October 18, 2012 § 1 Comment
Who doesn’t like bears? Next to apes/monkeys, they’re my favourites and this Bear T-Shirt is a great example of the fun you can have with these cuddly killing machines.
Going by the name Record Bearer (get it?) this tee comes to you from the indy shirt store concreterocket.com. All the t-shirts are limited edition so the designs don’t hang around for too long, but this means that you can be sure that your threads will be unique and unusual. I was particularly fond of this particular design for two reasons. First off, it’s a wonderful illustration, expertly drawn and applied to the tee, and also because it made me think of bears listening to music and this allows my brain to ramble off into a strange and wonderful world where nothing makes sense. I pondered for some time about what sort of music bears would listen to. Eventually, I settled on Grunge. Shaggy and unkempt, spending a lot of time asleep and catching salmon with their bare (or should that be ‘bear’) hands are just a few of the things that grungers and grizzlies have in common. Kurt Cobain was often seen stealing pic-a-nik baskets. True story.
This is the ladies’ version of this t-shirt (there’s a man’s version too) but there’s just one of each left in stock at the time of writing so chop, chop. It’ll cost you £16.72 or $26.60 depending on wherever you are and it’s only available in this rather fine blue. Right, I have to go knit red jumpers and yellow scarfs for Soundgarden or they’ll eat me alive, the rascals.
July 27, 2012 § Leave a comment
Today feels like the right day for an AC/DC T-Shirt. This is in part due to the fact that AC/DC are a great band, in part because this is a great looking tee, and also because this week saw the band make the news for the oddest reason.
As a nuclear scientist, you tend to rely on computers quite a lot. Monitoring core temperature, radiation levels, etc. What you don’t expect is for them to come on in the middle of the night and start playing AC/DC’s Thunderstruck at full volume, but apparently that’s what they were doing in Iran. If you click on this link you can read the whole story. Back to the t-shirt and this is a great stencil of the bonkers and barmy geordie that is Brian Johnson, lead singer of one of the most iconic rock bands in the world. It’s a brilliant looking stencil and anyone who sees you wearing it is bound to be Thunderstruck by your excellent taste. Stick on a classic “Acca Dacca” album as you walk down the Highway to Hell and many will see that you are about to rock, and they will salute you for it.
Get your hands on a Brian Johnson T-Shirt by heading over to 8ball.co.uk where this garment will set you back £18.99. It comes in six colours (but seriously – get it in black) and sizes range from small to a staggering 5XL. Ask a girl out while wearing this and you won’t get Shot Down In Flames. Ok, I’ll stop now…
July 4, 2012 § Leave a comment
June 3, 2012 § Leave a comment
Here is your Alternative Jubilee T-Shirt, brought to you courtesy of 1977 and, of course, the Sex Pistols. But oddly, despite promoting this today, I’m actually a bit of a royalist. Doesn’t make sense does it?
When I say that I’m a royalist, it’s because I consider myself to be a historian. The monarchy provides this amazing link with history – a continuity (except for the bit with Oliver Cromwell) that very few countries have. Think of the history lessons you had at school – wherever you are, I bet you learnt about at least one British King or Queen. And Betty does a pretty good job too, bringing in tourists and opening stuff. What I don’t get is the mindless flag-waving of my fellow subjects. I don’t get why we have to spend so much money on her to celebrate a day 60 years ago that means nothing to most of us. And most people are dumb enough to call it a Union Jack when it’s on land too! So today, I’m going very 1977. My punkiness is coming through. I shall shortly head off to start spitting on people. And I will be wearing this too.
Pick up your own iconically punk Sex Pistols T-Shirt by heading over to electric t-shirts where a bit of rebellion (if you forget about the butter adverts) will set you back a paltry £12.95. There are five sizes from Small to XXL. Now go shave your head, put on your bomber jacket and your DMs and lets have a proper celebration of Britishness.