Movember Charity T-Shirt Ideas

Movember Charity T-Shirt Ideas:

You may have noticed that it’s fast approaching that time of the year when we need to add an additional 5 minutes onto our car journeys in the morning because we need to de-ice the car first. It’s also dark when we leave for work in the morning and it’s dark when we arrive home from work, and, for some reason, there’s an increase in the number of men walking around the streets sporting questionable moustaches.

In case you wasn’t sure why they’re doing this it’s because it’s almost officially MOVEMBER SEASON!

That’s right, November is the one time of the year where it’s socially acceptable for men to now only grow moustaches but also feel proud to have one – which is great for those of us who not only have the ability to grow a moustache but also for those of us who secretly like having a caterpillar growing just below our nose.

Don’t fit into either of these categories? Not a problem as you can still show you support for Movember by wearing an epic moustache-tic (see what I did there?) charity T-Shirt.

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Adobe Celebrates the world’s cheesiest stock photos by sticking them on T-Shirts

We’ve all seen something that’s so bad it’s brilliant. For example, stock photos. You know the ones I’m talking about – the kind that features carefully set-up situations showing things like “smiling woman using computer in office,” or “well-dressed man smiles at phone,” or, maybe “man smiles for no reason eating an apple.”

It’s fair to say that these photos are so corny that they make some of your dad’s jokes look like they were carefully curated by comedy geniuses, especially as some of the images have the ability to provoke grimaces of discomfort among creative people who are looking to use specific photos in their latest projects.

To celebrate the existence of these infamous snaps, and to promote their own brand spanking new stock service, Adobe has recently selected a few of its favourites and decided to print them on clothing and other apparel!

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Justin Bieber sells old Marilyn Manson merch as his own for a cool profit.

Merchandise is one of the biggest revenue streams for any music artist. Whether you’re a band that’s starting out, or if you’re an established artist, creating merch to sell to your adoring fans can generate the funds that you need to keep doing what you love to do.

Creating your own designs is where it gets difficult, having to sit there and come up with different designs which you think that your fans will love can be daunting, difficult and frustrated.

How can you overcome this? Rob someone else’s and sell it as your own of course!

It seems that Justin Bieber has decided to do this by selling an old Marilyn Manson T-shirt as his own merchandise at the high-end department store, Barney’s, in New York.

The T-shirt features Manson’s face printed on to the front with the name altered to spell “Mar1lyn Man50n”. The biggest difference comes when you flip the T-shirt round as on the back it features the world “BIGGER THAN SATAN – BIEBER” with the Bieber part being written in a Goth Metal font.

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On a recent Instagram post, Jerry Lorenzo (Bieber’s merchandise designer) explained how Manson had given him permission to ‘reinterpret’ his old T-shirts:

“Thank you Marilyn Manson for signing off on the ‘Bigger Than Satan’ JB T-shirt. Thanks for understanding our approach and reinterpreting your vision. I never would of thought that printing on my vintage T-shirt collection would take me this far.”

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While Bieber is selling his own Manson merch, it appears that Manson is showing his love for Bieber as well after being spotted wearing a Justin Bieber tee while he was on tour back in February. Bieber also posted a selfie of him and Manson on his Instagram page during a night out in Los Angeles back in March.

If you’re thinking of getting your own JB/Manson merch, you can get the redesigned tee for a mere £148 (that’s only £130 more than the original Manson T-Shirt would have cost you!).

Manson has also recently announced that his new album ‘Say10’ will be released on Valentine’s Day in 2017.

Lionel Messi: Should He Retire or Continue to Fight?

“I’ve done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion,” these are the words of a certain Argentinian superstar after the Copa America final defeat to Chile just last week.

One of the best football players in the world, Lionel Messi has declared that he wants to quit playing for the Argentinian international team. The real question is it time for him to retire? or is he just tired of losing?

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Not surprisingly, the whole of Argentina is against the decision, the love Messi and want him to continue playing for the national team. They know and understand that Messi is their best player and that they would continue to compete on a world stage without him wearing the number 10 jersey. It is, however, unfair to make Messi responsible for the losses when then the team is composed of more players, coaches, and even the supporters.

Once Messi announced his decision to retire, two more players from the national team, Aguero and Mascherano, have also started to contemplate their international futures as well. To many people, these three losses would spark the end of the Argentinian international team until the new generation of players starts stepping up and taking their places.

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The comments that he’s tired of losing comes after his fourth final loss with the Argentina and he’s admitted that he feels responsible for the losses and the failures of the team, not simply in the finals but in all of Argentina’s competitive fixtures. But this last time, the Copa America final against Chile was the straw that broke the camels back. Messi, unable to hide his disappointment any further, decided it was time to call it a day.

The announcement sent shock waves around the world as no one would have expected that Messi was ready to hang up his Argentina jersey for good at the age of only 29 – especially as he was planning on continuing his career with Barcelona.

Some of Messi’s achievements include winning: Five FIFA World Player of the Year Awards, eight Spanish La Liga titles, four Champions League titles and the Olympic gold medal with Argentina in 2008 and not to mention the amount of money he raises through printed merchandise – with this impressive list of titles should he rethink his decision to retire?

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So, what side are you on? Do you agree with Lionel and lose his presence at the 2018 World Cup finals? Or do you think that he should continue to fight for his country? Obviously, the fairest thing to do would be to support him in whichever decision he decides to make. After all, he has given us all some of the best moments in football’s history.

