It’s almost summer, allegedly, even if the best you can hope for from the weather right now is freezing your ass off in Citi Field’s cheap seats. Summer, of course, means going to thrift shops and finding basketball jerseys to wear both because they are comfortable and because they’re still timely, because the NBA playoffs last until around August or it feels like that anyway. What if you don’t want to go to a thrift store though, because they’re too dirty or you’re taking a (non-violent) stand against Macklemore? Well, Urban Outfiters has your back with their Bushwick jersey/tanktop thing! (more…)
For anyone with actually had doubts, Urban Outfitters revealed itself as just another heartless corporation when this whole donating-to-Santorum controversy popped up a ways back. Now the hipster Walmart has eschewed Che Guevara in lieu of a new T-shirt mascot: Mitt “Americia” Romney. This line of Romney shirts would be some mawkish form of irony (UO’s bread and butter) were the election over, much like this Nixon tee, but with the heat still on and the outcome unclear, is there any other way to interpret the wearing of it as an endorsement of Mittens? (more…)
Our feelings about Brooklyn Industries are forever mixed, particularly because of this very non-Brokelyn priced travesty, but this is a bit of karma for the company in a positive direction: the trendy clothier has started selling a shirt to support the Brooklyn Public Library. From now through May 7, 20 percent of the $28 shirt sales of the limited-edition shirt design for men, women and children will go to the library to help buy new books, DVDs and eBooks. It’s the company’s second of shirt collaboration with the library; other “for a cause” shirts available right now include this America The Beautiful one celebrating gay marriage to benefit a group that works with homeless LGBT youth and this “Jobs Forever” one that helps a group that helps bring technology to under-priveleged school kids (which is on sale for the downright cheap BI price of $10). The library, in case you didn’t know, is always in need of money for more books. If this whole shirt scheme strikes you sour, you can always donate to the library directly here.
Hey, it’s politics Friday at Brokelyn! Beyonce, the honorary first lady of Brooklyn, has designed this shirt to raise money to help Barack Obama keep his job when he goes up against that guy who likes to fire people. The design is … interesting. It looks kind of like it was made by the kids who signed my shirt at 5th grade field day (“Good luck this summer! K.I.T. Barry!”) But, whatever, she’s had The Most Important Baby of Our Time to gestate! Would you ever wear this thing? What if it were a Beyonce designed sweater vest instead?
So, Brokie Brokertons, we’re soon to unleash some fashtastic new t-shirt designs by our pal Bob Bland of Brooklyn Royalty, and we’re putting our first-edition t-shirts on clearance for just ten smackers! These $10 Brokelyn t-shirts not only look spiffo and invite pleasant exchanges with strangers on the street, they also make great gifts for out-of-staters in search of street cred, particularly mall town dwellers and bible college graduates. We only have select sizes and colors left so act now or forever pay more. Getcha Brokelyn t-shirt right here!
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This is one of our interns, Trevor, working hard to dig up stories that make your Brooklyn existence easier, cheaper and more fun. Trevor, an NYU grad who lives in Bushwick, has spent the summer calling up every CSA in Brooklyn so you don’t have to, sussing out date ideas, downloading free software to test, and more. Much more.
What does he ask in return? Only that you read his articles and email them to your friends from time to time. Comment on them when you’re so moved. And buy a
$20 $19.99 t-shirt so we can have a kickass intern party at the end of the summer. Buy one t-shirt and Trevor can have two beers at the party. If you buy two t-shirts, he can have three beers and two items of his choice off of the appetizer tray. Three t-shirts, and you get an autographed printout of your favorite Trevor story. Four t-shirts and maybe… you could lend him one?
Today from 5 to 8, the Brooklyn-based online music store Insound will be having a keg-fueled warehouse sale of heavily discounted vinyl, silk-screened posters and t-shirts, and impossible-to-find CDs. From 5 to 8, 61 Greenpoint Ave., near Franklin, Suite 225. More details here.
Those who thought Canal Jeans had vanished from the city’s radar in 2002 were only partially right.
Since the Broadway location shuttered, it’s no longer a closet-refilling station for NYU students and New Jersey high-school kids dying to land “most individualistic” in their class superlatives. (Do they still have those?) But Canal Jeans, or at least an intriguingly decrepit version of it, lives on behind the Target on Nostrand Avenue, and it remains a place where the adventurous budgeteer could come away with a bag full of finds, if not an afternoon’s amusement. (more…)
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