Monk T Shirt by UneeTee

uneetee t shirtEveryone loves a cool t shirt. Fortunately for everyone Uneetee is one of those competition t shirt sites that lets people vote for which designs they think are the coolest. This means that we can all experience the coolest designs instead of a cooprorate decision. Get this Dream of Flying Monk T Shirt at UneeTee now for $17.99.

UneeTee- Cool T Shirts

Retard(Red) by Busted Tees

cool fashion t-shirt funnyI'm all for campaigns that are helping to save the world. And honestly I think the RED campaign is a good thing. But its great to see light hearted products like this shirt from Busted Tees on the Market too. Available now, in red, for $15.

Retard(Red) by Busted Tees

Aurora Womens Top by Oneill

cool teen fashion shirtThe Women's Oneill Aurora cotton sleeveless top features an all-over print design, and a low v-neckline. It also has a stretchable middle with gathered material, and signature embroidery on the top back. The mismatched pattern design it pretty hot. Pick it up now at Becker Surf for $36.
Aurora Womens Top by O'neill

Jackie Tank by RVCA

cool teen fashion shirtThe Jackie Tank by RVCA is sick. It has 6 buttons going up the back, and one on each side. Super casual looking, and definitely has great street influenced style. Pick it up now for $38.

Jackie Tank by RVCA

Freshjive Spring 2008 at Karmaloop

freshjive t shirtFreshjive just dropped most of their Spring 08' lineup over at Karmaloop this morning. My personal favorite from the line is the Taco shirt pictured to the left. The part mouth tee is pretty dope too. Check them all out at the Freshjive section of Karmaloop.

Freshjive Spring 2008 at Karmaloop

Renmar Pl Sneakers by Royal Elastics

royal elastic sneakersRoyal Elastics uses, you guessed it, elastics in their shoes. I'm not really sure weather elastic is cooler than Velcro, but I can respect a company that does something different. Especially what it doesn't involve the same Nike Dunk cut over and over again. Pick up these Royal Elastic Renmar Pl's now for $89.99.

Renmar Pl Sneakers by Royal Elastics

The Albert T-Shirt By Imaginary Foundation

imaginary foundation t shirtI love Imaginary Foundation. They make some of the coolest, most unique shirts in the clothing world. This Albert shirt by Imaginary Foundation is a spring 2008 release available at Karmaloop available right now for $30.

The Albert T-Shirt by Imaginary Foundation

Toms Shoes by Tom

toms shoesI'll be quick with this one. For every pair of these you buy, Toms Shoes gives a pair to a child in need. They just got back from South Africa giving kids with bare feet something to live for. Adding to that they are a cool company they are also comfortable, stylish, and designed to be worn without a sock. Pick them up now for $38.

Toms Shoes in Olive Green Plaid by Toms Shoes

Torben Windbreaker in Blue by Naketano

naketano jacketChances are you've never heard of the brand Naketano, until recently I hadn't either. But if your a chick in need of some steez, its definitely worth checking out their Product Catalog. Pictured here is the Torben Windbreaker in blue, available now for $130.

Torben Windbreaker in Blue by Naketano

Interview with Robert Goldbach of ShirtCity and Scribtee!

cool urban fashion tee scribteeSo I'm sure you've all heard of a little company called Threadless, a web site that started as a design competition and has grown into a monster of the design world. Many people think Threadless is the only game in town, If you think this you are surely mistaken. There are many others out there, but none in my opinion has the growing power of Scribtee!

Scribtee, much like Threadless, takes user submitted designs and prints them on t-shirts. I recently had the opportunity to Interview Robert Goldbach, part of the marketing crew for Scribtee. Robert Emailed me to make me aware of some new submissions and when I checked them out I couldn't resist the opportunity to learn more about the company, and I'm sure my readers feel the same!

Here We Go:

Name of yourself, your Company (and position within), and Location?

My name is Robert Goldbach and I work for Shirtcity/ Scribtee. I'm one of the marketing crew in the relatively new marketing office in Berlin, Germany, responsible for blog contacts.

