Posts Tagged ‘ Teeshirt

Looking For the Woman in the Red Dress?

So why was Neo distracted by the woman in the red dress? Was it because she was simply straight-up beautiful or was it because she was interested in sex? A paper in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology suggests that it is fact the latter, at least from the opinion of Neo.'Girl holding her hand up 2' by Mattox from stock.xchng

The research by the smart people at the University of Rochester who asked their collected sample of men a photo of a woman whose tee was altered to look either red or white, in a controlled manner, and whether the lady was “interested in sex” on a scale from one to nine (no ten?).

Whilst not a massive for and against, when presented in red the woman was rated, on average, one and a half points higher than her edited white tee wearing self. This one point five difference is hypothesised to represent the male’s evolutionary conditioning to partner the colour red with fertility. How on earth does that translate to when men choose red sports cars and motorcycles during their mid-life crises? I think it is best that question remains unanswered.

So there you have it: if you are female and want some action, wear red…

Design by Humans

A Tee-shirt company that I have not featured on BzrCC is DESIGNBYHÜMANS. The obvious reason is that I was not actively aware of their operation but another is the price: almost twice as much as some other tee-shirt companies.

Then why have I taken it upon myself to talk about them at this moment in time? The answer is simple: their designs are works of art.

DBH is a competition site very similar to Threadless, with published designs being chosen by a community voting system and winners receiving USD$1000 and six shirts of their printed design. The thing that makes DBH so refreshing is in place of the cookie-cutter pop-culture references that you find on your RIPT, QwerTee, Shirt.Woot, and even Threadless, is replaced with really solid artistic design.

CutMe T-shirt by Shining from Design By Humans No Fear. T-shirt by sebasebi from Design By Humans
Virtual Reality T-shirt by Davi_Augusto from Design By Humans Dream Level-1 T-shirt by collisiontheory from Design By Humans Midnight Sonata T-shirt by muttley from Design By Humans
Close in Time T-shirt by alnavasord from Design By Humans The Experiment T-shirt by Recycledwax from Design By Humans =Milky Way= T-shirt by pinkstorm from Design By Humans

Close in Time (bottom left) has to be one my favourite tee-shirt prints of all time…

Pretentious, much?

I recently went for a job interview at a very swanky fashion boutique (of which I wasn’t successful) and one of the labels that they featured was ELLERY. Now I am not here to burn my bridges, not in the slightest, but in my research on ELLERY has filled me with nothing but disgust for the fashion industry and all the people in it.

There are three big reasons why I am opposed to ELLERY.


The first is obvious as soon as you have the displeasure of stumbling upon the official website: it has woeful design and art direction. If you have a look at the current collection (and previous ones for that matter) all you see is out of focus photography; use (or overuse in this case) of nudity where it really wasn’t necessary (or can really be explained); and the shots are so ‘artistic’ that you have no idea what the clothing is or even what it looks like.

The second and third reasons tie in with each other: the price and the fact that these items could quite easily be bought from Target. The items, from the tops to the dress, are so incredibly generic it really stumps me to how ELLERY has gotten away with it – I thought high-class designers were supposed to start trends, not sit comfortable in the established. Plus the prices of these item is embarrassing: a pair of leather ‘shorties’ for AUD$1205; a very basic ‘tuck dress’ for AUD$445; a tee with leather sleeve insert for AUD$305; and the list goes on.

Freya Shoulder Tuck Dress Gynecoid Summer Leather Shortie Olivia Crepe Tee with Leather Sleeve Insert

I really do pity the people who way full price for these items – what do you get in return?


Washing Machine Clothing

I stumbled upon an up-and-coming clothing line by two musos, Raul Rossell and Josh Paul, by the name of Washing Machine Clothing. While there’s not that much there at this present time, what is on show definitely is promising. It is their signature black hoodie with eight solid white stripes that is the main puller over their extremely limited tee collection. Speaking of their tee collection, one thing that is very odd is their tee designs only consist of the WMC logo. This is all well and good if it is a known brand, but when no-one knows who the hell you are, why on earth are they going to spend USD$28 to find out.

Washing Machine Clothing Fabric Stripped 4 Line Hoodie (Black/White)
Washing Machine Clothing | About Us

While I think they do have a future, I do not think I’ll be buying from them quite yet.


I’ll just leave this here…

a simple question of weight ratios - Shirt.Woot