You don't have to live in the Big Apple to appreciate its homegrown, handcrafted goods. CXXVI T-Shirts ($32) are a great example. Available in a number of designs, some NYC-specific, some not, each is hand printed on a 100% combed cotton tee for a vintage look and ultra-soft feel, and individually number and stamped to highlight each shirt's unique qualities.
Celebrate the evolution of men's hairstyles — both on the head and face — with the Dapper Men T-Shirt ($20). Designed by Jamie Reed of humanshapedrobot, this interesting print features 141 well-known gentlemen, including presidents, rockers, scientists, artists, and more, sporting their iconic hairdo's moustaches, beards, and sometimes all three. Bonus points to anyone who can name all of them.
Just in time for undeadliest of holidays comes The Horde T-Shirt ($18). This black American Apparel tee sports a terrific print of a single character wielding multiple weapons on the roof of a car as a horde (get it?) of zombies surround him. While it won't pass as a costume per se, it's certainly festive, and if you happen to harbor a secret zombie obsession, you'll no doubt find yourself wearing it all year long.
Just in time for the best holiday of the year comes the WeBite T-Shirt ($20). Printed in white and grey onto a black, cranberry, or, our favorite, chocolate tee, this frightfully awesome design features variations on the vampire taken from pop culture, including those from TV, films, video games, comics, cartoons, and, yes, even cereal boxes.
Why a bear would choose to do battle with a tractor is beyond us, but it does make for quite a scene. The Bear vs. Tractor T-Shirt ($25) features a black, white, and red print of the showdown, hand-applied to an American Apparel 50/25/25 coffee-colored tee using custom mixed, professional grade specialty inks. Go bear.
You can not be serious! Celebrate the wild, loud, and long-haired mid-'80s Johnny Mac with the Nike McEnroe Ace T-Shirt ($30). Arriving just in time for this year's U.S. Open, this white, 100% cotton tee features a red and blue screen print of McEnroe in his signature sweatband, ready to smack forehands, backhands, and referees with equal ferocity.
What if Chewbacca wasn't Han Solo's right-hand man aboard the Millennium Falcon, but was instead your local paperboy? Well, the world would be a lot like what's depicted on the Chewbika T-Shirt ($24). Featuring a brownish print of everyone's favorite biking wookie atop a lighter-brown shirt, it's sure to draw more than a few comments on your route.
For many of us, we started hunting in 1985. If only we could have shot that damn laughing dog too. Show your Duck Hunt legacy with this Zapper T-Shirt ($20). Printed on an American Apparel tee, and available in asphalt or orange.
Show the world your unhealthy love for the good stuff with this Bacon Heart T-Shirt ($17). America's national meat deserves a shirt like this. And so do you. Wear it proud, you swine.
Sporting the icon of the wireless generation, the Charge T-Shirt ($20) will have you pledging your allegiance to the battery overlords. Printed on a magically soft American Apparel Tri-Blend tee. Ships pre-charged.
Spacemen plus tentacles equals greatness. The Ode to Joy T-Shirt ($20) features a wonderful illustration of a spaceship being attacked by an unknown tentacled creature, with a noble spaceman fighting it off with some sort of laser-shooting staff. With an all-over print, screened onto a soft silver tee, it's a sure thing.
Show off the innards of the woodgrain wonder with this Exploded 2600 T-Shirt ($17). Displaying the console's awesome vintage hardware, the shirt is printed on an American Apparel tee and is sure to get your joystick in motion.