Where can we find cute/cool/clever t-shirts? Especially those made by a company called Map?
My boyfriend, in his young and reckless days on the Dutch party scene in the late 90's was famous for his cool cartoony t-shirts. They were original, cute and clever and he bought them from a little shop the near the Dam in Amsterdam. They exclusively sold T-shirts made by a company called Map
Now he wants new t-shirts, but the shop stopped stocking Map
years ago, and then disappeared and now we can't find anywhere selling these tees at all. It's hard even to find a (See the yellow fishies on the blue background) picture
on the net, never mind a retailer.
The shop in the links above sells them, but preferably we'd like somwhere with a store we can visit or which has a proper online store where we can easily get a Map fix whenever we need it. In English. Or Dutch, of course.
Does anyone else remember Map? Do they still exist?
Or, where can we buy similarly cute/cool/clever/cartoony t-shirts without the shipping costs to Holland making them prohibitively expensive?
Threadless.com is great, for example
, and has really reasonable shipping but he's looking for something cuter and less political. We just got him the, admittedly lame but cheery gnome shirt from You Me & Dupree, (getting kinda desperate - his old shirts are seriously threadbare), but he likes the cartoony clever stuff best.
A lot of the t-shirt websites we're finding are pretty crude or silly
, and all sell the same unoriginal designs. Geeky is good, but not this geeky
He wants t-shirts that will make people smile, not cringe or feel stupid. And in size XL. :-) And if anyone knows where you can get these in a ladies' XXL (US size 22 or UK size 24) I would be amazed - I've never found affordable plus sized cool tees for girls anywhere!