Monday, May 24, 2010


Let's face it. Ed Hardy T-shirts are for frikkin' tools. There. I said it. They took distinctive vintage tattoos and slapped them on overpriced shirts so that all the L.A. wannabes could look cool as they troll the Sunset Strip.

Well, I have a secret for all of you Basement dwellers: Out of Print Clothing, a T-shirt company that tags itself, "Books on shirts. Shirts on a mission."

They celebrate the world’s great stories through fashion by featuring iconic and often out of print book covers by the likes of Fitzgerald, Kerouac, Orwell et al.

The company works closely with artists, authors and publishers to license the content that lands in their collection. The best part? Each shirt is treated to feel soft and worn like a well-read book. Me, myself? I love the feel of a thin, well-worn t-shirt. Nothing better...

With iPads and Pods, tweets and pokes, Nooks and Kindles, who knows what form books will come in a decade from now. With that said, Out of Print feels it's more important than ever to reflect on an individual's experience with great literary art before it's forever changed. And better way than to immortalize it all with a cool T-shirt?

What’s your story? Wear it proud.

And remember... Burn your Ed Hardy shirts. You don't wanna look like this guy:

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  1. Thanks for the link and information. Of all the Ed Hardy products out there, I can't decide which is the most disgusting: The Ed Hardy Bed Sheet Set (ACK!) or Ed Hardy Cologne.

  2. Cheers Anthony. The "well worn" t's are pretty much all I wear so I may have a look at these.

  3. Huh. If they have a The Man Who Was Thursday t-shirt, I may just have to buy one.

    What kind of a person would wear a Lolita shirt, I don't want to know.

  4. Well fashion me in Fitzgerald!!! And there's a Kerouac for you too? Oh Ant ... this is the wardrobe authors were made to sport, Sport.

    Grand share edgy guy!
    ~ Absolutely F.Scottin' happy Kate

  5. Confession: I have never heard of an Ed Hardy shirt. But these are wicked! They do need to have a Poe shirt of some sort, although I do like the 1984 one.

  6. Nice T shirts, very original,
    Check out "Radio Kerouac" t shirt in my shop.


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