To tell you the truth, I’m not a big fan of artistic / designer shirts, not just because I strongly respect and support independent clothing and it’s ways of operating T-shirt business, but also because of the fact there are not many artistic graphics which manage to catch my eye. I think some designers are way too arty and try to please mainstream audience, creating mostly cheap, Picasso look-alike graphics, selling them as some kind of latest trend.
Now, in no way I’m not meaning to tell that New York City based line called Tae Ryan is one of those fashion design lines, evethough I thought so when I first checked their website. But, as every rule has it’s exception, this recently launched clothing line is rather really nice, and I learned they still do their business do-it-yourself way. I think they are very original in what they do and I really like the soft colours they use on their big tee prints, which are sometimes both-sided. Here are some samples of their first line:
As far as the quality goes, Tae Ryan uses discharge ink to give that super soft feel as if there is no ink on there at all. They have also used some plastisol inks where they wanted extra texture. Shirts are 100% cotton, and the company claims that they are super high end quality. In their own words, “each shirt was screened manually, meaning no 2 shirts are alike, each will differ slightly in position and color of the designs, so when you buy a Tae Ryan tee, you really are buying a one of a kind shirt”. I hope the fact Tae Ryan tees can be found in some high end boutiques won’t affect on your decision to buy them online at their nice website.