Indie Shirt Shops

Yo! I’ll solve it. Solve what you ask. This thing where you’re tired of the same ol’ same ol’ and would like a little taste of something way out there in the funny t shirt biosphere. Well, I got the goods for you, and they come in a little package called TopatoCo. Read my review of this TopatoCo phenomenon sweeping through the rarefied waves of super special appreciators of rare, raw humor.

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Let me tell you about Topatoco. I just stumbled upon this pretty great site that features original designs by hot shit artists that have the slightly skewed perspective on things that the uber creative often possess. It’s not for everybody, but if the other fork in the road is your bag, if twisted takes on culture and life and Lady Gaga and Edward James Olmos, and Jesus riding dinosaurs is something that gives you trembling pleasure, then you probably need to visit soon for maximum sensory stimuli.

The sell prints (as in posters and shit), mugs, books, and accessories (like neckties, magnets, plush toys, and bags, but most important…at least for this blog that features funny t shirts, they have a terrific assortment of shirts that are different than just the latest funny line from a Will Ferrell movie, or a joke about nerds staring at computers, or gamers getting repetitive motion injuries, or bacon. Well, they probably have shirts that cover nearly all that stuff, but it comes from a different, way out angle…like driving rain that looks like it’s going horizontal rather than vertical.

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Party Crashers T Shirts sits on both sides of the fence and in the middle and off to the side and everywhere in between. I’m going to guess they have a multiple of four employees. And, that there’s a Conservative, a liberal, a Libertarian, and political dropout.They each take turns at the conference table offering up their favorite design concepts that espouse their particular political philosophy. Wait, first, the go to the Census or some polling data and figure how many people are estimated to be in each camp. Then, the do so sophisticated arithmetic that figures out total spending power for each group. Then, they assign a certain amount of shirt designs per X dollars of spending power. This, then, is how the decide what shirts get top billing and how many shirts they do for each affiliation. Obviously, Republicans and Tea Party folks are who they are targeting the most.

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The Chou t shirt store specializes in original gamer and nerdy culture designs that will be right up your alley if you spend more than 72% of your time plugged into a game system or on a computer. They hail from Green Bay, Wisconsin (hey neighbor…I’m in Milwaukee!).

Under staff it says Daniel Chou, so I’m thinking we’re talking about a one-man operation or a very small operation, which I love to support, along with prodigious use of the word “apparel.” Some of the shirt concepts seem to be rehashes that I’ve seen before (ie: Canada America’s Hat and Camping is In-Tents), but there are enough original concepts to make a visit to Chou Store worth your while, especially if you take advantage of the Shirt of the Week that’s on super special — $10 at time of posting, which is a pretty sweet deal.

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Just ran into this very nice looking funny t shirt shop based in El Monte, California, which is the little city brother to Del Monte, which specializes in fruit. That’s the next step up from t shirts, but you have to start  somewhere.

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Enter the T-Shirt Chamber

by on December 13, 2010

If you like your funny t shirts a little more on the offensive or at least extra dirty side, then T Shirt Chamber is probably a site you want to check out. Tea Bagging seems to be a favorite pastime, and I’m not talking about marching on Washington D.C. with a bunch of fat, racist white people.

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Joe and Chris Radella have a little family business going over in the Atlanta area called Meanie Wear. I have to admit I kind of like the Meanie dude they’re building their business around. Blood shot eyes, scraggily clump of hair, and a bunch of yogurt covered almonds for teeth.

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I’m thrown for a loop by My God Designs Jesus series. I’m not sure what to make of it. I’m sure this site has its fans, because I know there is a lot of Christians out there that like to push the envelope and be a little  edgy. And, these shirts with Jesus doing things like your favorite bro would do is edgy. It takes the Son of  God out of the robes and sandals and teacher role, and puts him in everyday sportsman or gamer. Not sure how  this works. I guess maybe you’re modernizing the Christ, making him relate-able. Someone that you can play Call  of Duty with and who will also save you from your sins for real.

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La Fraise offers everything you’d expect from a T Shirt shop in France. Very artistic designs, some humor, and some weirdness with a little sexiness thrown in. They have a nice selection of shirts priced at 23 Euros, which is probably about 92 US dollars, but if your thing is a little more artistry and sophistication on your t shirts then you can’t go wrong. But, start looking and figuring out what you want now, because they do a limited run of 500 for each shirt.

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Soge Shirts says:
“We strive to make our shirts compatible with your body, while showing an individual attitude, that only you can bring Soge shirts was started in a park in Escondido CA in late 2007.”

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Soge Shirts Gots the Goods

by on November 19, 2010

I truly enjoy the new operations and the little guys and like to support them as much as I can, so please go check out the Soge Shirts site. Actually, check out the review of Soge Shirts, then go to their site.

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Finally a decent Cigar Guy T Shirt. I’ve been wondering when this day would come for a long time. The Tiger Woods photo captured such a multifaceted, splendid moment, including the insouciant Cigar Guy, that I thought for sure there would be multiple Cigar Guy Shirts to review. But no such luck. This one is pretty good. I’d rather have the entire body, because the outfit and the jaunty stance was absolutely sublime, but, hey, the wig, cigar and fake moustache make for a pretty good attempt.

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