What is the difference between Shirtcity and Scribtee? Are those two companies or one? cool urban fashion scribtee

Scribtee is like the little brother of Shirtcity which is the thing that started it all. The business of Shirtcity is Print-on-demand as you may know it from Cafepress, Spreadshirt or Zazzle. We came up with this idea in 2001 and were the first company ever to offer an online-shirt designer. 

This baby constantly grew, MyShirtcity.com was established to offer free merch-shops for everybody that doesn't want much fuzz with expensive high runs of pre-printed T-Shirts. Go there, design your shop, link it and you're in business. For this we chose flex print as a method: you don't need costly silk screens that you never use again, the plotter cuts it out, we press it to shirt, and the results are really good. Better than you could ever do with a marker and a ruler.
Then we saw people doing really good designs for their own shirts and said, hey, let's have a design competition to honor these and a member community. Bang, there was the ShirtcityClub.

Then really cool designs like "Just loving music" came in and won at our ShirtcityClub.com design contest. Those were too complex and had too many colors to print them on shirts with flex print and just too good to sell them with digital transfer (which is more suitable to print baby photos as a gift for grandma). Quality designs should go on quality shirts: we had those screen printed, chose only top quality blanks and gave the whole thing a new name.  

I tell this whole story because I don't want Scribtee to be regarded as another company that goes "Oh, let's copy threadless, rip off designers and make shit loads of money out of the sales". That has never been the idea.  

 Who is your clothing supplier? Any Particular reason?

For Scribtee we use blank shirts by Continental Clothing and American Apparel. Continental makes really good shirts: they fit well, they're soft and comfortable and last a while, not like these thin shirts who have holes after five washes. Plus, their cotton is produced eco-friendly and fair trade. Same for American Apparel, of course. At Shirtcity there are lots of other products such as tank tops, caps, sweaters, underwear... there we print on Anvil, JT's, Fruit Of The Loom, Sonar and others... the product range is constantly evolving.

Have you ever had a design that was simply too hard to screen print?

No. We have design rules, and if the submissions disregard them (like if they use more than 5 colours), they don't participate. Easy as that. Plus, the submissions are mostly really well executed.

What happens to your old screens?(Thrown out, washed, ect)

Sorry, I'm not too well informed about the printing process, this is done by professionals over at Sumoprint, and they are far from here, in Neu-Ulm (Bavaria), as is our main office and production site. 

What is the hardest thing about running a competition based T-Shirt Company?

The hardest thing is running it the same time as your main business with not one person more. For christmas for example, Shirtcity kept us busy, the demand for customized shirts and gift items is high at that period, as you can imagine. We fell a bit back these days, but we're confident we can put out new Scribtees more regularly.

cool urban fashion scribteeHave you found a change in contribution quality/quantity recently? What Do you attribute this to:

The increase in both quality and quantity is not a change as such, more a constant development. Scribtee started in October last year & we think it was a good start. The word has spread amongst the designers, and it ought to spread some more, but we're happy to already receive submissions from T-Design veterans such as Draco who has already a history of winning at Threadless, DBH and LaFraise. He made "Watch out for your own desires". Most of our winning designs came from Spain, and if we can attract this kind of creative people in the other countries as well, the site will be even more exciting. 500$ for the winner plus free shopping for 50$ should be a good argument for everybody to participate.

What is your personal favorite design you have ever seen submitted?

"Aerosol Queen" by Muro was really a fav and I was happy to see it printed. Especially with the grey accents that our graphic service added it is even better. The style is dope. "You are what you eat" is a bright idea and I still love it.

Have any of your favorites not made the cut?

Spontaneously I remember one neat design with buddha and some duckies (pictured to the left)... it didn't win but it can still be purchased at the ShirtcityClub: http://www.shirtcity.com/shop/index.php?club=cs&id=u_18_404813&id2=ts&id3=51&id4=vorne with our usual flex print which is almost as good.

On the whole, is there a difference between the amount of male/female orders?