Let me know in the comments below if you think Messi should stay or go.

The 10 most expensive T-Shirts

So, you may have seen an article I wrote about the most expensive T-Shirt in the world. In this article, I spoke about a T-Shirt from Bungie game Destiny which originally appeared as though it would cost and eye-watering $777,772.77 for a T-Shirts.

As it transpired, this wasn’t the most expensive T-Shirt in the world as a massive discount was applied if you completed certain challenges within the game. But, this got me thinking about what the most expensive T-Shirt actually is. I mean, T-Shirts are cool and they can make a statement but surely, there’s a limit which people will pay for a T-Shirt right? apparently, wrong.

Here’s a list of the 10 most expensive T-Shirts that I found being sold on eBay. I should state that with these T-Shirts they are actually collectors items so it’s not just someone looking to make quick money by selling a grubby T-Shirt online.

10.

Michael Jackson Thriller baseball shirt: $1,000

Michael Jackson – a hero to many, the Prince of pop, a tragic loss. All these things come to mind when talking about Michael Jackson (at least for his music abilities).

When it comes to memorabilia, there are many fans who would love to purchase a vintage Michael Jackson baseball shirt but the downside is that not everyone would be able to afford it – especially when the T-Shirt is priced at a whopping $1,000 (£770.24 by today’s exchange rate) on eBay.

9.

Iron Maiden 1980 British tour shirt: $1,050

If you were an Iron Maiden fan and was a festival goer in the 80’s you may remember Iron Maiden’s British tour of 1980. Unfortunately, due to the small fact of not being born until 1985, I wasn’t able to attend.

However, if I wanted to get myself a memento from the tour I could splash our a pricey $1050 (£808.60) to remind me of what I missed out on.

8.

David Bowie 1976 film shirt: $2,000

This year was tragic for the music industry as we’ve lost a number of legends. As a big Bowie fan, the T-Shirt above does have a certain appeal to me, although, I must admit it’s not the best Bowie T-Shirt that I’ve seen.

What’s more, I find the $2,000 (£1,540.85) a bit of a stumbling block as well – looks like I’m going to have to miss out on this particular design.

7.

The Runaways 1977 tour shirt: $2,000

1977, the year of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, the Ford Fiesta went on sale in the UK and it was cool to have fluorescent kisses dotted all around your favourite ‘The Runways’ T-Shirt.

2016, the year of BREXIT, England losing to Iceland in the Euro’s and the year it’ll cost you $2,000 (£1,540.85) to buy a ‘The Runways’ T-Shirt with pink fluorescent kisses dotted all over it.

6.

New York Dolls album shirt (1973): $2,500

This T-Shirt was originally purchased back in 1973 so it does have the vintage and retro angle on its side. However, does this mean that a price tag of $2,500 (£1926.49) is justifiable? Unlikely.

That’s the price that an eBay user was selling this class New York Dolls T-Shirt for. The unique design of a woman bending over may be more questionable today that it was back then, however, even the most hardened of Dolls fan would struggle to afford this.

5.

Pink Floyd 1971 Relics album shirt: $3,000

What do you get if you cross a yellow T-Shirt with a rather weird design on the front? $3,000 (£2,311.70) apparently. That’s what one eBayer was charging customers who were interested in Pink Floyd’s 1971 Relics album T-Shirt.

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The Who 1973 staff shirt: $6,000

In 1973, The Who played a concert in Chicago where they gave their event staff the above T-Shirts which seemed like a nice gesture at the time.

I don’t think anyone expected that these T-Shirts would eventually go on sale for $6,000 (£4,625.23)! A nice bonus for the staff there!

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Woodstock 1969 festival shirt: $10,000 (on 'sale' for $7K)

This Woodstock 1969 T-Shirt represents a fantastic bargain, OK, maybe not but a $3,000 discount isn’t to be sniffed at.

The only problem is that this T-Shirt had an original asking price of $10,000! That bargain doesn’t look quite so good now does it?

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Led Zeppelin 1979 Knebworth concert shirt: $10,000

For this T-Shirt I have to give a tip of the hat to by dad as he is the reason why I listened to Led Zep when I was younger so for this reason, I’m pretty sure he’d appreciate this T-Shirt which was created back in 1979 when Led Zepplin played in Knebworth.

The only problem is that I don’t have a whole lotta cash to afford the $10,000 price.

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The Beatles 1966 Butcher cover t-shirt: $20,000

OK, The Beatles are quite possibly my favourite all-time band. There’s not a song that they’ve done which I don’t like, but even I’d draw the line at paying $20,000 to buy a T-Shirt.

The seller on this item claimed that she got it from someone who claims to have received it from John Lennon himself. To pay that much money for a T-Shirt I hope she got proof of this! Especially as the advertising picture show’s a dirty T-Shirt which looks as though it’s been laid on a driveway – for $20,000 you’d think it would be kept in better condition!

Top 50 T-Shirts of all time: 30-21

In this post, I’m going to get my top T-Shirts of all time down to the final 20. In the last post, we saw some great entries which could have easily got into the top 20 but I think that the T-Shirts below all have something else which helped to set them apart.

Read on below to see the list from 30-21 and, as always, let me know in the comments if you agree or disagree.

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