Sunday, January 09, 2011

T-shirts and Doyle

So we're in the middle of a bit of early spring cleaning around in going through what clothing fits or is worn out and in need of replacing. Granted, most of it won't be replaced until we get to Florida in a few months time. We are not too shallow to brave the hordes and hit an outlet mall near St. Pete's.

However, I have discovered something disturbing. My t-shirt collection currently sucks.

I've always prided myself on having a decent t-shirt collection. You know, something with a bit of humour or a bit of history to it. I have a beloved Guinness shirt that has been around since the early 90s. Alas, it recently got some paint on the sleeve, so we'll have to see. It might be in need of replacing. It's not like I drink Guinness, but I still like the shirt.

But the rest of my fun shirts have worn out. Or they weren't as fun as I thought they were going to be because the sizing was wrong or the material was crap. Regardless, I am in need of new t-shirts.

Now, there's no shortage of t-shirt websites out there, but I figured since I have a readership out there, I'd check and see what sites people like. And it's not enough to have fun designs or be cheap. I'm done with cheap t-shirts. So, for example, if the site is using American Apparel then forget about it. Ever since Living Planet switched over to them I won't buy from them anymore. I've been burned by one too many fun t-shirts with cheap material from them.

So yeah, if readers have a site they would recommend for fun, good quality shirts, pass it along. I'm in dire need of an upgrade.

Oh, one other things, more of a housekeeping note, Republic of Doyle's new season begins this Wednesday. As I seemed to be the only person reviewing individual episodes online (well, The Scope had a snarky Twitter feed) I think I'll keep doing it again this year. Of course, the massive traffic boost the blog gets whenever I do one of these reviews has nothing to do with it at all.

So stay tuned Wednesday evening for the return of the Doyle Reviews.

Last Five
1. This river is wild - The Killers
2. Intimate secretary - The Raconteurs
3. Carrying Cathy - Ben Folds
4. I tried to leave you (live) - Leonard Cohen*
5. That's entertainment - The Jam


Anonymous said...

If you watch The Big Bang Theory you've probably noticed the t-shirts worn on the show. There's a site that shows you where to get some of them. You can find it here:

Also Threadless is great for t-shirts. You can even submit your own ideas which is kind of fun! They are here:

On another note, I've never been much of a blog reader but I stumbled across yours while researching moving to IQA. Thanks for all the info! It's been a great help! And needless to say I've been reading your blog ever since. Keep it up!

Clare said...

My favourite t-shirt store is Woot shirts ( ). I own several. Check out The Reckoning to see what has currently survived. They only keep shirts that sell the most, until they get knocked off the list. One of my shirts (Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" in the shape of a Raven has survived on the list for almost 3 years).

My current favourite is no longer there, alas. It is wonderfully doubly geeky. Portraits of four Renaissance artists - Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, and Da Vinci with coloured bands across their eyes, and a rat.

KOTN said...

I want the one with the WiFi detector, and the Lego one.

Elizabeth said...

I love these for my husband

Thanks for the addictive blog . . . we're coming up in March and your FAQ was awesome :)

Clare said...

Another cool t-shirt website I just stumbled upon.