None worth mentioning.

cool urban fashion scribtee

Differentiate yourself from Threadless in one sentence:

Tough question. When I did a Threadless purchase a while ago I was a bit disappointed, since some of them were stained with black ink traces and my shirt felt a bit rough. I think Scribtee quality can top that. But I don't want to say anything bad about threadless, since they do such a good job. One difference is that we don't start from scratch, with Shirtcity we already got a solid structure to build on. So the sentence may be something like "We're younger, we're from Europe, we think global from the start and we just started growing."

Anything you'd like to tell your foes, fans, or superstars such as Rambo?

Dear fans, we love you too, without your submissions, ideas, feedback and purchases we'd be nothing. Dear foes, I hope you don't exist. Dear Rambo, if you want to rip a shirt off your body, don't use a Scribtee, they deserve more love. Dear superstars, Scribtees are really affordable, especially for you.

Thank you for your time Rob!. 

It's you I have to thank!


As you can see, Scribtee isn't just a copy of something that has been done before. They are better! And even though they are relatively new on the scene, their backbone has been around for a while and these guys are just gonna keep growing. Plus they are from Europe, the same place that designs every other thing in the world worth a damn.

Support the new designs by picking them up at the Scribtee Store and voting on your new favorites!

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Iron Fist Robotic Ribs Tee

hot topic t shirtI think this is the second kinda see through rib skull looking shirt I have blogged about on here. This one is pretty sick, although it looks nothing like a robots skeletal structure at all. Figures that those queers at hot topic would mess up the name of such a sweet looking shirt. Anyway, just ignore where your buying it from, and spend the $22 on it.

Iron Fist Robotic Ribs Tee from Hot Topic

Cassette Mid by eS Footwear

eS footwearSkate Inspired, Street Flavored this mid set of sneaks is hot. Simple color combo that really pops. I'm feelin it, and apparently a bunch of others are too. Get em now for $69.99.

Cassette Mid Sneaker by 'eS Footwear

Converse All Star Double Upper Hi

converse all starsThe Converse All Star Chuck Taylor is the longest lasting sneaker icon in existence. In its latest fashion recreation is has not only been given a double tongue, but a complete double upper. These look great with the outer layer folded over. Available now for $46.99.

All Star Double Upper Hi's by Converse

The Cesario by Creative Recreation

creative recreationThe Cesario by Creative Recreation is made for the young professional. You can wear it with your favorite boardshorts, or your favorite dress pants and not look like a fool. Creative Recreation is also run by some super cool dudes from Cali, so support them instead of corporations. Available now for $95.

The Cesario by Creative Recreation

SHECKLER City Mens T-Shirt by Etnies

sheckler t shirtI love cityscape tees. There can never be enough of them in the world. And even though I hate birds, this shirt definitely deserves a spot on this blog. From the new brand of Ryan Sheckler, creatively named Sheckler, this tee is $21.99 and available now.

SHECKLER City Mens T-Shirt by Etnies

The Sony Mylo Personal Communicator

sony myloThe Wi-Fi Sony mylo personal communicator gives you what need to stay connected. It conveniently uses wireless LAN technology so there are no monthly bills or long-term contracts. Call your friends on Skype for free or IM them on AIM, Google Talk , or Yahoo! Messenger using the back-lit slide-out keyboard and enjoy unparalleled communication in the palm of your hands. You can also browse the Web, take photos and share them on the 3.5-inch LCD touch screen. All this on a device small enough to take virtually anywhere. Sony mylo , the fun of a PC in your pocket. Now come on Sony, Just put a radio receiver in there. Available now for $300.

Mylo Personal Communicator by Sony

Overboard Sandals by Sanuk

sanuk sandalsSanuk keeps expanding on this concept of just making the most comfortable shoes out there. Even though this new one has laces they are still calling it a sandal. Clearly modeled after a boat shoe this sandal is made to go over-board. I'm hilarious. Available now for $65.

Overboard Sandal by Sanuk

Zipper Skinny by Chor

Cool Urban Fashion Clothes PantsStretch jeans on dudes are not cool. But when a chick is rockin the stretchy straight leg jeans, there is a damn good chance they are smoking hot. It's a fashion I personally hope sticks for girls for a long time. And every guy who wears stretchy pants, please, don't read my blog. Pictured to the left are the Zipper Skinny Twill Jeans by Chor, available now for $32.50 at Alloy.

