Graphic Tees: Why Do Most Suck?

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  1. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    This thread pops up a bunch. I personally like graphic tees if you can find the right ones. I have a few that i wear a ton.
     


  2. fudgebutt

    fudgebutt Well-Known Member

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    tank theory and iheartevilgenius are two favorites. yeah, just look at the "dope couture" thread to see crappy graphic t's in action.
     


  3. katon

    katon Well-Known Member

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    The reason graphic tees suck is because T-shirt designers have forgotten the point behind putting graphics on tees. Fortunately for them, T-shirt purchasers have forgotten the point behind wearing tees with graphics on them, so it all evens out.

    A graphic tee should express your interests, or show your associations, or at least be funny. Otherwise, there's no point in bothering with one. Post-ironic content is meaningless. You might as well just wear stripes.
     


  4. Jekyll

    Jekyll Senior member

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    Design by Humans has some really cool stuff. The shirts they use are way too big though. I bought a couple smalls recently thinking they would be similarly sized to an AA small, but they were enormous.


    Shirt.woot has some nice ones occasionally, and they use AA.
     


  5. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    I know I'm gonna take some flak for this, but some of the recent faux-vintage Dolce&Gabbana tee's (I know I feel like a massive douche typing this) work really well. I only have one of the Martini&Rossi ones, but I like it a lot. It looks like a genuine vintage print and has very minimal branding. [​IMG] Some of the other cool ones had vintage video game ad's (Once again sounds awful, but give them a chance)
     


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    I'm in the process of transitioning from hypebeasty fashion back to a more refined and "grown" look, but I must admit I still wear (and like) the occasional graphic T. My favourite brand would have to be graniph (www.graniph.com), perhaps due to the nostalgia of shopping there when I was in Japan a few years ago. I don't like all their designs, but some are pretty cool imo (eg. http://www.graniph.com/product/TSHIR...001003527.html)
     


  7. brissyboy

    brissyboy Senior member

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    no individuality in graphic ts anymore
     


  8. Brennan Huff

    Brennan Huff Senior member

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    those all look so "alternative"
     


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  10. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    Yeah I'm trying to avoid graphic tees now. I have like a draw full of graphic tees I really regret getting =[!
     


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  13. gabby11303

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    Ames Bros. has some ok T's
     


  14. seamless74

    seamless74 Senior member

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    graphic tees=dead...


    why? for so many reasons its not worth talkin bout... but please everyone keep wearing um to make the rest of us look cooler by comparison..
     


  15. Fat-Elvis

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    graphic tees=dead...


    why? for so many reasons its not worth talkin bout... but please everyone keep wearing um to make the rest of us look cooler by comparison..


    are they so last tuesday?


    anyways, graphic ts suck these days because the majority of them have a picture of a fucking skull on them. What the hell is it with graphic shirts and skulls these days? Anybody else notice that?
     


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