I have been slow getting around to this particular review so apologies to 2600 Strange Ave crew and thanks for not hassling me. The photo above, which I robbed from their website, shows the inspiration for the 2600 Strange Avenue t-shirt store. Well, let me tell you more. A bunch of friends got together on a summer cruise and after bantering about the ridiculousness of the super tight Ed Hardy and Ed Hardy like tees decided to have a bit of fun. Armed with a few white t-shirts and a magic marker they had a successful parody on their hands and may even have gotten laid because of it.
Realizing they were onto something, they decided to start their own t-shirt store and so 2600 Strange Ave was born. Their motto is that their is more to life than a $90 t-shirt so they give out a packet of condoms with each and every $90 t-shirt they sell.* Sometimes when they run out of condoms (due in no small part to pilfering by employees) they include ChupaChups.*
At the moment there are just 5 shirts in the 2600 Strange Ave store all of which contain their pretty cool logo. Sometimes just for emphasis the logo is on the back of the tee too. I like their logo, it works on a tee but enough is enough. Two of the tees are obvious digs at the Ed Hardy/Christian Audigier/Affliction type tees and are great for people who want to rap about that. I prefer their other tees though. They’re simple and cool.
The tee that they sent you can see above. It is a Gildan black t-shirt and contains a list of what you can expect to find on the aforementioned tees. This list illustrates the formulaic approach to designing such a t-shirt and is spot on. There’s not much designing to it but I think that that may be the point.
All the tees are $20 and they give $2 for every shirt sold to a charity.
Check them out: 2600 Strange Ave.
*Some of what I wrote may have been fictional.