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3. Threadless: Okay, not a blog, I know, but I've yet to find a fashion blog that doesn't make me want to heave my iMac down 12 flights of stairs from reading sentence after sentence of, "OMG Im in luv with prada! Lol!" and I wanted to include a link for all the apparel distributors out there.*
There are a bunch of sites like Threadless on the Web (Cafepress, etc.) where users can upload and sell their own T-shirt patterns, but I like Threadless because its Web design makes browsing through dozens of shirts fast and easy. The designs presented skew a bit towards ironic-hipster styles, but a lot of the embellishments are fashion-forward, clever and eye-catching nonetheless (note the off-center imprints, like this and this, a trend known to be on the rise). If you're looking for design ideas, browsing through the dozens of tees offered here might help you design something sharp and original, while helping you keep an eye on design trends besides.
*If anyone has a fashion blog they'd like to share that's actually relevant to our industry and isn't completely annoying, please pass it my way.
Until next week,
CHARLES PLYTER FACT OF THE WEEK: I want to make something clear: I 100 percent blame Charlie's precious Yankees for the mass transit strike that is currently happening in Philly. Don't follow my logic? Just picture A-Rod and Jeter riding back to NYC, laughing and smoking huge cigars as they count huge rolls of cash and toss bottles of steroids at each other playfully. Makes more sense now, doesn't it?