August 31, 2010
Today’s featured design appears to have two different names. The tank top is called “Squid Swarm,” but the identical design on a t-shirt is simply called “Squids.” Both are available only in Womens sizes in the colors shown. (Although they have a Mens shirt called “Squid Swarm,” it is actually a different design! But let’s save that for another post, shall we?)
“A reprint of a Squidfire classic on a green m￩lange racerback tank top. Tri-Blend (50% Polyester / 25% Cotton / 25% Rayon) construction.”
“A new look on a Squidfire classic. This three color print on an American Apparel purple shirt features a school of octopi [sic] lounging by some seaweed.”
One final observation…the cephalopods depicted on these shirts seem a little confused on whether they are squids or octopuses. They are torpedo-shaped like a squid, but they seem to be missing fins. Furthermore, they have eight arms, but there is no sign of the pair of long feeding tentacles found on most squid. They could, I suppose, be a type of Octopus Squid (like Taningia danae), but if that were the case, they should have really HUGE fins. Of course, I would know better than to be a nit-picky bio geek when in the company of lovely ladies such as these! Sure I do.
December 1, 2009
Today’s edition of the Shopping Guide focuses on cephalopod-themed clothing, but first, here’s our regularly scheduled installment of T-shirt Tuesday…
Shirts start at $15.99, are available in a rainbow of color combinations, and did I mention the octopus with a moustache wearing a bow tie and flourishing a top hat? Also, there’s just two days left of their big Cyber Monday sale! All orders over $40 are 25% off.
As we know, Threadless designs sell out fast, particularly when they’re on sale, so act fast!
I’ve already featured several different Squidfire designs, but I’ve barely scratched the surface of their vast selection of cephalopod shirts. They are all currently on sale (and all in stock, as far as I can tell), so any of them would be appropriate for this list. For example, here’s the SquidFire Emblem polo. It normally costs $32, but it’s temporarily reduced in price to $27. Buy it now from Squidfire.com.
Diesel Sweeties Pixel Socks
Diesel Sweeties is a webcomic by R. Stevens about robots, music, and geek love. Looking for clever, ironic, and/or pixilated gift ideas? Then check out the Diesel Sweeties Store! These women’s knee socks—produced in cahoots with Sock It To Me of Portland, OR—feature an entire school of adorable cyclopian squid and are only $6.99 a pair!
The Etsy community seems to be a nigh-unlimited source of hand-made cephalopod products, but for the purposes of rounding out tonight’s list, I’m going to narrow things down to neck ties only. Let’s begin with a rather familiar looking design…
(Click the images to visit the each seller’s Etsy shop.)
September 22, 2009
It has been pointed out to me that this shirt by SquidFire is not, technically, a T-shirt. Therefore, I have adjusted the title of the today’s post accordingly.
The “Giant Octopus” polo features two octopi, whose arms seem to be tangled in a virtual Gordian Knot of tentacles.
It can be purchased for $32 (USD) at Squidfire.com.
September 8, 2009
August 25, 2009
Man, what a crappy day. I nearly forgot it was T-shirt Tuesday!
This shirt—which is a good visual approximation of what my brain feels like tonight—is the aptly-named “Squidplosion” by SquidFire, an online apparel company that I promise we’ve not seen the last of here. This post is also the debut of the “T-shirts I don’t own” tag. You know, just in case…