Well it’s fall here in Croatia, Halloween is coming tomorrow night, and what a better time to present a tee which is called “Falling Time” than this? Asking for a review at my blog, Sebastian from Canaduh’s clothing line 604Republic was very kind and offered me a chance to choose a shirt I liked the best from their online shop. My eye caught this wonderful design with a Victorian-looking man falling down and I liked the title, so my choice was obvious. And in case you haven’t heard of 604Republic yet – in their own words it’s “awesome hoodies, amazing apparel”. A few days later I had the chance to ascertain myself of that, as 604Republic parcel found my doors.
Upon unpacking the shirt it was clearly it’s of finest quality, along with the detailed design. It was also evident the shirt is a bit thicker / heavier, which is something you either like or not (I like the diversity with my tees, for example). After I tried the shirt on I’ve also noticed it’s a bit long, which can improve the line of your body, making you look taller and slimmer (specially in my case – at least it’s my illusion). Shirt feels comfortable on your body, although you might find it a bit too tight, which depends on your body constitution.
The design itself is – in my opinion – fantastic and perhaps one of the best tee designs I’ve seen lately. Not only it is done with a great precision, but it looks great and feels nice when you touch it. To make it clearer, I’ve made a few photos in macro-mode on my camera, which is used to take pictures of flowers and insects a few milimetres away from your lens to accent the details. You can slearly see the fibers, along with the awesome screen printing job 604Republic made with this particuar design.
One of the main characteristics of 604Repulic apparel is paying an extra attention to the detail (it can be seen by browsing their online shop), which is illustrated the best by these tiny bits of falling clods. I especially liked how they colored this unfortunate man’s skin by using the somewhat pop-art technique, with all these dots. Oh – and an extra plus for the choice of yellow and blue color combination, which was used to emphasize the drama which is going on.
“This unfortunate gentleman was either thrown or jumped, I suppose we’ll never know the real story”, says 604Apparel. At least he’s taking his watch with him, we agree, loving the word play in the title of this design and it’s position right on the bottom of a tee (if we waited a second more maybe we would have missed the scene). R.I.P., you poor man! It’s hard to survive this kind of falling.
604Republic printed this design on Alstyle Apparel pre-shrunked 100% cotton shirt. I’ve already said it appears to be of finest quality, with the double-needle bottom hem and sleeves. However, I have one complaint. Since an extra attention is paid to details, I’d love if there was a 604Republic neck tag sewn in, or attached to the Alstyle tag. Or even a smaller print / 604Republic logo on the sleeve or at the back of a tee. Anyways, this design is also available as a hoodie, which is this company’s primary product. In my opinion – the design looks better on a tee just because of the print position.
“Falling Time” T-shirt and hoodie are available through 604Republic online shop, where you can find a nice assortment of items in both men and women styles. Concentrating it’s business primarly on hoodies and not on tees, this line is perhaps choosing the harder way in terms of selling, but no doubt they might position themselves high based on the quality of their designs and products.