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FizzyT, January 5th, 2016

conchita teeWhat brings the New Year but colds, dark mornings and a freezer full of Stilton along with some broken resolutions! Time to break out of the old yukky habits and burst into the new year loudly. Albeit belatedly.

I love this new template which has a bit of a trompe oeil effect. I was wondering about posting a picture of some intestines or something rather unsavoury, and then I saw Conchita and thought it could be the most motivating t-shirt, like ever!

Happy New Year, and let this be the one to do like the Wurst!

FizzyT, December 15th, 2015

pink-floyd-dark-side-of-the-moonMy mistake, when I saw the news this morning I thought it says Major Twin Peakes launching into space and all I could imagine was some mammoth mammary mountain reaching high into the stratosphere, Katie Price lying on her back kind of thing. But no, we’re putting a chap in space, well done us. Or rather well done Major Tim Peake, sorry about the whole name faux pas, oughtn’t really have made me snigger in the way it did, but I am quite childish.

Anyway, what with my word associations all going a little awry today, I thought a little lunar number might be make up for it. Bon voyage, Major!

FizzyT, June 27th, 2015

It’s that time of year when Kate Moss reaches for her designer mud splattered wellies and all the fashionistas head to their uber yurts at Glastonbury. Only sad people like me are staying at home and just dreaming of hurling my bottle of tinkle juice at Kanye. Festivals are huge news, and whilst it’s all about the music in theory, rocking the festival vibe is almost totally just as important.

I love our super soft new vintage style tees. this could be favourite tee that we’ve ever done (tho I have a soft spot for American Aparel). This is what you need to personalise your own festival style, boho a go go!

FizzyT, April 13th, 2014

Shock news this week that Miley Cyrus has officially killed off any association to the twerkless character that made her a star, Hanna Montana.

Cyrus, tongue blaring out of her mouth (surely the poor girl is constantly dehydrated?) was spotted wearing a t-shirt that read ‘R.I.P Hannah Montana’ obviously stating to everyone she is no longer a Disney princess type character. edgy huh?

That poor kids looks beyond bemused, brilliant!!!!

FizzyT, January 2nd, 2014

It was recently revealed that Lost Prophets singer and convicted paedophile Ian Watkins has earned around £100 000 from the sale of merchandising and band royalties since his arrest last summer.

Whilst debates about art and the artist and the separation thereof have raged in the public sphere, the question ‘can you condone the art whilst vilifying the artist’ predominating, these have focussed more on past perpetrators, many dead, and surely none of whom have their own clothing range.

The question now is whether someone like Watkins should still be allowed to profit from his former career, when his victims have nothing. It also ignites the  very contentious issue regarding the responsibility of retailers in this situation. EBay selling t-shirts with Watkins’ infamous slogan ‘mega lolz’ is simply wrong. But can we delete the Lost Prophets from history entirely? Should Amanda Knox be able to write a book and live comfortably off the money because even if it’s crap, people will buy it out of curiosity? Ought we watch Polanski films? Should Nazi art, especially paintings by Hitler, be destroyed? This is the polemic which divides opinion and is far off an answer, no matter how simple it may seem on the surface.

Top of the Pops was cancelled this year in the wake of the Jimmy Saville scandal and I think therein lies the answer, or at least part of the solution. It happened, hopefully people will recover and lessons will be learnt. But to trade or revel in the misery of others, with the virtual clicking of the knitting needles like Mme Guillotine is just wrong. End of.

FizzyT, November 24th, 2013

Forget Japanese businessmen buying schoolgirls’ knickers, Harry ‘One Direction’ Styles’ unwashed Burberry t-shirt has been sold to an anonymous Texan man for over £3000 in a charity bidding frenzy.

Whether he has splashed out more than 20 times the cost of the tee to sniff himself or for his besotted (and rather spoiled, by the sound of it) offspring, has yet to be revealed. Suffice to say, that for Styles, if the music career ever falters, there’s a handy sideline wearing t-shirts and selling them on. Saves on washing powder too!

FizzyT, November 23rd, 2013

Radio 6’s Wear your old band t-shirt to work day has definitely hit the nostalgia spot. Fans, journos and DJs alike revel in the opportunity to dig out their most loved (and crustiest) t-shirts and wear them proudly (and in what can only be described as a best case scenario, only smelling of moth balls).

A classic idea, and surely a wonderful way to celebrate music (and washing powder). Get yours on and reminisce!

 

FizzyT, November 22nd, 2013

Miley Cyrus, The twerking, tongue waggling popstar formerly known as Hannah Montana is 21 tomorrow, which means she’ll be legal in the States, not that a small thing like the strong arm of the law is going to stop Cyrus is her strategically placed bid to take over the world, wiggle by shocking wiggle.

Openly enjoying the controversy she has created with the whole foam finger down the pants, furry tongue, arse in the air, straddling a giant ballbearing starkers, she has achieved the aim of being the most talked about woman on the planet, for doing not very much really.

So the smallest t-shirt we’ve got, a very Miley style vest top tee with the slogan which surely must be the best career mantra in the biz. Happy Birthday Miley!

FizzyT, November 15th, 2013

Apart from the fact that the Paul Smith for Gary Barlow “Children in Need Rocks!” t-shirt is for a great cause and looks fab, what I really appreciate is that the website gives a breakdown of the amount which goes to the charity. I wish this happened more often, as I’m a bit of an old cynic and think that if you slap the word ‘charity’ on your product, unless you are provided with a percentage of how much of the retail price goes to charity, you could be paying a premium and not really be helping the little bunnies/children/ dragons at all (and you gotta help the dragons)

For every t-shirt costing £45, over half the price of the tee (a whopping £25) will go directly to fund the causes supported by Children in Need. A great reason to buy a great t-shirt and support kids in the UK and around the world. Rocking!

FizzyT, November 10th, 2013

Threadless, the t-shirt design cooperative, encourages users to submit their artwork to be printed onto t-shirts. Some of the best tees around come from Threadless, and it’s always worth a browse.

This one is just fantastic; entitled Disc Jockey, it’s a wonderful image of a horse and rider jumper out of a broken vinyl record with a bit of a Doors reference. This is also available on a hoodie and it’s a great design for any die hard music fan. Love it!