For some, blogs are just a way of doing content marketing, but you and I know that they’re so much more than that. A blog is a way to connect with your readers and keep them updated on what’s happening. It is the voice and soul of a website. They can be funny, serious, depressive, creative, corporative and anything else you can imagine.
In the t-shirt industry blogs are not only for advertising customised t-shirts, but also a way to be creative and stay updated with the latest production methods (like printing techniques) and trends. In the following list you’ll find blogs that talk about, reviews, design, creativity, pop culture and much more.
Sit back and enjoy the Top 20 blogs of 2016.
Let’s just get this one out of the way first, shall we? Some of you might think it is a bit tacky to include ourselves in the top t-shirt blog list we’re creating ourselves (we feel it a bit too, that’s why we’re #20 and not #1), but let us explain. In three years we have evolved from a single blog that got updated twice or three times a week by freelance writers to a full blown content umbrella that is in reality two blogs in one. We have a full-time writer, content manger and graphic designer, on top of freelance writers that work constantly on providing you with the best and most entertaining content we can produce. If you like what we do, then don’t worry because we’re not going anywhere. This is just getting started.
Shameless self-promotion done, let’s move on with the list.
If you enjoy obscure pop culture and cult films then you cannot miss this blog. Check out Jose’s favourite 80’s tees to see what I’m talking about. It is nostalgia content at its best. Found Item Clothing does not only talk about t-shirts though it features many other collector items, which I why I didn’t place it higher on the list.
#18 T-shirt Guru
This blog updates daily with t-shirt mockups of some of the newest t-shirt designs out there. The Guru also offers sections specialised in funny, contests and tee reviews.
Colin, a young college student, started this blog because of his love for printed t-shirts. Even though he doesn’t wear them so much anymore, he still runs a blog that offers reviews and special promotions about t-shirt designs. Colin, please update more often. We love your witty comments!
If you’re a t-shirt designer then you should ad this blog to your bookmarks. It is updated constantly with the latest t-shirt contests, its participants and winners. If you ask me, taking part in these kind of competitions allows you to not only earn a little bit of extra cash, but also update your portfolio.
I Love Your T-shirt spreads the love for our favourite garment through specialised content like brand reviews and design showcasing. I personally love the menu on their header.
#14 Pop Culture Tees
This blog is a little bit risqué and dares to go where other t-shirt bloggers don’t. Take a look at this Fifty Shades of Grey tee. Centred on pop culture, the website features some of the best garments tackling the hottest issues. We would only like to see it being updated more often, though.
#13 Fancy T-shirts
If you’re into highly detailed printed t-shirts then this is the blog for you. Here you’ll find some of the best t-shirt designs on the web. Instead of focusing on brands like other websites, Fancy T-shirts focuses on the garment itself and handpicks only the coolest.
#12 Tee Reviewer
It does just what it says, t-shirts and apparel shops reviews. Unlike other blogs on this list that focus on design showcasing platforms and creator interviews, this site centres on the quality of the garments themselves by giving honest feedback. The downside? It doesn’t get updated very often.
In their ten year history, Cottonable has become a reference when it comes to discovering new and obscure t-shirt designers. It is a great source for people who like something different and don’t feel identified with what retailers may be selling on the high street. Their approach is simple, but effective. This might just be the place where you discover your new favourite tee.
#10 Hide Your Arms
Hide Your Arms is a straightforward and simple blog and I mean it in the best possible way. Do you want to know new t-shirt brands without all the spam? Then this is the right place. The website is updated frequently and is curated to feature only the best of upcoming proposals, you’ll only find quality design here.
#9 Tee Rater
Tee Rater searches all over the web for the coolest t-shirts it can find and puts them together on neatly organised posts. If you’re into funny t-shirts or just enjoy browsing through clever garments as you would a BuzzFeed post then you should definitely check out this place.
To save you from wasting time on searching, The Shirt List does the work for you and finds and reviews of the greatest t-shirts around. This includes limited edition pieces that won’t be available for long. One cool feature is that if you like a particular model, it suggests other similar ones.
A cool looking blog that offers high quality designed t-shirts separated into different categories. It doesn’t have as many options as other websites, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, I think in this case quality speaks louder than quantity.
Typotees is a blog devoted exclusively to typographic tees. Here you’ll find all kinds of t-shirts as long as there is some kind of font printed on them. Some of them are funny, some controversial and others downright rude, but still interesting nonetheless. It is highly addictive too! Before I realised I had spend a good ten minutes browsing through all of the designs.
A one of a kind website that is not only a blog, but also a platform for t-shirt designers to showcase their best works. The website caters to the fans, the otakus, the committed ones who wait with anticipation every Game of Thrones episode only to discuss theories with other fellow fans. Whether Pokémon or Star Wars, our friends at TeeHunter have made it easy for you to find the t-shirt you’re looking for.
This blog features content on all things t-shirt related. On top of articles, the site also features a YouTube channel where his charismatic host Adam makes t-shirt reviews and unboxes new products. It also features a guest post from yours truly, so don’t forget to check it out.
A platform that offers content specialised on the design aspect of the industry, which is a nice change considering most of the other blogs talk about t-shirts, but not the designers that are behind it. It makes sense considering the website was started by three graphic designers. Now they’re a studio and offer freelance design work to anyone who might need a creative garment. Make sure you sign up to receive their cool freebies!
An online magazine that talks about everything t-shirts. Want to learn about how to kickstart your t-shirt selling business? They have an article for that. Want to learn about new and up-and-coming designers? They got that too. Ever since starting in 2008, T-Shirt magazine Online has become in probably the biggest online publication specified in the US t-shirt industry.
If you’ve been around the t-shirt industry for a while then chances are you’ve heard of Threadless, but in case you haven’t I’ll get you up to speed: It is a community of artists and designers where everyone is invited to showcase their designs on the platform. Every week the submitted artwork gets voted by the Threadless community and the most popular go on to production and put for sale. It is a great way to showcase your work, earn a bit of cash and get to know like minded people. What’s neat about their blog is that it doesn’t generally talk about t-shirts specifically, but about creativity while highlighting interesting artists and inspiration sources.
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