to give you perfect posture. Surely a miracle!

This amazing garment is going to set you back a hefty £108, much pricier than the Oxford English and needs washing as well.

Still, shoulders back….

FizzyT, October 28th, 2013

One of the most memorable soundtracks to my teenage years was The Velvet Underground and Nico with the album which will always known from my schooldays as ‘Banana’. So the news that Lou Reed has passed away aged 71, following complications from a liver transplant he had in May is hugely sad, and deserves to be marked with today’s t-shirt being the classic Warhol ‘Banana’ number.

Reed was one of the biggest influences on music today; everyone from Bowie, to REM, to the Strokes, and so many more besides. Truly a legend!


FizzyT, October 27th, 2013

It’s hard to think that a religious cartoon printed onto a t-shirt might be offensive, when the majority of us don’t really get het up about that sort of thing. But, it’s horses for courses, and for some students at the London School of Economics, t-shirts worn by members of the LSESU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Student Society, depicting Jesus and Mohammed caused such offence that the students were asked to remove them. Oops!

FizzyT, October 26th, 2013

This is one of those t-shirts that kinda makes you go ‘aw’ and then a bit red because you said ‘aw’ to an inanimate item of clothing, which makes you rather sad. Still, it’s quite a good slogan, as they go (yeah, there are some really rubbish ones), so let’s stick with this as the best I can find today.

This could be quite a good top to wear to yoga, or a gym class if you were so inclined. £23 from Cafe Press, so almost a bargain as well. Aw.

FizzyT, October 25th, 2013

Fashion website hosters Etsy are the latest to stock t-shirts with slogans on the nastier side of revolting. Not sure when and where this trend for ‘humorous’ (big inverted commas) rape slogans started, but every month we seem to see yet another store doing their best to use shock tactics to shift stock tees. It’s kinda boring, a bit like yet another picture of Miley’s crusty tongue, and about as distasteful. Etsy have removed such delightful slogans as “Autumn is perfect for date rape” and the classic “You’d look pretty hot tied naked to a tree tennis ball in your mouth” and  “I’m a sensitive guy I only rape pregnant women”, thanks guys, what took you so long.

Honestly, aren’t we beyond this by now…surely the best thing to do is to boycott any website that tries this shit, do you really want to buy stuff from people who think that’s funny. Nah.

FizzyT, October 24th, 2013

I just came across this lovely t-shirt print by Pepe via fashion giants ASOS, and was so drawn in by it, I felt I had to share.

It really is only a simple reworking of a flag image on a plain white t-shirt and the Pepe Jeans logo twisted across the font, but somehow this totally works.

Sometimes a good t-shirt is just fairly simple and discreet, which this one is, and the colour scheme is just made for a denim fest. £30 from ASOS or try personalising your own design, it’s wonderfully simple.

FizzyT, October 23rd, 2013

It’s a beautiful day for October here at T-Shirt Studio, and miraculously, we are all bared armed and working in the sunshine. So a little reminder for our value t-shirts. Perfect for a quick, personalised fix, fantastic for gifts, and utterly perfect for statements.

Use our preview option to see exactly how your tee will turn out, and enjoy the fact that our spectacular service will ensure you receive your clothing in the fastest time possible! Enjoy the fun. And the sun!!!!

FizzyT, October 22nd, 2013

To celebrate (or commemorate or something) the final of 2013’s series of the Great British Bake Off, a show so bloody great it’s managed to make a star of Paul Hollywood, the creepiest man in television (is it only me that thinks he could be in the remake of Psycho?), I thought I would design a special t-shirt.

Tempting though it is to make a tee with some kind of slogan about soggy bottoms and a picture of Kim Kardashian (v v tempting actually), I’m going to go with real proper cake. Yummy!