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FizzyT, June 16th, 2015

I’m always up for a good vintage slogan or logo t-shirt, the more original and retro looking the font, the better. This range from design company ‘Shot Dead in the Head‘ is a great line of tees with the varying slogans reading ‘Built in the 20’s, 30’s 40’s etc’. Heck, I don’t quite know if it’s supposed to be a declaration of age, but it’s a nice little line and there’s a nice line of faded, vintage-y of colours and I like the ‘some parts still in working order’ bit, nice and mild with a hint of a wink. Check them out!


FizzyT, April 10th, 2015

So, the Free the Nipple campaign has been garnering a lot of publicity of late. Celebs, presumably with very nice nipples, have been sporting the ‘Free the Nipple’ t-shirt in their droves, in response to social media sites censoring photos of bare breasted ladies, who are quite happy to bare all. The nipple, so goes the argument, is the same for a man as for a woman, so is has a right to the same airing privileges as boys’ nips.

So on the one hand you’ve got people fighting to get Page Three banned, and other people fighting to get their womanly pecs out at every opportunity. I don’t quite know what to make of it. The controversial mammary is more than I can cope with. But here’s the t-shirt. All I can think of is that I would love to see top politicians Dave, Gideon et al wearing it, just like they did with the ‘This is what a feminist looks like’ tee. Go on boys, get yer tits oot!

FizzyT, March 21st, 2014

Seeing as every celeb has his or her own clothing line these days, it’s not remotely surprising that Pharrell Williams has got in on the act. And let’s face it, he’s an awful lot cooler than a lot of the A Listers out there.

Williams has joined forces with US based Peace Love World and created a range of t-shirt designs avec appropriate happy slogans detailing his happy go lucky, ultra positive outlook on life. Oh, and his hat.



FizzyT, March 10th, 2014

How can you not love the combined creative genius (genii? is that a plural?) of the Threadless cooperative. A truly great platform for designers and artists alike, and particularly good if you like t-shirts.
This one’s a must for all Dr Who fans (spent ages doing the clothes matchy matchy thangwith Tom Baker’s scarf)!

FizzyT, January 27th, 2014

As I was shuffling through the dregs of the Net a Porter sale, I came across a vibrant range of photo t-shirts by photographer Mario Testino for Mate featuring a range of stills from his Alta Moda exhibition and ethnic fashion.

Testino is the world renowned photographer who took the shots for Kate Moss’s wedding and is responsible for some of the best celeb snaps around, so his prints on a tee is a marriage that’s just been waiting to happen.

Now at half price, these could be an important part of your summer wardrobe, reminiscent as they are of holidays in the sun. Or maybe just for staring at, wistfully as you attempt to conjure up an image of sunshine and the heady scents of the Souk!

FizzyT, January 23rd, 2014

Taking a Threadless t-shirt here today, just to jolly us all up in the cold weather and give a needed heartening bacon-y cheer. If you’ve not come across them before, Threadless is a design community and a wonderful place to find every kind of tee and to submit your designs if you have them.

I’m loving the cutesy fried egg atop the rushing rasher of bacon, on a t-shirt lovingly entitled ‘Magic Bacon Ride‘. It’s so obviously just dying to be eaten it’s a message from above, telling me it’s time to eat! Fantastic!



FizzyT, January 22nd, 2014

Peter Jackson’s run of Lord of the Rings/Hobbit films has a bit of the marmite effect on the general populace. Love them or hate them, either you adore these epics or you don’t. I fell asleep in every one of the Lord of the Rings films, something about that soporific New Zealand scenery together with goblin battles, and there I was snoring away five minutes in…..

I loved the books though, and am willing to accept that I’m a heathen when it comes to grand scale adaptations of what was always the ubergeeks bible. So to compensate, a fantastic Bilbo Baggins/ Gollum t-shirt from the amazing ¬†Shirt List. Just for you, my prescious!

FizzyT, November 18th, 2013

Another great literature t-shirt today by Rupert & Buckley. A great, Kerouac inspired number, perfect for anyone who is a fan of the late, great man. The slogan, which is a bit of a name play, reads “I ain’t got Jack, just like Kerouac” and the design is printed onto a 100% cotton t-shirt.

The blurb to the t-shirt reads “A pioneer of the beat movement Jack is a pin up of the bad boy with a deep soul. He was creatively astounding in form as well as content and he hung out with the coolest kids, Burroughs and Ginsberg. If there were a bromance to beat all bromances it would be ours with Kerouac. We’d definitely go on the road with him.” a great sales pitch, and a fantastic tee for anyone who’s a Kerouac fan, which you all should be, really!

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!

FizzyT, October 12th, 2013

I love this t-shirt throwback to the early days of home computing, from ultra geeky brand Errorwear, a company who specialise in computer error messages printed on t-shirts, so a bit of a niche market there. An homage to a time when computers went wrong about as often as you changed your socks (more for mere mortals, less for nerdy geeky types), and really shows your age.

I love how the doom laden statement ‘A fatal exception has occurred’ is like a line from a techno disaster movie. This tee is a must for the Christmas stocking of anyone who has sweated over a computer monitor, and had to retype their dissertation all over again!