Zipper Skinny by Chor

Polka Dot Babydoll Tank by Miken

Cool Urban Fashion ShirtsThis Polka Dot Babydoll Tank by Miken is one of the nicest plain mashup tank tops I have seen. Simple racer back top, with a looser polka dot cloth bottom. Available now for $24.50. It's even made in the USA, go America.

Polka Dot Babydoll Tank by Miken

DC Dupree Hoodie Tee Top

Cool Urban Fashion ClothesShort Sleeve hoodies are the hot ticket item right now. Gotta get one for the spring. The DC Dupree Hoodie Tee Top has got some puffy arms and zebra shit for you to be rockin. Pick it up for $53. Then make a hot 80's workout video and sell it to make your money back.

DC Dupree Hoodie T Shirt by DC Shoes

The Make it Rain T-Shirt by Undrcrwn

undrcrwn t shirtI'm all about Tees that are a little different and don't use photo objects. Way too many companies are just finding a picture on google images, rastering it, and dropping it on a tee. Big deal. Well here's something a little different with a nice concept. The Make it rain tee by Undrcrwn is available now at Karmaloop for $36.

The Make it Rain T-Shirt by Undrcrwn

The Womens Dicoco Hi by Creative Recreation

creative recreation dicocoCreative Recreation makes the best shoes on the market that aren't from a large scale operation like Nike, Adidas, or Reebok. The Dicoco Hi in Black & White Cheetah is a new release from them at Karmaloop and is available now for $110. If the Supra Skytop Cheetah prints were any sign, these will be the hottest spring shoes on the market for the ladies.

The Women's Dicoco Hi by Creative Recreation

Snowboard Sale at Tactics Boardshop!

The annual snowboard sale has started. They’ve got lots of items priced as low as 50% off. Includes boards, bindings, boots, outerwear, gloves, etc. etc.

And some more good news: February’s Discount Code is active! It’s LOVE08, good for $10 off any order over $99, and active through 3/1/08.

Mens Vandal Low by Nike

Nike Vandal LowOriginally a 1985 basketball shoe, the Nike Vandal puts a casual twist on an old hoop classic. This casual street shoe, spawned from the original success of the Nike Vandal basketball shoe, features a plush leather upper with a Velcro® strap across the mid foot for a secure fit. Rubber outsole ensures great traction on the street or in the paint. Or at a rave. Pick them up at footlocker for $64.99.

Men's Vandal Low by Nike

Mens Dunk Hi by Nike

Nike Men's Dunk High: Blaze OrangeThese aren't new, but I haven't seen many people at all with them on the street. The color combo would make a good shoe for Winter to Spring, A little bit bright but still dark enough to hide the mud from the thaw about to hit. As with any Nike Dunk High, they are comfortable, durable, and stylish for years. Available at footlocker for $89.99.

Men's Dunk High: Blaze Orange by Nike

The Rock Fit Jacket by Tripp NYC

Spring is coming, that big heavy fur coat you have is too heavy. You gotta start wearing the Rockfit Jacket by Tripp NYC in turquoise on the streets, its lighter. Newly available at Karmaloop for $54.
The Rock Fit Jacket by Tripp NYC

The Gridlock Zip Hoody by Obey

Yes, another Item from Obey. Karmaloop decided to drop like 40 products for the spring from Obey so give them all a look. Pictured here is the The Gridlock Zip Hoodie in Yellow, available now for $76.

The Gridlock Zip Hoodie by Obey

The Shady Times Ring by Obey

It's a gold ring, that looks like a pair of sunglasses. Pretty unqiue. And it's by obey so you can get some respect in the street fashion world with it. Thanks for being a thug Sheppard Fairey. Oh and also I saw that guy on current TV today, he is one skinny dude. Anyway, this ring is only $17.

The Shady Times Ring by Obey

RX T-Shirt by Famous Stars and Stripes

As seen on Lil' Wayne in damn near every music video on MTV. The famous stars and stripes tees have quickly become a must have item in every street style closet. Pick this one up now for$22.50.
RX T-Shirt by Famous Stars and Stripes