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Best/Favorite Graphic T-Shirt

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Manny Calavera, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Well-Known Member

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    Just got back from NYC and the breadth of graphic T's at the shops I went to is mind-blowing. I've never been a huge graphic t fan, however I was definitely surprised with many of the prints I saw over the weekend. Here are a couple opinions:

    Favorite - The Cast: Amazingly detailed graphics, many of which have a darker, comicish theme (the castle print is by far my favorite graphic t of all-time) combined with a great quality t-shirt definite put The Cast square in the lead for my favorite graphic t label.

    Best New Find - Salvor: Knew nothing about the label before this weekend except for the fact Odin carried them. They're kind of generic in theme (deer, eagles, cantelope, etc.), however they're soooo pretty. Very well-made and soft to boot. My brother bought four of these at $65 each and he's the cheapest person I know.

    Most Overrated - Rogues Gallery: Ugh.

    Wha...? - Tankfarm: Genericana epitomized by a shirt.
     
  2. kronik

    kronik Well-Known Member

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    To be honest.. I'm having trouble deciding. Is there a place to view those that you reference online?
     
  3. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Well-Known Member

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    Tankfarm - www.tankfarmclothing.com
    Rogues Gallery and The Cast - http://www.activeendeavors.com/ (I've never been able to find a homepage for The Cast, never really cared about RG [​IMG] .)
    Salvor - Again, the reason I was so surprised with the "Jay Allen of the East Coast" is because I had never seen one of their shirts in real life before. If someone can fill us in with an e-source (same with The Cast) please do.
     
  4. Sabrosa

    Sabrosa Well-Known Member

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    Salvor - http://www.salvornyc.com The Cast - http://www.thecast.com I remember hearing about Salvor awhile back, but I was never able to find any site on the web that sold their shirts. Like you said, they had some interesting nature/animal prints at the time. I think the only thing I could find by them for sale on-line was some pillows or pillow shams. The Cast website is cool in that they have all of their shirts and sweatshirts for sale directly. You can even order designs from previous seasons.
     
  5. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Well-Known Member

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    Salvor - http://www.salvornyc.com The Cast - http://www.thecast.com I remember hearing about Salvor awhile back, but I was never able to find any site on the web that sold their shirts. Like you said, they had some interesting nature/animal prints at the time. I think the only thing I could find by them for sale on-line was some pillows or pillow shams. The Cast website is cool in that they have all of their shirts and sweatshirts for sale directly. You can even order designs from previous seasons.
    Whoa! Thanks a lot. The Cast e-shop is getting a ton of my money. And Odin ships (sometimes), so they you might be able to get Salvor from them. However, when I was there over the weekend they had limited sizes (lots of S and XS, little of M and up, which was unfortunate because I wear M).
     
  6. twin8885

    twin8885 Well-Known Member

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    The rogues gallery stuff is nice if you take it for what it is, he is not mass producing a garment. Each one is unique and from a vintage tee. I was at the earnest cut and sew store last week and I thought the rogues gallrey section blew away the earnest sewn part.

    In terms of favorite, I still think that trovata makes great tees, nice tee with simple graphics. For a more edgier look Topless and Drifter do nice in their perspective catagories.
     
  7. PG2G

    PG2G Well-Known Member

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    I'm a fan of the fit on the Trovata tees. Any suggestions that would fit similar?
     
  8. jean_connoisseur23

    jean_connoisseur23 Well-Known Member

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    my favorite graphic tee are:
    boss orange
    morphine generation
    buddhist punk
    amplified
    salvage
    juicy couture
    english laundry
    stussy
     
  9. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    Definitely a fan of the cast prints. The artwork in them is very cool, though I sometimes doubt its originality. Still cool, even if they take the calligraphy from outside sources.
     
  10. viking_mike

    viking_mike Well-Known Member

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    i hate graphic tees because i am too picky and it is hard to come buy ones i like that don't cost as much as a pair of jeans do. some of the dior homme ones aren't bad, but they are more text than graphic (i am not sure but i think they made a gun shot/blood wound tee too as well as the shits, but that was made from sequence and shit). i saw one tee that just had random newspapers on it which was pretty clever. overall i am stumped to find graphic tees i like consistently...sometimes i will find one out of the blue.
     
  11. kronik

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    I believe I'm going with death skull and skull woman. Nice tees.

    I need more graphic tees
     
  12. Dill

    Dill Well-Known Member

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    I have accumulated quite a nice graphic tee collection in the last year or so and my favorite ones are from Trovata, Ever (softest t ever), Rogues Gallery, Jay Allen, and Corpus. I would also really like Rag&Bone tees if I could find a small or the medium fit better.
     
  13. JoMak_NYC

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    What's the most you guys have shelled out for a T-Shirt?
     
  14. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    chateau roux soho tower
     
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    What's the most you guys have shelled out for a T-Shirt?

    Probably the $60 I paid for this. I love the design and fit though.

    I'm also a fan of Corpus tees, and some of the past season Dior Homme stuff, but a lot of the stuff I have is no-name or from threadless.
     
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    I really, really, really really like this shirt that chris from superfuture found at a boutique in Bangkok. [​IMG] It's so refreshing. It takes one of the streetwear cliches (allover prints) and makes it wholly original. No stars, no guns, no skulls, no hardassness, no mystery. Just animals. Brilliant.
     
  17. mass

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    the most i've paid was probably around $35, i don't know if i'd ever go more than that although i've been tempted often to get that cloak shirt from spring 05 (with the bird, ironically enough).

    i also really like riddim driven.
     
  18. JoMak_NYC

    JoMak_NYC Well-Known Member

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    I have a "Beaver Hunting" brown/pink reversible (never worn it on the pink side, doubt i will) by Ben Sherman. I love that shirt.
     
  19. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Love that shirt, Minya. Damn I WANT ONE! [​IMG]
     
  20. Lucky Strike

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    I just came back from Ibiza, and I could kick myself for not buying more of the club/bar/beach club etc. T-shirts they sell there. Some people in Ibiza really know how to make a printed T-shirt.
     

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