Mul-Tee-Purposed

Mul-Tee-Purposed on Regan Smith Clarke

Fads, trends, and styles change however graphic tees are the one thing that remains consistent in the fashion industry. T-shirts with graphics never go out of style. This is because they are highly versatile and can easily adapt to ongoing shifts and changes especially in the tumultuous fashion world. They can be coupled with jeans for a laid-back look or paired with a blazer and trousers to add originality to a stiff business suit. Simply shifting the graphic to another area on the shirt gives a t-shirt whole new feel.

Tees were born in the 19th century as an undergarment for laborers. Eventually workers stopped wearing shirts over them and the T-shirt was born. Decades later, artists began to use the garment as their canvas and soon businesses followed. Logos, advertisements, quotes, pictures, etc. began to dress up the average T-shirt and tees became a symbol of individuality.

What is even better about tees is you never have to throw them out. As we know, fashion trends cycle through, so it is tough to throw something out knowing that somewhere down the line that jean jacket will be useful again. With tees, they never expire. Even if they do reach their end of life, there are many uses in their afterlife. Do you have a tee that you just can’t toss but is no longer wearable in public? Pair it with PJ’s, toss it in your gym bag, do you have a DIY project that you don’t want to ruin your “everyday clothes”? Wear your tee.

If by chance you extradite a tee from your wardrobe, pass it off to that relative who inherits the hand-me-downs. No donor relative? Then give it to a local shelter for the less privileged. It is not like a suit or sweater that may not fit, have you ever met someone who cannot pull off a tee?

Tees are friendly in all professions and I haven’t met one person who can’t wear one. As mentioned above, with the right suit they add pizzazz in the work environment; painters like to use them as their own canvas while they are busy at their craft. Bands utilize tees to promote their image and the list goes on and on.

So how and where do you wear your tee?

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Hide Your Arms review of Regan Smith Clarke’s Fall Line

Hide Your Arms reviews Regan Smith Clarke's fall line

The reviews are rolling in. As nice it is to hear positive feedback, it’s the not-so-positive reviews that you learn from the most. I respect my peers in the community and always appreciate criticism — especially when it is constructive.

I understand not everyone is going to love what I’m doing and I’m totally cool with that. People like Andy know what they are talking about and its commentary like his that will undoubtedly help me grow as a designer, artist and member of the community.

Click here to read the Hide Your Arms review of my new fall line.

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The Freshstock at F.A.M.E.

The Freshstock at FAME Fashion Show

Northern Cal folks take note, our boys over at The Freshstock will be attending the Fashion Art Music Exhibition(F.A.M.E.) tomorrow in San Jose. They’ve got some big news to share as well:

We will be unveiling our very own Online Store! Yes you heard right, The Freshstock will now have a full online e-commerce store where you will be able to purchase directly from us some of the fresh brands you see featured on the site. Come down to San Jose this Saturday and see it first hand.

F.A.M.E. is a bi-annual event that brings together the aesthetic elements of streetwear culture. It strives to collectively gather fashion, art and music to exhibit the work of passionate artists of every caliber and every medium. F.A.M.E. offers a space for those hustling day in and day out to exhibit their contributions to the streetwear life.

Read more about it on Freshstock.com

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Industry Intelligence: Threadbird for Regan Smith Clarke

Threadbird Printing Interview for Regan Smith Clarke

The clothing industry is one of many moving parts. For every high profile designer, there are thousands of photographers, marketing professionals and independent designers who quietly do their part to keep our community vibrant and relevant. These individuals deserve their recognition.

In an effort to make sure that happens, I would like to introduce you all to new feature that will appear regularly on ReganSmithClarke.com. Each month, you will be hearing from these unsung heroes who keep it real each and every day.


First up is my homie Nick Roccanti from Threadbird Printing(formally known as Storenvy Printing). Check out what’s going on in the world of printing:

Name, rank and why we should care?
My name is Nick Roccanti. I am the co-founder and owner of Threadbird (formally known as Storenvy Printing).

Threadbird, a full service Screen Printer & Merchandising Company specializes in high-quality printing at affordable prices. Currently operating 5 screen printing presses and producing over 1 million shirts/impressions per year, the shop has been in operation since 1999 and backed by a 40 man team.

What are you working on right now? What future plans are in the works? Plug your shit!
Most of my time is going into the launch of Threadbird. We recently decided it would be best for everyone to split the printing shop previously known as Storenvy.com. Even though we are just changing the name a lot of work goes into it; coming up with the new name (that seemed to be the hardest part), legal documents, new website, etc.

Who or what has been the biggest influence on your work?
My family is probably my biggest influence. My parents owned and ran their own business and I know how hard they worked at it. More importantly they always tried to be honest businessmen.

What is the hardest lesson you have ever had to learn?
The hardest lesson I learned is being to loose with credit and giving clients credit lines. In the beginning I was open to give a credit line to someone because I wanted their business. I easily lost $20,000 due to this and that hurt. Now I don’t let anyone borrow money, except for a handful of select people, whom I know extremely well and have been working with for a long time. I have learned there is always a chance something will go wrong; someone’s great idea will flop and they will not have the money to pay you back or that big tour didn’t go as well as planned.

Last book read, movie watched, record listened to?
Last Book: I’m currently working on the “Star Wars: New Jedi Order Series”
Movie Watched: “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” (It was amazing.)
Record: Circa Survive: ‘Blue Sky Noise’

Fill in the blank: “I wouldn’t be where I am today without _____.”
Jesus

Last words?
If you have never printed through Threadbird/Storenvy Printing, please drop me an e-mail so I can talk to you about what we do! nick@threadbird.com or visit the site at www.threadbird.com

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RSC: The Social Media Event – Part 1

Regan Smith Clarke Social Media Event: Part 1

What’s good, America?

As you know, the new RSC fall line just dropped. We have a great selection of new designs we are totally excited to share with you. We are even more excited to share them with your friends.

See that message and link below? We are asking our loyal friends and followers to post it to your Facebook profile on the morning of Monday, October 11. Are you on Twitter? Post the same message – but make sure to include the official #RSC hashtag. Make sure to link back to the RSC facebook fan page or twitter profile, I’ll be offering a win a shirt for you and your friend deal:

Facebook: Regan Smith Clarke Fall 2010 Line Now Available: http://bit.ly/cquxoE
Twitter: Regan Smith Clarke Fall 2010 Line Now Available: http://bit.ly/cquxoE #RSC

Part two of our social media event schedule is coming in November. Get ready to mark your calendar for some live-action ragin’. You don’t want to miss it. Thanks homies!!

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Fall 2010 Collection Now Available

Regan Smith Clarke Fall 2010 Collection Now Available

New website, new webstore, new line are all up and ready to go. Make sure to check out all the new shirts: http://shop.regansmithclarke.com

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Please Stand By

RSC website re-design

As you can see I’m in the process of re-designing my website for the fall release. Everything should be in order shortly, thanks!

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RSC Fall 2010 Preview

RSC Fall 2010 Preview

As we approach the fall we’re blessed with cooler temperatures, better beers and some new RSC shirts. I’ve been working on my fall line for the past few months and it feels great to see everything finally coming together. Two weeks ago I teamed up with one of Boston’s best photographers Zac Wolf to shoot my entire fall line. Here’s a little sneak peek of what went down. The fall line will drop towards the beginning of October.

RSC Fall 2010

RSC Fall 2010

RSC Fall 2010

RSC Fall 2010

Check out more of Zac Wolf’s work here

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